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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 the key functional business areas, including finance, marketing, human resource management and operations management. There is a focus both on understanding the organisation’s internal dynamics (organisational behaviour, leadership and innovation) and the complexity of the firm’s external environment (global business and the economic environment of business).

Besides functional discipline knowledge, the IMC MBA is committed to developing a range of cognitive skills and competencies. As part of its integrated approach, the ability to contextualize, 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 take the form of ethical dilemma problems, 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’, skills development modules (case study writing, investigative research, group work, critical thinking), business research methods training and two consulting projects. Building on students’ diverse personal experiences and in a peer-group learning context, PwC adjunct academic staff and guest lecturers bring contemporary business experience to consulting projects where students solve real business problems. MBA enrolled students can apply for the Student Career Development Program.

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


2 years full-time or 4 years part-time

International students are required to maintain a full-time study load on campus basis


On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015;Hobart TAS 7000)


Refer to key dates


  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification)
  • An Australian graduate certificate or graduate diploma in business, 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.


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.


This course contains 16 subjects

Term 1 Core Subjects

Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Business 

Term 2 Core Subjects

Exit with a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Term 3 Core Subjects

  • Electives (select 3 from the elective units list below)

Term 4 Core Subjects - select 1

  • Electives (select 3 from the elective units list below)

Exit with a Master of Business Administration

Elective Units List


Elective subjects are available from IMC’s Master of International Business and Master of Marketing & Public Relations

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration a student must complete 16 subjects (96 credit points) including 10 core subjects and 6 elective subjects.

*Prerequisite/Co-requisite Requirements


Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure achievement of unit learning outcomes. Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem solving and case studies as well as tests, quizzes and examinations. Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage development of generic skills. Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral presentation. In capstone units, assessments may include industry engagement and an extensive report.


IMC’s MBA prepares graduates for senior and middle management positions in business (sales, marketing, finance, accounting, general management, operations), government, non-profit and non-governmental organisations. Careers include general management, marketing, entrepreneurship and start-ups, consulting and operations.