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MBA HANDBOOK

UQ BUSINESS SCHOOL

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Ten reasons to choose UQ Business School for your MBA


1 We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for MBAs by The Economist

One of the worlds best business schools


UQ Business School is part of the University of Queensland, the largest and oldest university in Queensland and a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight a coalition of Australias leading universities.
UQ Business School is recognised by the worlds pre-eminent ranking bodies as a leading provider of quality business education. It is renowned for its cutting-edge research, the quality of its academic staff, the depth of its educational programs and its close links with industry. The school has a track record of winning highly competitive Australian Research Council grants and research that is consistently cited in the worlds top-tier journals. Its academics are in demand as consultants and have worked on projects with organisations including Thiess, Laing ORourke, CSIRO, Suncorp, Fairfax, Rio Tinto and Telecom NZ. More than 100 full-time academic staff (over 95 per cent of whom hold PhDs) enable the school to offer coursework programs across the business disciplines and supervise a diverse range of research higher degree topics.
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2 and in the top 50 worldwide for executive education by the Financial Times. 3 We are rated in the top two MBA providers in Australia by AFRs BOSS Magazine. 4 Our MBA program has been awarded the highest possible rating for seven years running by Australias most influential rating body, the GMAA**. It was also awarded 5 stars for its corporate links, size of management faculty and academic qualifications. 5 Our track record for research helps keep UQ Business School at the forefront of knowledge. We are one of the top three business schools in the country for management research and were classed as above world standard in 20 fields of research in the governments ERA assessment - more than any other Australian university. 6 In the same assessment, our business and management group was one of only three in the country to be awarded the top score, as was our banking, finance and investment group. 7 Leadership is a key focus on our MBA program and our Leadership Capability Framework provides visible evidence of your progress. 8 UQ Business School is known for its strong links with the business world and our lecturers act as consultants to leading companies worldwide, which ensures our teaching is always fresh and relevant. 9 We are the only business school in Australasia to be selected as a partner for the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum, which gives MBA students the opportunity to collaborate with the worldrenowned Wharton School on an international consultancy project. 10 The schools highly successful Social Economic Engagement Program (SEEP) was developed especially for our MBA students and offers them the chance to put what they have learned into practice while working with community organisations.

* As ranked in The Economists Which MBA 2011 ** Graduate Management Association of Australia
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The importance of investing in learning and development


I started studying the MBA to enable a career change into a more strategic, dynamic role in management consulting. This has led to an exciting leadership role in the financial services industry. The MBA program offered me a view on how a range of business functions interact and impact organisations enabling more holistic analysis and decision making. Completing the UQ Business School MBA has been of great benefit in my career through both the knowledge gained through class delivery and interactions with other students and through the range of ongoing learning and networking opportunities offered to alumni. Demonstrating continual investment in your own learning and development is increasingly seen as a ticket to play and the MBA is a prime example.
ELYSE HENDERSON 2008 MBA graduate and now Regional Business Executive with nab Business.

from the class of 2011...

PAT HOWARD

A former award-winning rugby union international, Pat has also been coach of the British club Leicester Tigers and general manager of the High Performance Unit of Australian Rugby Union. He is now Cricket Australias new head of high performance. A former pharmacy student, he also helped found Rx Management, which operates a chain of pharmacy stores.

JUSTIN GOLDING

Justin was the winner of the 2011 Top MBA Student Award and also the Directors Award for Leadership in last years MBA Awards, and described as a truly outstanding student and an authentic leader by judges. He has spent 12 years with the international cleaning products manufacturer SC Johnson, during which time he has held management roles in Australia, Japan, the UK, and Argentina. His aim is to continue to learn and progress through roles that enable him to drive change within an operations, supply chain, or services context.

DAVID HANSEN

David is a recognised expert in the use of information and communication technologies in the life sciences and is currently CEO of the Australian E-Health Research Centre, which aims to improve healthcare through the adoption of innovative technologies. His aim is to continue to lead and develop teams that deliver scientific and engineering solutions and drive an improved and sustainable healthcare system for Australia.

JANICE TAN

Janice is a management executive within the family business, Tantex Pty Ltd, which is based in Singapore and provides sourcing services for the fashion and the textile industry. In the space of just four years, Janice has amassed significant experience in the key aspects of business and is currently being groomed to take over as Managing Director. She aims to build on the skills she has gained through the MBA to enhance the business and to look for opportunities to enter new markets possibly in retail in Australia and Singapore.

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WHAT you need to know about the MBA


What is an MBA?
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a Masters-level general business degree designed to equip graduates with sophisticated skills and knowledge across the business disciplines. It is by nature and tradition a generalist degree.
If you prefer to pursue a specialist postgraduate degree, UQ Business School also offers the following postgraduate business degrees: Master of Business Master of Commerce Master of Project Management Master of Property Studies Master of Technology and Innovation Management. In addition there are a number of other organisations that provide rankings: The Economist global ranking of full-time MBAs is carried out each year. In 2011 UQ Business School was ranked at number 46, one of only two in Australia to be rated in the global top 50. The AFR BOSS Magazine survey of MBA courses is conducted every two years by the highly-regarded Financial Review Group. In 2011 it ranked UQ Business School as number one in Queensland and number two in Australia. The survey also questioned alumni and found that over 90 per cent of UQ Business School alumni considered the MBA to be value for money while 89 per cent felt that it prepared them for a wide range of economic conditions and put them in a better place than their co-workers, especially in the light of the GFC. It found that MBA students had gone on to improve their skills in the areas of leadership, teamwork, strategic thinking, problem analysis and decision making since their graduation.

Reputation

Ratings and accreditation bodies agree that UQ Business School is one of the best in the world. We were the first to gain EQUIS and AACSB accreditation, which represents a strong vote of confidence by the worlds most influential accreditation bodies. Our MBA course is classed as amongst the top 50 in the world by The Economist, and in the top two in Australia by AFR BOSS Magazine, and it has been awarded the highest possible rating for seven years in a row by Australias GMAA.

Flexibility

We have three different options for the MBA so you can choose the model that best suits your lifestyle and work commitments. There are two structured options the Accelerated MBA takes just 12 months full-time while the Streamlined MBA can be completed in 24 months, alongside your job. These structured approaches allow students to develop the enduring personal and professional relationships that are so much a part of the appeal of the MBA. We also offer a flexible, part-time option that gives you as much time as you need to complete up to a maximum of seven years.

Who should do an MBA?

Students in the MBA program typically have an undergraduate degree and several years of work experience before undertaking the MBA. They see the MBA as the ideal vehicle to equip them to move ahead in their careers, confidently establish their own businesses, or facilitate a transition to a different organisation, industry or profession.

Whats different about the UQ Business School MBA?

Why quality counts

The UQ Business Schools MBA program has a number of key features that help to set it apart and provide added value to students.

