The Master of Business Administration is a 1.5-year course (full time equivalent), and is available on both a full time and part time basis. It is intended to provide graduates with specialised theoretical knowledge and skills, and confidence in the application of these in their actual or intended professional practice contexts. The foundation of the course is the model of missional business and this is the basis of integration of all individual units into a coherent whole. The course explores the relevance of the literature in management, including biblically-based literature, for strategic management in organisations. Knowledge gained is given practical expression in a supervised capstone research project.
The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Master of Business Administration is 6 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Management and/or the Graduate Diploma in Management may articulate into the Master of Business Administration. Students who are enrolled in the Master of Business Administration may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Management or the Graduate Certificate in Management, subject to the completion of course requirements.
Course Overview & Content
Many managers, especially in the so-called ‘third sector’ (including such not-for-profit organisations as churches, parachurch organisations and charities), have risen to their positions without formal qualifications in business management. They might have an undergraduate degree in another field and/or have accrued considerable experience in one or more management positions. Often, they recognise gaps in their theoretical knowledge and/or skills or they lack confidence in professional practice. For some, management studies at masters level are recommended or required for promotion to more senior positions. Other managers have experience in their own businesses and desire to integrate their faith more fully with their business practices.