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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Master of Business (Public Relations)

  • Masters (Coursework)

This 2 year program can be completed in 1.5 years if you have a bachelor degree in business or a related field. See entry requirements for details.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1 year full-time
Course Code
BS11, 085448J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Nov
Domestic Fees
$28,400 per year / $28,400 total
International Fees
$33,100 per year / $33,100 total

About this course

  • This 2 year program can be completed in 1.5 years if you have a bachelor degree in business or a related field. See entry requirements for details.
  • Hone your analytical, decision-making, communication and problem solving skills to advance your career
  • Study public relations theory and practice; problems and opportunities in communication; mass media strategy; and planning, managing and evaluating public relations campaigns
  • Your knowledge and research skills are developed throughout the course and taken to an advanced level in the capstone unit, which can comprise a workplace experience project or business case project
  • Prepares you for a career as a public relations manager and consultant, special event manager, promotions manager, media adviser, information officer, or corporate communications officer
  • Graduates are accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Study locations

Gardens Point


What you will learn

This course is designed for practitioners to sharpen or further their skills, or for those seeking a career change to this field. The discipline studies are designed as a comprehensive survey of public relations. They provide an overview of the foundations of public relations theory and practice; problems and opportunities in communicating with the corporate audience; development of mass media strategy and tactics; and a systematic exploration of the planning, management and evaluation of public relations campaigns.

QUT's Master of Business has been redesigned to ensure it meets the new quality assurance standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework for masters by coursework programs. The learning outcomes of the course have been refreshed to provide you with a more engaging and real world learning experience.

Flexible delivery

Units in this postgraduate program are delivered using a mix of face-to-face, online and blended learning technologies. All course materials are placed online including course lecture materials, practical session guides, readings and help guides.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School's Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students and leaders from business, government, education and community sectors. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for you to include in your resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

Public relations specialists advise on how to manage and portray corporate and organisational identities. You will acquire professional communication skills for employment in corporate, government, consultancy and not-for-profit sectors. Our graduates enter the marketplace as public relations managers and consultants, special event managers, promotions managers, media advisers, information officers, and corporate communication officers.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the industry's peak professional body, the Public Relations Institute of Australia, which provides access to professional education and career opportunities. Graduates of accredited courses are eligible for entry to professional levels of membership of the Institute. QUT maintains strong links with this body and a number of our teaching staff hold executive positions.

Early exit

Students may exit from the Master of Business (BS11) at the following stages, once those particular course requirements have been met:

  • Graduate Diploma of Business (BS79) (Study Area A)
  • Graduate Certificate in Business (BS39) (Study Area A).
Possible careers
  • Corporate Relations Manager
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Public Affairs Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Public relations manager
  • Stakeholder Relations Specialist

Graduate outcomes

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