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MBA HANDBOOK 2014

MBA RankEd NUmbER 1 In AUSTRaLIa and ASIa PaCIFIC


- The Economist

MBA HANDBOOK 2014


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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REASONS TO CHOOSE UQ BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR YOUR MBA



Our MBA is ranked number 1 in Australia and Asia Pacific by The Economist, identifying it as the top MBA program outside of Europe and North America We are one of the worlds top 50 universities for Executive Education, according to the Financial Times and our MBA has received a five star rating by Australias most influential rating body, the GMAA, for eight years in a row Our research was classed as well above world standard in the fields of management, finance and information systems in the Australian governments ERA assessment and we were the only university in the country to receive the top score across these three groups In the same assessment, our research was classed as above world standard in accounting, auditing & accountability and marketing We are one of the top four business schools in the country for Management Research and we are ranked the top Australian school in the AIS Basket of 4 (MISQ, ISR, JMIS, JAIS) 2009-2011 Two UQ Business School staff members have won the Prime Ministers Award for Teaching Excellence and another was named as one of the worlds top five innovation bloggers by Innovation Excellence website Leadership is a key focus on our MBA program and our Leadership Capability Framework provides visible evidence of your progress 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 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 world-renowned Wharton School on an international consultancy project 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











 













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ThE ImpoRTanCE oF InVESTInG In LEaRnInG and dEVELopmEnT

Mark Sowerby set up his own investment company three years after completing his MBA at UQ Business School. Blue Sky Alternative Investments now has 35 staff in offices in Brisbane, Adelaide and New York, with over $200 million of assets under management. Mark believes the MBA helped build his knowledge and confidence.

I was working for a US-based cotton merchant in Alabama, which opened my eyes to the world of international trade, he explains. However on returning to Australia I needed ideas to improve our operations. Inevitably you become isolated from head office in those situations. I figured I would do one subject at a time, apply what I learned, and build my own toolkit. This has proven invaluable at Blue Sky. I felt the broad subject matter in the MBA and access to experienced individuals would be of benefit. Throwing myself into a group of peers made me realise I wasnt a complete idiot. I soon worked out a few things I was good at, so that gave me a focus so I could play to my strengths. People enjoy what they are good at, and so by applying myself to things I liked I was also happier and more motivated. When you get these structures right in your life, then you can build off a strong foundation and have a proper go.
MARK soWeRbY Blue Sky Alternative Investments

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FROM THE CLASS OF 2012...

HAIMING ZENG
A chemical engineer by training, Haiming has worked in paper manufacturing for wellknown global brands. He was production manager for Chinas first Pampas nappies and operations manager at the Guangzhou mill that makes Kleenex and Scott tissues. He now works in production for a packaging company. Haiming speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He aims to become a professional manager or consultant to help bridge the gap between China and the rest of the world. The MBA program opens the door to international opportunities for me, says Haiming. It has equipped me with the knowledge and skills to expand my career horizon.

JAMIe FORD
A trained microbiologist, Jamie has spent ten years working in research and development. During that time she has designed and managed a cancer research laboratory in Ohio and worked on classified bio-hazard research programs for the US government. She has also developed plans for a renewable energy laboratory, and an exploration and production laboratory for the Malaysian oil and gas company PETRONAS. I want a leadership role in an international technology company addressing the worlds most pressing science and technology issues, she says. My MBA provided an additional perspective into the business world beyond my core competencies, equipping me better to drive change and make an impact.

MARK ENGeLMANN
After a background in the army and the police force, Mark is now a business analyst with The University of Queensland. He played a key role in the implementation of the Universitys online application system, and is now focusing on business improvement in the human resources division where he has identified a range of improvements to reduce the departments workload. He wants to focus his career on helping organisations with strategic planning, continuous improvement and innovation management. The MBA has helped me think about problems in business terms, says Mark. I now feel completely comfortable dealing with business challenges and thinking critically about how best to meet those challenges.

