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Master of Business and Innovation Specialisation General

Master of Business and Innovation Specialisation General (MBSI)
CRICOS: 086146D

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Are you looking to make the next big move for your career? USQ’s Master of Business and Innovation (General) specialisation lets you pick four courses from either the Master of Business Administration, Master of Project Management or the Master of Business and Innovation to customise your degree to suit your future career path. 
  • You can alternatively select from a variety of courses approved by the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, or gain credit from those courses you’ve already completed.
  • As part of your degree, you will be able to choose a second specialisation that can compliment your career ambitions.
  • The third component of your studies will be a research project which will expand your knowledge in innovative business and entrepreneurship. 
  • The Research specialisation has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to current issues in the business environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace.
  • This degree emphasises collaboration with other specialisations to prepare you for decision making in the future - ensuring you are well equipped for this era of innovation.

Entry requirements

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent in a business-related discipline.

Note: If you have a bachelor degree, or equivalent (AQF level 7), in a non-business-related discipline from a recognised institution, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides a pathway into the Master of Business and Innovation. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will be eligible for entry into the Master of Business and Innovation.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x general specialisation 4
plus 1 x second specialisation 4
plus 1 x research specialisation 4
Total 12

General:

Choose four USQ postgraduate courses from the Master of Business Administration, Master of Project Management, Master of Business and Innovation or other courses as approved by the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
plus
four units from another Master of Business and Innovation specialisation
plus
the Applied Research specialisation
or
the Advanced Research specialisation.

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 27040
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 29840

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 086146D

Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via online study.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

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