1. About the Master of Business Administration and Master of Global Project Management

This dual degree equips you with robust knowledge of both disciplines to undertake demanding management roles, complex projects, employ leadership and strategic direction for your business.

This course allows you to enter or exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration or Global Project Management.

Graduate employment opportunities

The potential employment opportunities are varied and diverse with the Master of Business Administration and Master of Global Project Management qualification, equipping graduands with advanced leadership skills, innovation articulation skills, and business administration skills. The potential employment opportunities may include, but are not limited to, the following critical leadership and strategic management roles within organisations across various industries:

  • Director of Operations
  • Senior Consultant
  • Program Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Business Development Manager
  • General Manager

Course Overview

Course Title Master of Business Administration and Master of Global Project Management
Study Options – Domestic Australian students Face to Face delivery

Online Delivery

Full-time and part-time options available.

Study Options – International students International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Start Dates February, June, September

For specific dates visit the website.

Course Length Full-time: 2 years

Part-time options available.

Payment Options – Domestic Australian students Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each semester and payment is required on or before the due date.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Payment Options – International students Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each semester and payment is required on or before the due date.

Course study requirements Each subject involves approximately 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study. Assessment  Case studies, online discussion forums, quizzes, reports, critical analysis, project templates and reflection assignments.
Locations Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide

Online

Delivered by Torrens University Australia
Provider Torrens University Australia Ltd is registered as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). CRICOS Course Code 090241D
Provider obligations Torrens University is responsible for all aspects of the student experience, including the quality of course delivery, in compliance with the Higher Education Standards 2015 Accrediting body Torrens University Australia Limited ABN 99 154 937 005,
CRICOS Provider Code: 03389E.
RTO No. 41343
Course Fees For details, refer to the website. Any other fees For details, refer to the website.
  1. Essential requirements for admission

The general admission criteria that apply to Torrens University Australia courses can be located by visiting the Torrens University Australia website – /general-admission-information-for-torrens-university-australia-ltd.

  1. Admission Criteria
Title of course of study Master of Business Administration and Master of Global Project Management
Applicants with higher education study A bachelor degree (AQF7) or above in any discipline from an Australian institution or a recognised equivalent qualification and 3 years of relevant work experience.
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

N/A
Applicants with work and life experience Applicants without formal qualifications are eligible to apply if they have seven (7) years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
English Language Proficiency

(applicable to international students, and in addition to academic or special entry requirements noted above)

Equivalent IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with no skills band

less than 6.0

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) with ATAR or equivalent*

(for applicants who will be selected wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR)

N/A

 

  1. How to apply

Via direct application to the institution

  1. Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

Applicants admitted based on prior higher education study may be eligible for Advanced Standing in the form of credit and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Torrens University Australia Credit Policy – (/policies-and-forms).

  • Students with completed subjects may be eligible for specified credit and/or elective exemptions
  • Students who have completed a qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above may be eligible for block credit (where a block credit agreement exists)
  • Students with a mix of formal study and informal and/or non-formal learning may be eligible for recognition of prior learning in addition to any credit approved.

Credit will not be applied automatically. Applicants must apply for credit and/or RPL as early as possible prior to each study period, with applications not accepted after week 2.

For further information about credit and recognition of prior learning please see /apply-online/course-credits.

  1. Where to get further information
  1. Additional Information

Course Structure

The Master of Business Administration and Master of Global Project Management course structure comprises 16 subjects (160 credit points). The course of study is made up of:

  • MBA Core Subjects (8 Subjects, 2 Trimesters, 12 months or 8 months accelerated)
  • MPM Core Subjects (8 Subjects, Trimesters, 12 months or 8 months accelerated)

Course Rules

To qualify for the award of Master of Business Administration and Master of Global Project Management , the candidate must complete satisfactorily a course of study that comprises eight MBA core subjects (80 credit points) and eight MPM core subjects (80 credit points).  A combined total of 160 credit points is required.

MBA with the Masters of Global Project Management to offer a double degree option to students, by allowing credit for 4 units of the MBA to be awarded for units completed in the Masters of Global Project Management, and likewise, the Masters of Global Project Management will give credit for 4 units of the MBA against 4 of its units.  The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma will be available as exit awards for students who do not complete their double degree studies.

Subjects

SUBJECT DETAILS
SUBJECT TITLE, DESCRIPTOR
MGMT6012 Management Perspectives

Understanding organisational behaviour, politics, dynamics and environments and how they impact on the role and legitimacy of the management function is the core of this unit. This unit helps individuals understand the constraints they face as managers and emerging leaders and how they can develop strategies to leverage advantages and overcome constraints and barriers in their organisations. The unit also focuses on developing some of the advanced communication skills necessary in management and leadership roles, and the ability of the individual to influence others. The course introduces students to the concept of naturally occurring data and qualitative analysis.