MehNAz DeeN
A qualified chartered accountant, Mehnaz has spent seven years working for Brisbane Airport and is now performance manager for its $110 million parking and transport services department. In addition to her day to day financial responsibilities, she also analyses the overall performance of the various business lines, which include parking, car rentals, taxis and coaches, and reviews pricing structures. I am seeking a senior financial leadership role with responsibility for optimising the financial performance of a business, says Mehnaz. The MBA has encouraged me to challenge my current thinking. I now incorporate a broad range of factors, such as operations, people management, innovation and leadership into decision making.

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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:
    

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 2012 UQ Business School was ranked at number 27, the only Australian school to be rated in the global top 30. 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 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.

Master of Business Master of Commerce Master of Project Management Master of Property Studies Master of Technology and Innovation Management

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.

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 five stars, the highest possible rating, for eight years in a row. In 2012 it was also awarded five stars for its corporate links, size of management faculty and academic qualifications.

WHATS DIFFERENT ABOUT THE UQ BUSINESS SCHOOL MBA?


The UQ Business School MBA program has a number of key features that help to set it apart and provide added value to students.
LeADeRShIP
UQ Business School provides visible evidence of skills development using our unique Leadership Capability Framework, developed in-house specifically for the MBA program.

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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 our services add real value to business.

WHY QUALITY COUNTS


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 as the top MBA program in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. 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 to 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 Global Consulting Practicum (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.

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 is considered the top MBA program outside of Europe and North America by The Economist, and it has been awarded the highest possible rating for eight 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 your MBA - up to a maximum of seven years.

SARAH KELLY 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, which have included Lorna Jane, One Steel, GroundProbe and WAITOC. 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 GCP 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.

Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) is the peak not for profit Association representing Indigenous tourism in Western Australia.

DR Tim KAstelle UQ Business School

This is as real as it gets. To collaborate internationally with a world-class institution like Wharton is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
GroundProbe is a leader in the delivery of high-value systems, products, and services targeted at measuring risk and improving safety in mining and industrial environments.

I was really excited to be part of the Wharton GCP because it gives me a real diverse perspective on an industry Im not familiar with.
Tom MAGuiRe MBA student

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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 throughout their program where they can apply their classroom learning while gaining practical experience. It is also an opportunity for students to give something back to the community, and find out about the challenges facing the not for profit sector. Projects have included:


MBA students visit Endeavour Foundation

Drawing up a business plan for the Endeavour Foundation for its recycling business, which employs and supports disabled people Designing a sustainable funding model for Second Chance Programme, a charity which works to support homeless women Working with OzHarvest, an organization which distributes surplus food to those in need, to produce a national growth strategy Developing a strategic IT plan for Synapse, a Queensland charity providing specialist services to those living with Acquired Brain Injury Development of a sustainable business model for the use of an inner city building for the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)



Singer Christine Anu participates in the Yalari Horizons Leadership Camp







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.

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THE UQ BUSINESS SCHOOL 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.

MBA AwARDS
The purpose of the MBA Awards is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our top graduating MBA students 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 and a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students. The awards are presented annually to students who have graduated in semester one or who are eligible to graduate in semester two. The awards are as follows:
    

YOUR LeADeRShIP jOURNeY


Your leadership journey starts the minute you enter your first class, Management Frameworks. In this course, you will use our unique Leadership Capability Framework to assess your current level of skill across key leadership dimensions. You will also undertake the Intelligent Career Card Sort exercise - developed by Associate Professor Polly Parker - as well as using a number of other selfassessment 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. With all of these 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 draw up with the assistance of the Career Services Manager in your first semester at UQ Business School.

