Drawn on ECU’s outstanding reputation in teaching and industry collaboration, the Master of Business Administration currently has nine specialisations. There will be more specialisations added in the next two years from a range of disciplines across ECU. This is the first phase of changes in creating one of Australia’s most flexible and industry-tailored MBAs. Each specialisation offers students more opportunities to complete real-world projects within diverse industries and work environments.
These real-world projects are part of the internship program which consists of two units. These units concentrate on the development and application of non-technical skills important to the students’ chosen profession and developing an awareness of professional conduct within the Australian work context. Students will develop a professional portfolio which will help demonstrate their developed skills and suitability for employment to potential employers. The program also provides an opportunity for students to apply their disciplinary knowledge and demonstrate leadership and autonomy in the research, planning, design and implementation of a work-based project which is related to their postgraduate degree studies.
By developing more industry-focused options in new and emerging growth industries, ECU is ensuring its MBA graduates are equipped with expert and career knowledge, and life skills, producing world-ready graduates.