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Dual Masters – USQ Australia

Dual MastersThis unique dual masters program is intended for experienced working professionals and awards 2 degrees – Master of Project Management (MPM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The Master of Project Management program aims to produce graduates who understand the theoretical structure of project management as defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and who can apply the key principles of project management to a real-life project environment in relation to scheduling and planning, cost and quality management, project HR and communications, risk and procurement, and integration/scope management.

The Master of Project Management is accredited by the US-based Project Management Institute (PMI). USQ is endorsed as a National Provider of Project Management education by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

The Master of Business Administration aims to produce graduates who demonstrate understanding of the theories and skills of modern management discipline areas and who have the potential to display competence in a wide range of areas relevant to management practice at senior levels.

This includes applying their knowledge of current behavioral, policy and strategic issues so as to improve organisational efficiency, analyzing and evaluating internal and external environmental forces, and developing strategic plans for the management of change.

This program requires a total of 16 courses over 2 years and 8 months. Applicants with less than 2 years work experience will be admitted first into the USQ Australia Graduate Certificate in Business – GCBU – consisting of 4 courses while they continue to gain work experience. On satisfactory completion of the GCBU and 2 years of work experience, students will then be allowed to complete the remaining 12 courses for the Dual Masters.
Applicants with a recognized 4-year Bachelor degree and at least 2 years of work experience will be able to apply for direct entry into the Dual Masters.
Applicants with a recognized and credible MBA or Masters level business degree or postgraduate qualifications may be granted some exemptions on approval by USQ’s admission council.


The courses are as follows (click on the links to view the course synopsis):

MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour
ACC5502 Accounting and Financial Management
MKT5000 Marketing Management
ECO5000 Economics for Managers
CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy
MGT8033 Leading Organizational Change
MBA8000 Applied Business Research and Ethics
MGT8022 Project Based Management
MGT8073 Project Processes and Systems
MGT8074 Project Team Leadership
MGT8075 Project Delivery
MGT8076 Project-based Change Management
MGT8077 Project Risk Management
MGT8078 Portfolio, Program and Benefits Management
MGT8079 Project Management Research Project
MGT8002 Strategic Management