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- UWA Business School
- Master of Business Administration (coursework) 
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
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.
(4) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 71 and no section less than 61.
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) at least two additional years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;
(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;
(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.
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;
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.
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)
- 42200 Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management (24 points)
- 42520 Master of Business Administration (72 points)
- 43200 Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management (24 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.
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points which must include course core units and focus area units. The course comprises the following focus areas:
- See specific specialisations Exit Award Specialisations
- SP-ENINV Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- SP-FINCE Finance
- SP-HCLM Health Leadership and Management
- SP-LEADS Leadership
- SP-NRMGT Minerals and Energy Management
- SP-OG Oil and Gas
- SP-SCIMT Social Impact
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of 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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 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 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;
(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).
Alternative exit award
14. 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.
15. 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.
16.(1) For students who have not completed any of the articulating Graduate Certificate awards for this course, the Faculty may grant credit towards the course for studies completed within the previous five years to a total value of 36 points.
(2) 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]
(3) The Faculty may, in special circumstances, approve an extension to the five-year limitation in (1).
Standard trimester load
17.(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).
- Master of Business Administration (coursework) 
- UWA Business School