Master of Business Administration

Program code

MC199

Mode of study

Full-time/

Part-time

Intakes

February

June 

October

 

Application deadlines

5 February

18 June

08 October

 

Location

Saigon South

Hanoi City

Overview

Broaden your business and management expertise and open the pathway to managerial roles through this MBA degree.

While taking a global outlook, the program’s content remains connected to Vietnam and to Asia, enabling you to keep up to date with trends in the world’s most economically dynamic region.

In this MBA, you will learn the fundamentals of corporate leadership, people management, business consulting, corporate marketing and financial analysis.

Your journey begins with the Design Thinking for Business core course, which will transform the way you think about problem solving and give you the confidence to tackle complex business issues.

The focus on solving real-world problems, such as through projects with industry partners and in gamified simulations, means that you can immediately apply what you learn to your workplace.

In preparing to be a business leader of the future, you will also develop essential soft skills in areas such as teamwork, collaboration, delivering business presentations and creative problem solving.

Program structure

Core courses

  • Design Thinking for Business
  • Leadership and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions
  • Business Consulting

Complete four elective courses from the following minors:

Technology and Innovation 

  • Digital Innovation
  • Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Futures
  • Digital Risk Management and Information Security

Leadership

  • People and Organisations
  • Personal Branding and Authentic Leadership
  • Leading in the Age of Digital Disruption
  • Digital Entrepreneurship

Or choose from the following electives:

  • Postgraduate Business Internship (available at 12 or 24 credit points)
  • Asian Management Issues (study tour)
  • Four general electives from other postgraduate programs.

Note: Some courses have prerequisites.

Learning, teaching and assessment

RMIT’s postgraduate faculty consists of dedicated full-time academics and visiting professors with extensive global experience across the corporate, government and academic sectors.

We provide a facilitated learning approach with business mentoring support, case studies and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses that contextualise your learning. You will work in teams and benefit from the additional insight and understanding that come from interaction with classmates who have similar aspirations but come from a diverse range of disciplinary and personal backgrounds.

Each course consists of 36 hours of class time, plus preparation and assignments. Classes are usually a combination of lectures and tutorials.

With flexible delivery modes, opportunities for international study and courses that integrate seamlessly, our postgraduate programs can be tailored to meet your individual needs. 

You can choose to study between one and four courses each semester.

You also have the option of studying courses at our Hanoi City or Saigon South campuses, depending on your schedule.

Our courses are offered in a variety of delivery modes to suit different needs:

  • Day: One three-hour session every week during business hours
  • Evening: One three-hour session every week during the evening, normally from 6-9pm
  • Intensive: Four consecutive days, normally Friday to Monday, from 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Spilt intensive: Two separate weekends during the semester, normally Saturday to Sunday, from 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Online: Entirely online (for select courses only)
  • Blended: A combination of online and face-to-face with two intensive days, normally Saturday to Sunday, 8.30am-5.30pm

Short courses overseas provide further flexibility and a path to accelerated study.

Career prospects

Graduates are working in Vietnam and abroad in professional, commercial, industrial, not-for-profit, non-government, public administration and startup organisations. They perform a wide range of roles across numerous industries, including:

  • finance and commerce
  • computing and IT
  • marketing and advertising
  • media and communications
  • textiles
  • agriculture
  • trade and imports/exports
  • tourism and hospitality
  • training and education
  • research

The range of program learning outcomes addressed in the program improves graduate employability by responding to the expectations of employers.

In this program you will develop approaches to leadership and design-based strategies, and apply specialized knowledge from concentrations to create and address a range of organisational issues as a global manager.

On the successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate and reflect on contemporary issues, theories and practice within complex and uncertain business environments.
  2. Apply design thinking and analytics tools to develop innovative solutions to business problems.
  3. Develop leadership capacity and technology proficiency with an awareness of legal, ethical social, economic and environmental implications in an age of digital disruption.
  4. Demonstrate high level interpersonal skills, including collaboration, consulting, critical thinking and persuasive communication (oral and written), in a range of contexts.
  5. Integrate theory and authentic practice, and maintain and extend currency in professional practice.
  6. Apply research principles and methods to business problems, and make reasoned judgments about contemporary business practice.

Fees

Students can choose between standard tuition fee or fixed fee program. Payments are made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

The MBA program consists of 16 courses, including four enabling courses. The four enabling courses attract advanced standing (program credit) so that students will generally only need to complete 12 courses. Tuition fees are based on an expected 12 courses for program completion.

(*) Fixed Fees Program: for first semester students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations.

  1. RMIT Vietnam has 3 semesters per year, in each semester you enrol into a maximum of 4 courses. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND) by semester.
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.

Family discount

Siblings, spouses or parents of a current or past student of RMIT Vietnam are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition fees.

Alumni discount

Graduates of RMIT undergraduate or postgraduate programs, or of any Australian universities, are eligible for a 10% discount.

Note

The discount listed above can be used with the fixed fee option but can NOT be applied simultaneously with any other tuition fee discount or scholarship

Scholarships for the Master of Business Administration can be found here

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed:

  • A bachelor degree* or higher level qualification in business (or a related discipline), with a minimum GPA of 1.0 (out of 4.0) or GMAT 550; or

  • A bachelor degree* or higher level qualification in any discipline, with a minimum GPA of 1.0 (out of 4.0) or GMAT 550, and a minimum of three years of full-time work experience in a management role with supervisory responsibilities**; or

  • RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

* The bachelor degree must be deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree.

** Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

If you do not meet the above minimum academic requirements, please contact us for alternative pathways.

 

 

English requirements

Successfully completed RMIT English Advanced or one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) at 6.5+ (no band below 6.0);
  • TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing);
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) at 58+ (no communication band below 50);
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) at 176+ (no band below 169);
  • RMIT Bachelor degree or a postgraduate qualification within the past five years;
  • A bachelor degree or a postgraduate qualification within the past five years in an English-speaking country listed here.

 

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

How to apply