Master of Business and Innovation (General)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 12 units
- 1.5 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Future proof your career
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 could 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.
- Big Data and Visualisation
- Crisis Management
- Digital Transformation
- Enterprise Leadership
- International Business
- Professional Communication
- Sustainable Business
The third component of your studies will be a research project which will expand your knowledge in innovative business and entrepreneurship. Choose either an Applied Research or an Advanced Research project.
The Applied Research project has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to current issues in the business environment. You can use your own experiences as a basis for your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace.
The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your business interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to business and entrepreneurial problems to solve. This specialisation also offers a research based pathway into a PhD.
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.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|1 x general specialisation||4|
|plus 1 x second specialisation||4|
|plus 1 x research specialisation||4|
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.
four units from another Master of Business and Innovation specialisation
the Applied Research specialisation
the Advanced Research specialisation
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 22430|
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.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- A bachelors degree or equivalent in a business-related discipline
*USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides a pathway into the Master of Business and Innovation for students who meet the work experience requirements but do not hold a Graduate Certificate at AQF level 8 or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.