MC199 - Master of Business Administration

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Plan: MC199 - Master of Business Administration
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Business Administration
Award abbreviation: MBA
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: Two years full-time, Four years part-time
Location: Onshore, Melbourne, City Campus
Owning school: Graduate School of Business and Law (660H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 080301
CRICOS code: 077514D

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Purpose of the Program

A Practical MBA infused with Business Design Thinking: Empowering aspiring managers to lead change with innovation.

The Master of Business Administration provides recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire contemporary business knowledge and skills that will enable them to take up management positions with private, public and non-for-profit organisations. Graduates are trained to manage the operational needs of an organisation by effectively understanding and negotiating processes for the financing, production and marketing of goods and/or services, and contributing to the strategic management of the organisation. Students are able to use business design thinking to provide innovative solutions to contemporary business problems.

The program provides learning experiences for students that enable them to apply knowledge of management theories and concepts across core business operations. Students are involved in a variety of learning activities, which include lectures, role plays and other experiential activities, including seminars, discussions, individual and team presentations, team activities, preparing business reports and preparing and presenting business consulting projects.

The capstone experience in BUSM3261 Business Operations (Strategy and Application) incorporates a computer based business simulation in which the knowledge and skills of other courses are drawn on and integrated. The program emphasises practicalities and skills to address real work issues in contemporary business settings.
The program is a pathway to success in business for recent graduates with only a few years of working experience.  MBA graduates are to be found working across a wide range of organisations, mostly in private enterprises but including management consulting, the public sector and not for profits.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements
An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)
An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline and a GMAT overall minimum score of 550

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to satisfy RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is not accredited by professional bodies. The table below lists the professional bodies who may offer membership to students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional BodyMembership and Opportunities

Institute of Managers and leaders [IML]

  • Students may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow [depending on experience]
  • Graduates may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT (

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
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  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

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