Master of Business and Innovation (Professional Communication)
Refine your professional communication skills
Explore public relations as a management function and best practice approaches with USQ’s Master of Business and Innovation (Professional Communication). Within this specialisation, you will have the opportunity to fine tune different writing styles and platforms including audio, print, electronic mainstream media and social media. The Professional Communication specialisation will look closely at various types of public relations including corporate communications, community relations, employee relations, financial and investor relations and government relations.
You will graduate with a greater understanding on designs and methods of evaluating effectiveness of campaigns, public relations tools, strategies and tactics and campaign planning.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
- Finance and Wealth Management
- 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. 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.
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
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 3, 2019 - applications close Friday 29 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.