Top Mba Award for Overall Excellence Directors Award for Leadership Service to the Community Award Academic Excellence The Dr Margaret Mittelheuser AM And RBS Morgans Ltd Prize in MBA Accounting and Finance

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ThE 2012 MBA awaRdS wInnERS

Alice Evans (right), winner of the Directors Award for Leadership with Associate Professor Polly Parker

Cameron Brown and Alice Evans, winners of Academic Excellence Awards Dominque Gorse, winner of The Dr Margaret Mittelheuser, AM and RBS Morgans Prize in MBA Accounting and Finance with Cathryn Mittelheuser (middle) and Gabrielle Chisholm from RBS Morgans Ltd

Luke Spiller, winner of the Service to the Community Award with Kate Ashton, CEO, The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation

Dominque Gorse (left), winner of the Top MBA Award with Executive Dean Professor Iain Watson

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THE UQ BUSINESS SCHOOL CAREERS DIFFERENCE

The UQ Business School Career Enhancement Program is designed to motivate and guide you towards achieving your personal career aspirations.
Recognising the diversity of our student body, the Career Enhancement Program is customised to suit your individual circumstances by providing access to a variety of tools and personalised services. A Careers Services Manager works with MBA students to help find the right job for you on completion of your course and will continue to work with you after you graduate. We can help you:
       

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 UQ Business School Leadership Capability Framework - developed for the MBA program will help you take stock of your current skills and abilities.

CAReeR SeRVICeS
UQ Business School provides a dedicated Careers Services offering that aims to develop and enhance employment outcomes for our graduates. Career Services assists students to achieve their career aspirations by providing individualised support by clarifying their personal goals and strategising a career plan. Career Services finds and develops opportunities with industry leaders and employers of choice, managing the job-seeking process from application to interview and offer. These services are available to all students at any point during their studies, and are also available to all alumni at any stage in their career.

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

The Career Enhancement Program is totally integrated into the structure of the MBA. Your first course - Management Frameworks (MGTS7801) - is your launch pad. With its focus on career management, the course introduces an online career exploration, developed by career expert Associate Professor Polly Parker.

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WHO YOULL MEET


Among the benefits of undertaking an MBA, one of the most significant is the people you will meet. You will 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. You will 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 Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores for overseas students 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
The accelerated program can be completed in 12 months and is taught in intensive blocks between early January and November.

ALUMNI SeRVICeS
One of the most significant benefits of studying at UQ Business School is getting to know your peers and building lifelong personal and professional relationships. With over 35,000 alumni globally, UQ Business School Alumni Services provides access to a global network offering opportunities for ongoing learning, development and career enhancement. Alumni Services brings together graduates of management, commerce and business from undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs and offers a range of services and development opportunities to alumni. It offers guest lecturing, mentoring and seminar opportunities and is interested in hearing about the careers and life experiences of its alumni. Alumni can also connect to the online communities on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and keep up-to-date with activities through the alumni e-newsletters.

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*
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 Executive 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.

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) ACCELERATED


Available to domestic and international students. 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 will 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.

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 mba@business.uq.edu.au +61 7 3346 8100 How to apply - international applicants 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 More information about UQ for international students, including the study environment, links to estimated living costs, refund policies, support services, information for students with families, and your legal rights as an international student can be found at: www.uq.edu.au/international-students 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. 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. Official transcripts of previous studies. 2. Evidence of work experience including details of management experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis. 3. Two written references that are work related. Your referees need to substantiate the nature of your work and the managerial duties you currently perform. They should verify details including but not limited to: managing a team of people, managing client accounts, the managerial components of any major projects you have been directly responsible for, and/or financial delegations for which you are directly responsible. 4. Evidence of residency status. 5. Evidence of compliance with English language requirements. 6. For international students GMAT results. 7. Permanent residents will 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.

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. 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).

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Due dates


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.

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.

MBA SChOLARShIP fULL-TIMe (12 MONTh) MBA ACCeLeRATeD


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 UQ Business School. This scholarship is awarded through a competitive process. 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. How to apply 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 UQ Business School. * Applications for admission to the full-time (12 month) MBA program
should be submitted separately to your scholarship application.

Submitting an application 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 mba@business.uq.edu.au Applicants will be notified via email of the outcome of the scholarship selection process as soon as possible.

