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Master of Business Administration (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MBAADV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Program Requirements

The Master of Business Administration (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

72 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

Management Core Specialisation

Management Essentials Specialisation

Business Essentials Specialisation

 

24 units from completion of the following research component:

24 units from completion of MMIB8006 – Master Sub-Thesis (Business Studies)


Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the coursework component and have the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project to continue to the research component.

 

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the coursework component or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to the Master of Business Administration

Master Research

This program has been re-designed to place a stronger emphasis on research. Students are introduced to the importance of research and provided specific research-skill development within the first course of the program—MGMT7250 (Evidence-Based Management). The methods, tools and frameworks comprising the evidence-based management approach are then systematically embedded within all the courses that follow. We conservatively estimate that at least a quarter of all course content, and all assessment in the courses within the program will be research-based. This would equate to around 18 units of specific research training, and completion of a 24 unit thesis.

Master Research Training

N/A

Specialisations

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSI7280 Managing in a Global Context 6 units MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management 6 units MGMT7250 Evidence-Based Management 6 units MKTG7260 Marketing and Stakeholder Communications 6 units
MGMT8022 Strategic Management 6 units MGMT8003 Organisational Behaviour 6 units MGMT8015 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 6 units MGMT8270 Leading People and Change 6 units
Year 2 48 units MGMT7007 Managing for Sustainability 6 units BUSN8181 Financial Reporting and Analysis 6 units ECON8069 Business Economics 6 units FINM7046 Finance for Business 6 units
MMIB8006 Master's Thesis (Business Studies) 6 to 24 units MMIB8006 Master's Thesis (Business Studies) 6 to 24 units MMIB8006 Master's Thesis (Business Studies) 6 to 24 units MMIB8006 Master's Thesis (Business Studies) 6 to 24 units

Admission Requirements

Minimum 5 years work experience (including at least 3 years documented management experience), with one of the following qualifications/test:
 
Either:
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA 6.0/7.0
 
Or:
An ANU Graduate Certificate of Management with a minimum GPA 6.0/7.0
 
Or:
A minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 600 or higher.
 
The Master of Business Administration (Advanced) program is highly competitive and has a limit on the number of enrolments in each academic year. Applicants will be initially assessed on the minimum criteria detailed above. Where an applicant meets the minimum criteria, they will then also be ranked based on the merit of their relative work experience, academic and/or GMAT results.

Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee a program offer.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Credit Granted

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,600.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Building upon management experience and prior learning, the Master of Business Administration Advanced (MBA Adv) program provides middle managers with essential business and management knowledge and skills to move into senior management roles. The program also meets the entry requirements for a PhD.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate and synthesize evidence to inform decision making

  2. Create opportunities and novel solutions to organisational challenges

  3. Work effectively with others to resolve challenges

  4. Adapt to complex and uncertain situations

  5. Engage, inform and influence stakeholders

  6. Incorporate the influence of a changing global environment

  7. Model ethical behaviour and make principled decisions

  8. Integrate professional knowledge and skills from fellow middle managers

  9. Undertake a substantial independent research study

Research Strengths

This program has been re-designed to place a stronger emphasis on research. Students are introduced to the importance of research and provided specific research-skill development within the first course of the program—MGMT7250 (Evidence-Based Management). The methods, tools and frameworks comprising the evidence-based management approach are then systematically embedded within all the courses that follow. We conservatively estimate that at least a quarter of all course content, and all assessment in the courses within the program will be research-based. This would equate to around 18 units of specific research training, and completion of a 24 unit thesis.

Inherent Requirements

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Further Information

Application deadline 

The MBA and MBA (Advanced) programs will be commencing in Semester 1 (February) only each year. Applications for Semester 2 (July) commencement are not accepted.

For semester 1 2020 intake refer to the following application dates and deadlines.


First round applications (international applicants only)

Application deadline is 7 July 2019 (11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Applicants will be notified of the outcome for both admission and scholarship early August 2019.

Acceptance deadline for round one for both MBA program and scholarship is 8 September 2019.


Second round applications (international and domestic applicants)

Application deadline is 6 October 2019 (11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Applicants will be notified of the outcome for both admission and scholarship early November 2019.

Acceptance deadline for round two for both MBA program and scholarship is 1 December 2019.


Third round applications (domestic applicants only)

Application deadline is 5 January 2020 (11:59pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Applicants will be notified of the outcome for both admission and scholarship late January 2020.

Acceptance deadline for round three for both MBA program and scholarship is 9 February 2020.

Application and acceptance deadlines will be strictly adhered to. 


 Program commencement

The MBA and MBA (Advanced) programs commence in O-Week each year. The MBA program and classes are delivered face to face on campus.

 

Application materials

Applicants must complete this CV template to provide employment history (duties, responsibilities, hours, name and nature of employer). Applicants must also provide two referee reports/letters. A personal interview (in person or phone) may be required to confirm work experience and referees may be contacted. Please provide the completed CV template and two referee reports/letters as one PDF and upload it with your application.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. If the CV template does not detail your employment history clearly, especially with respect to professional and managerial experience, your application will be deemed incomplete.

 

Course exemption

Course exemption may be available to eligible students who make a course exemption application. Further details on course exemption are at http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/program-management/get-course-credit-or-exemption

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Building upon management experience and prior learning, the Master of Business Administration Advanced (MBA Adv) program provides middle managers with essential business and management knowledge and skills to move into senior management roles. The program also meets the entry requirements for a PhD.

About this degree

The Master of Business Administration (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

72 units from from completion of the following compulsory courses:

Management Core Specialisation

Management Essentials Specialisation

Business Essentials Specialisation

 

24 units from completion of the following research component:

24 units from completion of MMIB8006 – Master Sub-Thesis (Business Studies)


Enrolment Status

If you are an international student, you are required to undertake 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) and you will be able to complete the program in two years. If you are a domestic student, you will have 7 years to complete this degree.

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Academic Advice

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can email info.cbe@anu.edu.au

Please refer to the CBE Fast Track page:
https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/fasttrack 

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