Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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Program Description

Getting an MBA is more possible than you think with SCU Online

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is regarded as the gold standard in management qualifications, and with good reason. Graduates have a broader, deeper understanding of the critical aspects of business, the communications skills to confidently engage with business stakeholders, and the skills to better manage and lead the business.

While the course material for an MBA program is challenging, SCU Online has removed many of the traditional barriers that may have stopped you from starting an MBA degree in the past:

  • Affordability. We offer one of Australia’s most competitively priced MBAs.
  • Flexibility. The course is flexible, giving you the ability to shape your study to match your work schedule.
  • Admission. Entry qualifications are broader. SCU recognises and rewards credit for past education, qualifications and work experience.
  • Support. As a student, you’ll have regular access to academics and personal student support, to help you stay organised to reach your goals.
  • Time. We offer six intakes a year, allowing you to start the MBA sooner. Depending on any advanced standing awarded, you could complete your MBA online in as little as 16 units while studying part-time.

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.

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.


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.

Entry Requirments:

  • 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


8-16 (depending on previous education and work experience)

Part A – the core units

  • Management Communication
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Marketing
  • Finance for Managers
  • Corporate Governance for Managers
  • The Positive Leader
  • Project Management Principles
  • Global Business
  • Strategy and Case Analysis
  • Managing Information Systems
  • Industry Research Project (double weighted)

Part B – the electives (select two)

  • 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

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 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 of relevant work experience or professional qualifications through formal or non-formal study.

Study periods (entry points): January, March, April, July, September, November

Last updated Jan 2020

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