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Master of Management . (MMGT) - MMgt

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should contact us.

 External
Semester intake:No new admissions
Fees:Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:1.5 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time 
Program articulation:

From: Postgraduate Certificate of Business

Notes

Where credit is granted, maximum and minimum duration will be adjusted in the same proportion as credit, for example, where the maximum of six units of credit is granted, maximum time will be three years and minimum time will be three semesters.

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Contact us

Current students

Telephone 1800 007 252 (within Australia freecall), +61 7 4631 2285 (from outside Australia), email usq.support@usq.edu.au or submit a question via Ask USQ.

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Program aims

The focus of this program is to provide a high-level, vocation-oriented program for students who already have a business degree. The graduate will have sufficient theoretical and empirical understanding to enable them to identify and resolve business challenges in their professions.

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Program objectives

On successful completion of the Master of Management program, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic theories and skills of a contemporary management discipline area

  • display competence in areas relevant to management practice at senior levels

  • apply their knowledge of current behavioural, policy and strategic issues in order to improve organisational efficiency

  • use written communication skills to interact effectively with other people at superior or lower work levels

  • analyse developments in a chosen area of management and critically evaluate relationships between such developments and contemporary theory and practice

  • further enhance their managerial skills through a commitment to ongoing managerial development

  • specialise in a particular discipline to enhance their career prospects.


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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • a tertiary, Business qualification at degree or equivalent level from a recognised institution as deemed sufficient and appropriate on application

  • 2 years' full-time work experience as deemed sufficient and appropriate on application.


Candidates who do not have a degree will be permitted to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate of Business only, provided that they have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience, which includes relevant experience as deemed sufficient and appropriate on application. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they will be eligible to articulate into the Master of Management.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

Students are required to successfully complete 12 single-unit courses of study as follows:

  • a minimum of 8 courses chosen from courses listed in the Master of Management program

  • a maximum of 4 other management or management-related courses in the Master of Business Administration program or other management or management-related course offered by USQ, subject to enrolment requirements, approved by the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.


If a student wishes to have a specialisation noted on their testamur, they must complete the requirements of that specialisation or where no specific requirements are defined, a minimum of 4 courses from that specialisation.

Note: Depending upon the relationship between a candidate's undergraduate degree and Discipline Specialisation, the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts may require the candidate to enrol in one or more of the courses listed as Other Studies.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete this program.

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Major studies

Specific majors

In this section:

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Human Resource Management

6 core courses plus 6 elective 8000 courses:

Course  Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus  Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus 
Core courses: 
MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour  S1 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL)  S1 (ONC) 
MGT8030 Performance Management and People Development  S1 (ONL)   
MGT8031 Global Issues in Employment Relations  S2 (ONL)   
MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change  S1 (ONL), S2 (ONL)  S2 (ONC) 
MGT8034 Strategic Management of Human Resources and Innovation  S3 (ONL)   
     
Select at least 2 of the following courses: 
MGT8015 Corporate Occupational Health and Safety  S1 (ONL)   
MGT8037 Team Leadership  S2 (ONL)   
MGT8038 Leadership Development  S1 (ONL)   
MGT8039 Strategic Leadership  S3 (ONL)   
MGT8040 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity  S2 (ONL)   

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International Business

4 core courses plus 8 elective 8000 courses:

Course  Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus  Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus 
Core courses - select 4 from the following: 
MGT8031 Global Issues in Employment Relations  S2 (ONL)   
FIN5000 Finance for Managers  S1 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW8118 International Business Law  S1 (ONL)   
ECO8060 Business in the International Economy (Formerly MGT8060).  S1 (ONL)   
CIS8100 Digital Enterprise  S1 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL)  S1 (ONC) 
MKT8002 International Marketing  S1 (ONL)  S1 (ONC) 

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Leadership

6 core courses plus 6 elective 8000 courses:

Course  Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus  Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus 
Core courses - select 6 from the following: 
MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour*  S1 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL)  S1 (ONC) 
MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change  S1 (ONL), S2 (ONL)  S2 (ONC) 
MGT8034 Strategic Management of Human Resources and Innovation  S3 (ONL)   
     
MGT8037 Team Leadership  S2 (ONL)   
MGT8038 Leadership Development  S1 (ONL)   
MGT8039 Strategic Leadership  S3 (ONL)   
MGT8040 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity  S2 (ONL)   

Footnotes
*It is strongly recommended that MGT5000 is completed in your first semester.

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Safety, Health and Environment

8 core courses plus 4 elective 8000 courses:

Course  Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus  Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus 
Core courses: 
ECO8010 Corporations and Sustainable Development (Formerly MGT8010).     
ECO8011 Global Issues in Sustainability (Formerly MGT8011).  S1 (ONL)   
ECO8012 Methods for Sustainable Development (Formerly MGT8012).  S2 (ONL)   
POL8013 Environmental Politics and Policy (Formerly MGT8013).     
MGT8014 Human Factors*     
MGT8015 Corporate Occupational Health and Safety*     
MGT8016 Occupational Health and Occupational Hygiene*     
MGT8017 Safety Science in Practice*     

Footnotes
*This course will not be offered from 2013.

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Other courses

Students wishing to complete a project as part of the program must first obtain permission from the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts before enrolling in BUS8101 Business Project A or BUS8102 Business Project B. Enrolment in the project courses are contingent upon the availability of a suitable supervisor.

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

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Articulation

It is possible for students who do not meet standard admission requirements to articulate into the Master of Management from the Postgraduate Certificate of Business. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they will be eligible to articulate into the Master of Management.

Students who wish to articulate to the higher award must lodge an application for entry to the relevant program.

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Exit points

Students who do not maintain good standing in this program will be permitted to exit with a lesser qualification as set out below, provided that they have met the requirements of that program.

  • A student who successfully completes 8 Master of Management units may upon application, exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business. A student who has successfully completed all the requirements of at least one specialisation may have one specialisation shown on their testamur.

  • A student who successfully completes all requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate of Business may upon application, exit with that qualification. A student who has successfully completed all the requirements of a 4-unit specialisation may have that specialisation shown on their testamur.


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Credit

Candidates for admission to the Master of Management may be eligible for a maximum of six units of credit on the basis of prior successful completion of relevant, equivalent postgraduate study from a recognised university or institution offering equivalent study. In order for credit to be granted, the claim must meet the following specific requirements:

  • the course passed was taken at least at Masters or equivalent level

  • the course was passed within five years prior to the application (courses up to 10 years old may be considered if evidence is provided that the applicant has been employed in that field)

  • the course passed is equivalent in objectives, content and weightings to a course prescribed in the Master of Management course, or alternatively, the course is suitable as an elective.


Claims for credit should be submitted prior to or at the time of enrolment in a course. Each claim will be assessed on individual merit in line with USQ policy. Credit approved in this program will not automatically apply to other programs offered by USQ.

Note: Where credit is granted, maximum and minimum duration will be adjusted in the same proportion as credit, for example, where six units of credit is granted, maximum time will be three years and minimum duration will be two semesters.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Please refer to the program structure. Students requiring assistance should contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.