////Master of Education – Master of Business Administration
Master of Education – Master of Business Administration 2018-02-16T14:21:42+00:00

Master of Education – Master of Business Administration (MEd/MBA) program is for career enhancement and to develop strong educational management capabilities. Students entering with a Business, Management or Education/training background will be able to enhance their knowledge and skills to perform leadership roles relevant to education.

Students in this program will learn contemporary approaches to leadership within education and managerial environments. A global approach will enhance students’ capacity to function effectively in diverse professional situations. Students will have important opportunities to engage in research action activities as well as a capstone major project. There is also an opportunity for participation in an internship with a professional organisation.

CRICOS Code 096264D
Course Structure

The MEd / MBA program is made up of 16 Subjects.  Students will undertake nine (9) core subjects and select four (4) subjects from  a specified ED level 5 subject from List 1 and a further three (3) subjects from the specified List two.

Core Subjects

  • ED5880:03 Educational Leadership
  • ED5911:03 Education for Sustainability
  • ED5914:03 Individual Researched Action Project
  • ED5190:03 Introduction to Educational Research
  • LB5235:03 Practical or Research Project
  • LB5202:03 Marketing Management
  • LB5205:03 People in Organisations
  • LB5212:03 Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • LB5236:03 Comparative Global Business Systems or LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment


Select 12 credit points (4 Subjects) from List 1


  • ED5882:03 Transformative Digital Learning*
  • ED5883:03 Global Education*
  • ED5912:03 Social Learning Perspectives for a Sustainable Future*

Select Either

  • AN5006:03 Asia Pacific Development: Culture & Globalisation *


  • ED5881:03 Leading for Change in Curriculum and Pedagogy


Select 9 credit points (3 Subjects) from List 2


  • LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World
  • LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
  • LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance
  • LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

*Successful Completion of these subjects lead to the award of M.ED (Global Context)/MBA (Major)

Please note that this course structure is subject to change without notice.

MEd-MBA develops strong educational management capabilities, equipping students with knowledge, skills and incorporating a structured internship rotation (LB5235:03 Practical Project) within a tertiary organisation.    The integrated internship allows students to experience firsthand what goes into managing an educational institution from the ground up.  This unique opportunity will enhance student’s career advancement within a Business, Management or Education / Training sector.

To complete this degree students will undertake an internship with JCU Brisbane.  During the rotation you will work alongside professors and senior executives to learn how a top 2% university works in today’s global environment.

This capstone subject will allow students to apply the knowledge acquired throughout their degree as they experience firsthand a rotation through the various departments of a modern education provider.

Students undertake 100 hours Internship over their final trimester in a structured rotation throughout all departments of the university.

Module 1: Sales & Marketing
2 Weeks

  • Research market
  • Create Marketing Strategy
  • Work with Marketing Communications to develop marketing collateral

Module 2: Compliance and the law
2 Weeks

  • ESOS Act

Module 3: Student Services & Welfare
2 Weeks

  • Case Study
  • Duty of care
  • Managing non-academic issues

Module 4: Administration & Operations
2 Weeks

  • Facility management
  • Research (Assessor Guidelines – Entry Guidelines to university)

Module 5: Lecturing & Preparation

  • Research and develop presentation
  • Lecturer Support
  • Learning Advisor Assistance
  • Deliver 10 Minute presentation

76  Hours Internship + 24 Hours for Reflective Journal

Standard Trimester: 6 (2 Years)

Subject Total: 16

Fee per Subject (2018): $3,750

Total Course Fee (2018): $60,000


Check here for scholarships and bursaries.

Academic Entry Requirements
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree from this or another university; or other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean.

AQF Framework
National policy changes as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) mean that all master level programs will need to be of two years duration where a student does not have an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline. Students with an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline will be eligible to complete a 1.5 year master degree.

For JCU, duration of two years is equivalent to 16 subjects. At present most of the business masters by coursework programs are 12 subjects (1.5 years of full time study)

Following a 3 year Level 7 qualification in a non-cognate discipline, master degree must be 2 years in duration. If the Level 7 qualification is in the same discipline area they may be 1.5 years.

English Entry Requirements
If your native language is not English you generally need to demonstrate your English language proficiency by achieving a score in a test such as Academic IELTS or TOEFL or Pearson (PTE Academic) (see table below). Other English language tests may also be accepted as proof of English language proficiency.

If you have successfully completed two years full-time study in which the language of instruction was English may satisfy the English language requirement. To be considered, the study must have been undertaken no more than two years prior to the date of application. You will need to provide a certificate or statement issued by the Registrar’s office of that institution confirming this.
6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)
PEARSON (PTE Academic): 64
TOEFL ibt: 90 (minimum writing score of 21)
TOEFL Paper: 570 (minimum test of written English score of 4.5)
Cambridge: CPE (Grade C, score 45+), CAE (Grade C, score 58+)
CEFR Level: B2/C1

In an era of increasing independence in School management, this MEd/MBA is designed for Educators who want professional development that includes business administration capabilities. The course will also appeal to students wishing a career in management with a need for understanding teaching and learning paradigms. This will enable professional managers to plan, implement and evaluate training and other professional development programs underpinned by a robust foundation of education concepts.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Management Consultant
  • Managing Director
  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Registrar
  • Academic Administrator

Please Note: This program does not lead to eligibility for Teacher Registration in Australia.