As the number of institutions offering MBAs has grown, employers have learned to discriminate on the basis of quality. So it is reassuring to know that by choosing UQ Business School, you will be following an MBA program that is ranked in the top 1% in the world. Whats more, you can be sure that everything you learn on the MBA program will be highly relevant. The combination of quality teaching, consulting and research helps us to stay in tune with the business agenda and create a vibrant culture that brings out the best in students. However the MBA program is not just about classroom learning. We will help you to develop your leadership skills and provide opportunities to put your new knowledge into practice - for example by taking part in an international consultancy project through the Wharton GCP, or working with community organisations through the Social Economic Engagement Program (SEEP). As the MBA is just the start of the journey, we also offer networking opportunities to allow you to develop new contacts and extensive careers support to help you on the way. I look forward to working with you.

How do you assess the quality of MBA courses?


There are a variety of independent bodies which provide accreditation and ratings. AACSB International is the leading US accrediting body for business schools while EQUIS is Europes most prestigious accreditation. UQ Business School was the first in Australia to earn both of these accreditations. The GMAA, Australias most influential rating body, assesses the quality of programs each year. UQ Business School has been awarded the highest possible rating for seven years in a row. In 2011 it was also awarded 5 stars for its corporate links, size of management faculty and academic qualifications.

Leadership

UQ Business School provides visible evidence of skills development using our unique Leadership Capability Framework, developed in-house specifically for the MBA program.

Relevance

At UQ Business School we believe that teaching, research, and consulting are all crucial in creating a learning environment that creates the maximum benefit for our students. Our academics are in demand as consultants to business, industry and government and are as comfortable in the contemporary business environment as they are in the classroom. UQ Business School is well known nationally and internationally for its outstanding applied research and strong links to the business community. Working with industry ensures that our degrees meet industry needs, and that our services add real value to business.

Polly Parker, Assoc Professor and MBA Program Director

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BUILDING INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE


The Wharton Global Consulting Practicum (GCP) is a once in a lifetime chance for MBA students to develop their business skills by collaborating with the world-renowned Wharton School on an international consultancy project.
The program brings together selected MBA students from both Wharton and UQ Business School to develop a US market entry or expansion strategy for a paying Australasian company. It culminates in a week-long practicum hosted by The Wharton School in Philadelphia. Established in 1881, The Wharton School was the first ever collegiate business school. It is recognised as one of the top three in the world and is a member of the prestigious Ivy League. The Wharton Global Consulting Practicum was started in 1978 as a program for Wharton MBA students and is now offered by leading business schools in each region of the world. UQ Business School is Whartons exclusive GCP partner in Australasia.

Leadership in the communitY


Todays business leaders have to take into account a broader range of issues than ever before, including their responsibility to stakeholders and society at large. Therefore effective business leadership increasingly requires the ability to exercise leadership in the wider community.
UQ Business School offers MBA students the opportunity to work with community organisations through the Social Economic Engagement Program (SEEP). The program provides an active learning environment where students can apply their classroom learning while gaining practical experience. It is also an opportunity to give something back to the community, and find out about the challenges facing the not for profit sector. Projects have included working with pearl farmers in Fiji, to see how a new economic model could help in subsistence farming, and developing a business strategy to launch Buffed Shoe Shine, a social franchise initiative designed to provide marginalised men with an opportunity to run their own business. Another project is the Yalari Horizons leadership camp, hosted by UQ Business School, which brings indigenous high school students together with celebrities and business leaders to share success stories and inspire them to aim high. While participation in SEEP is voluntary, the benefits to both the community and the students make it well worthwhile.

By helping local farmers to model and plan their business, and avoid potential pitfalls, we were able to make a real difference in a local community.
Justin Golding MBA student

This is as real as it gets. To collaborate internationally with a world-class institution like Wharton is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Dr Tim Kastelle UQ Business School

Participating in the Wharton GCP is a supreme MBA opportunity. Its a real-life consulting job, rather than being theory.
Alice Evans MBA student

For years I have been involved in community volunteer and development projects, but none has been as insightful, engaging or meaningful as the PARDI project in Savusavu, Fiji.
Brenda Jahnke MBA student

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leadership difference
All MBA programs aim to develop participants leadership skills. At UQ Business School, we have developed a unique tool to provide evidence of skills development. The Leadership Capability Framework is used to assess students skill levels at the beginning of the program and again at the end. By reviewing the changes during the MBA, graduates are able to structure their ongoing leadership development activities. The Leadership Capability Framework is also available to graduates of the program. As well as a tool to measure development, UQ Business School has also developed the Leadership Enhancement Program (LEP) which complements the formal academic program. The LEP provides opportunities to learn from business leaders and develop networking skills. The program also provides non-traditional leadership learning opportunities such as spending time with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Reds rugby union team. The awards are made annually to students who have graduated in semester one or are eligible to graduate in semester two. The awards are as follows: Top MBA award for overall excellence Directors award for excellence in leadership Service to the community award Academic excellence awards in each discipline/cluster The Dr Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd prize in MBA accounting and finance.

Alumni lunch lectures

Held monthly, the series provides interesting and thoughtprovoking presentations and discussion on a wide range of topics over a light lunch. Networking is a key feature of the series. Past speakers include Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz and former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at DuPont Richard Goodmanson. Coming events will feature Ric Battelino, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Westpac Bank Chairman, Ted Evans.

ZOE BLACK (CENTRE) AND JACLYN KNIGHT (RIGHT) WITH KATE ASHTON

Your leadership journey

Your leadership journey starts the minute you enter your first class, Management Frameworks. In this course, youll use our unique Leadership Capability Framework to assess your current level of skill across key leadership dimensions. Youll also do the Intelligent Career Card Sort exercise developed by MBA Director Associate Professor Polly Parker as well as using a number of other self-assessment tools to help you assess where you are now. The course is also designed to provide a structured way to identify the things that really drive you professionally and personally and you may be surprised where that thinking process takes you. This is also the time youll have your first interview with a consultant from UQ Business Schools Career Services with your new learnings, you will be able to identify the kind of career outcomes that will inspire you in your studies and in the personal development plan you will develop with the Career Services Manager.

Career Services

Career Services at UQ Business School has a double role to play helping students to access opportunities and manage their career, and providing employers with access to some of the brightest and best talent in Australia. Our students benefit from regular career management and networking events, online access to job opportunities and introductions to business leaders and potential employers. The Career Enhancement Program is an integral part of the MBA and includes online tools to help you take stock of your skills and abilities. We can then help you use this information to create a career development plan, and work with you to find opportunities to fit in with your aspirations. For employers, we can provide assistance at any stage in the recruitment process - whether you are keeping an eye open for the future, looking to work with interns or ready to recruit immediately. UQ Business School graduates are high-calibre individuals at the forefront of contemporary business practice. They come from diverse locations and backgrounds but are united by a desire to make a difference to the organisations they serve. We can connect you with students and recent alumni and also work with you free of charge to develop a customised recruitment program.

