Master of Business Administration

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Course overview

James Cook University's MBA program in Singapore consists of 12 subjects chosen from a wide spectrum covering all fields of contemporary management.

Our MBA program provide advanced knowledge, understanding and analytical skills for managing in the 21st century. This involves using a wide range of knowledge and research to develop interdisciplinary and thematic frameworks that enable managers to successfully analyse, strategically plan, and implement decisions

Various disciplines are used to understand the key themes that confront all managers and organisations. Themes include responsible management practices, globalisation, technology and innovation, individual identity and career development, corporate governance, sustainability, risk and value creation, entrepreneurship and decision making, the knowledge economy, leadership and change, and strategy.

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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

  • Marketing Management
  • People in Organisations
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Applied Research Project OR Professional Project/Internship
  • Comparative Global Business Systems OR
  • The Changing Business Environment

3 Electives from these Subjects

  • Economics for a Sustainable World
  • Managing Strategic Resources & Operations
  • Corporate Responsibility & Governance
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Any of these 4 Subjects

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Law of Business Organisations
  • Accounting for Corporations
  • Advanced issues in Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Data Analysis and Decision Modelling
  • Problem Solving and Programming
  • Database Modelling
  • Web Design and Development
  • Advanced E-security
  • Internet Fundamentals
  • E-business Technologies
  • Enterprise Database Systems- Oracle
  • Data Mining
  • Advanced Database and Applications
  • Advanced Game Design
  • Advanced Human Computer Interactions
  • Advanced Animation Techniques
  • Intelligent Agents and Simulation
  • Advanced Mobile Technology
  • Advanced Data Communication Principles
  • Advanced Algorithm Analysis
  • Tourism and the Environment
  • Tourism Systems analysis
  • Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management
  • Global Destination Competitiveness
  • Tourist Management Strategies
  • Economic Decision- Making in the hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality and Gastronomy
  • Marketing and Customer Engagement
  • Leading Managing Organisational Change
  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship in International Emerging Economies
  • Technopreneurship: The E Entrepreneur

# Students with undergraduate degree from non-cognate discipline, please see entry requirements section for details.

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

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of study equivalent to an Australian undergraduate bachelor award.

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

Advanced Standing from 4 of the Foundation subjects can be considered for:

  • Applicants with a minimum 4 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in management, leadership or supervisory level in a business environment.
  • Applicants with undergraduate degree from cognate discipline such as organisation behaviour, strategic management, marketing, economics, communication, human resources, tourism or general management.*

* Not applicable for joint degree programs.

Advanced standing can also be considered for:

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

Additional Requirements

  • For MBA applicants with and undergraduate degree from non-cognate discipline, the online Academic Skills for Business foundation course has to be taken prior to admission or on the first trimester of the MBA program.

This online foundation course is free of charge

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)

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