We recommend you complete this subject towards the beginning of your MBA. The unit challenges you to think differently about your organisational experiences, to look at them through a variety of lenses, and to explore different ways by which you can influence people within the organisation and have an impact through your function as a manager. A key skill underpinning this is the ability to receive and respond to feedback, to look at data in a number of different ways to find alternative meanings and create different patterns of behaviour. The book ‘Images of Organisation’ explores the notion of the organisation through a range of metaphors; by exploring these metaphors you can gain different insights into your organisation and start to play with different interpretations and understandings of how we experience the world.

MGMT6000 Dynamic Leadership/MGT601 Dynamic Leadership

Being an effective and genuine leader in a dynamic era requires an understanding of leadership concepts, how leaders think and act, and how various management styles impact situations and relationships within an organisation.  Being a dynamic leader also demands a strong set of competencies such as motivating self and others, leading creativity in an organisation, cultural intelligence, and navigating ambiguity.  This subject provides students with a foundation of leadership theory, styles and approaches, and an opportunity for students to access and build on their own leadership styles throughout the course, developing their personal sense of social justice in the workplace as they progress their course.  As such, the subject introduces students to reflexive research methodologies and the concept of the lived experience as a research method.

ECON6000 Economic Principles and Decision Making

The 21st century business professional operates in an increasingly complex, competitive, turbulent and international environment and, as such, professionals must leverage sound economic reasoning to evaluate and resolve business problems in real time.  This subject integrates concepts of managerial economics into a more research and analysis based structure, where students make managerial decisions based on their findings.  Students also learn to identify and understand the limits of decision-making in general, and to understand the role that risk and uncertainty play in affecting decision outcomes.  This unit introduces students briefly to quantitative data analysis to enhance their skills in both qualitative and quantitative reasoning.

MGMT6002 Influencing and Making Decisions

Being a leader in a dynamic era requires educated judgement and decision-making skills.  How do leaders collect the most pertinent and important information to make decisions that impact human and financial capital?  On what basis are decisions made?  This subject engages students in the nuances of data collection, how to filter data and how to use it most effectively in decision-making.  Students will apply decision-making theory and behavioural economics to their own decisions and case studies to acquire situational based leadership, judgement, influencing and decision-making skills.  The subject further develops student’s quantitative research skills.

FINA6017 Financial Management/FIN600 Financial Management

This subject is focused on how to use accounting and financial information for decision-making purposes. It is designed for the leader/manager who will be using, rather than producing accounting and financial information. This subject also addresses the various types of financial decisions that leaders must make, and the strategies necessary to anticipate the alternatives, evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each and recognise the tradeoffs inherent in each alternative. The objective of this subject is for students to learn how to apply accounting and finance theory and principles to the analysis of important business problems, further developing their skills at using numerical analysis and research to support a line of argument.

MGMT6009 Managing People and Teams/MGT600 Management, People and Teams

Understanding organisational behaviour, politics, dynamics and environments and how they impact on the role and legitimacy of the management function is the core of this subject.  This subject helps individuals understand the constraints they face as managers and emerging leaders and how they can develop strategies to leverage advantages and overcome constraints and barriers in their organisations.  The subject also focusses on developing some of the advanced communication skills necessary in management and leadership roles, and the ability of the individual to influence others.  The subject introduces students to the concept of naturally occurring data and qualitative analysis.  This subject also focuses on the development of knowledge and skills to enable students to identify, analyse and make effective decisions to resolve people-related issues in organisations, facilitate employee development, and develop and sustain effective teams in complex, diverse, and increasingly global operating environments.

MKTG6002 Marketing/MKT600 Marketing

21st  Century  professionals  who  aspire  to  hold  a  leadership position must  have  a  clear understanding  and appreciation of the importance  of marketing.  This subject is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of marketing theories and the practical application of marketing concepts and marketing strategies in various contexts including profit and not-for-profit organisations, including government.  This subject equips students with marketing strategy formulation and the use of strategic marketing mix elements in developing and maintaining a market orientation and assessing organisational performance in relation to ethical and socially acceptable business practices.

MGMT6011 Strategic Management Capstone Project/MGT604 Strategic Management

This subject explores sustainable approaches to managing the symbiotic relationship between organisations and their environments. Organisations are increasingly facing disruption and the basis for delivering products and services is rapidly changing. Sustaining performance requires careful management of business processes, fostering corporate competencies, and aligning the firm to its internal and external environment. The student will learn and then practice strategising through a number of theories and practical settings.

