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The IMC MBA is a generalist, broad-based advanced management degree that integrates management theory and business practice. Providing an integrated approach to management education, the MBA covers key functional business areas, including finance, accounting, marketing and human resources. The course also leads to an understanding of an organisation’s internal dynamics (leadership and strategy) and the complexity of the firm’s external economic environment.

Besides functional discipline knowledge, the IMC MBA is committed to developing cognitive skills and competencies. As part of its integrated approach, the ability to contextualise, identify issues, debate points of view, develop strategies, manage projects, convey messages (communication), work in teams (personal and collaborative skills) and engage in self-reflection are embedded in specific subjects, with progression from entry to higher order skill levels. The MBA also requires students to engage and grapple with ethical and social responsibility problems, which include ethical dilemmas, case studies and project writing.

The MBA displays program integration, where learning outcomes are mapped and measured against curriculum design and assessment to ensure that the program is cohesive and that all the graduate attributes are achieved. One distinctive feature of the IMC MBA is its reliance on real-life business problems, embedded through “active learning sessions” and a capstone business project.

Our MBA offers early exit awards at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels.


The MBA is a two-year full-time program of study. Full-time students ordinarily complete three units of study each term. However, an option to complete four units in one or more terms is available. International students are required to study full-time and attend classes in person. Domestic students can complete the program through part-time study over a period greater than two years.



On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015;Hobart TAS 7000Highgate WA 6003)


Refer to key dates


  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a relevant field, or
  • Completion of IMC's Postgraduate Preparation Program

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.


  • IELTS Academic A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • TOEFL Paper-based A minimum score of 570 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English
  • TOEFL Internet-based A minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 20; W 22.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) Minimum score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
  • IMC nominated English Provider (ELICOS) English for Academic Purposes at Advanced level

Please refer to English Language Requirements for more information


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with IMC's RPL policy and procedure.  Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.


The MBA course contains 12 core units, comprising eight core units and four elective units. All units are weighted at six credit points.  To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration (General), a student must complete 72 credit points.

Term 1 Units

Term 2 Units

Term 3 Units

Term 4 Units 

Exit with a Master of Business Administration

Elective Units List

*Prerequisite or corequisite requirements apply

#TINT601 Work Integrated Learning Experience
(12 credit points) can be selected to replace TBUS620 and one MBA elective.  Contact to enquire. 

There are two exit points for students unable to complete the whole MBA course: 

Graduation Certificate in Business Management - requires completing four MBA units (24 credit points).

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - requires completing eight MBA units (48 credit points). 



This course is offered in nested suites with Graduate Certificate in Business and Graduate Diploma of Business Administration. This means that, should you need to, you can exit after the required four units with a graduate certificate, after eight units with a graduate diploma.


Units of study are offered in a blended learning format combining a mix of on-campus and online activities.  Each week in a teaching term, students will study online learning materials at their chosen time before attending an on-campus class to apply knowledge to specific issues, problems and/or case studies.  For students unable to physically attend class, real-time streaming and post-class recordings will be available.


Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure the achievement of learning outcomes.  Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem-solving, case studies, tests, quizzes, and examinations.  Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage the development of generic personal skills.  

Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral or video presentation. In capstone units, assessment may include industry engagement and an industry-based report.


IMC’s MBA prepares graduates for senior and middle management positions in business (sales, marketing, finance, accounting, general management), government, non-profit and non-governmental organisations.  Careers include general management, marketing, entrepreneurship and start-ups, consulting and operations.  Other career paths may be open depending on the MBA electives chosen.


Further and more specialised learning is available in a specialist MBA of 16 units (96 credit points).  Specialisations currently offered are:

·       MBA (Business Analytics)

·       MBA (Digital Business Applications)

·       MBA (FinTech Management)

All core units completed in the general MBA will be credited toward a specialist MBA.  Depending on the electives completed, additional credits may be available.