Australian National University ANU MBA

Course Overview

The ANU MBA is the world’s first evidence based MBA. The course is designed to accelerate your career and will expose students to the latest thinking from world-renowned experts, and insights from industry and government leaders. Joining an elite cohort of senior managers, students in the ANU MBA will be prepared for the challenges of senior management roles in private, public and not-for-profit organisations.

Provider Australian National University, Research School of Management
Mode Online and in-class
Location Canberra, ACT
Duration 18 months full-time, 36 months part-time
Annual Indicative Fees (Domestic) $30,768
Annual Indicative Fees (International) $40,992
Visit http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/2017/program/MBADM
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The ANU MBA is the world’s first evidence based MBA. The course is designed to accelerate your career and will expose students to the latest thinking from world-renowned experts, and insights from industry and government leaders. Joining an elite cohort of senior managers, students in the ANU MBA will be prepared for the challenges of senior management roles in private, public and not-for-profit organisations.

ANU’s revolutionary evidence-based MBA focuses on creating future-ready leaders that have deep disciplinary knowledge and understanding to solve today’s problems, and a unique set of analytical skills that enables them to identify, evaluate and apply the best available evidence in order to respond to tomorrow’s challenges – whatever they look like.

Working with the international Center for Evidence-Based Management in the Netherlands, the ANU Research School of Management will be launching the world’s first suite of evidence-based graduate business programs in 2017, including an entirely new-look MBA.

“Our school has re-designed our programs to equip students with the skills to identify, evaluate and apply the best available evidence to inform more effective decision making. We need to train students to become critical and analytical thinkers that can extract insight from the data and information that surrounds them, and then apply this insight to have a positive impact on the world around them.” Professor Byron Keating, Director of the ANU Research School of Management 

The University

The Australian National University (ANU) MBA brings the benefit of a degree from Australia’s leading university. ANU is Australia’s most distinguished university and highly regarded domestically and internationally for its high quality research and educational programs.

The MBA is offered through the ANU Research School of Management, Australia’s leading business school. The School was ranked 18th in the world in the area of “social science and management,” 1st in Australia for “business and economics,” and “well above world standard” in the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia.

ANU Rankings

  • Ranked 1 in Australia and 22 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016/17)
  • Ranked 1 in Australia and 26 in the world for International Outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)
  • Ranked 1 in Australia with 15 of 36 subjects in the top 25 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016/17)
  • Ranked 1 in Australia and 36 in the world for Business & Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2017)
  • Equal 1st in Australia for Business & Management (Australian Government Excellence in Research for Australia Report 2015)
  • Ranked 18th in the World for Social Science and Management (QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2016)
  • Awarded the maximum 5-star rating for student demand, staff qualifications and staff-student ratio (Good Universities Guide 2017)

ANU MBA Program Structure

The ANU evidence-based MBA requires the completion of 72 units, from completion of the following compulsory courses:

Management Core Specialisation*

  • MGMT7250 Evidence-Based Management
  • MKTG7260 Marketing and Stakeholder Communications
  • BUSI7280 Managing in a Global Context
  • MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management

Management Essentials Specialisation

  • MGMT8270 Leading People and Change
  • MGMT8015 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • MGMT8003 Organisational Behaviour
  • MGMT8022 Strategic Management

Business Essentials Specialisation

  • BUSN8181 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • ECON8069 Business Economics
  • FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance
  • MGMT7007 Managing for Sustainability

* The Management Core Specialisation can be taken online.

MBA Advanced Program

Students who achieve a credit average in the first year of the MBA (GPA 5.0/7.0), will have the option of transferring to the MBA Advanced program.

This program provides an opportunity for students to complete an in-depth, research-based project in a specialised area of study under the supervision of one of our expert faculty. Upon completion, MBA Advanced graduates can apply for direct entry into the ANU’s prestigious PhD program.

This program requires completion of a 24-unit research component: MMIB8006 – Master Sub-Thesis (Business Studies).

Facilities

The main ANU campus is located on 145 hectares of beautifully maintained parklands in the centre of Australia’s capital, Canberra. Facilities include modern laboratories and lecture theatres, on-campus accommodation in a range of residential styles, 2.5 million volumes in five library locations on campus and in the Repository at Hume plus access to a wealth of e-resources. There are a large number of academic and personal services available to help students make the most of their time at ANU.

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies. Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the ANU Scholarships website.

Entry Requirements

The entry to the ANU MBA program is competitive, meaning places are limited. The following requirements will be assessed as part of the application process.

  • Minimum 5 years work experience (including at least 3 years documented management experience).

EITHER

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a credit average (GPA 5.0/7.0);

OR

  • an ANU Graduate certificate in management with a credit average (GPA 5.0/7.0).

Application Deadlines 2017

  • Sunday 15 January: Acceptance deadline – Semester 1, 2017 (international offshore)
  • Tuesday 31 January: Acceptance deadline – Semester 1, 2017 (international onshore)
  • Wednesday 1 February: UAC applications close for ANU (domestic) for semester 1 2017 intake

Fees*

ANU MBA fees are charged on a per course basis. The course is available to international students who meet the above criteria.

Domestic – Average yearly fee (full-time) is $30,768. Estimated fee for full, 1.5 year degree is $46,152. Fees may vary in accordance with choice of major and electives and are reviewed annually.

International – The annual indicative fee for international students is $40,992. The estimated total fee for the 1.5 year program is $61,488.

*Information from fees is sourced from publicly available information in November 2016 and may not be reflective of actual costs. Current costs per subject/unit/course may change in the future, altering the overall cost of the degree. Consult course providers for fee confirmation.

Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2013 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize.

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