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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.

Academic Progress

11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

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 114894 or 114897 and 114898 or 114899 may substitute these for 152896 (in the case of 114894), 152804 and 152805 (in the case of 114897 and 114898) and 152800 (in the case of 114899). Candidates currently enrolled in 114897 may enrol in 114898 in 2022 and substitute it for 152800. These transition provisions expire 31 December 2024.

Schedule for the Master of Business Studies

Subjects

Accountancy (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course

110717 Research Methods in Accounting 30 credits

Subject courses

110710 Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting 30 credits
P 110309

110711 Advanced Accounting Theory 30 credits
P 110309

110785 International Taxation 30 credits

110792 Special Topic 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

110894 Research Report 60 credits

110897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

110898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 110897

110899 Thesis 120 credits

115890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

Banking (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory courses

125785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

137710 The Theory and Management of Banking 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 137701, 137702

Subject courses

137703 International Banking and Financial Markets 30 credits
C 137710

137704 Risk Management for Financial Institutions 30 credits
P Graduate status and 137710

137711 Strategic Banking Issues 30 credits
P 137710 C 137710 R 137701, 137702

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

137894 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
P 137710, 125785, and at least two of 137703, 137704, 137711, and Appraisal Required

137895 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 137894

137896 Research Report 60 credits

137899 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)

152781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

156776 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

219790 Research Methods in Communication 30 credits
R 152781 or 156776

Subject courses

219702 Management Communication 30 credits

219703 Perspectives in Business Communication 30 credits

219704 International and Intercultural Communication 30 credits
R 219304

219708 Political Communication 30 credits

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

219887 Research Report 60 credits

219897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

219898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 219897

219899 Thesis 120 credits

Economics (180 credits)

Part One

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

Subject courses

178703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits
R ' 178200 & 178201', or their equivalent(s)

178712 International Monetary Economics 30 credits
P 178703 or 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

178718 Health Economics 30 credits

178719 Climate Change Economics and Policy 30 credits

178732 Advanced Econometrics 30 credits
P 125785 or any 300-level Econometrics course

178755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

178894 Research Report 60 credits

178897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

178898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 178897

178899 Thesis 120 credits

Finance (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course

125785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

Subject courses

125700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125330

125732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125780 Advanced International Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

125781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required C 125700

Part Two: (At least 60 credits from)

115890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

125850 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

125851 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

125892 Research Report 60 credits

125897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

125898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 125897

125899 Thesis 120 credits

Human Resource Management (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

152781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

156776 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

219790 Research Methods in Communication 30 credits
R 152781 or 156776

Subject courses

114702 Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations 30 credits

114709 Managing the Employment Relationship 30 credits

114722 Advanced Organisational Behaviour 30 credits

114735 Competitive Advantage and HRM Strategy 30 credits
R 114725

114761 International Human Resource Management 30 credits

Elective courses (No more than 30 credits from)

251731 Advanced Occupational Health and Safety 30 credits

251770 Health and Safety Auditing 30 credits

251772 Advanced Occupational Hygiene 30 credits

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

152800 Thesis 120 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152804 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152805 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required C 152804

152896 Research Report 60 credits
P 152781 or 156776 or 168711 or 219790

Management (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

152781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

156776 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

219790 Research Methods in Communication 30 credits
R 152781 or 156776

Subject courses

114722 Advanced Organisational Behaviour 30 credits

152700 Organisation and Management 30 credits

152702 Advanced Strategic Management 30 credits

152704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits
R 115783

152707 Leading and Changing Organisations 30 credits
R 152709, 152705

152724 Advanced Services Management 30 credits

152725 Building Export and Import Businesses 30 credits

152726 Growing Multinational Enterprises 30 credits
P 152725 or Appraisal Required

152727 Managing Multinational Enterprises 30 credits
P 152725 or Appraisal Required

152728 Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility 30 credits

152730 Advanced Contemporary Issues in Sustainability 30 credits

152731 Innovation and New Ventures 30 credits
R 26441, 52731

152732 Issues in Entrepreneurship 30 credits
R 26442, 52732

152742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250742

152743 Health Law and Policy 30 credits
R 250743

152746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250746

152752 Project Management 30 credits

152768 Managing Knowledge 30 credits

157701 Health Information Management 30 credits
R 157711, 157733, 158759

157748 Advanced Management, Analytics, and Decision Making 30 credits
R 157216

157749 Technology Innovation Management 30 credits

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

152800 Thesis 120 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152801 Thesis 90 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152802 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152803 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required C 152802

152804 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required

152805 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P 152781 and Appraisal Required C 152804

152896 Research Report 60 credits
P 152781 or 156776 or 168711 or 219790

Marketing (180 credits)

Part One

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

152781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

156776 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

219790 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)

156700 Essentials of Marketing 30 credits
R 156741, 115104, 115116

156742 Advanced Consumer Behaviour 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required C 156700

156756 Digital Marketing 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required R 156755

156757 Marketing Strategy 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required R 156743

156758 Marketing for Social Change 30 credits

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

115890 90 Credit Thesis 90 credits

115891 Thesis Part 1 45 credits

115892 Thesis Part 2 45 credits

115894 Research Report Part 1 30 credits

115895 Research Report Part 2 30 credits

156893 Research Report 60 credits

156897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

156898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 156897

156899 Thesis 120 credits