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Master of Business and Innovation Specialisation Sustainable Business

Master of Business and Innovation Specialisation Sustainable Business (MBSI)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
Campus
  • -
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

  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully understand and implement sustainable business practices. This degree covers environmental law, biodiversity, conservation, environmental studies and sustainable economics.
  • Develop strategic insight into sustainable business through a combination of theoretical and practical studies.
  • Explore the human impact on the natural environment and how negative impacts can be mitigated through policy development and sustainable business methods.
  • Enhance your understanding on environmental topics such as climate change, pollution and natural resource depletion.
  • A component of your studies will be a research project which will expand your knowledge in sustainable business. 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.

Career outcomes

  • Add to your existing qualifications and professional portfolio with the Master of Business and Innovation (Sustainable Business) and choose four units from a complementary specialisation in one of the following: Big Data and Visualisation, Crisis Management, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Leadership, Finance, Finance and Wealth Management, General, International Business and Professional Communication.
  • Career opportunities exist in both the private and public sector, regulatory bodies, non-governmental organisations and consultancy.

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-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

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have 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
2 x coursework specialisations 8
plus 1 x research specialisation 4
Total 12

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 your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 24720

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.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

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.

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

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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