PEKKA HEIKURA (LEFT) AND DAVID HANSEN (RIGHT) WITH IAIN WATSON

MBA Awards

The purpose of the MBA Awards is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our top graduating MBAs each year and to bring their talents and skills to the attention of potential employers. Established in 2005, the awards are presented at a gala dinner at UQs historic Customs House in Brisbane. The December event has become a highlight of the Schools calendar and a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students.

JUSTIN GOLDING (RIGHT) WITH EXECUTIVE DEAN IAIN WATSON UQ BUSINESS SCHOOL MBA HANDBOOK 2013

SALLY BLEDSOE (CENTRE) WITH CATHRYN MITTELHEUSER (LEFT) AND LINDA RAY FROM RBS MORGANS LTD

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CAREERS difference

WHO YOULL MEET


Among the benefits of undertaking an MBA, one of the most significant is the people you will meet. Youll get to know your peers and build lifelong personal and professional relationships. You will get to know your lecturers all of whom are highly regarded and widely published in their fields of expertise and who are also sought-after consultants to business, industry, government, and the professions. Youll also meet guest speakers including business leaders and our own Industry Fellows and Adjunct Professors. With students drawn from a wide range of industries, you can be sure of interesting, informative and diverse classroom discussion. Because the UQ Business School MBA is only open to students with meaningful work experience, good GMAT scores and excellent English, everyone is able to contribute at a similar level.

flexible mba options


UQ Business School has designed an MBA program that is highly flexible while also acknowledging the importance of what we call the cohort effect. Put simply, the cohort effect is the extra value that is generated when students can clearly identify their classmates and share sufficient class and study time with them to develop the lasting relationships that are such a valuable part of any MBA experience.

You can approach study in 1 oF 3 ways


Accelerated program

Alumni association

UQ Business Schools Career Enhancement Program is designed to motivate and guide you to achieving your personal career aspirations.
Recognising the diversity of our student body, the Career Enhancement Program (CEP) is customised to suit your individual circumstances by providing access to a variety of tools and personalised services. A dedicated Careers Services Manager works with MBA students and graduates to help find the right job for you when you graduate. And the Schools Careers Services Manager will continue to work with you after you graduate. We can help you: Clarify your personal goals and objectives Explore and evaluate career options Develop a personal career strategy and action plan Expand your networking contacts Gain access to business leaders and potential employers Manage your job search effectively Market and promote yourself to targeted employers Perfect your curriculum vitae and hone your job interview skills.

With its focus on career management, the course introduces an online career exploration developed by MBA Director and career expert Associate Professor Polly Parker. The Intelligent Career Card Sort takes a fresh approach helping you gain the self knowledge that is critical to finding a career that will reward and challenge you. Both the Intelligent Career Card Sort and the Schools own Leadership Capability Framework developed for the UQ Business School MBA program will help you take stock of your current skills and abilities.

With around 32,000 alumni all over the world, the UQ Business School Alumni Association provides access to a global network offering opportunities for ongoing learning, development and career enhancement. Graduates regularly tell us that the contacts they have made through the Alumni Association and the ability to connect with an extended peer group have proved some of the most powerful benefits of their MBA program. The Alumni Association brings together graduates of management, commerce and business from undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. It provides an opportunity to stay connected or reconnect with fellow alumni, current students and staff. The association offers a range of services to alumni. A volunteer executive committee meets regularly to provide alumni with information and organise events that suit their interests, and are always interested to hear about the careers and life experiences of other alumni. Graduates of the school and its former entities are eligible to join the Alumni Association.

The accelerated program can be completed in 12 months and is taught in intensive blocks between early January and November.

Streamlined program*

The streamlined program can be completed in 24 months alongside your job and is structured to include some evening classes, some weekend intensive classes and some one-week intensive mode offerings.

Flexible program*

Career Services

The formal curriculum is complemented by a range of personalised services offered by the MBA Career Services Manager. Services include: Career consultations Career management and networking events Professional resume review service Online access to job opportunities Introductions to business leaders and potential employers

If your work/personal commitments are such that you expect to need more than two years to complete, you can structure your program to suit your needs by choosing to study in the evenings, by taking weekend intensive courses or by taking one-week intensive mode offerings. * Students in the Streamlined and Flexible programs have the option of also completing up to two approved courses in the one-week intensive mode delivered by UQ Business School Corporate Education.

Student association

The Business School Postgraduate Association (BSPA) is the official social and industry network for all postgraduate students. The BSPA organises industry speaker events, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities throughout the year for the ongoing professional and personal development of its members. It also provides a point of contact with other postgraduate students.

Like the Leadership Enhancement Program (LEP), the Careers Enhancement Program is totally integrated into the structure of the MBA. Your first course Management Frameworks (MGTS7801) is your launch pad.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Accelerated

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

ACCELERATED
Available to domestic and international students.

How to apply - international applicants

Duration

1 year full-time. 1 intake per year in January.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for entry into the MBA program: (a) (i) hold an approved degree with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale; OR (ii) hold the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from UQ with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale; and (b) have completed at least three years relevant work experience including at least one year at supervisory/management level, approved by the Executive Dean; and (c) international applicants must achieve at least 6.5 overall with no subscore less than 6.0 in the IELTS test (or equivalent test)*; and (d) international applicants must complete the graduate management admission test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550*; and (e) applicants may be required to attend an interview. A student may be required to pass a qualifying examination in basic computing, written communication, and basic mathematics and statistics before enrolment is approved. *Permanent residents may be required to sit an IELTS and/ or GMAT test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

To apply for the MBA, international students are required to submit a hard copy application to the International Admissions Office. The application form for international students can be found at the back of this handbook. It is entitled International Student Application for Graduate Coursework Studies or it may be downloaded from the website: www.uq.edu.au/study/forms/ international/InternatGradCourseworkAppForm.pdf For further information, international students should consult the website: www.uq.edu.au/international/ Completed international application forms should be forwarded to: International Admissions Section J.D. Story Building The University of Queensland St Lucia, Queensland, Australia 4072 Remember follow all the instructions closely and double check to ensure that ALL necessary documentation accompanies your application.

MBA scholarship full-time (12 month) MBA accelerated

Submitting an application

The UQ Business School is offering a number of 25% tuition-fee waiver scholarships to outstanding domestic and international students commencing the full-time (12 month) accelerated MBA program in January of each year. The scholarship is available to students who undertake their MBA studies equivalent to full-time study as defined by the UQ Business School.

Scholarship applications are to be received by 30 November in the year prior to commencement of the full-time (12 month) MBA program with a covering letter addressed to the MBA Director, and submitted to: MBA Student Liaison Officer UQ Business School The University of Queensland St Lucia, Queensland 4072 Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of the scholarship selection process as soon as possible.

What is the scholarship?

The scholarship will entitle the successful applicants to receive a 25% discount on their course tuition fees for the minimum number of units required to complete the full-time (12 month) MBA program unless otherwise stated. International students may also be eligible for an additional reimbursement of up to AUD$3,000 to cover travel expenses.

