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Master of Business

Overview

Hone your business skills, build specialist knowledge and accelerate your career to become a future business leader, ready to succeed in any field.

Our game-changing 32 unit master’s program over two-years (or part-time equivalent) is ideal if you aspire to a management role and want to grow your business acumen with specialist knowledge in an industry-relevant discipline. You'll find that each field of study will equip you with the required knowledge to jump-start or advance your career in your chosen profession, or provide a pathway to a higher degree.

At the Business School, you'll study the most up-to-date and relevant theory and have the chance to apply what you've learned through internships and industry projects, thanks to our well-established links with the business world.

You'll also discover why UQ has an outstanding reputation in research, well above the world standard, and how we believe in business that creates sustained and positive change. Our unique Community Engagement Program (CEP) allows you to build on and apply your skills working on community sector projects that benefit not-for-profit and charity organisations.

This program does not assume prior knowledge or training in the available fields of study. If you’ve studied in a related discipline, consider if each field of study will extend your expertise and support your career plans.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5583
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42272 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5583
CRICOS Code
082595M
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at a business school renowned for cutting-edge research, outstanding academic staff, an impressive depth of educational programs and close association with leading global organisations.
  • Learn from the most innovative business educators in Australia, who are at the forefront of academic knowledge and will challenge your thinking.
  • Receive comprehensive training in business fundamentals, including analysis and decision-making, accounting and finance, and professional communication.
  • Develop specialised understanding of business both in Australia and internationally by completing at least one hands-on field of study.

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

55 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Advertising
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Creative director
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Campaign manager
  • Change manager
  • Client services manager
  • Business analyst
  • Startup founder
  • Change management consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Integrated supply planner

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale; OR Graduate Certificate in Business from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale.

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale; OR Graduate Certificate in Business from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Evidence of residency status.
  • Permanent residents will be required to sit an IELTS test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Evidence of residency status.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Business are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Advertising

Demand for business and marketing professionals with advertising expertise is rapidly growing.

The advertising industry has changed significantly over the past two decades — in industry structure, media channels, technology and consumer empowerment.

Media dominates the industry, rather than creative companies. Professionals require skills in strategic media buying and planning, marketing and advertising program evaluation, and in emerging areas of specialisation such as social media management.

This field allows professionals to develop the skills and strategic perspective needed to be successful in this global industry. It is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute.

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Human Resource Management

A strong team is a key asset in any successful organisation. Creating an organisational culture that fosters innovation and collaboration is imperative for businesses to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging global environment.

HRM is concerned with managing people to create value in organisations and positive work experiences for individuals. Students will gain knowledge in areas including recruitment and selection of employees, performance management, career support and team development. 

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Information Systems

Organisations of all types, in all industries, rely on sophisticated information systems.

Future leaders must have an in-depth understanding of how to use data to inform their decision-making.

Through this field of study, you'll develop advanced skills that will enable you to conduct business analytics activities and advise on organisational information requirements and information systems strategy. You'll establish a broad knowledge of business technologies and their impacts – helping you to become a well-rounded information systems professional.

View

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is an exciting field that focuses on building sustainable business ventures by combining the latest research, innovative technology and business management practices.

 If you're energised by working on creative projects and stimulated by the idea of building a business or product from the ground up, then this field of study is for you. Relying heavily on problem-based learning, you'll learn from leading academic and industry experts in an applied program, well-supported by theory. Our hands-on electives offer you access to an array of incubators, venture capitalists, consultants and successful entrepreneurs to help you learn beyond the classroom.

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International Business

Skills in international business are essential for the new generation of managers in today’s global marketplace.

As a modern manager, you must understand the problems and opportunities created by cross-border activities. Your role requires you to draw on numerous disciplines that inform the strategies, structures and processes within organisations, their locations, and the motivations and behaviours of their employees. As an international business student, you'll examine issues pertinent to global business, such as cross-cultural management, international supply chains, and globalisation and the world economy. You'll also gain advanced skills in building and managing an international enterprise, and learn how to develop mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers, service agents and partners.

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Leadership

If you're seeking a leadership role at work or wish to improve your current practices, this field is for you.

This field focuses on values-based, transformative models of leadership that produce positive outcomes for organisations and society. It explores gender and cultural issues to encourage more democratic and diverse future leadership possibilities.

Drawing on Western and non-Western wisdom theory, you'll develop an understanding of the timeless principles of leadership. Leadership theories are supplemented by individual self-assessments, practical tasks and reflection.

You'll cultivate the skills needed for leadership positions in contemporary organisations, from middle management to CEO.

View

Marketing

Marketing is a creative, rewarding and continually evolving field.

The knowledge and skills required are in high demand as the world transforms into a global marketplace for internationally traded goods, services and ideas. Marketing involves identifying consumer needs and wants, and allocating organisational resources to profitably satisfy those needs and wants. You'll develop knowledge and skills in product and brand management, awareness and loyalty, consumer behaviour and research, product and service development and marketing strategy. This field is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute. Career paths can lead to positions as managers and consultants in marketing and advertising agencies, and private, public or not-for-profit organisations.

View

Organisational Sustainability

Sustainable business management is crucial for success in a future characterised by physical, market, economic, legal and social uncertainty.