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/scholarships

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) STREAMLINED


Available to domestic students only. Duration 24 months. 2 intakes per year: February and July. Students completing the streamlined 24 month option may be required to attend one MBA course in a one week intensive mode, run Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm. Full attendance is compulsory. 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 will 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. 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. 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 mba@business.uq.edu.au +61 7 3346 8100 Remember, follow all the instructions closely and double check to ensure that ALL necessary documentation accompanies your application. 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. Official transcripts of previous studies. 2. Evidence of work experience including details of management experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis. 3. Two written references that are work related. Your referees need to substantiate the nature of your work and the managerial duties you currently perform. They should verify details including but not limited to: managing a team of people, managing client accounts, the managerial components of any major projects you have been directly responsible for, and/or financial delegations for which you are directly responsible. 4. Evidence of residency status. 5. Permanent residents will 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. 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.

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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MBA SChOLARShIP fULL-TIMe (24 MONTh) MBA STReAMLINeD COMPLeTION INCeNTIVe


UQ Business School is offering a fee waiver incentive to domestic students who complete the MBA program in 24 months as defined by UQ Business School. What is the completion incentive? 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 Executive Education) after the successful completion of the MBA program in 24 months. The MBA program must be completed in 24 months. 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. Be a domestic student; and 2. Successfully complete the MBA program in 24 months; and 3. NOT have received any credit into the MBA program for previous studies; and 4. NOT have been awarded any other MBA Scholarship as defined by UQ Business School. How to apply Applicants must meet each of the following conditions in order to apply for the completion incentive: 5. 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 6. Supply two written references as follows: a. one professional reference from a current or former (recent) supervisor or manager; and b. one character reference.

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 mba@business.uq.edu.au Applicants will be notified via email of the outcome of the completion incentive selection process as soon as possible.

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 scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director whose decision is final. Further details are located at: www.business.uq.edu.au/scholarships

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) FLEXIBLE


Available to domestic students only. Duration 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. 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 will 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. 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. 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 mba@business.uq.edu.au +61 7 3346 8100 Remember, follow all the instructions closely and double check to ensure that ALL necessary documentation accompanies your application. 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. Official transcripts of previous studies. 2. Evidence of work experience including details of management experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis. 3. Two written references that are work related. Your referees need to substantiate the nature of your work and the managerial duties you currently perform. They should verify details including but not limited to: managing a team of people, managing client accounts, the managerial components of any major projects you have been directly responsible for, and/or financial delegations for which you are directly responsible. 4. Evidence of residency status. 5. Permanent residents will 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. 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.

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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MBA SChOLARShIP fULL-TIMe (24 MONTh) MBA STReAMLINeD COMPLeTION INCeNTIVe


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

MBA CORPORATE SCHOLARSHIP


Accelerated, Streamlined & Flexible domestic students (Australia ONLY) UQ Business School is offering a number of 50% tuition fee 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. What is the corporate scholarship? 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. 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; 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 UQ Business School. * Applications for admission to the MBA program should be submitted
separately to your corporate scholarship application.

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



Covering emails are to be addressed to the MBA Director and submitted to: MBA Student Liaison Officer mba@business.uq.edu.au Applicants will be notified via email of the outcome of the corporate scholarship selection process as soon as possible. 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/scholarships

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MBA PROGRAM STRUCTURES


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.

