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.
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.
The course contains: 16 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
TFIN601 Business Finance
TSTA601 Business Research Methods
TMGT600 Human Resource Management
TMGT603 Leadership and Ethical Behaviour
Exit with a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
TMGT601* Strategic Management: Theory and Practice
Electives* (select 3 from the elective units list below)
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
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.