University of South Australia International Master of Business Administration Human Resource Management (MBA)

Detailed Information
Business School/ProviderUniversity of South Australia Business School
Duration2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Course Code/CRICOSDMIN/091996G
Delivery ModeOn campus & online
CommencementsFebruary, August
2020 Fees $58,800 Domestic
$73,600 International

Course Overview

This two-year MBA provides professionals with the advanced knowledge and management skills for international business. It does not require previous work experience.

You will learn about business strategy, international trade, global marketing across borders and managing across cultures. Courses are designed in consultation with industry professionals, so you’ll learn through real-life case studies and develop the knowledge and expertise you need to address today’s global business challenges.

Course Structure

This degree comprises 16 courses and several electives. You will start with seven core courses common to all specialisations in the International MBA. Through these you will develop advanced skills and expertise in areas of international management including:

  • The global business environment
  • People leadership and performance
  • Economic principles for business
  • Issues in international trade.

You will then move into your human resource management specialisation studying areas such as recruitment and selection, employment law, and strategic management of human resources. You will also complete your study with a capstone course in strategy and ethics.

What the University of South Australia Says

Are you an early-career professional looking to progress your career in an international business context?

This degree will develop your knowledge of the global business environment and enable you to maximise your career development opportunities and employment prospects. You will benefit from a range of experience-based learning opportunities, including overseas study and business mentoring by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program.

Your studies will focus on international business strategy, international trade, global marketing, and managing across cultures – the knowledge you will need to accelerate your career as a business professional in an international context.

Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Business and Management1 at a business school ranked in the Top 1% worldwide2.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have one of the following:

  • A completed bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent; or
  • A completed graduate diploma from a recognised higher education institution; or
  • A completed graduate certificate from a recognised higher education institution.

Applicants who have:

  • Completed a bachelor degree in a business discipline; or
  • Completed a bachelor degree which includes a major in business, commerce, marketing or management; or
  • Completed a graduate certificate in a business discipline,

Are eligible to enter the program with 0.5 EFTSL (18 units) Advanced Standing and complete the program in 1.5 years of full-time study or equivalent part-time study.


The University of South Australia Business School is one of just nine institutions in Australia and 183 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (as at August, 2019).


12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 2UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in Australia and 183 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, August 2019.

Price Range
$56,952.00 to $68,229.00
International Student
Contact Information
North Terrace, South Australia 5000
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