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SCU Online graduates Sturt Eastwood and Leanne Done discuss the career growth and opportunities the MBA gave them.
Transform your career
It can be hard to take the first step towards achieving your goals and aspirations and making them a priority. But with SCU Online, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is closer than you think and more achievable than ever before. We've removed traditional barriers to an MBA, closing the gap between you and your ambitions with flexible, accessible online learning, passionate academics and excellent student support.
Our online MBA course is designed for tomorrow’s leaders who want to advance their business acumen and practice. Benefit from building a strong managerial perspective that’s needed in today’s competitive and ever-evolving global and local markets. Our graduates have expertise across the entire business landscape, making an impact in business management from day one.
Diversify your skillset
Gain a cross-functional, versatile business skillset. Maximise the positive impacts you have within an organisation.
Develop a dynamic and strong managerial perspective
Know what to look for, questions to ask, and how to manage successful cross-functional teams. Apply critical problem solving and decision-making skills to positively influence business outcomes.
Learn to lead
Develop strategic leadership skills with exposure to leadership models, communication styles, and reflection-based course work.
Understand global and local needs
Be prepared for an evolving future in business on a global and local scale. Learn how to navigate change, uncertainty and business sustainability in various situations and at various scales.
What you will study
Our Master of Business Administration has 12 core units, two elective units and a compulsory, double-weighted Industry Project. You can study a general MBA, or specialise your degree by completing two electives in one of our specialisations.
In Building a Professional Portfolio, you will reflect on your own professional practice and learning, planning strategies to collect, select and reflect on evidence to include in a professional portfolio.
At SCU Online, we value your experience. We proactively assess each student’s prior learning, qualifications and professional experience, and provide custom pathways to complete your MBA online. Gain credit for your previous experience and graduate even sooner with Advanced Standing.
Depending on advanced standing awarded, you could complete your MBA online in as little as 16 months, part-time. Find out more about applying for advanced standing.
Ready to take the next step in your career? It's your time.
At Southern Cross University Online, we've helped thousands of people with real lives and real ambition to realise their goals and dreams by supporting them every step of the way.
We provide affordable courses, flexible learning and excellent student support, so you can achieve the impossible and make the most out of your time.
It’s time to put yourself first. Follow your ambition.
When you study online with SCU, you're not on your own. We're connected, together.
Our teachers, academics and education designers have built these courses for people like you. Before commencing study, your dedicated Student Success Advisor will be in touch by phone, email or chat to help you plan your schedule. As you work towards your dream of achieving your MBA, your advisor works like an extra pair of eyes and ears with support, advice and motivation throughout your study journey.
Our Accreditations & Endorsements
Our online programs meet all of the AQF guidelines, ensuring quality education.
5-STAR Rating for Institutional Student Support and Social Equity, Business and Management Teaching Quality, Teacher Education Learning Resources, Nursing Learning Resources and Skills Development.
Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 150 Young Universities.
Our postgraduate student support and satisfaction both above the national average.
An MBA is just a good, general piece of education that helps you understand more broadly how a company functions, and gave me some knowledge that was really important for where my career is at the moment.
For me, this was the next natural progression in my career as a leader in Health and Technology. The fact that my work and home life are time-poor, like many of us, led me down the path of online study where I could set my own pace for each module of the course. Online study also meant that I didn't have the distraction of having to travel to campus or sit in lectures.
I highly recommend this course, it has been a wonderful experience, tough at times, but I'm better for it. The flexibility of the learning is perfect for busy executives and it's very current so everything applies to your real-world experiences.
Online MBA (Managing and Leading People) student and CEO
An online MBA with SCU Online can lead to a wide variety of career outcomes. Graduates can expect to learn in-demand, future-focused business skills and apply them to their industry of choice. MBA graduates can look forward to opportunities such as;
A Master of Business Administration is widely regarded as the ultimate business management degree, covering finance, corporate governance, strategy and many other areas crucial to a career in organisational leadership.
The MBA Industry Research Project is divided into two parts and studied across two consecutive study periods. It involves a literature review, and strategic research and data collection methods to fill in any identified research gaps. You can learn more about it here.
In a survey of 569 corporate recruiters, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), found that employers remain confident about the value of graduate management talent. The skills and abilities acquired during their study makes them a valuable asset. 91% of employers said they planned to hire MBA graduates in the coming year with demand for graduate management talent returning to pre-pandemic levels.
Business leaders are sought-after candidates across various industries with the projected growth for employees set to increase by 6.1% by 2026. Research shows that the average wage for a business manager with a postgraduate qualification has increased to $121,000. With Consulting, Finance and Accounting, and Technology as the most in-demand industries for business managers.
To gain entry into the Master of Business Administration, you need:
A three-year bachelor degree from any Australian university, OR
Professional experience regarded by SCU as equivalent to a degree, AND
Students will need to be proficient in English.
If you don't have a Bachelor degree you could still be eligible for entry into the MBA or the Graduate Certificate in Business through your relevant work experience.
Meet our Course Coordinator
Owen Hogan is the MBA Course Coordinator and a lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation management at Southern Cross University. He started his professional life as a musician and founded an entertainment management business. Owen then joined the public sector and led service quality and innovation teams for the Federal Government Department of Human Services. After spending time in the UK implementing service delivery improvements for local government, he returned to university to study composing, releasing an album and producing television commercials. Owen later joined Southern Cross University, managing accreditation and business development projects. Eventually, he became the Executive Officer of the business school, focused on academic innovation and developing strategic partnerships.
Owen’s PhD examined the purpose and legitimacy of Australian public business education. After graduating he became a full-time academic and was responsible for writing and teaching the university’s first interdisciplinary design thinking unit, Create: Innovate: Change and leading the implementation of a new university-wide major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Owen has produced a range of research across higher education policy, entrepreneurship, the circular economy and service design. He works closely with industry helping to address sustainability challenges. Owen maintains his connection to the creative industries through live performance, session work, and as a business partner in a thriving performing arts school.
Southern Cross University offers both online and on-campus versions of these units. This information refers to the online version. Please check the unit listing at scu.edu.au or ask your Student Enrolment Advisor for more information. This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University, 2019.