• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This dynamic and internationally recognised joint Business Administration - Master of Conflict Management and Resolution degree from James Cook University provides students the opportunity to develop advanced business acumen, leadership and diplomacy skills demanded of professionals in the 21st century.


Both the MBA and the MCRM are internationally recognised programs and provide students the opportunity to learn from experts who are leaders or practitioners in their fields.

Through the Business Administration - Master of Conflict Management and Resolution program students will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of topics and disciplines essential for managers, leaders and organisations today. Study areas include responsible management practices, financial skills, technology and innovation, globalisation, career development, corporate governance, sustainability, risk and value creation, entrepreneurship and decision-making, knowledge economy, legislation, strategy, change and leadership.

Through the Business Administration - Conflict Management and Resolution degree from James Cook University, students will learn how to:

  • Synthesise complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in conflict management and resolution.
  • Critically analyse complex conflicts and conflict management systems.
  • Provide specialised advice to assist individuals, groups and organisations to constructively manage conflict.
  • Effectively and ethically communicate with, facilitate and support people in personal, group, organisational and cross-cultural conflict.
  • Independently and critically reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.

Career opportunities

Joint degrees provide postgraduate students an opportunity to develop expertise in two complimentary disciplines and enhance career prospects whilst reducing the time to complete two Masters degrees. The joint degree is designed for students seeking to deepen their understanding of business administration and management, whilst also acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills in conflict management and resolution.

The students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including management, health, local government, law, emergency services, education, Defence and social work.

Many of the graduates find that developing advanced conflict management and resolution skills helps their career progression in their current employment, particularly in management roles. Graduates have successfully applied their knowledge and skills in a wide range of professions and industries. 

These include health, local government, higher education, emergency services, primary and secondary schools, construction, logistics, law, Federal politics, Defence, social work and in general management settings; both in Australia and in other countries. Graduates can also practice as mediators, conciliators, arbitrators and ombuds in private practice or with corporate or government organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Changing Business Environment 
  • Economics for a Sustainable World 
  • Managing Strategic Resources and Operations 
  • Corporate Responsibility and Governance 
  • Marketing and Customer Engagement 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • Leading and Managing Organisational Change 
  • Applied Research Project 
  • Conflict Analysis 
  • Conflict Resolution Processes 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 069811F

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business or Human Services
  • Cognate business disciplines: Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Management, Commerce, HRM, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality, or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.
  • Cognate Human Services disciplines: Law, Business, Psychology, Social Work, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Science, Education, Nursing, Communication or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to human behaviour, communication and people 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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