New models of business and a greater understanding of system-wide impacts are necessary for businesses to thrive in a climate-changing, resource-constrained and interconnected environment. Transformation will be necessary to meet the risks, realise the opportunities and accelerate the path to a sustainable future.

Whether you're interested in commercial business or social enterprise, a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable business concepts is a critical requirement for leaders seeking to develop adaptive and resilient companies.

View

Supply Chain Management

Everything we wear, eat, touch or use each day has been part of a supply chain that transformed raw materials from various locations into a finished product.

Supply chains are the backbone of the global economy. The need for professionals who can design, manage and operate complex global supply chains continues to grow.

This exciting field of study incorporates online courses offered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and allows you greater flexibility in your studies.

Graduates in this ever-growing field have found work in a wide variety of industries such as:

  • manufacturing
  • biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
  • automotive and aerospace
  • transportation and logistics
  • internet and software
  • chemicals
  • oil and gas
  • consulting.

View

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Advertising

Demand for business and marketing professionals with advertising expertise is rapidly growing.

The advertising industry has changed significantly over the past two decades — in industry structure, media channels, technology and consumer empowerment.

Media dominates the industry, rather than creative companies. Professionals require skills in strategic media buying and planning, marketing and advertising program evaluation, and in emerging areas of specialisation such as social media management.

This field allows professionals to develop the skills and strategic perspective needed to be successful in this global industry. It is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute.

View

Human Resource Management

A strong team is a key asset in any successful organisation. Creating an organisational culture that fosters innovation and collaboration is imperative for businesses to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging global environment.

HRM is concerned with managing people to create value in organisations and positive work experiences for individuals. Students will gain knowledge in areas including recruitment and selection of employees, performance management, career support and team development. 

View

Information Systems

Organisations of all types, in all industries, rely on sophisticated information systems.

Future leaders must have an in-depth understanding of how to use data to inform their decision-making.

Through this field of study, you'll develop advanced skills that will enable you to conduct business analytics activities and advise on organisational information requirements and information systems strategy. You'll establish a broad knowledge of business technologies and their impacts – helping you to become a well-rounded information systems professional.

View

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is an exciting field that focuses on building sustainable business ventures by combining the latest research, innovative technology and business management practices.

 If you're energised by working on creative projects and stimulated by the idea of building a business or product from the ground up, then this field of study is for you. Relying heavily on problem-based learning, you'll learn from leading academic and industry experts in an applied program, well-supported by theory. Our hands-on electives offer you access to an array of incubators, venture capitalists, consultants and successful entrepreneurs to help you learn beyond the classroom.

View

International Business

Skills in international business are essential for the new generation of managers in today’s global marketplace.

As a modern manager, you must understand the problems and opportunities created by cross-border activities. Your role requires you to draw on numerous disciplines that inform the strategies, structures and processes within organisations, their locations, and the motivations and behaviours of their employees. As an international business student, you'll examine issues pertinent to global business, such as cross-cultural management, international supply chains, and globalisation and the world economy. You'll also gain advanced skills in building and managing an international enterprise, and learn how to develop mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers, service agents and partners.

View

Leadership

If you're seeking a leadership role at work or wish to improve your current practices, this field is for you.

This field focuses on values-based, transformative models of leadership that produce positive outcomes for organisations and society. It explores gender and cultural issues to encourage more democratic and diverse future leadership possibilities.

Drawing on Western and non-Western wisdom theory, you'll develop an understanding of the timeless principles of leadership. Leadership theories are supplemented by individual self-assessments, practical tasks and reflection.

You'll cultivate the skills needed for leadership positions in contemporary organisations, from middle management to CEO.

View

Marketing

Marketing is a creative, rewarding and continually evolving field.

The knowledge and skills required are in high demand as the world transforms into a global marketplace for internationally traded goods, services and ideas. Marketing involves identifying consumer needs and wants, and allocating organisational resources to profitably satisfy those needs and wants. You'll develop knowledge and skills in product and brand management, awareness and loyalty, consumer behaviour and research, product and service development and marketing strategy. This field is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute. Career paths can lead to positions as managers and consultants in marketing and advertising agencies, and private, public or not-for-profit organisations.

View

Organisational Sustainability

Sustainable business management is crucial for success in a future characterised by physical, market, economic, legal and social uncertainty.

New models of business and a greater understanding of system-wide impacts are necessary for businesses to thrive in a climate-changing, resource-constrained and interconnected environment. Transformation will be necessary to meet the risks, realise the opportunities and accelerate the path to a sustainable future.

Whether you're interested in commercial business or social enterprise, a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable business concepts is a critical requirement for leaders seeking to develop adaptive and resilient companies.

View

Supply Chain Management

Everything we wear, eat, touch or use each day has been part of a supply chain that transformed raw materials from various locations into a finished product.

Supply chains are the backbone of the global economy. The need for professionals who can design, manage and operate complex global supply chains continues to grow.

This exciting field of study incorporates online courses offered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and allows you greater flexibility in your studies.

Graduates in this ever-growing field have found work in a wide variety of industries such as:

  • manufacturing
  • biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
  • automotive and aerospace
  • transportation and logistics
  • internet and software
  • chemicals
  • oil and gas
  • consulting.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Business for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Business pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,720

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Business at 2021 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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