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Murdoch University MBA Professional Practice
Murdoch University

MBA Professional Practice

Perth, Australia

2 Years

English

Full time

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Introduction

The MBA Professional Practice provides students with limited or no work experience the opportunity to engage in learning activities that equip them with the career management tools needed to succeed as early career professionals. The course is designed to offer leading-edge business administration knowledge and skills, with a focus on opportunities to acquire high-level industry experience through professional placements, and applied research projects. You can also choose to specialise in areas such as people management, sustainability, non-profit and health management.

The MBA (PP) focuses on:

  • Business competencies: you will gain skills in marketing, accounting and management that will enable you to assist in management decision making.
  • Strategy: you will understand how business interacts with the government, society and the environment and develop strategies that are ethical, legal and wise.
  • Professional skills: the portfolios will equip you with the career management tools needed to succeed as an early career professional.

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units, you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

Core Units - 36 credit points

Students must complete 12 points at 500 level before enrolling in any 600 level units. At least 24 Credit Points are required at 600 level (AQF level 9)

  • MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
  • MBS546 Business Finance - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external
  • MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external
  • MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
  • MBS537 Strategic Marketing Management - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
  • MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal, W-external
  • MBS568 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Professional Portfolio - 12 credit points

Select all units from only one of the following Portfolio options:

Option 1

  • MBS654 Business Professional Placement - 6 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, Y-internal

Or

  • MBS643 Business and Governance Research Practicum - 6 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
  • MBS685 Project Management - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, W-internal, W-external
  • MBS520 Research Preparation for Business - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Option 2

  • MBS644 Business and Governance Research Practicum - 9 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external, Y-internal, Y-external
  • MBS520 Research Preparation for Business - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Students may also consider including the ACICIS Business Professional Practicum as a possible third practicum option. The Practicum is offered each year in Summer Term and students will be awarded 6 points of credit when they enrol and completed ART607 In-Country Studies Indonesia. Please speak to the Academic Chair if you wish to take up this option.

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Select all units from one of the following Specialisations:

Nonprofit and Health Management

  • MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SP17-internal, SP17-external

AND EITHER

  • MBS662 Business, Society and the Environment - 6 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

and

  • MBS689 Risk Management - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SUM-internal, SUM-external

OR

  • SWM517 Health Policy and Governance - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

and

  • SWM518 Health Economics and Finance - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SUM-internal, SUM-external, W-internal, W-external

and

  • MBS603 Data, Metrics, Reporting and Analytics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

People Management

  • MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
  • MBS663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise - 6 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Either

  • PSY612 Work and Well-being - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Or

  • EDN671 Mentoring - 3 points
    MURDOCH: UA4-internal

Sustainability

  • SWM628 Development and Sustainability - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal
  • SUS611 Resilient Regions: People and Practice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SUM-internal (quota of 10 places), SUM-external
  • MBS662 Business, Society and the Environment - 6 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

English entry requirements

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

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