Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Southern Cross University (Online)

Program Description

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Southern Cross University (Online)

Become a leader in business

With a Southern Cross University Online MBA, you’ll develop both the business know-how and the practical skills to advance your career or build your own business. You’ll examine contemporary management and develop solutions to complex commercial situations – all through the prism of the fast-paced, ever-evolving global digital economy. Our MBA is rated 4 stars by the Graduate Management Association of Australia. We update the curriculum continues to equip you with the latest concepts, and ensure everything relates back to evolving trends. At the same time, this is a practical course – you can choose from seven specializations to further hone your industry skills. If your eye is on the job market, the 2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey found that 83% of organizations surveyed in the Asia-Pacific plan to hire MBAs this year – a number that’s been steadily increasing since 2009.

Career opportunities

Both general MBAs and specialized MBAs have advantages. Graduates of a general MBA, with their broad knowledge of a range of business and leadership practice, may have more options in play with when it comes to their career. On the other hand, MBA graduates with a specialization have a deeper knowledge of one particular area of industry and may be able to jump straight into a more senior role. Where will your MBA lead you?

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

As a CEO you may own the company, have found it, or you may report to a board of directors. As the highest ranking executive manager in a corporation or organization, you’ll be responsible for the overarching strategic planning for the future.

Strategic Manager

Often reporting directly to your CEO, you’ll provide a strategic approach and insight into business operations, policies, and processes.

Executive General Manager

As an EGM you’ll develop strategies and policies to achieve business goals – now and in the future.

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Second, in command to the CEO, you’ll often be found in operations-intensive businesses. You’ll direct business operations to meet budget and financial targets, and may be involved in the production, marketing and sales, and research and development.

Learning with SCU Online

Southern Cross University’s online courses fit seamlessly around work, family, and life. We build the flexibility and excellence in – our courses are 100% online, offer six entry points throughout the year, and are delivered by tech-savvy academics via fresh, smart, and collaborative interactive technology.

Our 100% online model ensures maximum flexibility. You commence at one of six study periods throughout the year and can complete up to six units per year. Each study period lasts seven weeks. They commence in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

From inquiry to graduation, we are there for you. We’ll help you through the application and enrolment process. When underway with your study, our personalized, one-on-one support keeps you motivated and ensures you’re getting what you need to achieve your study and career goals.

Connectivity and engagement is part of the deal. Getting an MBA not only increases your skills but also enables you to the network. Many of our graduates have met future collaborators while they were studying.

Specialise or study a generalist MBA

You have two options:

  • Study our comprehensive suite of business units with a specialization in one of our four key fields: accounting, health services management, information knowledge management or managing and leading people. This is an effective way to gain the deep knowledge you need to enhance your professional expertise.
  • Study our comprehensive suite of business units without a specialization, gaining skills and knowledge from a variety of units, and graduate with an understanding of every facet of the business.

Accounting

Analyse business management and processes with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of business law, financial performance, profitability, and solvency.

Health Services Management

Apply principles of strategic management and planning to a health setting to deal with internal and external impacts, like funding cuts, internal restructure or a change in government.

Information and Knowledge Management

Implement strategic thinking to concepts, practice, and development of knowledge and information management.

Managing and Leading People

Manage, motivate and inspire with leadership styles tailored to achieve strategic goals.

Accounting

Analyse business management with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of finance and management accounting.

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

Identify opportunity and market potential, develop strategies for planning, managing growth and identifying and assessing critical resources for innovative new ventures.

Health Services Management

Apply principles of strategic management and planning to a health setting to deal with internal and external impacts, like funding cuts, internal restructure or a change in government.

Managing and Leading People

Manage, motivate and inspire with leadership styles tailored to achieve strategic goals.

Business in the Asia Pacific Region

With an eye on the horizon, examine strategies and structures for foreign market entry and participation, the economics, and politics of international trade and global monetary factors like foreign exchange.

Financial Management

Learn the fundamentals of investments, retirement, and cash-flow planning, tax, legal structures, risk assessment and insurance, and the critical aspects of communicating this, in a complex business environment.

Information and Knowledge Management

Implement strategic thinking to concepts, practice, and development of knowledge and information management.

Entry criteria

  • Demonstrated professional standing – either a bachelor’s degree (or a similar qualification) from a university or have other experience that we regard as equivalent to a degree.
  • Be proficient in English.

What you can study

Units

16

Part A – the compulsory units

  • Finance for Managers
  • Marketing
  • Project Management Principles
  • Corporate Governance for Managers
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Managing Information Systems
  • Strategy and Case Analysis
  • Global Business

Part B – the electives

  • Business Accounting for Managers
  • Business and Corporation Law for Managers
  • Healthcare Professional Portfolio A
  • Leading Change in Healthcare
  • Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability
  • Strategic Health Management
  • Managing Digital Enterprise
  • Strategic Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industry Research Project (double weighted)

Part C – the foundation units

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Marketing

Advanced standing

We calculate advanced standing by looking at your particular education and experience. However, this outline will give you a good idea of what you may receive.

You may receive the four units in Part C as advanced standing, reducing your total study time by up to eight months, if you have:

  • a bachelor degree in a similar field, or
  • a graduate certificate in business, or an equivalent qualification

You may receive the four Part C units and four Part B units as advanced standing, reducing your study time by up to 16 months, if you have:

  • an honors bachelor degree in a similar field, or
  • a graduate diploma in business, or an equivalent qualification

You may also receive advanced standing if you:

  • demonstrate other academic or professional standing approved by our School Board, or
  • have completed units through our Executive Management Program, or
  • have five years relevant work experience or professional qualifications through formal or non-formal study.

Study periods (entry points): February, April, June, August, October, and December

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 30, 2018
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14 months
Part time
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2,340 AUD
$2340 AUD per unit.
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