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Master of Business Administration (Majoring in Entrepreneurship)

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Course overview

The program is designed for prospective students who are keen on creating new businesses, either as standalone new firms or as part of existing organisations’ new business growth plans

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.

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

Subjects

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

4 Major Subjects

  • Business Consulting
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management

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

Note:

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

The program is designed for prospective students who are keen on creating new businesses, either as standalone new firms or as part of existing organisations’ new business growth plans. Students will be exposed to latest trends, tools, techniques, theories, and practices to identify, refine, incubate and grow their new business ideas.

Post MBA in Entrepreneurship could launch new ventures, take on leadership roles at startup companies, work in corporate entrepreneurship or work at venture capital firms.

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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Download the Business brochure here.

Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

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: www.cpe.gov.sg

Disclaimer
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.