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Master of Business
Master of Business

Master of Business

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Business, a student must:

  • hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised university (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale); OR

  • hold a related Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale) - students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing;

  • OR hold a related Bachelor Honours or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) from a recognised university (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) - students will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing; 

  • OR hold a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) - students will receive 40 credit points of credit; 

  • OR have a combination of alternative admission criteria such as formal, informal and non-formal learning deemed to be equivalent to one of the above.

Note: Relevant work experience will be considered as part of an application.

Study option

If you do not meet the academic entry criteria, you may be able to study the Masters Qualifying Program  and qualify for entry into this Masters degree.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old

Course Information

The Master of Business is a program designed for professionals aspiring to make the move to management roles, for current managers seeking formal qualifications and for those looking to move careers. This degree is designed to help you master essential business concepts and provide you with the frameworks and creative problem solving skills to enable you to operate effectively in the dynamic, global business economy.

This program will help you to further develop your business and management skills, build specialist knowledge within your chosen area, and accelerate your career.

Our partnership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ) allows graduates to be awarded with the internationally recognised professional designation immediately after graduation*. Accrediting management and leadership excellence, Chartered Manager will help you to gain global recognition, professionalise your leadership skills, increase your employability and differentiate you from other managers.

Griffith and IML ANZ are committed to supporting you throughout your leadership journey. Along with the new fast-tracked route to Chartered Manager, you will also receive access to a range of partnership benefits.

* Upon completion of the Chartered Manager written assessment, interview and satisfying the work experience requirements.

Depending on your career aspirations and interests, you can complete majors in the following areas:

  • Accounting (Nathan)

  • Business Law (Nathan)

  • Digital Business (Nathan)

  • Economics (Nathan)

  • Employment Relations (OUA)

  • Event Management (Gold Coast)

  • Human Resource Management (Nathan, Gold Coast)

  • Information Systems (Nathan)

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Nathan, Gold Coast, Online)

  • International Business (Nathan)

  • International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Gold Coast, South Bank)

  • Management (Nathan)

  • Marketing (Nathan, Gold Coast, Online)

  • Public Policy (Online)

  • Sport Management (Gold Coast)

  • Supply Chain Management (South Bank, Online).


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Standard program

Students must complete 60 credit points from the following courses:

  • Principles of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations - 7001EHR (see Note 1)

  • Accounting and Governance - 7111AFE (see Note 1)

  • Business Data Analytics - 7318AFE (see Note 1)

  • Leadership for Sustainable Business - 7121IBA

  • The Purpose and Future of Work - 7006EHR

  • Marketing Foundations - 7003MKT

  • Global Business Strategy - 7008IBA

  • Business and Government - 7002GIR

Note 1: Students choosing to complete a major are advised to check course requirements for their major when selecting from the above.

Students must complete the following courses:

  • One major


  • Courses across the majors

  • Courses from across the majors/Listed Electives


  • Second major


  • Dissertation pathway

  • Electives

Listed electives

Students can complete elective courses from the list below or from any of the Master of Business majors.

Students may choose electives from other parts of the university that are relevant to their program of study. This option requires prior consultation with (and approval from) the Program Director.

Learning period Course  Credit Points

  • Managing Complex Projects - 7115IBA

  • Corporate Finance - 7211AFE

  • Industry Practicum - 7346THS

  • International Business Dynamics - 7921IBA

  • Marketing for Social Change - 7004MKT

  • Organisational Change - 7012EHR

  • PG Business Internship I - 7004GBS

  • PG Business Internship II - 7005GBS

  • Industry Project - 7009GBS

  • Knowledge Management for Product Innovation - 7009IBA

  • The Digital Economy - 7124IBA

  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 7510LFC

  • Managerial Problem Solving - 7106IBA

  • Negotiation Strategy and Skill - 7924IBA

  • Business Event Management - 7228THS (offered only in tri 2 at GC and OL from 2022)

  • PG Global Mobility Internship II - 7007GBS

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Change - 7128IBA

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A business degree gives you the foundation to advance your career in a range of industries and professions. You will be prepared to use your extensive business skills in increasingly diverse settings including not-for-profit, government and corporate organisations.

Students who complete the Dissertation pathway may be eligible for further Higher Degree Research study such as the Master of Philosophy or PhD program.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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