MBA corporate scholarship

Domestic students who undertake the accelerated program whose employer is funding the full tuition fees may be eligible for the MBA corporate scholarship. Please refer to page 19 for further details. NOTE: All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director whose decision is final. Further details are located at www.business.uq.edu.au > future students > scholarships > MBA scholarships

Required documentation

How to apply?

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Official transcripts of previous studies Evidence of work experience including details of management experience in the form of a CV Two written references, one of which must be work related Evidence of residency status Evidence of compliance with English language requirements For international students GMAT results.

Applicants must meet each of the following conditions in order to apply for the scholarship: 1. have already submitted an application for entry into the full-time (12 month) MBA program and be eligible to receive an unconditional offer for admission^. That is, you must have met the standard entry criteria for acceptance into the full-time (12 month) MBA program (including GMAT, English Language proficiency, and work experience); and 2. provide a personal statement of no more than 1000 words (use 1.5 spacing and 12 point font) in support of your application. This statement should: a. explain why you want to undertake the MBA at UQ Business School; and b. describe what value you think you will bring to your fellow MBA students; and c. outline your long-term career goals; and d. provide evidence of your leadership skills and community involvement; and e. outline how you will add value to the MBA program; and 3. supply two written references as follows: a. a professional reference from a current or former (recent) supervisor or manager; and b. a character reference; and 4. attend an interview in Australia or via video-conference/ skype/phone interview. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange a suitable time; and 5. NOT have been awarded any other MBA Scholarship as defined by the UQ Business School. ^ Applications for admission to the full-time (12 month) MBA program should be submitted separately to your scholarship application.

Can I apply if I dont have a previous degree?

Students without the equivalent of an Australian Bachelors degree are able to enter via the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration as long as they have at least seven years relevant work experience with at least three of those years at supervisory/ management level (as approved by the Executive Dean). Upon successful completion of the first four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements, students articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Successful completion of the next four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements allows for entry into the MBA program to complete the final four courses.

Due dates

Semester 1 intake (January) for both domestic and international applications close 30 November in the year prior to commencement of the MBA program.

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Credit & exemption

How to apply - domestic applicants

To apply for the MBA, domestic students are required to submit their application online via the website: www.business.uq.edu. au/applyMBA. All required supporting documentation must be uploaded with your online application (please see the list of required documentation). This online application process should also be used by applicants who are Permanent Residents or holders of humanitarian visas. For further information, domestic students should contact: MBA Student Liaison Officer UQ Business School The University of Queensland St Lucia, Queensland 4072

Students who have completed comparable postgraduate study may be eligible for credit and/or exemption. For specific details and how to apply, please refer to page 22.

MBA program structure

For a complete plan on how to structure your MBA course enrolment, please refer to page 20.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Accelerated

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

STREAMLINED
Available to domestic students only.

How to apply - domestic applicants

Duration

24 months. 2 intakes per year: February and July. Students completing the streamlined program will be required to enrol in up to four of the MBA courses in a one week intensive mode. Each intensive course will be run Monday through Friday 9am 5pm. Full attendance is compulsory.

To apply for the MBA, domestic students are required to submit their application online via the website: www.business.uq.edu. au/applyMBA. All required supporting documentation must be uploaded with your online application (please see the list of required documentation). This online application process should also be used by applicants who are Permanent Residents or holders of humanitarian visas. For further information, domestic students should contact: MBA Student Liaison Officer UQ Business School The University of Queensland St Lucia, Queensland 4072 Remember follow all the instructions closely and double check to ensure that ALL necessary documentation accompanies your application.

MBA scholarship full-time (24 month) MBA streamlined completion incentive


The UQ Business School is offering a fee waiver incentive to domestic students who complete the MBA program in 24 months as defined by the UQ Business School.

Submitting an application

Completion incentive applications are to be received within five business days after your MBA graduation ceremony and submitted to: MBA Student Liaison Officer UQ Business School The University of Queensland St Lucia, Queensland 4072 Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of the completion incentive selection process as soon as possible.

What is the completion incentive?

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for entry into the MBA program (a) (i) hold an approved degree with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale; OR (ii) hold the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from UQ with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale; and (b) have completed at least three years relevant work experience including at least one year at supervisory/management level, approved by the Executive Dean; and (c) applicants may be required to attend an interview. A student may be required to pass a qualifying examination in basic computing, written communication, and basic mathematics and statistics before enrolment is approved. Permanent residents may be required to sit an IELTS and/ or GMAT test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

The completion incentive will entitle the successful applicants to receive a 100% tuition fee re-imbursement for TWO (2) MBA courses (excluding courses completed either cross institutionally or through Corporate Education) after the successful completion of the MBA program in 24 months. The MBA program must be completed in 24 months with good standing from 2011. The completion incentive is awarded through a competitive process. Applicants must meet each of the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply for the completion incentive: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. be a domestic student; and successfully complete the MBA program in 24 months; and graduate from the MBA with good standing from 2011; and NOT have received any credit into the MBA program for previous studies; and NOT have been awarded any other MBA Scholarship as defined by the UQ Business School.

MBA corporate scholarship

Domestic students who undertake the streamlined program whose employer is funding the full tuition fees may be eligible for the MBA corporate scholarship. Please refer to page 19 for further details. NOTE: All completion incentives are awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director whose decision is final. Further details are located at www.business.uq.edu.au > current students > scholarships > MBA scholarships

Required documentation

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application. 1. 2. 3. 4. Official transcripts of previous studies Evidence of work experience including details of management experience in the form of a CV Two written references, one of which must be work related Evidence of residency status

How to apply?

Can I apply if I dont have a previous degree?


Students without the equivalent of an Australian Bachelors degree are able to enter via the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration as long as they have at least seven years relevant work experience with at least three of those years at supervisory/ management level (as approved by the Executive Dean).

Applicants must meet each of the following conditions in order to apply for the completion incentive: 1. provide a personal statement of no more than 1000 words (use 1.5 spacing and 12 point font) in support of your application. This statement should: a. describe what value you think you brought to your fellow MBA students; and b. outline your long-term career goals; and c. provide evidence of your leadership skills and community involvement; and d. outline how you added value to the MBA program; and 2. supply two written references as follows: a. one professional reference from a current or former (recent) supervisor or manager; and b. one character reference.

Due dates

Semester 1 intake (February) applications close 30 November in the year prior to commencement of the MBA program Semester 2 intake (July) applications close 31 May of the year of commencement in the MBA program.

Upon successful completion of the first four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements, students articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Successful completion of the next four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements allows for entry into the MBA program to complete the final four courses.

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Credit & exemption

Students who have completed comparable postgraduate study may be eligible for credit and/or exemption. For specific details and how to apply, please refer to page 22.

MBA program structure

For a complete plan on how to structure your MBA course enrolment, please refer to page 20.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Accelerated

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Accelerated

MBA CORPORATE

FLEXIBLE
Available to domestic students only.

