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Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration

Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration (MPMB)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: Not all specialisations are available at USQ Springfield campus. There are limited courses available in Semester 3 (November).

Overview

  • The Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration double degree provides you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to become a successful project manager, while also developing an understanding of the broader managment context, better preparing you for senior management roles.
  • You will receive a separate testamur (official certificate) for each degree and will be able to complete the double degree in less time than if you chose to study the two degrees separately.

Professional accreditation

USQ is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® as a Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). A study of project management at USQ earns professional development units towards certification with PMI including towards the Project Management Professional (PMP). PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional (PMP) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Career outcomes

  • Your studies in project management will prepare you for career opportunities in challenging management postions across a wide range of industries including business, health, construction, engineering, defence, events management, science, marketing, human resource management and education.
  • With the MBA, you will be qualified for a range of positions in public or private sections both nationally and all over the world. Your expertise could land you a job in some of the fastest paced and most interesting careers in the business world.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree (AQF level 7), or equivalent, in a business-related discipline from a recognised institution plus a minimum of 2 years’ full-time relevant professional work experience

or

  • For candidates with a bachelor degree(AQF level 7), or equivalent, in a non-business-related discipline, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business can provide a pathway into the Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they will be eligible for entry into the Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration

or

  • Candidates with a graduate certificate (AQF Level 8) or higher qualification in any discipline, with 2 years’ full-time relevant professional work experience in business, may apply for entry. Eligibility for entry will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Supporting evidence for program admission

Academic qualifications are proven by certified copies of completed qualifications. Evidence of work experience is proven through:

  • Curriculum vitae or professional LinkedIn profile which provides evidence of work experience, including:
    • Organisation name
    • Position title
    • Start and end dates of employment for each position
    • Type of employment (full-time, part-time or casual)
    • Key duties, responsibilities and achievements.
  • Names, position titles and contact details of referees (employers or supervisors) who will be able to verify the nature of your work for the period of 2 years. Referees may be contacted by USQ and should be able to provide details on responsibilities including but not limited to: managing people or client accounts, managerial responsibilities for any major projects and/or financial delegation accountabilities.

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 16 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
8 x Master of Business Administration core courses 8
7 x Master of Project Management core courses 7
1 x capstone course 1
Total 16

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.

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

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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