MC199 - Master of Business Administration

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Plan: MC199EXE - Master of Business Administration
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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 (or 1.5 years FT and 3 years PT with advanced standing)
Location: Onshore, Melbourne, City Campus
Owning school: Graduate School of Business and Law (660H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/gradbuslaw
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 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.

Applicants who have successfully completed any undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and are admitted into the program will receive advanced standing equivalent to four courses. See Articulation and Pathways for further information.

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will articulate to the Master of Business Administration with advanced standing, and will be required to complete eight (8) courses in order to qualify for the degree.

Credits and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University’s Credit Policy.

 

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Entrance requirements

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

or

Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

or

Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)
or
Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline) and a GMAT overall minimum 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 www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

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External accreditation and industry links

Depending on courses undertaken and experience, graduates may be eligible for associate or full membership of a number of professional bodies. These include:

A good network of industry partners supports the MBA. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work integrated learning components of the program. An industry advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in the program. The MBA is also supported  by a Business Mentor Program.

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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 (www.rmit.edu.au/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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

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 (www.rmit.edu.au/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
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • 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

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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