Griffith University Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Detailed Information
    Business School/Provider Griffith Business School, Griffith University
    Duration 1.5 years Full-time
    Course Code 5158
    Delivery Mode Delivered on-campus at Southport on the Gold Coast and South Bank in Brisbane
    Commencements February and July
    2019 Fees $51,750 Domestic
    $56,250 International
    Study Mode Also available online

    Griffith University MBA Course Overview

    The Griffith University MBA is based around values of responsible leadership; sustainable business practices; and a global perspective with the aim of making you an effective globally responsible business leader.

    The two programs we offer differ in their delivery style; one is fully flexible and can be studied online or face to face in a standard 12 week trimester (MBA program 5158). The accelerated program is online only, and each course is delivered over a 6 week period (MBA program 5670). These two delivery styles allow you to choose the method of study that suits you best and both programs are assessed authentically meaning that you can apply what you learn to your workplace with immediate benefit.

    In both programs you will study courses in sustainability, accounting and reporting, finance, people management, strategy and innovation and managing change through responsible leadership. Through study you will be equipped with an understanding of the key functional areas within a business and the challenges facing businesses. If you choose the fully flexible option you can choose to focus your electives in a particular area for example, finance, marketing or supply chain management. You can also choose to complete a major in Public Policy. Courses offered as part of the Public Policy major provide the breadth and depth of public management skills to advance your career both within the public sector and the private-public sector interface. The accelerated online MBA program has twelve set courses and no electives.

    Griffith University MBA Course Structure

    Students must complete the following courses:

    Trimester Course code Course title CP
    Tri 1,2 7920IBA Sustainability and Systems Thinking (see Note 1) 10
    Tri 1,2 7906MKT Marketing (see Note 2) 10
    Tri 1,2 7905AFE Finance 10
    Tri 1,2 7901AFE Accounting and Reporting 10
    Tri 1,2 7902AFE Economics 10
    Tri 1,2 7940AFE Business Law 10
    Tri 2,3 7910EHR Managing Change Through Responsible Leadership 10
    Tri 2,3 7916EHR People Management 10
    Tri 1,2 7907IBA Strategy and Innovation (see Note 3) 10
    Tri 1,2 or 3 Approved MBA Electives 30
    Tri 1,2 or 3 International Exchange / ESSAM   AND 20
    Tri 1,2 or 3 Approved MBA Electives 10
    Tri 1,2 Major (see Note 2) 40


    Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    Entry Requirements

    To be eligible to apply for our MBA, you’ll have:

    • a Bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.5, plus
    • three years full-time work experience (after finishing your degree), which includes two years of relevant work experience and one year in a role requiring leadership skills (leadership can include direct management or supervisory experience and/or managing and driving change in an organisational or project-specific setting)
    • English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English

    No Bachelor degree? You can still do our online MBA without a degree. Simply complete our Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with a minimum GPA of 4.5 and then continue onto our MBA.

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