Master of Business

Master of Business

CRICOS Course Code 106806C
Course Id CRS1401072
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Upon successful completion, the award conferred is recognised in the AQF at Level 9
Full Time 1 year (2 Semesters)
Part Time 2 years (Domestic students only – see below) (4 Semesters)
Units 16
Credit points 96 credit points
Campus Location Level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000
English Language Requirements  IELTS 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
Delivery mode Blended: on-campus face-to-face with some online content and activities
Outcome Master of Business
Pathways post completion This Degree upon successful completion will meet AQF requirements of an AQF level 9 that would allow a pathway to postgraduate studies.
Financing Options This course is offered as a Fee for service course and is available to both Domestic and International Students.
Intakes PIA accepts intakes each semester into this Degree

The Master of Business is a generalist degree, opening job opportunities in a wide range of organisations (for-profit and not-for-profit), government and professional service firms globally.

Graduates with a Master of Business are ready for many different positions in business and the business professions. The degree gives you the business skills to engage with and influence clients and organisations.

Graduates will be prepared for success in contemporary organisations and prepared to take on industry and professional trends, responsibilities, needs and opportunities.

The course offers various specialisation streams such as:

  • Accounting Stream
  • Marketing Stream
  • International Business Stream
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Data analysis
  • General Stream – allows students to pick 6 units if their choice as long as the prerequisites for each unit are met.
  • Project/Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management consulting
  • Entrepreneur
  • Accountant
  • Marketing specialists
  • International business advisors
M1 Understand and navigate the increasingly complex legal, economic and global business environment and remain conversant with developments in these fields
M2 Demonstrate problem solving in real organisations including managing resources and recent developments in these fields”
M3 Plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
M4 Engage in professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in challenging and new situations
M5 Make ethical, socially responsible, inclusivity, diversity and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
M6 Synthesise organisational and market research principles and methods. Prepare research reports and present to diverse audiences.
M7 Construct and communicate logical, relevant, and professional quantitative assessment of business information in an effective manner including the role of data analytics in guiding business decisions while maintaining ethical use and legal security of the data.
GA1 Communicate effectively in a diverse range of professional or community context
GA2 Complete work tasks and assignments independently or as an effective member of multidisciplinary teams
GA3 Engage in and value life-long learning leading to the enhancement of professional knowledge and skills
GA4 Are information and technology literate
GA5 Respond appropriately to a changing workforces, cultures and values reflecting a global work environment
GA6 Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making abilities essential to contributing soundly to the resolution of issues confronting organisations
GA7 Facilitate intellectual curiosity
GA8 Act in an ethical manner in all aspects of professional life.

The Master of Business is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.

 UNIT CODE UNIT NAME CORE / ELECTIVE PRE-REQUISITES
YEAR 1
ACC500 Business Decision Making Core NIL
BUS500 Business and Management in Context Core NIL
ECO500 Economics for Managers Core NIL
LAW500 Business Law Core NIL
BUS501 Entrepreneurship Core BUS500
FIN500 Financial Management Core ACC500
STT500 Statistics for Decision Making Core NIL
Year 2- Accounting Stream
ACC501 Accounting Systems and Decision Making Core ACC500
ACC600 Corporate Accounting Elective ACC501 and FIN500
ACC601 Management Accounting Elective ACC501, STT500 and FIN500
ACC602 Accounting Decision Systems Elective ACC501 and FIN500
ACC603 Auditing and Assurance Elective ACC600, STT500 and FIN500
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
BUS610 Applied Business Project Core BUS600 plus all core units in relevant stream-Discipline Head approval required prior to enrolment
LAW600 Company and Business Association Law Elective ACC501, BUS500 and LAW500
TAX600 Taxation Elective LAW600, ACC600 and ACC602
Year 2- Marketing Stream
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
BUS610 Applied Business Project Core BUS600 plus all core units in relevant stream-Discipline Head approval required prior to enrolment
BUS605 Service Management Elective BUS500 and MKT500
BUS607 Globalisation and Value Chain Management Elective BUS500, ECO500 and MKT500
BUS608 Strategy and Innovation Elective BUS500 and MKT500
MKT600 Consumer Behaviour Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT601 International Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT602 B2B Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT603 Digital Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
Year 2- General Stream
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
BUS610 Applied Business Project Core BUS600 plus all core units in relevant stream-Discipline Head approval required prior to enrolment
BUS601 Leadership in organisations Elective ACC500 and BUS500
BUS602 Organisation Behaviour Elective BUS500
BUS603 International Business Elective BUS500, MKT500 and LAW500
BUS604 Operations Management Elective BUS500, MKT500 and LAW500
BUS605 Service Management Elective BUS500 and MKT500
BUS606 Managing Cultural Diversity Elective BUS500 and MKT500
BUS607 Globalisation and Value Chain Management Elective BUS500, ECO500 and MKT500
BUS608 Strategy and Innovation Elective BUS500 and MKT500
FIN600 International Finance Elective ECO500 and FIN500
LAW600 Law of Business Associations Elective LAW500, ACC501 and BUS500
MKT600 Consumer Behaviour Elective ACC500, BUS500 LAW500 and MKT500
MKT601 International Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT602 B2B Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT603 Digital Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
Year 2- International Business Stream
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
BUS610 Applied Business Project Core BUS600 plus all core units in relevant stream-Discipline Head approval required prior to enrolment
BUS601 Leadership in organisations Elective ACC500 and BUS500
BUS603 International Business Elective BUS500, MKT500 and LAW500
BUS606 Managing Cultural Diversity Elective BUS500 and MKT500
BUS607 Globalisation and Value Chain Management Elective BUS500, ECO500 and MKT500
BUS608 Strategy and Innovation Elective BUS500 and MKT500
ECO601 International Trade Elective BUS500, ECO500, FIN500 and MKT500
FIN600 International Financial Management Elective ECO500 and FIN500
MKT601 International Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT602 B2B Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
Year 2- Cyber Security Management Stream
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
CBY600 Enterprise Security Management Core
CBY601 Cyber Forensics Core
DAT610 Applied Project (double weighted unit) Core BUS600
LAW601 Information security: Law, regulation, and policies Core
NET600 Computer Networks and Security Core
NET601 Enterprise cloud security and governance Core
Year 2- Data Analysis Stream
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
DAT600 Programming Fundamentals Core
DAT601 Mathematics in data analysis and AI Core
DAT602 Database design and development Core
DAT603 Data Analysis Core
DAT604 Data Mining Core
DAT610 Applied Project (double weighted unit) Core BUS600
  • The course is available each intake but note that some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every semester, and changes in course structure may occur from time to time.

