Higher Education

Master of Business Administration (Professional)


Quick Facts

Course Overview

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

The Holmes MBA (Professional) has the clear objective of providing business education and skills to students to enable them to manage and lead in organisations in the digital age. The Holmes MBA (Professional) will enable you to critically examine problems and opportunities through a range of analytical frameworks.

Course Structure

The MBA (Professional) course is a 2-year course, delivered over four trimesters on a full-time basis. To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must successfully complete 16 units.

Students may elect to exit the MBA (Professional) after two trimesters having qualified for the Graduate Diploma in Business (GDB) award which consists of 8 units, or after three trimesters completing 12 units qualified for a Master of Business Administration award.

There are eight core units in the MBA (Professional). All students must complete these core units and then may choose to either complete their MBA (Professional) with general electives in Business and Management, or complete single or dual specialisations.

Master of Business Administration (Professional)

GCB: 1 year

GDB: 1.5 yearMBA (Professional): 2 years

4 core units + 4 elective units

 

Core Units
HI5001 Accounting For Business Decisions

 

HI5002 Finance For Business

 

HI5003 Economics for Business

 

HI6007 Statistics For Business Decisions

 

Elective Units

The 4 electives may be chosen from MBA core or specialisation units.

8 core units + 4 elective units

 

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 For Business Decisions

 

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.

8 core units + 8 elective units

 

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 For Business Decisions

 

HI6008 Business Research


Elective Units

The 8 electives may be chosen from the same specialisation(s) leading to an MBA (Professional) degree with single or dual specialisations:

 

Single specialisation = 8 core + 1 specialisation (4 units) + 4 general electives (4 units)

 

Dual specialisations = 8 core + 2 specialisations (8 units)

 

 

Specialisations:

Business Analytics
HI6037 Business Analytics Fundamentals

 

HI6038 Data Visualisation

 

HI6039 Predictive Analytics

 

HI6040 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

IS Project Management
HI5029 IS Project Management

 

HI6045 Managing IS Project Risk

 

HI6046 Managing People and Resources on Projects

 

HI6047 IS Portfolio and Project Management

Accounting
HI5017 Managerial Accounting

 

HI5019 Strategic Information Systems for Business

 

HI5020 Corporate Accounting

 

HI6027 Business and Corporate Law

 

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation
HI5010 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 

HI5013 Managing Across Borders

 

HI6098 Change Management and Development

 

HI6099 Design Thinking For Business

  

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, students are awarded the Master of Business Administration (Professional). 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

The MBA (Professional) has been designed to offer students flexibility in their learning through the offering of core units plus a number of specialisations and nested qualifications. This course equips a graduate to go on and apply to enrol in further studies at an Australian University.

Career Opportunities

The purpose of an MBA (Professional) is to prepare students to enter the competitive business world of today, equipped for the future with a first-hand appreciation of the key aspects of management. The MBA (Professional) should provide students with an understanding of the contemporary business environment while at the same time preparing them as professionals to face the business challenges of an evolving work environment.

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 (Professional) 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.
  7. Innovatively apply cross disciplinary knowledge in making business decisions in new contexts.