SCHOLARSHIP
Remember follow all the instructions closely and double check to ensure that ALL necessary documentation accompanies your application.

Duration

Accelerated, Streamlined & Flexible domestic students (Australia ONLY)

Submitting an application

Corporate scholarship applications are to be received by: Semester 1 intake applications close 30 November in the year prior to commencement of the MBA program Semester 2 intake applications close 31 May in the year of commencement of the MBA program

Maximum completion duration for this program is seven years. 2 intakes per year: February and July. Students completing the flexible part-time program may be required to attend one MBA course in a one week intensive mode, run Monday through Friday 9am 5pm. Full attendance is compulsory.

Required documentation

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application. 1. 2. 3. 4. Official transcripts of previous studies Evidence of work experience including details of management experience in the form of a CV Two written references, one of which must be work related Evidence of residency status

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for entry into the MBA program (a) (i) hold an approved degree with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale; OR (ii) hold the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from UQ with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale; and (b) have completed at least three years relevant work experience including at least one year at supervisory/management level, approved by the Executive Dean; and (c) applicants may be required to attend an interview. A student may be required to pass a qualifying examination in basic computing, written communication, and basic mathematics and statistics before enrolment is approved. Permanent residents may be required to sit an IELTS and/ or GMAT test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

The UQ Business School is offering a number of 50% tuitionfee waiver corporate scholarships to employers who enrol more than one staff member as a domestic student (must be Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents) in the MBA program in the same academic calendar year. The corporate scholarship is available to employers who are paying the full tuition-fee for their staff to enrol as domestic students (must be Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents) in the MBA program.

Covering letters are to be addressed to the MBA Director and submitted to: MBA Student Liaison Officer UQ Business School The University of Queensland St Lucia, Queensland 4072 Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of the corporate scholarship selection process as soon as possible. NOTE: All corporate scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director whose decision is final. Further details are located at www.business.uq.edu.au > future students > scholarships > MBA scholarships

What is the corporate scholarship?

Due dates

Semester 1 intake (February) applications close 30 November in the year prior to commencement of the MBA program Semester 2 intake (July) applications close 31 May of the year of commencement in the MBA program.

The corporate scholarship will entitle the employer to receive a 50% discount on their staff members course tuition fees for the minimum number of units required to complete the MBA program unless otherwise stated. The staff members must commence and be enrolled as domestic students (must be Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents) in the MBA program in the same academic calendar year.

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply?

Applicants must meet each of the following conditions in order to apply for the corporate scholarship: 1. have already submitted an application for entry into the MBA program and be eligible to receive an unconditional offer for admission^. That is, you must have met the standard entry criteria for acceptance into the MBA Program (including work experience); and 2. provide a personal statement of no more than 1000 words (use 1.5 spacing and 12 point font) in support of your application. This statement should: a. explain why you want to undertake the MBA at UQ Business School; and b. describe what value you think you will bring to your fellow MBA students; and c. outline your long-term career goals; and d. provide evidence of your leadership skills and community involvement; and e. outline how you will add value to the MBA program; and 3. supply two written references as follows: a. a professional reference from a current or former (recent) supervisor or manager; and b. a character reference; amd 4. attend an interview in Australia or via video-conference/ skype/phone interview. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange a suitable time; and 5. NOT have been awarded any other MBA Scholarship as defined by the UQ Business School. ^ Applications for admission to the MBA program should be submitted separately to your corporate scholarship application.

Credit & exemption

Can I apply if I dont have a previous degree?


Students without the equivalent of an Australian Bachelors degree are able to enter via the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration as long as they have at least seven years relevant work experience with at least three of those years at supervisory/ management level (as approved by the Executive Dean).

Students who have completed comparable postgraduate study may be eligible for credit and/or exemption. For specific details and how to apply, please refer to page 22.

MBA program structure

For a complete plan on how to structure your MBA course enrolment, please refer to page 20.

Upon successful completion of the first four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements, students articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Successful completion of the next four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements allows for entry into the MBA program to complete the final four courses.

MBA scholarship full-time (24 month) MBA streamlined completion incentive


The UQ Business School is offering a fee waiver incentive to domestic students who complete the MBA program in 24 months as defined by the UQ Business School.

How to apply domestic applicants

To apply for the MBA, domestic students are required to submit their application online via the website: www.business.uq.edu. au/applyMBA. All required supporting documentation must be uploaded with your online application (please see the list of required documentation). This online application process should also be used by applicants who are Permanent Residents or holders of humanitarian visas. For further information, domestic students should contact: MBA Student Liaison Officer UQ Business School The University of Queensland St Lucia, Queensland 4072

Domestic students who commence in the flexible program and subsequently change to the streamlined may be eligible for the MBA streamlined completion incentive if they meet the specified criteria upon graduation. (ie. still complete the MBA program within 24 months). Please refer to page 17 for further details.

MBA corporate scholarship

Domestic students who undertake the flexible program whose employer is funding the full tuition fees may be eligible for the MBA corporate scholarship. Please refer to page 19 for further details.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Accelerated

MBA PROGRAM structures


MGTS7808 Services & Systems MGTS7802 International Management MGTS7807 Operations Design MGTS7809 Strategic Human Resource Management TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership MGTS7803 Integrated Strategic Analysis

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Accelerated

course descriptions
MGTS7802 International Management
International Management provides an understanding of how the economic, geopolitical, and cultural dimensions of the international business environment shape international business investment trade and transacting, and how international firms are managed in this environment. Strategies for market positioning of very large firms, and small and medium firms in these complex environments, and the firm structures that emerge to support these strategies are investigated, alongside new and innovative forms of enterprise to capture international advantage.

Accelerated

The academic component of the MBA is structured so that a foundation course is followed by five pairs of courses delivered in intensive 6 week teaching blocks and culminates in a residential capstone course.

ACCT7804 Accounting & Business Analysis


Accounting involves compiling and interpreting financial information about an enterprise and its activities as a basis for making and evaluating economic decisions about the deployment of resources. A basic knowledge of accounting is important for anyone involved in modern enterprises, whether they are profitoriented, government, or non-profit entities. The aim of the course is to provide a broad understanding of the accounting discipline to enable students to comprehend, evaluate, interpret, question, and intelligently discuss accounting information; and understand the uses, limitations, complexities, and evolving nature of accounting.