To obtain a Master of Business, candidates are required to successfully complete or be granted credit for all 16 units. Not all units are offered each semester. You must complete at least 50% of the required units at PIA to be eligible to obtain a Master of Business.

The CRICOS-registered duration is 104 weeks or 2 year of full-time study (4 semesters). Please note the part time mode is not available to students in Australia on a student visa.

For domestic students, the course is 2 years part-time full-time or 4 years part-time.

Type Explanation
Blended Delivered on campus and with technology-based activities outside of class hours

Polytechnic Institute Australia’s courses have flexible entry requirements that apply to Master of Business.

Students enrolling in in the Masters of Business Degree program must meet the following entry requirements.

  1. a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Institute or
  2. a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) and performance in an admissions test approved by the Business School to a standard considered satisfactory by the Institute; and
  3. satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
  4. any other minimum standards specified by the Institute.

Must satisfy the English Language Requirements.

AND

  1. a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Institute.
  2. satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
  3. any other minimum standards specified by the Institute.

Special/Alternative Admission Arrangements

In exceptional circumstances the Institute may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Institute, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award. These may include:

  1. a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, which includes at least three years’ management experience, or significant technical experience
  2. completion of an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience
  • completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at PIA (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)
  1. any other entry pathway where PIA can demonstrate that the candidate has the appropriate English language proficiency, academic knowledge and acumen to successfully complete the course in which they enrol.

The processes used to monitor the progress of students enrolled under special/alternative arrangements include:

  • monitoring of the student’s progress by the Learning and Teaching Committee at the conclusion of each term in the first year of the student’s enrolment; and
  • a “Review of Student Progress” meeting between the student and the Learning and Teaching Committee at the conclusion of the first semester of the student’s enrolment to review both the academic progression and student welfare.

As well as meeting the admissions criteria set out above in 6.1, all international candidates must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements. Candidates must provide certified documentation that they meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Below are the minimum requirements which must be demonstrated for entry into the postgraduate courses

  • IELTS International English Language Testing System: Academic version
  • TOEFL iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet-based Test
  • PTE Academic Pearson Test of English Academic
  • C1A Cambridge English C1 Advanced (previously CAE or Cambridge English: Advanced)
  • C2P Cambridge English C2 Proficiency (previously CPE or Cambridge English: Proficiency)
  • OET Occupational English Test
  • KITE Kaplan International Tools for English
  • Duolingo* Duolingo English Test

PIA may consider applicants who have successfully completed at least one full year of a higher education course (AQF Level 7 or above) at an Australian higher education provider within the last 2 years. PIA may also consider applicants who have successfully completed at least one full year of a Vocational Education and Training course (AQF Level 8 or above) at an Australian Registered Training Organisation within the last 2 years.

All evidence provided and test results must have been officially obtained within two years of the proposed commencement date for the course.

Granting credit for prior learning ensures that students commence study at a level that appropriately recognises their prior learning experiences and are not required to repeat equivalent learning successfully undertaken in another context. Process for applying for Advance Standing (credit) can be found in the Advanced Standing Policy and Procedure

The course fees (per semester) are indicated on the fees page of our website and are based on a standard full-time study load and duration. Your course fees and duration may vary if you have applied for and been granted Advanced Standing. Tuition fees may increase during your studies. Students are advised in advance of any increase in tuition fees being implemented.

For further information please contact:

Polytechnic Institute Australia Pty Ltd

CRICOS: 03535M

TEQSA provider number: PRV14049

ABN: 34 145 333 795

Head office and postal address

Level 16, 233 Castlereagh St

Sydney NSW 2000

Ph: (+612) 8319 8202

Email: info@pia.edu.au