Higher Education

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Quick Facts

Course Overview

This course is designed for both aspiring managers and people currently employed in business or management.

The Holmes MBA has the clear objective of teaching you how to think like a business person and how to plan using advanced strategic thinking. The Holmes MBA will enable you to critically examine problems and opportunities. By providing analytical frameworks such as risk assessments, cost-benefit analyses and strategic plans you will be able to apply these to any problem or opportunity you encounter. With an MBA from Holmes you will have gained a broad business mindset.

Course Structure

The Master of Business Administration is a 1.5-year course, delivered over three trimesters on a full-time basis. To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must successfully complete 12 units.

Students may elect to exit the MBA after one trimester having qualified for the Graduate Certificate in Business (GCB) award which consists of 4 units, or two trimesters having qualified for the Graduate Diploma in Business (GDB) award which consists of 8 units.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

GCB: 0.5 year

GDB: 1 yearMBA: 1.5 years

2 core units + 2 elective units

 

Core Units
HI5001 Accounting For Business Decisions

 

HI5003 Economics for Business

 

Elective Units

2 electives may be chosen from:

HI5002 Finance For Business

 

HI5004 Marketing Management

 

HI6005 Management of Organisations in a Global Environment

 

HI6006 Competitive Strategy

 

HI6007 Statistics and Research Methods

4 core units + 4 elective units

 

Core Units
HI5001 Accounting For Business Decisions

 

HI5002 Finance For Business

 

HI5003 Economics for Business

 

HI6007 Statistics and Research Methods

 

Elective Units

4 electives may be chosen from the MBA core or specialisation units

8 core + 4 electives

 

Core Units
HI5001 Accounting For Business Decisions

 

HI5002 Finance For Business

 

HI5003 Economics for Business

 

HI5004 Marketing Management


HI6005 Management of Organisations in a Global Environment

 

HI6006 Competitive Strategy

 

HI6007 Statistics and Research Methods

 

HI6008 Business Research

 

Elective Units

The 4 electives may be chosen from the same specialisation leading to an MBA degree with one specialisation, or across the different specialisations leading to a generic MBA degree.

 

 

Specialisations:
  

Accounting
HI5017 Managerial Accounting

 

HI5019 Strategic Information Systems for Business and Enterprise

 

HI5020 Corporate Accounting

 

HI6027 Business and Corporate Law

International Business
HI5013 Managing Across Borders

 

HI5014 International Business Across Borders

 

HI5015 Legal Aspects of International Trade and Enterprise

 

HI5016 International Trade and Enterprise

 

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, students are awarded the Master of Business Administration. The course meets the Australian Qualifications Framework specifications for a Level 9 master degree.

Advanced Standing

Students may be able to shorten the length of this course by applying to transfer any recognised prior learning credits. The application will be assessed in consistence with the principles of the Holmes’ Advanced Standing Policy.

Opportunities for Further Study

An Australian MBA equips a graduate to go on and apply to enrol in further studies at an Australian University. Students can exit the MBA prior to completion and be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Business after successfully completing 8 units or the Graduate Certificate in Business after successfully completed 4 units.

Career Opportunities

MBA graduates will typically make their career in business administration, general management, management of a particular discipline area associated with their specialised bachelor or other master degree, or as entrepreneurs or leaders in any field. The skill sets of MBA graduates are highly portable and in demand throughout the world.

Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus. Units are delivered in a lecture and tutorial format.

Assessment

Throughout the course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods in the course have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation, test and examinations. These tasks could be undertaken as an individual or group.

Students are advised of the assessment requirements for a unit in the unit outline.

Course Learning Outcomes

The MBA course is designed to provide students with a wide breadth of knowledge of different aspects of management and business. The course is relevant to a range of professionals who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to business management and their application to business. The Course Learning Outcomes are consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF Level 9) and Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Accordingly, the graduates of the Master of Business Administration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced, contemporary theoretical and applied knowledge of business administration and the practical skills necessary to identify, investigate and solve managerial issues in a contemporary business environment.
  2. Apply appropriate business research methods to critically analyse and evaluate management decisions.
  3. Demonstrate managerial knowledge, underpinned by the principles of corporate and social responsibility, ethics, and sustainability, to support organisational processes.
  4. Critically evaluate the impact of managerial decisions on corporate strategies, performance, and associated business processes.
  5. Synthesise and effectively communicate managerial models and frameworks relevant to real-world situations with due consideration of the impacts and outcomes affecting diverse stakeholders.
  6. Work well autonomously as well as within group settings to identify and apply innovative business administration solutions to professional scenarios.