MC199 - Master of Business Administration

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RMIT program code: MC199
Plan name: Master of Business Administration
Plan code: MC199P15
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 077514D

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2022 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following. All courses listed may not be available each semester.

   Stage A:
 
AND   Stage B:
 
AND   Stage C:
 
AND   Stage D:
 
AND   Minors:
 

The Master of Business Administration degree requires the completion of 192 credit points (CP) comprising of the following:

  • 4 Business Enabling courses (48 CP)
  • 6 Compulsory courses (72 CP)
  • 1 Capstone course (12 CP)
  • 1 Business Research course (12 CP)
  • 4 Elective courses from the Minor list (48 CP)
    OR
    Any 4 Postgraduate Elective Option courses, this option can include a 12 or 24 credit point Business Internship or Study Tour.

Options must only be postgraduate courses within the business or law discipline selected from the University Electives list, including a 12 or 24 credit point Business Internship or Study Tour.

 

In response to Australian and Victorian government coronavirus (COVID-19) advice, some courses may be delivered online. For this reason, students must have access to a computer and the internet to support studies at RMIT. In Semester 1 2022, facilitated classes will be predominantly delivered face-to-face on campus. Lectures will continue to be recorded and shared through Canvas and will not be timetabled. Students can find out if a course has facilitated classes on campus, online or both by checking the Semester 1 class timetable once available, please note: 2022 Important timetable dates will be published in November 2021.  COVIDSafe campus protocols for students will remain in place in Semester 1 2022. For more information students can refer to the Return to campus update on the RMIT website. 

Online options (where possible) will continue to be offered to International students who are outside of Australia or students who cannot attend campus due to circumstances outside their control. Please refer to If you cannot attend campus for further information. 

 

Capstone Courses

Capstone Courses are compulsory courses designed to consolidate the learning undertaken throughout the program and should be taken in your final semester of study.  Applications for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning will not be accepted for these courses.

 

The capstone course for this program is:

 

Global Intensives, Student Exchange, and Cross-campus Study

As part of your elective choices, you may want to consider enriching your student experience by undertaking global study and work as part of your RMIT program.

Please visit the Global Study and Work webpage for more information. International study and work opportunities at RMIT include:

 

Program Schedule
Please refer to the Program Schedule when planning your enrolment.

 

PROGRAM CHANGES FROM SEMESTER 1, 2021

The Design Thinking minor will not be offered from Semester 1, 2021 onward. If you have already successfully completed any courses from the Design Thinking minor, these will be incorporated as part of the Optional Electives. 

Alternatively, for any students who wish to complete the remainder of their courses that comprise of the Design Thinking minor, you may wish to enrol into the fully online teaching of these courses, available via the RMIT Online.

Please note, the online offering of courses is run at an accelerated pace within a 6-week time frame. For more information, please contact staff at Business Connect

 

PROGRAM CHANGES FROM SEMESTER 2, 2020

Commencing from Semester 2, 2020, the Concentration areas have been amended to become Minors, comprising of four courses for each minor. 


This move to Minors means that students who complete all four courses under a specific minor will be able to have this reflected on their final transcript.


There is a new option to complete any four postgraduate electives within the business and law disciplines as an alternative, this includes a 12 or 24 credit point business internship or study tour. Whilst students have flexibility to select any course from the different minors, in order to have a minor reflected on your transcript, you must complete all 4 courses listed in that minor (no exceptions). 


If you already completed any courses from the pre-existing Concentration areas in Semester 1, 2020, these will be incorporated as part of your program, either as part of the Optional Electives, OR you may wish to complete the remainder of the courses comprising of the Minor that your completed course belongs to. 

 

MBA Program Transition 2020

In Semester 1 2020, the Master of Business Administration program had a minor change to the structure. The transition rules below will apply to students who have commenced the program prior to Semester 1 2020 and all course credits that have already been granted will be recognised in the new structure. For easy reference, students can utilise a Transition Map by clicking here

 

FOR STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED PRIOR TO SEMESTER 1, 2020

All existing students were transitioned to the new program structure, and all course credits that have already been obtained will be recognised in the new structure.

 

BUSM4531 Business Operations Management
If you HAVE completed BUSM4531 Business Operations Management prior to Semester 1 2020, BUSM4531 Business Operations Management will be counted as one of your four electives.

