Master of Business Administration

Courses & Study   Courses   Master of Business Administration

Course overview

Our MBA program consists of 12 subjects chosen from a wide spectrum covering all fields of contemporary management.

Students can choose from a suite of 6 majors to specialise in and demonstrate a focus area for their future prospective employers or pursue a general stream:

Curriculum is designed to instil mindset of innovative business solution, equip skills and techniques of data-driven decision making and engage students in experiential learning to serve business partners’ demands.

Scroll down to find out more about the course structure or join the discussion to ask any questions you may have.

Start dates
March, July, November
12 months full time
Study mode
On campus


Course Structure

3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)

Study Program

Students need to complete 12 subjects including electives as per study plan.

Core Subjects

  • Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Innovation and Technology Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Leadership
  • Applied Research Project or Professional Project/Internship

2 Electives Subjects

Any 4 from the Major Subjects

  • Data Analysis and Decision Modelling
  • Information Management and Analytics Technology
  • Data Mining
  • Business Consulting
  • Multinational Corporations and International Markets
  • Marketing and Customer Engagement
  • e-Strategic Management
  • Marketing Strategy, Analytics and Development
  • Business Consulting
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Finance of International Trade
  • Advanced Issues in Accounting
  • Investment and Portfolio Analysis
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Leading and Managing Organisational Change
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
  • HR Analytics and Decision Making
  • Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Tourist Management Strategies
  • Tourism Systems Analysis
  • Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE)

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

The following course pre-requisites have been designed to ensure the assumed base introductory knowledge within the Accounting, Marketing and Management disciplines.

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate*discipline from this or another university; or
  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline from this or another university and two years business experience in a managerial role; or
  • Completion of an AQF level 8 honours degree in any discipline from this or another university; or
  • Completion of an AQF level 8 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from this or another university; or
  • Four years business experience in a managerial role**, to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator; or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the university as equivalent to the above.

English Requirements

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 86 (no component less than 21) / Pearson PTE Academic 58 (no component less than 54) or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP) or
  • Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis

Advanced Standing (if any)

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Credit will be granted for the following:

  • An AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate discipline* in conjunction with four (4) years business experience in a managerial role** – 12 credit points
  • An AQF level 8 bachelor honours degree in a cognate discipline* – 12 credit points
  • The JCU Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
    – 12 credit points
  • Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline* - up to 12 credit points

Advanced standing can also be considered for:

  • Applicants with a four-year relevant undergraduate program
  • Previous tertiary study where appropriate


Where employment experience without qualifications, as provided for in the Admission Requirements, is used to meet entry requirements, that experience will not also be used to give credit.

*Cognate disciplines: Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Management, Commerce, HRM, Economics, Tourism and  Hospitality or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

**Business experience: Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in a management, leadership or supervisory level in a business environment or be eligible for a member grade status of a relevant professional organization organisation. Students will have demonstrable effective management experience relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, accounting, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

Maximum allowed: 12 credit points

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student's Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this program have a variety of career opportunities in the private, public and government sectors of the global economy.

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$37,236 S$38,520

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Business Brochure Thumbnail

Download the Business brochure here.

Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit

James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.

For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website:

Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.