In the Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) you will participate in an intensive program of learning to prepare you for study at postgraduate level.
This non-award program comprises ten learning modules designed to ensure you have the skills, competencies and knowledge necessary to undertake postgraduate study in business.
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Masters Qualifying Program at Western
You will develop further your verbal and written communication skills in a range of contemporary business areas including finance, organisations, people and culture, and enterprise intelligence in a global business context.
You will be required to demonstrate a sound appreciation of the ethical and professional practice in business enterprises, and you will demonstrate practical business communication skills by working individually as well as working in teams.
Students who have shown competency in all 10 modules will be eligible to enter Masters courses in Business and Accounting with a 1.5 years (or longer) duration provided they also meet the English language proficiency criteria for admission to those programs.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $8,650*
Delivery: On campus
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Masters Qualifying Program Modules
This non-award program consists of ten modules (equivalent to 40 credit points).
- Written Communication for Postgraduate Study
- Interpreting Financial Statements
- People and Culture
- The Global Economy
- Ethical Enterprise Practice
Masters Qualifying Program Modules
Written Communication for Postgraduate Study
This module will assist you to develop the written communication skills required for postgraduate business study. You will explore academic literature in various business contexts and cover information literacy and writing skills.
Interpreting Financial Statements
In this module you will interpret financial and accounting statements. You will develop skills in financial literacy and numeracy and use these skills to select relevant financial information to make practical decisions about business performance.
People and Culture
In this module you will focus on the impact of leadership and decision-making on workers’ motivation and engagement. The impact of organisational and socio-economic change on organisations and aspects of leadership and communication around change are explored.
The Global Economy
This module is designed to address issues relating to the global economy which reflects the total amount of measurable economic activity going on in the world.
Ethical Enterprise Practice
This module introduces you to current ethical issues that face enterprise practitioners within their field and across related disciplines.
Verbal Communication for Postgraduate Study
In this module you will develop your verbal communication skills in one-on-one and small group situations. You will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in peer groups, and work settings.
In this module you will explore enterprise intelligence concepts, technologies and practices, and focus on the application of enterprise intelligence through a team based project in class that will allow students to have practical experience in building an enterprise intelligence solution based on a real world case study.
Managing People and Organisations
In this module you will explore requirements of managing people in ways that are socially responsible, be aware of conflicts of interests and environmental pressures that create ethical issues and political conflicts.
Innovation and Creativity
Innovation seeks to take ideas through invention and entrepreneurial processes to create new economic and social value. You will be introduced to ideation as an approach for developing ideas into possible innovative products, services, applications and processes.
Fundamentals of Finance
In this module you will review ideas of finance theory and the tools of financial decision making. The module’s purpose is to develop an understanding of the basic practices of financial management from the view of a firm (both large and small).
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.