MGTS7801 Management Frameworks MGTS7810 Leading People & Teams ECON7012 Business Economics

ACCT7804 Accounting & Business Analysis

FINM7805 Financial Management

MGTS7801 Relational Marketing & Communication

MGTS7803

Integrated Strategic Analysis

Streamlined & Flexible

ECON7012

Business Economics

The Streamlined and Flexible programs include evening classes, some weekend intensive classes and one-week intensive mode offerings. Program structures vary depending on semester of commencement. Below is an example of the program structure for the Streamlined MBA delivery. Students choosing the Flexible part-time option can prepare an individual program plan with the MBA Student Liaison Officer. STUDENTS COMMENCING SEMESTER 1* First semester (commencing February) MGTS7801 MGTS7808 MGTS7810 July Intensive MGTS7802 MGTS7806 MGTS7809 MGTS7807 ACCT7804 ECON7012 FINM7805 TIMS7811 MGTS7803 International Management Relational Marketing & Communication Strategic Human Resource Management Operations Design Accounting & Business Analysis Business Economics Financial Management Innovation Leadership Integrated Strategic Analysis Second semester (commencing August) Management Frameworks Services & Systems Leading People & Teams STUDENTS COMMENCING SEMESTER 2* Second semester (commencing August) MGTS7801 MGTS7806 MGTS7809 MGTS7807 ACCT7804 ECON7012 July intensive MGTS7802 FINM7805 TIMS7811 MGTS7808 MGTS7803 MGTS7810 International Management Financial Management Innovation Leadership Services & Systems Integrated Strategic Analysis Leading People & Teams Second semester (commencing August) Management Frameworks Relational Marketing & Communication Strategic Human Resource Management Operations Design Accounting & Business Analysis Business Economics

This course focuses on how consumption, investment, production, and supply chain choices are made in the face of problems of information and knowledge. These choices need to be coordinated to avoid wasted opportunities, even more so when individuals, firms, or entire economies choose to specialise. Adjustments in relative prices and the incentives provided by profits and losses play major coordinating roles. Coordination is also assisted by planning and social institutions. Even so, coordination failures can still occur, leading to major slumps in employment and international trade. Economics can help to assess when these problems are likely and how they may be dealt with.

The final and capstone course, Integrated Strategic Analysis is delivered as a one week residential that integrates and extends the key concepts from the core courses of the MBA program. This course allows students to analyse, synthesise, and present conclusions and recommendations on a current business case.

MGTS7806 Relational Marketing & Communication


This course synthesises current perspectives of marketing and communication theory. Students will be expected to critique traditional marketing management and communication thinking within organisations. This contemporary approach aims to inform management practice better through a synthesis of the interplay between the disciplines of communication and marketing. It will prepare students to think ethically and critically about the communication and relationship processes that occur in organisations between their internal and external stakeholders.

Summer semester intensive (commencing January) First semester (commencing February/March)

FINM7805 Financial Management


This course provides students with a range of tools required for corporate financial decision-making and personal investing. The course also develops a framework for corporate decisionmaking centred around the concept of shareholder value. Topics include; financial mathematics, short-term financial management, the use and valuation of debt and equity securities, project evaluation with an emphasis on the discounted cash flow techniques of net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR), individual investing, portfolio theory and diversification, the weighted-average cost of capital (WACC), risk, and the capital asset pricing model (CAPM).

Summer semester intensive (commencing January) First semester (commencing February/March)

MGTS7807

Operations Design

Second semester (August)

Summer semester intensive (commencing January) First semester (commencing February/March)

The objective of this course is to develop students understanding of business systems and process design within diverse organisations, and evaluate how they relate to the organisations corporate objectives, market development, and long-term sustainability. Students will gain an understanding of the important theoretical issues and concepts relating to the design of core business processes, performance reporting mechanisms and accountability.

Residential capstone (November) * Please note that this timetable is subject to change

MGTS7801

Management Frameworks

* Please note that this timetable is subject to change

Students completing the MBA Flexible option should adhere to the following guidelines for enrolment in: a) b) c) MGTS7801 Management Frameworks in your first year (preferably first semester); and ACCT7804 Accounting & Business Analysis and ECON7012 Business Economics BEFORE attempting FINM7805 Financial Management; and MGTS7803 Integrated Strategic Analysis in your final year.

This foundation course introduces students to the MBA and provides specific areas of foundational knowledge and skills to build on throughout the degree program. These areas include frameworks for understanding organisations and leadership, as well as individual management and leadership abilities. Building capability begins with a thorough self-assessment, gap analysis, and subsequent identification of professional goals that can be achieved through and beyond completion of the program.

MGTS7808

Services & Systems

How do senior managers use information and communication technology (ICT) systems and services to enable strategy and get more business value out of IT? In this course we take the strategic perspective of the general manager to study how leading firms leverage their IT investments. Our focus centres on IT leadership and IT governance rather than the more technical aspects of IT. Therefore an IT background is not required.

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MGTS7809 Strategic Human Resource Management
This course examines the systems and processes involved in human resource management with the aim of improving organisational performance. Building on an appreciation of the environment in which business operates, the course aims to develop a deep understanding of HR practices such as the recruitment, selection, and retention of staff, as value adding activities. Strategies aimed at managing staff performance, developing staff competence, and the professional and ethical application of HR practice are explored at the individual and organisational level.

knowledge in this area, starting from an initial focus upon the role of individual variables (personality, motivations, perceptions, communication skills, emotional intelligence) and then moving to the nature of teams (team roles, cohesion, norms, formation, identity issues) and the interplay between individual and team factors within organisations. The approach taken also provides opportunities for students to reflect on their own work experiences and to improve their current practice.

International Student Application for

Graduate Coursework Studies


CRICOS Provider Number 00025B Important information
Please read the separate sheet Notes for completing the International Student Application form Graduate Coursework Studies and follow the instructions. This will avoid any unnecessary processing delays. Your application must include a non-refundable fee of $100 unless you are applying for a UQ scholarship. Please see The Application Process on page 106 of this prospectus for details on how to submit your application. Do not use this form if you are an Australian/New Zealand citizen; an Australian permanent resident; an applicant for Study Abroad, Exchange, or English studies; or if you wish to change your program to another program at the same level. Return your completed application form, documentation and application fee to UQs International Admissions Section (see below) or to one of the Universitys authorised representatives (www.uq.edu.au/edureps). The Manager, International Admissions Section, The University of Queensland, Level 2, JD Story Building, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia Web www.uq.edu.au Email applicationstatus@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3365 7941 Fax +61 7 3365 1794

TImS7811

Innovation Leadership

UQ office use only


Student ID: ..................................................................................... Priority level: Scholarship: P1 Y / / P N

MGTS7810

Leading People & Teams

Innovation has been described as the fundamental source of competitive advantage. The purpose of this course is to analyse the importance and nature of innovation and how managers can lead innovation for sustainable competitive advantage. The course is based on robust analytical frameworks and contemporary empirical evidence on international best practice in innovation leadership. In the event of any conflict arising from information contained in this publication, the material approved by The University of Queensland Senate shall prevail.

Payment method:........................................................................ AO: ....................................................................................................

This course develops the skills and knowledge required to lead people and teams effectively in modern organisations. The course specifically focuses upon current theory and applied

D AT E S TA M P

Personal details (see note 1)

CREDIT & EXEMPTION


Credit
Students who have completed comparable postgraduate study may be eligible for credit. Credit is granted on the basis of previous postgraduate study that is deemed to be at least 70% equivalent to UQ Business School MBA courses. If granted credit, students will be required to complete fewer units towards the MBA. Credit is not granted towards postgraduate study for either work experience or undergraduate study. Students can be awarded a maximum of up to 50% (6 courses) of their MBA in credit.