MGTS7808 Services & Systems

MGTS7802 International Management

MGTS7807 Operations Design

MGTS7809 Strategic Human Resources Management

TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership

MGTS7801 Management Frameworks

MGTS7803 Integrated Strategic Analysis

MGTS7810 Leading People & Teams

ECON7012 Business Economics

ACCT7804 Accounting & Business Analysis

FINM7805 Financial Management

MGTS7806 Relational Marketing & Communication

STReAMLINeD & FLeXIbLe


The Streamlined 24 month and Flexible part-time options include evening classes, some weekend intensive classes and one-week intensive mode offerings. Program structures vary depending on semester of commencement. If you have chosen the Streamlined program, you will need to study an average of three courses each semester over the 24 months (excluding the winter and summer semesters). We recommend that you choose a combination of weeknight and weekend courses each semester, and if you wish to spread out your workload you may include one or two winter and summer courses along the way. The Flexible program will enable you to study as few as one course per semester. You will have up to seven years from your semester of commencement to complete the MBA program. You are able to take any offering of a course that suits your schedule, e.g. intensive or internal (which means weeknight) or weekend. All we ask is that you take careful note of the key dates attached to the different offerings when you enrol via mySI-net, as not all course offerings are taught in the normal semester times. To avoid any unnecessary academic penalty or financial liability being applied to your record please review the myAdvisor website in relation to census dates www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/census-date All students completing the MBA program should adhere to the following guidelines for enrolment in: a. MGTS7801 Management Frameworks in your first year of study; and b. ACCT7804 Accounting & Business Analysis and ECON7012 Business Economics BEFORE attempting FINM7805 Financial Management; and c. MGTS7803 Integrated Strategic Analysis in your final year of study.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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 profit-oriented, 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. ECON7012 Business Economics 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. MGTS7803 Integrated Strategic Analysis

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. FINM7805 Financial Management

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. MGTS7807 Operations Design

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 decision-making centred on 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). MGTS7801 Management Frameworks

The objective of this course is to develop students understanding of business systems and process design within diverse organisations and to 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. MGTS7808 Services & Systems

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 throughout, and beyond completion of the program.

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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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CONTinued


MGTS7809 Strategic Human Resources 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 such HR practices as recruitment, selection and retention of staff as value adding activities. Strategies aimed at managing staff performance and developing staff competence, and the professional and ethical application of HR practice are explored at the individual and organisational level. MGTS7810 Leading People & Teams 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. TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership

This course develops the skills and knowledge required to lead people and teams effectively in modern organisations. The course specifically focuses on current theory and applied knowledge in this area, starting from an initial focus on the role of individual variables (personality, motivations, perceptions, communication skills,

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.

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. To facilitate timely processing of credit/exemption requests, UQ Business School requires the following information from an applicant: 1. 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. 2. 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).

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. 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 at http://www. uq.edu.au/myadvisor/, or 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.

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

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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

UQ ofce use only


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

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

D AT E S TA M P

Personal details (see note 1)

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

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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: ....................................................................................... Country:........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ A G E N T S TA M P

Program of study (see note 3)


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

Program commencement:

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

2nd program code:................................ Program name: ...................................................................................................................... Major:..................................................................................... Campus: ............................. If your rst 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 rst program choice or your second program choice

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? c) Have you received a scholarship?

English prociency (see note 5)


No Yes
(If yes, move to section 6)

a) Is English your rst language?

b) If your current level of English language prociency 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:

No

Yes

If yes, please complete the ICTE-UQ application form available at www.icte.uq.edu.au and return with this application.

TOEFL

IELTS

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: ......................................................................................................................................

Student disability arrangements (see note 6)

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 qualications 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
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Institution
e.g., Taylors College
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Country
e.g., Australia
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Year started
e.g., 2001
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Year completed
e.g., 2005
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Are you currently studying? Course/award

No

Yes

If Yes, please provide details below.

Institution
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Country
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Date results expected


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Work experience: Referees:

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

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?

(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.

Overseas Student Health Cover (see note 8)

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.

Yes, I would like UQ to arrange:

Single rate OSHC for myself

or

Family rate OSHC for myself and my dependant/s

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

Permission to release information (see note 9)

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:..........................................................

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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.

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

International Student Application for

Graduate Coursework Studies


CRICOS Provider Number 00025B 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).

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

Agent use only box


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.

Note 1

Personal details

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

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

Program of study

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.

Note 4

Scholarship details

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.

See overleaf for more notes


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

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.

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


(Currency converter: www.oanda.com)

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

Note 5

English prociency

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.

Note 6

Student disability arrangements

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 qualications and experience

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.

Note 8

Overseas Student Health Cover

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

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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