PROJ6000 Principles of Project Management

This course provides students with a grounding in the principles of project management, its methods and contemporary standards associated with managing diverse projects. Students in this course are introduced to the knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to manage projects (including IT projects) successfully throughout a project life cycle, and to the language used by practitioners in conjunction with the terminology recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Students explore the project management knowledge areas and process groups of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) guide. Students also examine the ways these two dimensions of project management interact in initiating (scoping), planning, executing (launching), monitoring and controlling, and closing a project. The subject provides students with opportunities to also examine the challenges of project management and the professional traits that project managers are associated with.

PROJ6001 Integrated Project Management

In this subject, students learn the integrative nature of project management and develop skills to coordinate the various project management processes and activities.  Students formulate appropriate project life cycle and apply the PMBOK (PMI, 2017) project management process groups to their selected case study.  They update the project management plan and other artefacts impacted by the change management process.  Students evaluate enterprise environmental factors influencing project outcomes and develop effective management strategies.  They apply a range of tools to realise and cultivate benefits for the project and organisation, and establish communication strategies to engage relevant stakeholders.

PROJ6002 Project Planning and Budgeting

To be effective, project managers must understand relationships between operational factors and projects. In this subject, students learn about scope, time and cost planning, developing an appropriate work breakdown structure (WBS).  Students will also learn about the importance of managing project change, quality and risk, as well as the role of effective stakeholder communications in achieving successful project outcomes. They engage in practical exercises designed to help them develop project management skills. Students also examine planning considerations associated with global projects

PROJ6003 Project Execution and Control

In this subject, students will examine how to monitor and control project execution (including IT projects), by implementing a project plan and managing progress by applying performance reporting, analysis, and measurement techniques to ensure that activities are executed as planned. This will include responding to risk events and issues; managing scope changes; communicating with team members and stakeholders; acceptance of deliverables, and administrative and financial closure.

PROJ6004 Contracts and Procurement

Procurement and contracts are integral to successful project management. In this course, students learn about planning for purchases and acquisitions, requests for proposal, vendor selection, contract administration, and contract closure.  Students learn how to approach key issues with regard to short and long‐term contracts, and small and large contracts. Topics covered include the examination of procurement strategies, responsiveness, and supplier‐client relationships. Students will also examine tendering, bidding and order management processes, relevant legal and commercial implications, as well as managing the relationship between buyer and seller, assessing vendor performance, contract change control, and conflict resolution.

PROJ6005 Sustainability in Project Portfolio and Program Management

This subject introduces program participants to the nature and importance of concepts that go beyond the twin imperatives of time and (financial) cost. Specific topics include sustainability in terms of social equity, economic efficiency, and environmental performance; project management life cycles; resource management; and change management. Students learn how to assess and evaluate the performance of multiple projects, and how to apply a range of tools and techniques when managing project portfolios, along with the nature of sustainability in project management in terms of how project management processes align with the three fundamentals of sustainable development: social equity, economic efficiency, and environmental performance.

PROJ6006 Organisational Behaviour and People Management

One role of the project manager is to lead teams in complex and diverse organisational settings while concurrently communicating with all stakeholders. In this course, students examine how to support and motivate team members to perform to the best of their ability, producing quality results  within  the  required  time  and  cost  limits,  and  how  individual  and  group  behaviour impacts   organisational   effectiveness.   Students   learn   ways   to   design   projects   to   support organisational goals and how to build and engage organisational capital (intellectual, human, physical, financial, and structural). They also assess communications management as a tool to manage   internal   and   external   relationships   with   stakeholders,   partners,   vendors,   and customers.

Locations

The Master of Business Administration and Master of Global Project Management can be studied online or at the below Torrens University Campuses:

  • Queensland (Brisbane)
  • New South Wales (Sydney)
  • Victoria (Melbourne)
  • South Australia (Adelaide)

Campus Facilities and Services

All campuses are designed to provide students with professional spaces in which to learn and work. They have been planned with student study needs in mind with well-equipped accessible learning spaces as well as student breakout areas for group work and spending time with friends.

A positive student experience

Torrens University Australia values the importance of a positive student experience, and therefore has robust processes to resolve student complaints.  The Student Complaints Policy, and associated procedures, can be accessed from the website (/policies-and-forms).

Paying for your qualification

We offer two payment options for this course:

  • Upfront payment

If you want to complete your qualification debt-free you can choose to pay as you go. This means tuition fees will be invoiced each semester and payment is required on or before the due date using EFTPOS, credit card or direct transfer.

  • FEE-HELP (Domestic students only)

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($45, 881 in 2019-20). Just like with any other debt,
a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Further information about FEE-HELP, including eligibility, is available at:

Austudy and Abstudy

Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for government assistance, such as Austudy or Abstudy.