Family name: ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Given names: ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Order of names: ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

How to apply for credit and/or exemption


Students are required to apply for credit and/or exemptions by completing the credit/exemption application form which is available for download on the myAdvisor website, http://www. uq.edu.au/myadvisor/, from the Student Centre, or UQ Business School. Students are encouraged to apply for credit/exemption at the time of application for the MBA program. To facilitate timely processing of credit/exemption requests, UQ Business School requires the following information from an applicant: 1. 2. A detailed course outline with the following information: week-by-week list of topics; texts and other required and/or recommended readings; assessment criteria; and contact hours per week Official academic record or certified copy (please note: copies of records, either by fax or email, will not be accepted as a proper record and the application will not be processed).

DD/MM/YYYY Date of birth: ................................................................................................... Gender: ...................................................................................................... Citizenship: ....................................................................................................... Country of birth: ................................................................................... Country of current residence (country where you have been living for the past three months): ........................................................................................................................................................

Agent use only


Empl ID: .......................................................................................... Event ID: ......................................................................................... Agent ID: ......................................................................................... UQ Agent Email: ..........................................................................

Applicant contact details (see note 2)

...........................................................................................................

Phone: ................................................................................................................. Mobile: ........................................................................................................ Email:.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Applicants permanent address outside Australia: Number and street: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Suburb/town:............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ State: .................................................................................................................... Post/zip code: ....................................................................................... Country:........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Applicants mailing address (if different from above): Number and street: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Suburb/town:............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ State: .................................................................................................................... Post/zip code: ....................................................................................... A G E N T S TA M P

Exemption

Students who have completed courses in undergraduate programs that are deemed to be at least 70% equivalent to UQ Business School MBA courses may be granted exemptions towards the MBA. Students granted exemptions must replace the exempted course with another course of the same unit value from courses approved by the MBA Director. Exemptions do not reduce the number of units required to complete the program.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Fees
For information on fees for Australian residents and international students, go to the fees calculator at: www.uq.edu.au/study. NOTE: All tuition fees are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to change.

Country:........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Program of study (see note 3)


Semester 1 (Jan-Feb) Semester 2 (July) Year:.......................................
................................................................................... Campus: .............................

Higher Education Loan Program (FEE-HELP)


The Federal government operates a loan scheme for fee paying postgraduate students (who are either Australian citizens or holders of permanent humanitarian visas) to encourage lifelong learning and the upgrading and acquiring of new skills. This replaces the Postgraduate Education Loans Scheme (PELS). For further details go to Information for domestic students at: www.uq.edu.au/study.

Program commencement:

1st program code: ................................. Program name: ...................................................................................................................... Major:

2nd program code:................................ Program name: ...................................................................................................................... Major:..................................................................................... Campus: ............................. If your first program choice is not available for the semester you have indicated, what would you like to be automatically considered for? the next available semester for your first program choice or your second program choice

Student loans

Students may apply for a loan at the branch of the Commonwealth Bank located in the Student Union complex on the St Lucia campus. For further information, contact the Commonwealth Bank on: +61 7 3365 1722.

Scholarship details (if applicable) (see note 4)


No No No Yes Yes Yes Name of scholarship:.......................................................................................................................................... Name of scholarship provider: ..................................................................................................................... Name of scholarship provider: .....................................................................................................................

a) Are you applying for a UQ scholarship? b) Are you applying for a scholarship from another provider?

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c) Have you received a scholarship?

English proficiency (see note 5)


No Yes
(If yes, move to section 6)

International Student Application for


No Yes
If yes, please complete the ICTE-UQ application form available at www.icte.uq.edu.au and return with this application.

a) Is English your first language?

b) If your current level of English language proficiency does not meet UQs English language entry requirements and all other entry requirements are met, would you like to receive a Package Offer which includes English Language tuition at UQs Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ)? c) Please tick the appropriate box if you have completed any English test within the last two years:

Graduate Coursework Studies


CRICOS Provider Number 00025B
IELTS

TOEFL

d) If you sat an IELTS test, please indicate the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) number if you can:......................................................................... e) If you sat an internet-based TOEFL test, please indicate your registration number and test date: DD/MM/YY Registration number: ................................................................................. Test date: ......................................................................................................................................

Notes for completing the application form


These notes contain important instructions for applicants wishing to complete and submit an application form for Graduate Coursework Studies at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Student disability arrangements (see note 6)

General instructions
Please do not use this form if: you are applying for Study Abroad, for English language studies or to be an Exchange student. There are separate application forms available on the UQ website for these programs www.uq.edu.au/international/forms you are a new or continuing UQ student and wish to change programs. Instead, please refer to myAdvisor online for advice on how to change. The application form must be completed in English. Information should be typed in, or if written, block capitals should be used. Please ensure that all fields are filled in on the form. Missing or incorrect information may cause avoidable delays in the application process. UQ complies with Australian and Queensland privacy laws and guidelines and treats information collected from applicants as confidential. Information supplied by you will only be used for the administrative or educational purposes of the University or in accordance with a specific consent given by you. UQ will not make available to a third party any personal information supplied by you unless required or permitted by law. This may also occur where you have consented to the disclosure. The University may distribute aggregated statistical information for statutory reporting purposes but only in a form that will not identify any person individually. See www.uq.edu.au/privacy for more information. Return your completed application form, documentation and application fee to UQs International Admissions Section (see below) or to one of the Universitys authorised representatives (www.uq.edu.au/edureps). The Manager, International Admissions Section, The University of Queensland, Level 2, JD Story Building, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia Web www.uq.edu.au Email applicationstatus@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3365 7941 Fax +61 7 3365 1794

For information, please visit www.uq.edu.au/student-services/Disability and contact UQs Disabilities Advisor: email disability@uq.edu.au or phone +61 7 3365 1704.

Academic qualifications and experience (see note 7)

Please list all secondary and post-secondary programs in which you have been enrolled: Course/award
e.g., Bachelor degree, A levels
.................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................

Institution
e.g., Taylors College
................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................

Country
e.g., Australia
............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................

Year started
e.g., 2001
.................................... .................................... ....................................

Year completed
e.g., 2005
...................................... ...................................... ......................................

Are you currently studying? Course/award

No

Yes

If Yes, please provide details below.

Agent use only box


Country
............................................................

Institution
.................................................................................................................

Date results expected


...............................................................................

This box should be completed in full by all registered agents. The agent email provided in this box will be the main point of contact for the applicant concerned.

....................................................................................................................

Work experience: Referees:

Tick box if statements are attached Tick box if reports are attached No No Yes Yes

Note 1

Personal details

Do you wish to claim credit or exemptions on the basis of your previous tertiary study? Would you prefer an offer even if the credit or exemption assessment has not been completed?