 

BUSM4160 Managerial Finance
If you HAVE completed BUSM4160 Managerial Finance prior to Semester 1 2020, BUSM4160 Managerial Finance will be counted as one of your four electives.

 

BUSM4448 Business Research Design
If you HAVE completed BUSM4448 Business Research Design prior to Semester 1 2020, you are NOT required to take ECON1555 Business Data Analytics as a core course.

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Stage A:

Please note: All courses listed may not be available each Semester, this is important to note when planning your enrolments. You must ensure that you satisfy the academic requirements of your program in order to graduate. 

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Management 1 - Managing People 12 BUSM1162 City Campus 1788 1686
Business and Government in the Global Context 12 BUSM3886 City Campus 1565 1603
Global Business and Social Technology: A Case Study Approach 12 Yes ISYS1028 City Campus 1728 1707
Accounting for Management Decisions 12 ACCT2127 City Campus 1751 1665
 
AND

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Stage B:

Intensive courses

The compulsory commencement course BUSM4534 Design Thinking for Business will be taught intensively. Students are required to attend all classes and online tutorials (refer to myTimetable for time and venue details)

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Design Thinking for Business 12 BUSM4534 City Campus 1621 1625
Leadership and Management 12 BUSM1530 City Campus 1793 1687
Marketing for Managers 12 BUSM1534 City Campus 1794 1688
Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions 12 BUSM4154 City Campus 1573 1607
 
AND

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Stage C:

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Management of Technology and Innovation 12 Yes BUSM4537 City Campus 1622 1626
Strategy 12 Yes BUSM3255 City Campus 1564 1602
Business Data Analytics 12 Yes ECON1555 City Campus 1652 1682
AND

Select and complete any One (1) Course from the Minors below OR any One (1) Postgraduate Business or Law Option.

 
AND

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Stage D:

Complete the following One (1) Capstone course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Business Consulting 12 Yes BUSM4163 City Campus 1574 1608
AND

Select and Complete any Three (3) Courses from the Minors below OR any Three (3) Postgraduate Business or Law Options.

 
AND

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Minors:

The completion of one Minor (one discipline block) will be reflected on your academic transcript. Alternatively, students may wish to complete any four Postgraduate Business Option courses offered by the College of Business and Law.

 

Options must only be postgraduate courses within the business or law discipline selected from the University Electives list, including a 12 or 24 credit point Business Internship or Study Tour.

Please note: Options will not be reflected on your academic transcript as the completion of a Minor.

 

You may select different courses from the different Minors if you choose, however, to have one of the 2 discipline Minors (Technology and Innovation and Leadership) reflect on your transcript, students must complete all 4 courses listed in that Minor (no exceptions). Please note: students cannot exceed a total of 48 credit points for their chosen Minor.

 

Please note: The following course from the Minor list is not available in Semester 1, 2022

The following courses from the Minor list are not available in Semester 2, 2022

Technology and Innovation:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Digital Innovation 12 INTE1014 City Campus 1685 1693
Technology Futures 12 INTE2558 City Campus 1721
Digital Entrepreneurship 12 BUSM2478 City Campus 1803 1690
Digital Risk Management and Information Security 12 INTE1002 City Campus 1681 1692
OR

Leadership:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

People and Organisations 12 BUSM3249 City Campus 1810 1695
Personal Branding and Authentic Leadership 12 Yes BUSM2481 City Campus 1804
Leading in the Age of Digital Disruption 12 Yes BUSM2518 City Campus 1691
Digital Entrepreneurship 12 BUSM2478 City Campus 1803 1690
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

 

Contact Details

Business Connect via RMIT Connect or Text BC80 to 0477 444 555 to join the queue at Business Connect, Building 80, Level 7, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.

 

Enrolment Load

The maximum standard enrolment load per semester is 48 credit points.

 

Overloading

You will only be permitted to overload by a maximum of 12 credit points in the final semester of your program, upon approval from the College.

 

Credit and Pathways

If you have previous learning or experience, you can apply for credit or recognition of prior learning towards your RMIT program. Please read the information provided on the Apply for Credit web page.

 

Timetabling

Please go to the Class timetables web page to access timetabling information.

 

Material fees

Some courses and programs have material fees (fees for field trips, goods or services) associated with them. In most cases these charges are not compulsory, but are levied by the teaching school for materials they purchase on your behalf for use in your studies. Go to the Material Fees web page to check the material fees for your program and courses.

Enrolment

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*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

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