CSU MBA (Exemption up to 50%)

About the University

Founded in 1989, Charles Sturt University (澳洲 查爾斯特大學, CSU) is the 8th largest Australian public university, offering over 300 programs with range from PhD, DBA, Master and Bachelor degrees.

CSU offers programs through 5 main campuses in the New South Wales region (Alburby-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga); study centers located on Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Online, to provide convenient access to students.

CSU is one of the most experienced providers of online education in Australia.  Every year, more than 25,000 students around the world study through CSU world-class online education program.

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Accreditation Status

Charles Sturt University is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), an Australia’s independent national regulator of the higher education sector.


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– CSU is a Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
– CSU is a 3 Star AEN rated University

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About the Program

Are you ready to galvanise your career into senior management? Advanced leadership, business practice and strategic skills are critical for tomorrow’s leaders.

As one of Australia’s most versatile MBA programs, CSU’s Master of Business Administration will help you develop the business and leadership skills that matter to you. Choose specialisations and electives that match your career aspirations, and study online at a time and place to suit you.

The program provides fundamental skills and knowledge so you can effectively manage an organisation, provide leadership and direction to a team of people, manage budgets and finances, guide marketing activities and help set your organisation’s strategic direction.

  • Contemporary programTo ensure the relevance and currency of course content, our academics receive specialist advice through an MBA Advisory Committee, consisting of senior practitioners from a broad representation of sectors, including banking and finance, higher education, technology, human resources, recruitment, health, professional services and government.
  • Customise your studiesWith only three compulsory core subjects in the program, we believe that CSU students are given the widest subject choice of any MBA in the country. You can also boost your credentials with a specialisation in one of the following: accounting and finance, business analysis and operations, entrepreneurship and leadership, leadership; marketing, public sector management, or social impact.
  • Practical emphasisWhether you are developing strategic marketing and management plans or identifying human resource management problems and developing creative solutions, CSU’s focus on application, experimentation and feedback will provide you with the essential foundation to develop your business and leadership knowledge and skills.
  • Digital convenienceOur enthusiastic and experienced academics use blended learning techniques including online study materials, meetings and forums to ensure study is both practical and convenient.

Workplace learning

CSU’s MBA is workplace-focused and will allow you to develop skills and knowledge that can be readily applied in your professional life. The course provides stimulating assignments that have both a theoretical base and a strong practical emphasis. Assessments are designed so that you are able to directly apply your learning to the workplace. These assignments are tremendous learning opportunities that enable you to test your knowledge and ideas, and receive expert feedback.

It is this focus on application, experimentation and feedback that is essential to developing one’s business and leadership knowledge and skills. In many cases, assignments may require you to act as a consultant or business manager to identify business issues and problems, and develop creative solutions to overcome these challenges. Throughout your MBA studies, you may undertake assignments requiring the development of a strategic marketing or management plan for an organisation or identifying human resources management problems and recommending solutions for implementation.

Program structure:
The Master of Business Administration consists of twelve subjects (96 points). The course structure provides students with the ability to tailor their degree to suit their needs and career aspirations.

Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three (3) Core subjects listed below plus at least one subject from Restricted Set A.

MGT501 Contemporary Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management

Plus one subject (Restricted Set A) from:
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project.

Completion of the three core subjects and one restricted elective (Set A) allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points)

Restricted Elective Subjects (Set B): Students need to complete four of the twelve Set B Restricted Elective subjects.

ECO501 Business Economics
FIN516 Corporate Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT550 Operations Management
MGT598 Business Research
MGT536 Leadership – A Critical Perspective
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
MGT553 Project Management
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MGT530 International Business
LAW519 Negotiation Skills

Completion of the three Core subjects, one Restricted Elective (Set A) and four of the Restricted Elective (Set B) subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (64 points)

Specialisations / Restricted Elective:

Students may choose to complete one of the designated Specialisations or select a combination of subject totalling 32 credit points in value from the remaining  Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C) and / or Specialisations within the MBA program.

Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur.

If a subject completed as part of the Set B Restricted Elective set is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional GroupSet B Restricted Elective subject. Subjects cannot be counted towards both groups.

# The following subjects may have a residential school component.
Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

  • FIN560 – Financial Planning
  • LAW517 – Mediation: Processes and Uses
  • LAW519 – Negotiation Skills
  • PSC420 – Water Policy and Management

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Duration and Enrolment Pattern

About 1 to 3 years, depending on your own study pace

Sample Study Pattern

Term 1 2 3 4 5 6
Session Feb-Jun Jul-Oct Nov-Feb Feb-Jun Jul-Oct Nov-Feb
1 Year Study Pattern:
4 Subject x 3 Sessions
4 4 4
1.5 Year Study Pattern:
3 Subject x 4 Sessions
3 3 3  3
2 Year Study Pattern:
2 Subject x 6 Sessions
2 2 2 2 2 2


As a HDR candidate, CSU recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals.
– Research Office: the central point of contact for researchers and supervisors
– Research Support Services: support candidates across their research endeavours and careers
– Academic and personal support

Career Opportunities

CSU’s innovative MBA is designed to provide you with myriad career opportunities. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills for career growth and gain a competitive edge over other applicants in your bid to enter senior management roles. You could also use your qualifications to enter other industries.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent).

Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Business Administration and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Credit Transfer / Exemption

Maximum exemption: 50%

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.
Credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be offered for equivalent level studies.

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Application Status
Session 1 2018 (Feb – Jun)
Session 2 2018 (Jul – Oct)
Session 3 2018 (Nov – Feb)

Session 1 2019 (Mar – Jun)
Session 2 2019 (Jul – Nov)
Session 3 2019 (Nov – Feb)

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For detailed information on the course and application procedures, please contact us
by phone at 3482 8241 / 3482 8251; or
by email at info@i-success.org; or
click here to submit your enquiries online.

Programme information is correct at time of publish. The University reserves the right to make variations to the programme schedules, contents, information and fees without notice.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

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