The Master of Business and Technology requires two years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the School of Computer, Science, Engineering, and Mathematics within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The Master of Business and Technology is available in combination with an approved Flinders degree (the companion degree) or as a graduate entry stand-alone award.

The Master of Business and Technology can be combined with the following:

Students may only undertake either the Bachelor of Business and Technology or The Master of Business Technology.

*See Appendix A for awards which are no longer offered to commencing students, but can be undertaken as a combined degree with The Master of Business and Technology if a student is currently enrolled in the listed degree.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.

The Master of Business and Technology is not available to graduates of the Bachelor of Business and Technology award.

Graduate Entry
Applicants must hold an approved Science, Engineering or Business degree from Flinders University, or an equivalent qualification from another approved institution.

Undergraduate Entry
Applicants must be enrolled in an approved 108 or 144 unit Science, Engineering or Business degree* from Flinders University and successfully completed at least 36 units of that degree with a minimum GPA of 4. Students enrolled in an approved 108 unit Science, Engineering or business degree and who are planning to undertake honours are encouraged to enrol in this award instead of the Bachelor of Business and Technology.

*A list of approved programs is included in Appendix A .

Course aims

The course has been designed to provide graduates of science, engineering and business awards with:
  • a deep understanding of the theory and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • advanced business and innovation skills to complement the student's existing skills
  • a broader understanding of other science and engineering issues
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
  • an ability to apply knowledge of business and technology to contribute to innovation and entrepreneurship within an organisation
  • an ability to carry out senior management tasks in a science or engineering-based enterprise
  • an ability to understand a typical science and engineering company structure, operation, responsibilities and business culture.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the award, students will be able to:
  • competently use advanced professional skills and knowledge in an environment in which innovation is essential
  • apply skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
  • communicate effectively with other scientists and engineers as well as associated professionals and the wider community using a wide range of communication technologies
  • work professionally as an individual and in a team, including in a senior role
  • develop ideas and solutions appropriate to the social, political, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
  • engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge.

Program of study

To qualify for The Master of Business and Technology a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.  Graduates of 4-year science, engineering or medical science awards (or 3-year awards plus honours) may receive up to 36 units of credit.

Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

No credit is granted for previous studies for students who have completed (or are currently enrolled in) a 3-year award.

Any topic that broadly duplicates a topic undertaken towards a previous degree must be replaced by a topic taken from the Business and Technology option topics listed in Table B. To request approval to enrol in an alternate topic please put in a FAQ help request.

Students who have completed the first 36 units of the Program may choose to exit with a Bachelor of Business and Technology.

This award has two schedules:

  • Schedule 1 - For students who are currently undertaking a combined degree with a 3 year award and those who are entering as graduate entry students
  • Schedule 2 - For students who are currently undertaking a combined degree with a 4 year award

Students undertaking the award as part of a combined degree will not be eligible for the award until all of the requirements for that degree and those of the science, engineering or business degree with which it is paired have been completed.

Schedule 1 - Year 1 topics

36 units comprising:

 BUSN9023  Entrepreneurship and Small Business  (4.5 units)
 BUSN9026  Business Planning for New Ventures  (4.5 units)
 BUSN9035  Accounting for Managers  (4.5 units)
 ENGR4742  Standards, Ethics and Compliance  (4.5 units)
 STAT5702  Statistical Methods for Engineering and Science  (4.5 units)
 STEP8701  Innovation Management GE  (4.5 units)
 Plus 9 units selected from Table B

Schedule 1 - Year 2 topics

36 units selected from:

 ENGR8704  Project Management for Engineering and Science GE  (4.5 units)
 Plus 18 units selected from Table B

Plus either#:

 STEP5700  Advanced Business and Technology Practicum*  (9 units) AND
 One Table B option topic  (4.5 units)

OR

 STEP5710  Advanced Business and Technology Practicum - Extended  (13.5 units)

Schedule 2 - Year 1 topics

36 units selected from:

 BUSN9023  Entrepreneurship and Small Business  (4.5 units)
 BUSN9035  Accounting for Managers  (4.5 units)
 ENGR8704  Project Management for Engineering and Science GE  (4.5 units)
 STEP8701  Innovation Management GE  (4.5 units)
 Plus 4.5 units selected from Table B

Plus either#:

 STEP5700  Advanced Business and Technology Practicum*  (9 units) AND
 BUSN9026  Business Planning for New Ventures  (4.5 units)

OR
 STEP5710  Advanced Business and Technology Practicum - Extended  (13.5 units)

#Students who have (or will) undertake an industry-based practicum as part of their undergraduate award should seek advice from the Course Co-ordinator.

*In exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the course coordinator, STEP5700  Advanced Business and Technology Practicum may be replaced by 9 units of option topics listed in Table B.

Appendix A

The Master of Business and Technology can be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)*
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Ecotourism *
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical and Electronics)*
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Electronics)*
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)*
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Technologies)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Software)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)*
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management - no further student intake
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Media)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Media) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Systems)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Systems) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Enhanced Program for High Achievers
  • Bachelor of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation*
  • Bachelor of Science in Computing and Digital Media
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science* - no further student intake
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology*
  • Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry*
  • Bachelor of Science in Nanotechnology (Honours)*
  • Bachelor of Technology (Aquaculture)*
  • Bachelor of Technology (Forensic and Analytical Chemistry)*

*Awards which are no longer offered to commencing students (course no longer has an intake), but can be undertaken as a combined degree with The Master of Business and Technology if a student is currently enrolled in the listed degree.