|University of South Australia
|1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
|On campus, 100% online or in mixed mode
|Jan, April, June and Sept
Designed for enterprising managers and executives, the award-winning Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Australia (UniSA) will prepare you to transform your career. It has a strong practical focus embedded in senior management decision-making and the latest in management research so you can further develop your leadership skills, knowledge and networks.
You will gain real-world insights through access to academic and industry experts, curriculum informed by above world-class research in Business and Management1 and professional practice to maximise your career progression. You will engage with a cohort of experienced peers from diverse industry backgrounds, in a highly interactive learning environment.
You will deepen your expertise in fields such as strategy, marketing, finance, leadership, law, international business and ethics and sustainability, providing real-time application in the workplace.
The fully-flexible MBA program allows you to tailor your studies to suit your individual needs, providing you with the option to 100% online, face-to-face or in mixed mode delivery.
The UniSA MBA is ranked the world’s No.8 online MBA2, and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.
UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. These dual accreditations demonstrate the high standards UniSA’s MBA program hold across all areas such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as their commitment to continually improving the quality of their programs.
You will also graduate with a high-quality MBA qualification no matter how you study – the program content, opportunities and level of dedicated support are the same whether you complete your program online, on campus or in blended mode.
12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 22020 Global MBA Rankings, CEO Magazine.
As part of your MBA, you will complete 12 courses:
- nine compulsory core courses (which you can study in any order following the first course);
- two electives from a choice of more than 80 business and management courses; and
- one capstone course, encompassing learnings from across the program.
Each course is ten weeks in duration, requiring approximately 15 hours of study per week, with many courses also offered in intensive mode to fast-track your study.
Courses draw on real-life business case studies, and you are encouraged to use industry and workplace-based issues for assessment tasks. Courses also feature visiting industry leaders who will lead discussions around contemporary business problems.
Delivered through a unique partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) – the first collaboration of its kind in Australia – UniSA’s MBA also includes the highly-regarded AICD Company Directors Course which is offered as a recognised elective or capstone course. Offered intensively in Adelaide, this course will give you the specialist knowledge and skills to advise boards, join boards, and to better understand the contribution a high functioning board makes to an organisation’s success. You will also be eligible to use the post-nominal GAICD (Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors) upon successful completion.
Applicants seeking admission to the program will normally have:
a) A minimum of three (3) years full-time management experience and a recognised university undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualifications; or
b) A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of South Australia with an average of at least Pass Level 1 (55%) across four (or more) courses, or an equivalent qualification from the University of South Australia or from another recognised university; or
c) The Program Director may, under exceptional circumstances, accept candidates with substantial and proven managerial and/or entrepreneurial experience who have demonstrated the potential to meet the learning requirements of the MBA.
All applicants are also required to submit a detailed curriculum vitae or equivalent with at least one referee who can validate work experience.