CQU MBA (Central Queensland University MBA): Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to earn an MBA degree at a school that is the best fit for you as well as affordable? Consider studying at Central Queensland University (CQU).

CQU MBA offers affordable MBA programs that are perfect for busy professionals. It has campuses in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Online, depending on which course you take.

This blog post will provide an overview of the CQU MBA program, including information on curriculum, admission requirements, and tuition costs. We hope this information will help you decide if the CQU MBA is right for you!

CQU MBA (Central Queensland University MBA): Everything You Need to Know
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Central Queensland University (CQU)

About

Central Queensland University (CQUniversity or CQU) is a public university in central Queensland.

The Central Queensland University began as the Queensland Institute of Technology (Capricornia) in 1967, and it was renamed Central Queensland University in 1994. In 2008, CQUniversity was formed to acknowledge the university’s expansion outside of the region.

Rankings

  • #26 in Australia (QS World University Ranking / QS WUR 2022)
  • #601-650 in the world (QS World University Ranking / QS WUR 2022)
  • #36 in Australia (Times Higher Education / THE 2022)
  • #801-1000 in the world (Times Higher Education / THE 2022)
  • #16 in Australia (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)
  • #301-500 in the world (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)

Campus

CQU is the only Australian institution with a campus presence in every mainland state.

Its main campus is in Rockhampton, at Norman Gardens. It also has campuses in Adelaide (Wayville), Brisbane, Bundaberg (Branyan), Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone (South Gladstone and Callemondah), Mackay (central business district and Ooralea), Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton City, Sydney, and Townsville.

The university also has three delivery sites for distance education in Biloela, Broome, Busselton, Charters Towers, Karratha, and Yeppoon and collaborations with university centers in Cooma, Geraldton, and Port Pirie.

CQU MBA (CQUniversity’s MBA)

About CQU MBA

Central Queensland University’s MBA is part of CQU School of Business and Law.

ACCORDING TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, its MBA is in the top 10 in Australia (AFR BOSS MBA Rankings 2019) and is taught by experienced course leaders with real-world business and public sector expertise to help you advance your profession.

Through a deeper understanding of humanity’s most essential qualities and contemporary emotional intelligence models, the CQU MBA will assist you in furthering your leadership, management, and change abilities as well as emotional intelligence.

MBA Rankings

  • Tier One MBA Global Ranking in 2019 by CEO magazine
  • #8 in Australia (AFR BOSS MBA Rankings 2019)

Accreditation

CQUniversity is the only Australian university accredited as a Changemaker Campus by global social innovation group Ashoka U.

CQU MBA Programs and Courses

MBA (Leadership)

About
  • Study mode: Online
  • Units/Credits: 11 Units (72 Credits)
  • Duration: 5 years maximum
Structure

The MBA (Leadership) comprises 11 units: 10 standard and one Capstone.

Each standard unit is designed to take 144 hours to complete, which equates to 12–18 months of full-time study for the entire course.

Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirements:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma-level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0.

English entry requirements:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) – Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
Tuition Fee/Cost

2022 Indicative Fee

Domestic students:

  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee: $12,240.00

International students:

  • International Indicative First Term FeeL $6,840.00
  • International Indicative First Year FeeL $13,680.00

MBA

About
  • Study mode: On-campus, Online (Available: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Online)
  • Units/Credits: 12 Units (72 Credits)
  • Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Structure

This course is a 12 unit program. You are required to complete a total of 8 core units and 4 major units.

Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirements:

  • A completed Australian Bachelor degree, or higher Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent qualification with three years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant* business experience; or
  • A minimum of five years relevant* business experience.
  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • bachelor level qualification study for at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

English entry requirements:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
Tuition Fee/Cost

2022 Indicative Fee

Domestic students:

  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee: $24,216.00

International students:

  • International Indicative First Term Fee: $16,050.00
  • International Indicative First Year Fee: $33,360.00

MBA (Global)

About
  • Study mode: On-campus, Online (Available: Melbourne, Sydney, Online)
  • Units/Credits: 15 Units (96 Credits)
  • Duration: 2 years full-time
Structure

You are required to complete a total of 15 units.

Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent.

English entry requirements:

  • All students must meet English language requirements that are IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 or equivalent.
Tuition Fee/Cost

2022 Indicative Fee

Domestic students:

  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee: $24,090.00

International students:

  • International Indicative First Term Fee: $16,050.00
  • International Indicative First Year Fee: $32,310.00

MBA Scholarship (if any)

https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships

How to Apply (Online Application)

If you are an International Applicant, you should apply directly to CQUniversity via the iStart link.

Official Website: https://www.cqu.edu.au/

FAQs

What is a leadership MBA?

The CQU MBA is a leadership-focused program that equips students with the skills and knowledge to lead in complex and ever-changing business environments. The curriculum has been designed in consultation with industry, ensuring that graduates are equipped with the latest thinking and best practices.

Is CQU accredited?

CQUniversity is the only Australian university accredited as a Changemaker Campus by global social innovation group Ashoka U.

Is CQU a good university?

CQUniversity is one of Australia’s largest and most experienced universities, with a strong reputation for teaching quality, student satisfaction, and graduate employment.