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Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice)

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

This Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice) offers students the opportunity to develop their business administration knowledge and skills.

Undertaken through Murdoch University, students will be able to delve into a range of core subjects including: business finance, accounting for managers, entrepreneurship and innovation management, strategic marketing management, and much more.

Additionally, students will have the option to choose one of two streams of electives to grow their professional portfolio. These include the completion of professional placements, consultancy projects or research with businesses both nationally and internationally, ensuring students' skills in project management and business research are completely developed.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree; OR
  • Have a portfolio that includes: a resume, a valid GMAT score or Graduate Record Examinations, and a written statement of no more than 800 words addressing the reasons why enrolment in this course will enhance the applicant's early career professional portfolio. Alternative entry applicants may also attend an interview.

Areas of study

In this business administration course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units:

  • Strategies for growth and excellence
  • Business finance
  • Accounting for managers
  • Organisational behaviour and management
  • Strategic marketing management
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation management
  • Organisational change, management and consultancy

All units from only one of the following portfolio options:

Option 1

  • Business professional placement OR business and governance research practicum
  • Project management
  • Research preparation for business

Option 2

  • Business and governance research practicum
  • Research preparation for business

All units from one of the following specialisations:

Nonprofit and health management

  • Leading and managing nonprofit organisations
  • Business, society and the environment
  • Risk management
  • Health policy and governance
  • Health economics and finance
  • Data, metrics, reporting and analytics

People management

  • Human resource management perspectives
  • Leading the engaged enterprise
  • Work and well-being OR
  • Mentoring


  • Development and sustainability
  • Resilient regions: people and practice
  • Business, society and the environment

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice) from Murdoch University.

Students will graduate not only with business administration expertise, but with a portfolio that includes CV-building professional experiences and networks, from the completion of their professional business placement/consultancy or applied business research.

Graduates will be well-positioned to pursue careers in leadership roles, both nationally and internationally, in businesses and government and non-government organisations.

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Financial Broker
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Project Support Officer
  • IT Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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