Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation)

The UWA MBA offered in an intensive one-year format enables potential senior managers to rapidly develop their business acumen and leadership skills through tailored modules, teamwork assignments, case studies and a personal and professional development module.

The course will have significant overlap with the current Master of Business Administration (MBA) (42520), including a similar set of core units. A distinguishing feature of the full-time MBA is the inclusion of a strategic analysis and consulting project.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MBA
Course code
43520
Course type
master's degree by coursework and dissertation
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
CRICOS code
081415F

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
Attendance type
full-time only
Articulation
The Master of Business Administration has the following exit award: 41210 Graduate Certificate in Business (24 points) (24 points)
Credit points required
72
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
52 weeks
Time limit
1 year
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Mark Griffin
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3; N/A = not available in 2018;
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Take all units (54 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NS, T1, T2, T3ACCT5602Accounting
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
NSBUSN5000Leading Self and Others: Leadership Challenge (0 points)
NS, T1, T2, T3ECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
NS, T1, T2, T3FINA5530Managerial Finance
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting and MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
NS, T1, T2, T3MGMT5501Organisational Behaviour
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NSMGMT5502Strategic Analysis and Consulting Project (12 points)
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation) (43520); MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making
Incompatibility:
MGMT5700 Strategic Management
NS, T1, T2, T3MGMT5513Data Driven Decision Making
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
MGMT5504 Data Analysis and Decision Making
NSMGMT5521Operations and Strategic Supply Chain Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in 43250 Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation) or 42520 Master of Business Administration (coursework)
NS, T1, T2, T3MKTG5550Marketing Principles
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
MKTG5561 Marketing Management

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
T2ECON5504Global Energy and Mineral Markets
Prerequisites:
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy and FINA5530 Managerial Finance; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NSFINA5601Valuation and Risk Analysis for Resource Companies
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting and FINA5530 Managerial Finance; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NSFINA5602Strategic Corporate Finance
Prerequisites:
FINA5530 Managerial Finance; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NSFINA5603Mergers and Acquisitions
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting and FINA5530 Managerial Finance; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); 42520 MBA Flexible 42530 MBA Advanced 43520 MBA Full Time or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NSMGMT5522Leading Global Collaborations
Prerequisites:
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience
NSMGMT5523Becoming a Leader: Perspectives on Leadership Development
Prerequisites:
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
T2, T3MGMT5524Strategic Management of Resource Companies
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NS, T1, T2MGMT5570Organisational Change and Transformation
Prerequisites:
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
T1MGMT5608Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MKTG5550 Marketing Principles; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
N/AMGMT5615Selected Topics in Management
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NSMGMT5618International Study Program
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NSMGMT5647Negotiation Behaviour
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
T1MGMT5665Project Management
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
MGMT5660 Applied Project Management

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

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

(b) (i) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)* score, and at least three years of relevant, documented professional experience; or

(ii) a valid GMAT* score of at least 650, and at least two years of relevant, documented professional experience.

* GMAT 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—

(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) two satisfactory references, as recognised by UWA;

and

(c) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on demonstrated leadership potential, with invitation to attend the interview based on—

(i) a ranking of GMAT scores; and

(ii) the proportion of candidates to be interviewed, determined by UWA, depending on the number of eligible applicants.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit award:

  • 41210 Graduate Certificate in Business (24 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Business Administration course before completing it, but after completing units to the value of 24 points towards the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation), may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Business.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must—

(a) maintain a full-time enrolment throughout the duration of the course;

and

(b) pass all units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

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) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is 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 in—

(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
Requirements for applying for an articulated or alternative exit award

13. A student who withdraws from the course before completing the course requirements but after completing units to the value of 24 points for the Graduate Certificate in Business may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the qualification.

Credit

14. To preserve the fundamental cohort-based nature of the course, the Faculty will not grant credit for prior study.