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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

General Information

Many managers, especially in the so-called ‘third sector’ (including such not-for-profit organisations as churches, parachurch organisations and charities), have risen to their positions without formal qualifications in business management. They might have an undergraduate degree in another field and/or have accrued considerable experience in one or more management positions. Often, they recognise gaps in their theoretical knowledge and/or skills or they lack confidence in professional practice. For some, management studies at Masters level are recommended or required for promotion to more senior positions. Other managers have experience in their own businesses and desire to integrate their faith more fully with their business practices.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is intended to provide graduates with specialised theoretical knowledge and skills in management, and confidence in the application of these in their actual or intended professional practice contexts. The course explores the relevance of the literature in management, including biblically-based literature, for strategic management in organisations. Students are able to complete a coursework pathway with a capstone project or to undertake a research pathway in which the knowledge gained in the course is given practical expression in an extended research project.

The MBA is available on both a full time and part time basis. Students who enrol in subsequent study periods will complete the course in 12 study periods, or 2 years (see Course Delivery below).

Students commence the MBA by enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Management. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students may articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Management, and then into the MBA. Students may choose to exit having completed either the Graduate Certificate in Management or the Graduate Diploma in Management, subject to the completion of course requirements.

The next intake of students into the postgraduate Business courses will be in Semester 1, 2020. Applications are now open for commencing in February 2020.

Course Details

Course Code BS61
Level Postgraduate
QTAC Code Direct Entry to CHC
Duration 2F/4P
Entry Requirements Entry to the MBA is via the Graduate Certificate in Management.
Assumed Knowledge
Mode External/Online
Credit Points 120
Starting Semesters 1
Overseas Students Offshore only
CRICOS Code N/A

Course Accreditations

The Master of Business Administration is:

    • accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and appears in the list of accredited CHC courses on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
    • approval for FEE-HELP (personal eligibility requirements apply).

Career Outcomes

  • Accountant
  • Administration Manager
  • Banker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Coordinator, Event Manager
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Government Officer
  • Human Resource Developer/Manager
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Insurance Officer
  • Manager
  • Marketer
  • Market Research Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Promotions Coordinator
  • Sales Coordinator
  • School Business Manager/Bursar
  • Small Business Owner
  • Workplace Health and Safety Officer

Entry Requirements

Entry to the MBA is via the Graduate Certificate in Management. See the Graduate Certificate in Management page for detailed information regarding entry requirements, including English Language Proficiency requirements.

On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Management, students can articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Management and then into the MBA.

Course Delivery

The units in the MBA pathway are delivered in concentrated study periods of six weeks, with students being able to enrol in one unit in each study period. This allows students to focus upon one unit at a time, thus facilitating their progress through the course. There are three study periods in each of Semesters 1 and 2, or six study periods in the year.

Students enrol for Study Periods 1-3 at the beginning of Semester 1, and for Study Periods 4-6 at the beginning of Semester 2. Units may be added and dropped within the semesters according to the due dates advertised on the CHC Calendar.

Course Structure

Master of Business Administration (BS61)

The Master of Business Administration consists of 120 credit points. The first 40 credit points comprise the Graduate Certificate in Management, which are supplemented by a further 40 credit points to comprise the Graduate Diploma in Management. Finally, students undertake either a coursework pathway or a research pathway of 40 credit points to complete the MBA.

CHC provides sample unit outlines for each unit offered in this course. Should you wish to view the latest version of a unit outline, please contact the Course Coordinator via the School of Business Administration Office.

In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbookfor information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.

Graduate Certificate in Management

The first stage of the MBA pathway is the Graduate Certificate in Management.

The Graduate Certificate in Management consists of 40 credit points – one core unit (10 credit points) and three elective units (30 credit points).

Core unit

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ540 Purpose Driven Business Download

Elective Units

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ510 Financial Management Download
BZ531 Economics For Managers Download
BZ532 Human Resource Management Download
BZ533 Corporate Governance Download
BZ542 Leadership and Change Download
BZ550 Marketing Management And Fundraising Download
BZ551 Communication And Media Management Download

Graduate Diploma in Management

The second stage of the MBA pathway is the Graduate Diploma in Management. Students will articulate into this course upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Management.

The Graduate Diploma in Management consists of 80 credit points – one core unit (10 credit points) and seven elective units (70 credit points). The units undertaken towards the Graduate Diploma in Management comprise a further four elective units that are in addition to the 40 credit points undertaken towards the Graduate Certificate in Management.

Core Unit

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ540 Purpose Driven Business Download

Elective Units

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ510 Financial Management Download
BZ542 Leadership and Change Download
BZ531 Economics For Managers Download
BZ532 Human Resource Management Download
BZ533 Corporate Governance Download
BZ550 Marketing Management And Fundraising Download
BZ551 Communication And Media Management Download
BZ652 Project And Event Management Download
BZ677 Business Planning for SMEs Download

Master of Business Administration

The final stage of the MBA pathway is the Master of Business Administration. Students will articulate into this course upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Management.

The Master of Business Administration consists of 120 credit points – one core unit (10 credit points), seven elective units (70 credit points) and either a coursework pathway of four units (40 credit points) or a research pathway of three units (40 credit points). The pathway units undertaken towards the Master of Business Administration are in addition to the 80 credit points undertaken towards the Graduate Diploma in Management.

Core Unit

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ540 Purpose Driven Business Download

Elective Units

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ510 Financial Management Download
BZ542 Leadership and Change Download
BZ531 Economics For Managers Download
BZ532 Human Resource Management Download
BZ533 Corporate Governance Download
BZ550 Marketing Management And Fundraising Download
BZ551 Communication And Media Management Download
BZ652 Project And Event Management Download
BZ677 Business Planning for SMEs Download

Coursework Pathway Units

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ690 Research Methods in Business
BZ678 Business Process Management
BZ679 Strategic Management
BZ693 Capstone Project

Research pathway units

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ690 Research Methods in Business
BZ696 Research Project Design
BZ697 Extended Research Project (20 credit points)