Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 6.5.

(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 100 and no sub-score less than 20.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA and at least three years of relevant documented professional experience; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or

(ii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 5501; or

(iii) at least two additional years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;

or

(b) (i) a UWA graduate certificate which articulates with this course; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;

or

(c) (i) a Graduate Certificate in Business, or an equivalent qualification from a post-experience and accredited course, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent.

1GMAT scores are valid for five years.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 40260 Graduate Certificate in Social Impact (24 points)
  • 41210 Graduate Certificate in Business (24 points)
  • 41220 Graduate Certificate in Leadership (24 points)
  • 41230 Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (24 points)
  • 42520 Master of Business Administration (72 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Business Administration course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

(3) A student may exit from the Master of Business Administration by way of completing the requirements of one of the specialisations set out in these rules.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points which must include course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2)A student who has not achieved a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the first four units successfully completed, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who make satisfactory progress are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty and are permitted to re-enrol.

(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

(3) Students seeking to re-enrol in the course after being assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' must submit, after a period of at least 12 months, sufficient reason to the Faculty, in writing, demonstrating why an improvement in performance could reasonably be expected.

(4) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' and are subsequently permitted by the Faculty to re-enrol are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and must meet any conditions determined by the Faculty.

(5) Students who meet the conditions determined by the Faculty under (4), are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty.

(6) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and who fail to meet conditions determined by the Faculty are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent, which is calculated based on —

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Alternative exit award

13. A student who withdraws from the course before completing the course requirements but after completing units to the value of 48 points for the Graduate Diploma in Business may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the relevant qualification.

Substitution

14. Where a student has successfully completed undergraduate study in the disciplinary areas of the core units of this course, the Faculty may permit substitution of up to four of these units (not including MGMT5700 Strategic Management) to the extent it is satisfied that the student has already studied the relevant content.

Credit

15.(1) The Faculty may grant credit towards the course up to a total value of 24 points for units completed in the Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Graduate Certificate in Leadership or Graduate Certificate in Social Impact of this University within the previous five years.

(2) For students who have not completed the Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Graduate Certificate in Leadership or Graduate Certificate in Social Impact of this University, the Faculty may grant credit towards the course for studies completed within the previous five years to a total value of 36 points.

(3) Within the overall credit limit set out in (2), credit may include—

(a) a maximum of 24 points for relevant studies completed in postgraduate courses at recognised tertiary institutions;

(b) a maximum of 12 points for units approved by the Faculty and completed through the UWA Business School's Executive Education group;

(c) a maximum of 18 points for work completed in approved courses provided by professional providers or private educational institutions.

[(b) and (c) are approved exceptions to University Policy]

(4) The Faculty may, in special circumstances, approve an extension to the five-year limitation in (1) and (2).

Standard trimester load

16.(1) A full-time student normally must enrol in three units per trimester.

(2) A part-time student normally must enrol in not more than two units per trimester.

(3) The Faculty may permit a student to enrol in more than the number of units specified in (1).