Master of Business AdministrationProgram details
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This Master of Business Administration (MBA) gives you the edge as you begin to climb the corporate ladder and teaches you how to solve real-life problems with design-thinking methodology.
RMIT's MBA has been ranked in the top 10 Australian MBA programs in CEO Magazine's global rankings (2015).
This program is suited to recent graduates with a degree in any discipline but with limited work experience.
Courses such as Business Operations Management, Business Consulting, and Business Research Design provide you with opportunities to explore and demonstrate your accumulated skills and knowledge and their application in professional practice.
The MBA also includes a Business Mentoring Program, connecting you with experienced members of industry and the professions.
Alternatively, the MBA (Executive) is an executive-level program offers working professionals a highly flexible learning experience that fosters leadership, strategic thinking and corporate responsibility.
How you will learn
You will experience a variety of teaching and learning approaches during the program, including lectures, tutorials, working independently and in teams. Lectures deliver a comprehensive review of the latest thinking and world's best practice, while tutorials provide opportunities for facilitated discussion. Factually based case studies are important components of RMIT's MBA courses and add further realism to the learning experience.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Find out more about student computing at RMIT.
Your classes will normally be held at the Emily McPherson College Building, a magnificent heritage property on the corner of Russell and Victoria streets. Facilities include a student lounge, conference suite, teaching theatres and classrooms with the latest multimedia technology, and a rooftop patio with views of Melbourne's CBD. Some classes may be held at the award-winning Swanston Academic Building.
Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments. While group assignments are an important component of every course, the focus of the assessment is weighted towards individual performance.
To assist your career progression and increase your employment opportunities, the MBA provides guidance through a Business Mentoring Program. You will engage in a range of activities including seminars with guest speakers, group work and case studies, individual mentoring and coaching, and career preparation.
The mentoring program covers:
- leadership in the workplace
- power and influence
- judgement in decision-making
- career and self-management
- working in Australian organisations
- working in Asia
- working in a family business.
All business mentors hold at least 15 years of experience, are active leaders in their respective fields, and will provide guidance and support for your working life.
This program is also offered through Open Universities Australia (OUA). To study in online mode, please apply through OUA.
Global intensives are a unique feature of the program. You can combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework completed in intensive mode and have this credited towards your degree. They depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations and are usually undertaken in the final semester of the master degree. Each year, the Graduate School of Business and Law conducts study intensives to Vietnam and France, equivalent to one 12-credit point elective.
If you are planning to include a global intensive as part of your program, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.
You can also study the Master of Business Administration at RMIT Vietnam.
Other global mobility options available for this program include:
- Study abroad
- Student exchange
- Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP).
• 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)
• 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)
Students undertaking courses in all scheduled teaching periods may be able to complete the program in 12-16 months.
For further information about advanced standing see Pathways.
Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.
For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.
- 1.5 years (with advanced standing)
- 2 years (without advanced standing)
For further information about advanced standing see Pathways.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The Master degree comprises core and elective courses.
- Undertake coursework that introduces core aspects of business practice.
- Showcase your emerging business expertise and problem-solving ability through compulsory courses in the final stage of the program
- Explore a complex problem, and test and evaluate potential solutions with industry and community stakeholders in the course Business Research Design.
It is recommended that you follow the sequence of courses presented in the enrolment structure.
You will start your MBA journey by undertaking functional courses that introduce business concepts, followed by courses that draw upon the learning activities experienced and knowledge acquired to focus on strategy development. These courses in the latter part of the program allow you to showcase your emerging business expertise.
If you are interested in starting up your own business, you may want to find out more about BUSM4598 Business Skills for Start Ups, an elective course that covers the key stages of enterprise formation from concept through to launch.
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Looking to make the change from tennis coach to business leader, Nick Bartholomeusz chose to study an MBA to develop a solid understanding of business fundamentals.
Rating puts MBA among nation's best
RMIT has been awarded a 5-star rating by the Graduate Management Association of Australia for its MBA (Executive).