Edith Cowan University MBA

edith cowan perth graduate school of business 696x325 2The Edith Cowan University MBA is offered through the Faculty of Business and Law’s dedicated postgraduate business school – the Perth Graduate School of Business (PGSB).

The PGSB was established in 2008 to provide quality, market-driven business education and related services focused specifically on the needs of postgraduate students and employers. The fundamental theme of the School’s MBA course is “managerial decision-making within the context of the manager’s interpersonal and informational roles”.

PGSB’s state-of-the-art headquarters are based at ECU’s Mount Lawley campus, approximately 6km from Perth’s Central Business District. Facilities include a lounge with kitchen, a 24-hour e-Lab, a dedicated postgrad reception desk and support staff, tutorial, case study and breakout rooms equipped with the latest technology, on-site parking and a parenting room.

The University’s MBA program has recently been redeveloped to meet the needs of managers and leaders in today’s global business environment. They place a strong focus on personal and professional development at the core of this program. It also teaches problem-solving methods and effective relationship-management skills.

PGSB’s MBA suite includes the flagship 1.5 year MBA, also available online, and a two-year MBA International.

“Our vision is to lead in applied international business education and research; developing leaders for our communities. The Faculty vision is supported by the underlying beliefs and values of the Faculty which include respect, integrity, professionalism, service and scholarship.” Edith Cowan University Business and Law Executive Dean Professor Atique Islam

Having gained university status in 1991, Edith Cowan has a good reputation for contemporary facilities, including libraries and e-Labs that are open 24 hours a day.

Delivering over 400 courses, they pride themselves on the offering knowledge-based disciplines. They also have admirable engagement with the community and place a lot of emphasis on conducting research with industry partners

Edith Cowan University MBA Program Structure

The revised structure of Edith Cowan University’s MBA program requires students to complete eight core subjects and one elective. This will give graduates the minimum 180 credit points that is required.

The core subjects are:

  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Marketing Leadership
  • Fundamentals of Value Creation in Business
  • Responsible Management
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Information, Contemporary Technologies and Decision Making
  • Leadership, Strategy and Change
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity

The program is offered full-time or part-time for domestic students, including the option of studying online or on campus. It is run over two semesters each year – starting in February and July – meaning students can graduate in about 18 months if they complete three subjects per semester.

International students are required to study on campus on a full-time basis – taking at least three subjects per semester.

There is also the option of studying an MBA International – only available on-campus at Mt Lawley – which consists of 12 subjects or 240 credit points. Nine of these subjects are core, three are designed for an area of specialisation and three are electives. For this course, students can study in the following disciplines:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the following to be eligible to apply for the course:

  • Bachelor degree, or equivalent
  • Three years of supervisory or managerial work experience
  • Evidence of post-secondary prior learning, including five years of supervisory or managerial work experience


The flagship 1.5 year MBA costs $39,000 for domestic students, based on nine units of study at $2,950 per unit.


*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
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 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. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (rgcmm.com.au).