Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

General Information

The Master of Business Administration is a 1.5-year course (full time equivalent), and is available on both a full time and part time basis. It is intended to provide graduates with specialised theoretical knowledge and skills, and confidence in the application of these in their actual or intended professional practice contexts. The foundation of the course is the model of missional business and this is the basis of integration of all individual units into a coherent whole. The course explores the relevance of the literature in management, including biblically-based literature, for strategic management in organisations. Knowledge gained is given practical expression in a supervised capstone research project.

The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Master of Business Administration is 6 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Management and/or the Graduate Diploma in Management may articulate into the Master of Business Administration. Students who are enrolled in the Master of Business Administration may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Management or the Graduate Certificate in Management, subject to the completion of course requirements.

Course Details

Course Code BS61
Level Postgraduate
QTAC Code Direct Entry to CHC
Duration 1.5F/3P
Entry Requirements Bachelor degree or higher in business, management or a related discipline (or equivalent); minimum of 2 years (full time equivalent) recent management experience; English language proficiency requirements apply. Applicants who do not meet standard entry requirements may enter the Graduate Certificate in Management and, upon successful completion, transfer to the Master of Business Administration.
Assumed Knowledge
Mode External Studies
Credit Points 120
Starting Semesters 1 & 2
Overseas Students Off shore only

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 is pending (personal eligibility requirements apply).

Course Overview and Content

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.

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

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that the language of instruction of their undergraduate degree was English or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.

Examination Minimum result
IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all subtests
ISLPR Not accepted
TOEFL 575 or better (pBT – paper-based); 90 or better with no subscore lower than 20 (iBT – internet-based)
STAT 156 or higher in the Verbal component

Course Structure

Master of Business Administration (BS61)

The Master of Business Administration consists of 12 units: 8 core coursework units, 3 core research units, and 1 elective unit.

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 at reception@chc.edu.au.

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

Core Unit

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ500 Christian Thinking On Business Download
BZ510 Financial Management Download
BZ530 Leadership For Managers Download
BZ531 Economics For Managers Download
BZ532 Human Resource Management Download
BZ533 Corporate Governance Download
BZ550 Marketing Management And Fundraising Download
BZ679 Strategic Management Download
BZ690 Research Methods in Business Download
BZ691 Business Research Project Part A Download
BZ692 Business Research Project Part B Download

Elective Units

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ551 Communication And Media Management Download
BZ652 Project And Event Management Download
BZ677 Business Planning for SMEs Download
JM502 Identity of the Leader – A Theological Investigation Download
JM504 Ministry Leadership – A Commissional Paradigm Download
JM507 Christian Perspectives on Organisational Management Download

In addition to the elective units listed above students may, with permission of the Course Coordinator, choose a maximum of 1 elective at postgraduate level from another School at CHC or university or other accredited higher education provider.

Where it is necessary for course progression or completion purposes students may, with permission of the Course Coordinator, enrol in BZ595 Postgraduate Independent Study I  and/or BZ596 Postgraduate Independent Study II and/or BZ695 Postgraduate Independent Study III.