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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Business Studies
MBS

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of Business Studies requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification, having achieved a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Business Studies shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree

(b) completion of a subject.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates who have been awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours, or the equivalent degree of another recognised university, may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

Specialisations

4. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Business Studies may complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits in a subject including:

(a) Thesis or Research Report of at least 60 credits;

(b) any compulsory courses identified in the Schedule to the Degree.

The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

5. Notwithstanding Regulation 4, candidates admitted under Regulation 3 may complete a subject by passing at least 120 credits in a subject including a Thesis or Research Report of at least 60 credits.

6. Subjects available in the Master of Business Studies are: Accountancy, Banking, Communication, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing.

Student Progression

7. For progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a Grade Average of B- over 60 credits of the Part One courses, including the compulsory courses.

8. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Business Studies may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

9. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business or the Postgraduate Certificate in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Business Studies prior to January 01 2019 may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed towards the Marketing subject for a course or courses included in the Marketing schedule. These transitional provisions expire 31 December 2022.

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Human Resource Management subject prior to 1 January 2022 who have successfully completed 114.894 or 114.897 and 114.898 or 114.899 may substitute these for 152.896 (in the case of 114.894), 152.804 and 152.805 (in the case of 114.897 and 114.898) and 152.800 (in the case of 114.899). Candidates currently enrolled in 114.897 may enrol in 114.898 in 2022 and substitute it for 152.800. These transition provisions expire 31 December 2024.

Schedule for the Master of Business Studies

Subjects

Accountancy (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course

110.717 Research Methods in Accounting 30 credits

Subject courses

110.710 Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting 30 credits
P 110309

110.711 Advanced Accounting Theory 30 credits
P 110309

110.785 International Taxation 30 credits

110.792 Special Topic 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

110.894 Research Report 60 credits

110.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

110.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 110897

110.899 Thesis 120 credits

115.890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115.891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115.892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115.894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115.895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

Banking (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory courses

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

137.710 The Theory and Management of Banking 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 137701, 137702

Subject courses

137.703 International Banking and Financial Markets 30 credits
C 137710

137.704 Risk Management for Financial Institutions 30 credits
P Graduate status and 137710

137.711 Strategic Banking Issues 30 credits
P 137710 C 137710 R 137701, 137702

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115.890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115.891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115.892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115.894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115.895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

137.894 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
P 137710, 125785, and at least two of 137703, 137704, 137711, and Appraisal Required

137.895 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 137894

137.896 Research Report 60 credits

137.899 Thesis 120 credits
P 137710, 125785, and at least two of 137703, 137704, 137711

Communication (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

156.776 Research Methods in Marketing 30 credits
P At least 45 credits of 156333 or any 200- level statistics or maths courses or 156744 or Appraisal Required R 152781 or 219790

219.790 Research Methods in Communication 30 credits
R 152781 or 156776

Subject courses

219.702 Management Communication 30 credits

219.703 Perspectives in Business Communication 30 credits

219.704 International and Intercultural Communication 30 credits

219.705 Advanced News Media Processes 30 credits

219.706 Strategic Public Relations 30 credits

219.708 Political Communication 30 credits

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115.890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115.891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115.892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115.894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115.895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

219.887 Research Report 60 credits

219.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

219.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 219897

219.899 Thesis 120 credits

Economics (180 credits)

Part One

An approved 700-level Research Methods course (30 credits from)

Subject courses

178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits

178.712 International Monetary Economics 30 credits
P 178703 or 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

178.718 Health Economics 30 credits

178.719 Climate Change Economics and Policy 30 credits

178.732 Advanced Econometrics 30 credits
P 125785 or any 300-level Econometrics course

178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115.890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115.891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115.892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115.894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115.895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

178.894 Research Report 60 credits

178.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

178.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 178897

178.899 Thesis 120 credits

Finance (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

Subject courses

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125330

125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.780 Advanced International Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required C 125700

Part Two: (At least 60 credits from)

115.890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115.891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115.892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

125.850 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

125.851 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

125.892 Research Report 60 credits

125.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

125.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 125897

125.899 Thesis 120 credits

Human Resource Management (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

156.776 Research Methods in Marketing 30 credits
P At least 45 credits of 156333 or any 200- level statistics or maths courses or 156744 or Appraisal Required R 152781 or 219790

219.790 Research Methods in Communication 30 credits
R 152781 or 156776

Subject courses

114.702 Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations 30 credits

114.709 Managing the Employment Relationship 30 credits

114.722 Advanced Organisational Behaviour 30 credits

114.735 Competitive Advantage and HRM Strategy 30 credits
R 114725

114.761 International Human Resource Management 30 credits

Elective courses (No more than 30 credits from)

251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health 30 credits

251.770 Health and Safety Auditing 30 credits

251.772 Advanced Occupational Hygiene 30 credits

251.773 Hazard Management 30 credits

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115.890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115.891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115.892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115.894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115.895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

152.800 Thesis 120 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152.804 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152.805 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required C 152804

152.896 Research Report 60 credits

Management (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

156.776 Research Methods in Marketing 30 credits
P At least 45 credits of 156333 or any 200- level statistics or maths courses or 156744 or Appraisal Required R 152781 or 219790

219.790 Research Methods in Communication 30 credits
R 152781 or 156776

Subject courses

114.722 Advanced Organisational Behaviour 30 credits

152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits

152.702 Advanced Strategic Management 30 credits

152.704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits
R 115783

152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations 30 credits
R 152709, 152705

152.724 Advanced Services Management 30 credits

152.725 Building Export and Import Businesses 30 credits

152.726 Growing Multinational Enterprises 30 credits
P 152725 or Appraisal Required

152.727 Managing Multinational Enterprises 30 credits
P 152725 or Appraisal Required

152.728 Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility 30 credits

152.730 Advanced Contemporary Issues in Sustainability 30 credits

152.731 Innovation and New Ventures 30 credits
R 26441, 52731

152.732 Issues in Entrepreneurship 30 credits
R 26442, 52732

152.740 Public Sector Administration 30 credits

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250742

152.743 Health Law and Policy 30 credits
R 250743

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250746

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

152.768 Managing Knowledge 30 credits

157.701 Health Information Management 30 credits
R 157711, 157733, 158759

157.748 Advanced Management, Analytics, and Decision Making 30 credits
R 157216

157.749 Technology Innovation Management 30 credits

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115.894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115.895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

152.800 Thesis 120 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152.801 Thesis 90 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152.802 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152.803 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required C 152802

152.804 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152.805 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required C 152804

152.896 Research Report 60 credits

Marketing (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

156.776 Research Methods in Marketing 30 credits
P At least 45 credits of 156333 or any 200- level statistics or maths courses or 156744 or Appraisal Required R 152781 or 219790

219.790 Research Methods in Communication 30 credits
R 152781 or 156776

Or an approved alternative research methods course (30 credits from)

Subject courses (90 credits from)

156.700 Essentials of Marketing 30 credits
R 156741, 115104, 115116

156.742 Advanced Consumer Behaviour 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required C 156700

156.756 Digital Marketing 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required R 156755

156.757 Marketing Strategy 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required R 156743

156.758 Marketing for Social Change 30 credits

156.775 Theory and Models of Marketing 30 credits
P At least 45 credits of 1563xx or 60 credits of 1567xx or Appraisal Required

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115.890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115.891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115.892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115.894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115.895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

156.893 Research Report 60 credits

156.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

156.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 156897

156.899 Thesis 120 credits