Master of Business Advanced

Program code

5675

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1.5 to 2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points

160

Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

In this program you will develop practical skills through this innovative, research-informed and internationally recognised degree. By studying with Australia's leading tourism educator, you will be prepared to meet the changing needs of business, community and government enterprises involved in event management, tourism, hospitality, and sport management.

You can choose to complete one of the following pathways in Event Management, International Tourism and Hospitality Management or Sport Management:

  • Standard
  • Dissertation

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time at the Gold Coast campus with a Trimester 1 and 2 intake.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Internship

Students completing the standard pathway will have the opportunity to complete an internship with a domestic and/or multi-national organisation within Australia or overseas (conditions apply). Internships allow students to gain experience in formulating international business strategies within the management context. Prospective interns MUST complete 120 credit points of their degree program and have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5 to enrol in these courses.

A suitable placement and supervisory arrangements must be negotiated with the WiL Director at least one trimester prior to the commencement of the project. The final decision regarding admission to the Professional pathway will be at the discretion of the WiL Director.

7004GBS PG Business Internship I introduces students to the realities and urgencies of the business world in the 21st century. Interns are expected to work on-site on a negotiated project at a selected organisation for two days a week for one trimester.

7005GBS PG Business Internship II introduces students to the realities and urgencies of the business world in the 21st century. Interns are expected to work on-site on a negotiated project at a selected organisation for two days a week for one trimester.

7007GBS PG Global Mobility Internship II provides students with practical exposure to working in an international environment. Students will work overseas on a negotiated project at a selected organisation for a minimum of five weeks. This course is normally offered over Trimester 3.

My career opportunities

The Master of Business Advanced program will provide graduates with discipline-specific knowledge in areas of international tourism and hospitality management, event or sport management in addition to the advanced knowledge and skills gained in the core courses in marketing, strategic management and managing people and financial resources.

In a rapidly expanding and dynamic services industry, it is expected that graduates will be highly sought after by employers in following areas:

  • government departments
  • tourism authorities
  • sporting clubs and associations
  • event management organisations
  • sport tourism
  • food and beverage management
  • entertainment services
  • theme parks and attractions
  • retail travel

Students will also have personal and professional competencies relevant to ethical practice in a complex environment and then specialise in one of the following areas:

Event Management: Students in this specialisation will gain specialist knowledge and skills relevant to professionals who organise medium to large-scale meetings, conventions, festivals, and sporting and charitable events. This specialisation is designed both for the practising event practitioner wanting to take their skills to the next level, and for the business graduate who has a desire for the event management field.

International Tourism and Hospitality Management: Students completing this specialisation will gain relevant knowledge and skills to analyse and critically evaluate current management practices within the tourism and hospitality industries which will enable them to provide managerial leadership to enhance the sustainability and development of tourism and hospitality enterprises.

Sport Management: This specialisation builds upon the postgraduate Business foundation courses to advance the competency of students in managing the business of sports. The specialised courses provide opportunities for increasing knowledge and skills in areas such as sport promotion, sports law and sport and recreation development management. It is expected that graduates will be highly sought after by employers in areas in sporting enterprises including sport/event management and marketing firms, with government organisations including Institutes of Sport, Offices of Sport and Recreation, and local government departments providing sport and recreation services, as well as with sporting clubs and associations.

Pathways to further study

Students who complete the Dissertation pathway may be eligible for further HDR study such as MPhil or PhD.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Business Advanced (5675)

Year of study Fee category/Band Flat fee
2020 Withdrawn PGRD (DOM) $0.00
2019 Withdrawn PGRD (DOM) $0.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information