Master of Business Administration (12 subject)

James Cook University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a cutting-edge business degree, re-engineered recently to equip the next generation of emerging managers to succeed in the new world.

The JCU MBA will significantly enhance a student’s management and leadership capability, and better equip them to turn global economic challenges into business opportunities in today’s highly competitive global marketplace.

The Master of Business Administration is available as an independent award or can be combined with several joint Master degrees for students seeking to gain a comprehensive education in more than one study area.

CRICOS Code 023352G, DE

Course Structure
The MBA is made up of 8 mandatory core subjects and 4 electives as outlined below.

Core Subjects

  • LB5202 Marketing Management
  • LB5205 People in Organisations
  • LB5212 Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • LB5228 The Changing Business Environment
  • LB5229 Economics for a Sustainable World
  • LB5230 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
  • LB5231 Corporate Responsibility and Governance
  • LB5235 Practical or Research Project

Elective Subjects

Select two level 5 subjects with a prefix of LB, CO, CP, EC, TO or CV (subject to prerequisite constraints). Select any two level 5 subjects.

Standard Trimester: 4 (1.5 Years)

Subject Total: 12

Fee per Subject (2019): $3,900

Total Course Fee (2019): $46,800

Fee per Subject (2020): $4,090

Total Course Fee (2020): $49,080

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Academic Entry Requirements
Completion of a recognised and appropriate bachelor degree in a Business* discipline.

*Business disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Commerce, Human Resource Management, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality, or other disciplines relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

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.

An MBA qualification lends itself to a variety of careers, and the substantial investment is almost certain to be reflected in increased earning potential. MBA candidates graduate with exposure to an array of business areas including; finance, human resources, operations, economics and marketing. What this means for students is improved career opportunities. Furthermore, an MBA qualification equips students with the knowledge and skills required to run their own business.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Management Consultant
  • Managing Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • General Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Financial Manager