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Master of Business Administration (General stream)

Course Description

A general MBA that provides a broad management education and training covering all of the major aspects of business administration.

About the MBA program at JCU

JCU’s business administration programs provide advanced knowledge, understanding and analytical skills for managing in the 21st century. This involves using a wide range of knowledge and research from the social sciences, applied sciences and humanities to develop interdisciplinary and thematic frameworks that enable managers to successfully analyse, strategically plan and implement decisions.
The disciplines of economics, finance, marketing, human resource management, accounting, business law, information technology, strategy and leadership, and statistics are used to understand the key themes that confront all managers and organisations.
Themes include responsible management practices, globalisation, technology and innovation, individual identity and career development, corporate governance, sustainability, risk and value creation, entrepreneurship and decision-making, the knowledge economy, leadership and change, and strategy.
This course is offered by the School of Business. The School’s professional programs are internationally recognised and teaching staff are often research leaders in their fields.
Our Master of Business Administration (General Stream) program provides you with advanced knowledge, understanding and the analytical skills required for modern managing.
This program provides a broad management education covering all major aspects of business administration.

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Master of Business Adminstration, JCU graduates will be able to:
*Critically analyse complex business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives
*Evaluate contexts within which differing sustainable business performance methods should be integrated and applied
*Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different disciplinary perspectives
*Research and apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems
*Critically analyse complex contemporary business issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on multidisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence
*Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business theory and practice
*Present complex business analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using:
*Effective oral presentation skills
*Clear and fluent written communication
*Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both:
*Adapt sustainable business constructs and skills to novel theoretical or practical situations
*Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in solving differing business problems creatively
*Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business learning and practice

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Entry requirements (Additional)

English band level 1 - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:
*Academic IELTS – 6.0 (no component lower than 5.5), OR
*TOEFL – 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0), OR
*TOEFL (internet based) – 79 (minimum writing score of 19), OR
*Pearson (PTE Academic) - 57

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.
JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Application deadlines

*1st February for commencement in semester one (February)
*1st July for commencement in semester two (mid-year/July)

Visit the Master of Business Administration (General stream) page on the James Cook University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree from this or another university; or Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.

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