You must give your family name(s) and given name(s) as shown on your passport. If your name appears differently, we will reserve the right to amend it on our records. If emailing a copy of your passport to UQ, please send this as a separate attachment to the rest of your application. Please also give the order in which you want your names to appear on your offer letter and Confirmation of Enrolment

Note 2

Applicant contact details

(If you tick No, an offer will be sent when the credit or exemption assessment has been completed. If you tick Yes, you will receive an offer as soon as you are deemed eligible for program entry. Credit/exemption assessment advice will follow at a later date.) Important note: Credits and exemptions will be recorded on your official academic transcript and, once granted, credits and exemptions cannot be rescinded or removed.

A permanent address outside of Australia must be given, as well as any different mailing address. This is required as part of the proof that you satisfy the requirements of being an International student. This cannot be a PO Box address.

Note 3 8 Overseas Student Health Cover (see note 8)

Program of study

It is a condition of a student visa that you maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your studies in Australia. On your behalf, The University of Queensland can organise program-length cover with OSHC Worldcare, its preferred provider of OSHC.

It is essential that you refer to the current prospectus or online at www.uq.edu.au/study for the correct program codes, names, application deadlines, semester availability, specific program entry requirements and additional documentation required.

Yes, I would like UQ to arrange:

Single rate OSHC for myself

or

Family rate OSHC for myself and my dependant/s

Note 4

Scholarship details

No, I will make my own arrangements for the duration of my studies at UQ

If you already have confirmation that you will be getting a scholarship, please attach official documentation from your funding organisation, including duration of scholarship, expenses covered by scholarship (eg., tuition fees, living allowance, OSHC) and details of any restrictions on study.

Permission to release information (see note 9)


Cut here and keep the top section of this page for information

See overleaf for more notes


...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

I authorise the following person to access details regarding my application (compulsory for students under 18 years of age): Family name: ........................................................................................................... Given name:...................................................................................... Relationship to applicant: ..................................................................... Delegates signature: ...................................................................................................................................... Date:..........................................................

Fee slip international students application fee


This fee slip must be completed and, if emailed to UQ, submitted as a separate document from the rest of the students application. A non-refundable AUD$100 application fee must accompany this application, unless the applicant can provide evidence that they have been offered a scholarship. Note that only bank drafts, Mastercard or Visa can be accepted for payment. Other credit cards and debit cards cannot be accepted. Before completing and submitting this form, please check with your bank that your credit card can be processed in Australia.

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Declaration and signature (see note 10)


I understand that: submitted documents supporting this application become the property of the University and will not be returned to me; the University may vary or cancel any decision it makes if the information I have given is incorrect or incomplete; information is collected on this form and during my enrolment in order to meet UQs obligations under the ESOS Act and the National Code 2007; to ensure student compliance with the conditions of their visas and their obligations under Australian immigration laws generally. The authority to collect this information is contained in the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, the Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007. Information collected about me on this form and during my enrolment can be provided, in certain circumstances, to the Australian Government and designated authorities and, if relevant, the Tuition Assurance Scheme and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager. In other instances information collected on this form or during my enrolment can be disclosed without my consent where authorised or required by law.

I agree: to The University of Queensland (the University) communicating with me via electronic means; to permit the University to obtain my academic results from other institutions directly or through Qualsearch; if any information provided by me is discovered to be untrue or misleading in any respect, I consent to the University collecting, storing and disclosing this information to Universities Australia (UA) and UA member institutions, the Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admission Centres (ACTAC) and any other relevant authority.

Family name: ................................................................................................................................................................ Given names: ............................................................................................................................................................... DD/MM/YYYY Date of birth: ........................................................................................... Address for correspondence: ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

I would like to pay my application fee of AUD$100 by:

Bank draft
Make bank drafts in Australian dollars payable to The University of Queensland.

Mastercard Card No:

Visa

I declare that the information I have given in this application is correct and complete. Applicants signature: ..................................................................................................................................... Date: ....................................................

Signature of parent/legal custodian if student is under 18 years of age. (see The Application Process section) Parents/legal custodians signature:.................................................................................................... Date: ....................................................
IntPG Jul11


(Currency converter: www.oanda.com)

Name on card: ........................................................................................................................................................... M M / Y Y Signature: ......................................................................................................... Expiry date: ...............................

BLANK PROGRAM PLAN


YEAR 1 Semester 1 Note 5 English proficiency Semester 2

TOEFL and IELTS Test results are only valid for two years from the date of the test. Test results must still be valid the month your UQ degree program starts or they cannot be accepted. UQ will not accept institutional TOEFL tests, photocopies or certified copies of examinees TOEFL results. If you have not done so already, you must ask your TOEFL testing centre to send your official results to UQ. UQs TOEFL code is 0987. If you sat an IELTS test and you can provide an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) number on your application form, you do not need to provide an official copy of your IELTS results to UQ.

July Intensive Note 6 Student disability arrangements

Summer Intensive

For information, please visit www.uq.edu.au/student-services/Disability and contact UQs Disabilities Advisor: email disability@uq.edu.au or phone +61 7 3365 1704.

Note 7

Academic qualifications and experience

YEAR 2 Semester 1 Semester 2

Your application will only be assessed if it is accompanied by certified copies of academic transcripts for all of the courses you have undertaken to date. See the Application process section of the Prospectus. In most cases applications for credit may only be considered once you have provided official course outlines, descriptions, assessment results and contact hours of courses for which you are seeking credit. Course outlines and descriptions must be in English; if not, please include certified official English language translations. Visit ww.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/transferring-credit-for-previous-study. Applications for credit are assessed on a case-by-case basis and the application process may take longer if you apply for credit. Credits and exemptions will be recorded on your official academic transcript and once granted credit and exemptions cannot be rescinded or removed. If work experience is a prerequisite for your preferred program, attach copies of statements of service on company letterhead, which clearly state your occupation, employer details, the date of employment (start date/end date), and the status of employment (i.e. full-time or part-time). Refer to the Courses and Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study for program prerequisites. Some programs require referee reports to accompany the application. You can determine if you are required to submit referee reports by looking at the program details at www.uq.edu.au/study. If your application requires referee reports, you will need to submit these now to avoid any delays in assessing your application.

July Intensive

Summer Intensive

Note 8

Overseas Student Health Cover YEAR 3 Semester 1 Semester 2

Some applicants may be exempt from the OSHC requirement. Please check www.uq.edu.au/international/fees for eligibility.

Note 9

Permission to release information

If you are under 18 years of age, you will need to give permission for a close family relative to access details regarding your application. Please obtain a signature from the delegated person.

Note 10

Declaration and signature

July Intensive

Summer Intensive

Please read the declaration carefully. You must sign your name on the signature line. A typed-in name cannot be accepted. If you will be under 18 years of age at the time you are due to start your studies at UQ if you get a place, you will need to obtain the approval and signature of a parent or legal custodian who must be a close family relative.

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Summer Intensive

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