Master of Management Online

Course details

If you're seeking a career in management or leadership – this degree will get you there.

Starting with the core foundation knowledge required of all managers whatever the context, the course then allows you to develop knowledge in more specialised areas of management or to maintain a more general orientation in your studies.

The primary objective of the course is to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organisational activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium and large scale enterprises.

You will be exposed to a cross-section of required management skills and learn about human resources, working in a global economy, organisational behaviour, as well as an in-depth look into best practice management.

Study how it suits you

The course is offered fully online, giving you the flexibility to study in your own time, where you like. The course also offers a drop-in-drop-out mode of study. This means if other commitments in your life need more of your time, you can delay your studies and pick it back up when you’re ready.

You can study the Master of Management with a broad focus, or with a specialisation in either Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Project Management.

Please note that due to ESOS restrictions, domestic and international students studying on campus can do a maxiumum of 25% of their course online.

You can specialise in:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Entrepreneurship and innovation are key to gaining and maintaining a competitive advantage in the business world. They also provide a significant opportunity to support prosperity and address the world's economic and social challenges.

This specialisation is designed to give you the unique set of skills required to create smart business opportunities and to drive innovation across a broad range of business settings. You'll also get the chance to explore business innovation within an international context.

You'll learn from academic staff who bring a wealth of research and hands-on professional experience in areas including technology innovation, sport entrepreneurship and international entrepreneurship.

Throughout your studies you'll learn how to look at businesses and organisations from a variety of perspectives, covering areas such as managerial psychology and decision sciences, strategic management, entrepreneurship, innovation management, and leadership.

You'll examine organisational structures, processes, strategies, and other factors that influence growth and profit in the competitive international business landscape.

You'll have what it takes to develop innovative business plans, manage entrepreneurial activities, and create sustainable business ventures. A broad range of career opportunities exist across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in private enterprises of all sizes. Our graduates are now employed by companies such as Unilever, Telstra, Sheraton and Ford.

Graduates of the Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation ) may apply for membership with the International Society for Professional Innovation Management. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Project Management

Commencing with four foundation subjects in business fundamentals, you are then provided with a solid grounding in the knowledge and skills required within the broad management discipline through the study of core management subjects.

The primary objectives are to equip you with the knowledge and skills to be able to make a significant contribution in the project management discipline, and to develop general management expertise at a postgraduate level.

You'll develop knowledge and skills required for effective management and responsible leadership, with a particular emphasis in project management. You'll explore a range of project management principles and their application within a quality management framework including developing a project management plan, verifying and controlling the project scope, defining, scheduling and allocating resources and monitoring project quality and best practice.

This specialised course satisfies the minimum 'project management' education requirements of the Project Management Institute (PMI) for the two levels of certification: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP). PMP certification also requires relevant work experience.

Human Resource Management

Develop versatile core management skills and focused human resources management expertise. You’ll be trained to be a future industry leader and gain the knowledge and skills to lead expansion and change within an organisation.

This program will prepare you for senior HR management roles in a range of settings in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally.

Graduates can work in a range of human resource areas including: human resource management, employee relations, remuneration and performance management, health and safety, recruitment and training and development.

The Master of Management (HRM) is accredited by The Australian Human Resource Institute until 2019. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduate outcomes

Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • convey focused and sustained arguments supported by literature appropriate for both professional and academic contexts
  • present complex ideas in a persuasive, authoritative and professional manner
  • effectively formulate your own opinions and integrate the opinions of others into cogent arguments
  • critically reflect on complex disciplinary problems
  • apply a consistent theoretical framework to interpret academic research in order to develop new insights, which are verifiable and scholarly
  • use complex problem-solving techniques to critically review business problems from a range of stakeholder perspectives
  • exercise effective teamwork skills to develop solutions to complex business problems
  • gather and critically review and use information to meet outcomes and to generate new information
  • adopt a range of frameworks, critically formulate a considered position to address societal, economic, political, cultural or global concerns.


You will be required to undertake four electives as part of the course, online electives can be chosen from the alternate specialisation – therefore students enrolled in the Project Management specialisation can select electives from Entrepreneurship and Innovation. You can also choose block-mode face-to-face elective subjects from our Master of Management offered at the City Campus.

Start dates

With multiple start dates throughout the year, you can start when you’re ready.

Applications are now open for the following start dates:

  • 24 April 2017
  • 3 July 2017
  • 28 August 2017
  • 23 October 2017

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered.
  • English language requirements for international applicants Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 or approved equivalent.

Required documentation:

  • Personal statement outlining your educational background, experience and reasons for applying
  • Resume
  • Evidence of English language competence if your studies were completed in a language other than English.


Students from Australia and New Zealand

AUD$24,730 indicative 2016 annual tuition fee based on 120 credit points.

International students

AUD$28,460 indicative 2016 annual tuition fee based on 120 credit points. Find out more on fees and how to pay.


Every student enters an online classroom with certain expectations. These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) explain common expectations students and lecturers have about the online learning experience.

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