Master of Business Administration

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Course overview

In an increasingly globalised economy, it is essential that managers have an international perspective on business and management.

James Cook University's MBA curriculum includes a strong global and cross-cultural approach. Lecturers are all industry experts with a strong professional business experience.

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.

Start dates
April, September
16 months part time
Study mode
On campus


Study Program

Students need to complete 16 subjects including electives as per study plan.

  • Comparative Global Business Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • People in Organisations
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • The Changing Business Environment
  • Economics for a Sustainable World
  • Managing Strategic Resources & Operations
  • Corporate Responsibility & Governance
  • Marketing, Customer Engagement, Social Media & Marketing
  • Strategic and Responsible Innovation Management
  • Leading and Managing Organisational Change
  • Practical or Research Project
  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • E-Business Technologies
  • Corporate Finance
  • Data Analysis & Decision Modelling

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

Class Schedule

The class schedule runs on a four-week cycle*

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Week 1       9am - 6pm  
Week 2   7pm - 10pm   7pm - 10pm    9am - 6pm
Week 3   7pm - 10pm   7pm - 10pm   9am - 6pm  
Week 4        Exam

*subject to changes

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of study equivalent to an Australian undergraduate Bachelor award or appropriate work experience to be assessed by the Campus Dean.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0)/ TOEFL iBT 90 (with minimum writing score of 21) and above; or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP) - level 4.
  • Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English language requirement 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, and human resources, tourism or general management

Advanced standing can also be considered for:

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

Attendance Requirements

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

S$46,224 (Domestic*)

*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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