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Master of Business Administration

CRICOS 096894G
Program Overview

The TOP MBA is a generalist, broad-based advanced management degree that integrates management theory and business practice. Providing an integrated approach to management education, the MBA covers the key functional business areas, including finance, marketing, human resource management and operations management. There is a focus both on understanding the organisation’s internal dynamics (organisational behaviour, leadership and innovation) and the complexity of the firm’s external environment (global business and the economic environment of business).

Besides functional discipline knowledge, the TOP MBA is committed to developing a range of cognitive skills and competencies. As part of its integrated approach, the ability to contextualize, identify issues, debate points of view, develop strategies, manage projects, convey messages (communication), work in teams (personal and collaborative skills) and engage in self-reflection, are embedded in specific subjects, with progression from entry to higher order skill levels. The MBA also requires students to engage and grapple with ethical and social responsibility problems, which take the form of ethical dilemma problems, case studies and project writing.

The MBA displays program integration, where learning outcomes are mapped and measured against curriculum design and assessment to ensure that the program is cohesive and that all the graduate attributes are achieved. One distinctive feature of the TOP MBA is its reliance on real-life business problems, embedded through ‘active learning sessions’, skills development modules (case study writing, investigative research, group work, critical thinking), business research methods training and two consulting projects. Building on students’ diverse personal experiences and in a peer-group learning context, PwC adjunct academic staff and guest lecturers bring contemporary business experience to consulting projects where students solve real business problems. MBA enrolled students can apply for the TOP-PwC Student Career Development Program.

Our MBA offers exit awards at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma level.

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates.
Fees
Refer to fees.
Entry Requirements

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification*) OR an Australian graduate certificate or graduate diploma in business that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies; OR
a minimum of 6 years relevant and full-time equivalent work experience**, with evidence of at least 2 years in a management position, a letter of reference from the applicant’s employer and a written statement by the applicant of their capacity to undertake the MBA successfully.

The selection panel for all applicants will comprise the Dean, Director of the MBA and one member of the Marketing/Admissions staff.

Note: Applicants are assessed for admission to the MBA. The GCBA and GDBA are exit awards ONLY.
*Overseas qualifications will be assessed by TOP’s selection panel having regard to the applicable National Qualification Framework of the country concerned.
* * Relevant work experience must have imparted an understanding of how a business operates, including working knowledge of a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial reporting, process management or other relevant commercial experience.

English Language Requirements

• IELTS Academic A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.

• TOEFL Paper-based A minimum score of 570 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English.

• TOEFL Internet-based A minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 20; W 22.

• Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) Minimum score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

• TOP nominated English Provider (ELICOS) English for Academic Purposes at Advanced  level.

Credit arrangement Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL Policy. Please refer to the RPL Policy document and the Application for Credit Recognition form for further details. No RPL will be granted for prior working experience.
Course Structure

The course contains: 16 subjects

Semester One

Core Subjects

TMKT601 Marketing Management

TMGT602 Individual, Group and Organisational Behaviour

TACC602 Accounting for Business

TECO602 Economic Environment of Business

Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration


Semester Two

Core Subjects

TFIN601 Business Finance

TSTA601 Business Research Methods

TMGT600 Human Resource Management

TMGT603 Leadership and Ethical Behaviour

Exit with a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration


Semester Three

Core Subject

TMGT601* Strategic Management: Theory and Practice

Electives* (select 3 from the elective units list below)


Semester Four

Core Subjects (select 1 from the following) 

TMGT607* Business Consulting Project

TRES600* Business Research Project

Electives* (select 3 from the elective units list below)


Elective Units List

TBUS401* International Trade and Investment

TBUS610 Electronic Commerce Strategies

TLAW403 Business and Corporations Law

TLAW401 Business Law (no longer offered after Semester 2, 2018) 

TLGS601* Operations and Supply Chain Management

TMKT402* International Marketing Management

TMGT402* International Human Resource Management

TMGT501* Cross Cultural Management

TMGT604* Innovation and Entrepreneurship

TMGT605* Global Business Environment

TACC609* Forensic Accounting

Prerequisite/ Co-requisite Requirements (PDF)


Elective subjects are available from TOP’s Master of International Business and Master of Marketing & Public Relations.

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration a student must complete 16 subjects (96 credit points) including 14 core subjects and 2 elective subjects.

Pathway to employment/further study

TOP’s MBA prepares graduates for senior and middle management positions in business (sales, marketing, finance, accounting, general management, operations), government, non-profit and non-governmental organisations. Careers include general management, marketing, entrepreneurship and start-ups, consulting and operations.

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