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Business and Innovation (General), MBusInv

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #751 (QS) , | , | Online
The University of Southern Queensland Master of Business and Innovation (General) is an advanced cross disciplinary academic program that aims to build and extend business related skills in two specialised areas. It provides students with the ability to match their specialisations with their career goals.


Program objectives

Upon completion of the University of Southern Queensland Master of Business and Innovation (General), students will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in business and emerging cross-disciplinary specialisations

  • independently undertake critical analysis, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in business and emerging cross-disciplines

  • engage in independent research using a relevant theoretical framework as a practitioner or learner

  • demonstrate expert judgement, autonomy and responsibility in the application of established theories to a body of knowledge or practice

  • communicate knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Research project

The third component of your studies will be a research project which will expand your knowledge in innovative business and entrepreneurship. The Research specialisation has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to current issues in the business environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace.

Programme Structure

  • The General specialisation comprises any 4 courses from the Master of Business Administration, Master of Project Management and Master of Business and Innovation as well as other postgraduate courses from across the university subject to the approval of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts and meeting any prerequisite requirements. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    USQ accepts applications all year.

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      1.5 years full-time, up to 3 years part-time
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • CRICOS: 086146D

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent.

For candidates who have a Bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF level 7) in a non-related discipline from a recognised institution, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides an articulation pathway into the Master of Business and Innovation. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they will be eligible for entry into the Master of Business and Innovation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24950 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    22430 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22430 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • External/Online fee for international students: AUD 22595

Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 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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