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Master of Business Administration/Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis

Course code: 3837 ~ Course abbreviation: MBA/MIDEA ~ Total credit points required: 120 ~ 2.5 years full-time, 5 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This double-degree course aims to provide a broad-based foundation in business and management while providing existing and aspiring international development professionals with the opportunity of developing specialist knowledge and expertise in sustainable development.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: provide managers and aspiring managers with an educational experience that will enable them to become outstanding leaders within organisations; develop knowledge and skills across a broad range of business disciplines to enable students to effectively manage and lead an organisation; develop specific knowledge and skills in international development and environmental analysis; further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete 10 core MBA units (60 points) as follows:

(b) students must complete (60 points) from the Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis as follows:

(i) students must complete the following of four units (24 points):

  • IDA4140 Zones of transformation
  • IDA4230 Research and analysis in political ecology
  • IDA5130 Environmental revolutions
  • IDA5220 The art and business of international development

(ii) students who qualify must complete one unit (12 points) from the following:

  • IDA5310 Final project in M.IDEA (internship-based client project) (12 points)*
  • GYM5480 Research project (supervised research) (12 points)*

Elective units (24-36 points) from offered in the Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis program or other electives at the discretion of the course coordinator.

    *Students intending to undertake a final project in IDEA must gain a distinction average or above in M.IDEA core and elective units, or permission of the course coordinator. For students who have not attained a distinction average, an additional 12 points of coursework electives may be substituted for the Final Project units.

    Professional recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Contact Details

MBA programs: telephone +61 3 9903 1166; email:

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Peter Reed