University of Tasmania MBA

The University of Tasmania MBA is available at campuses in Hobart, Launceston (pictured above) and Cradle Coast, as well by distance education.
The University of Tasmania MBA is available at campuses in Hobart, Launceston (pictured above) and Cradle Coast, as well by distance education.

The University of Tasmania MBA is highly regarded for its relevance to industry, its innovative specialisations, its flexible delivery and ease of access. Taught by leading academics, and visiting practitioners from industry, the courses can be taken on campus, by distance, during semester, intensively over the summer, part-time or full-time, or any combination of these alternatives.

The various UTAS MBA courses are provided through the University’s Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) and the Australian Maritime College (AMC).

The TSBE offers a flagship traditional MBA, as well as MBAs Maritime and Logistics Management and Health Management. A fourth option, the MBA (Professional), allows specialisation across a range of different areas such as Heritage Management or Environmental Planning. The AMC MBA is in Maritime and Logistics Management and combines all the units of a traditional MBA with a strong maritime and logistics focus.

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) has established itself as an institution of global standing and impact. Among the top two per cent of the world’s universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2013), UTAS has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions.

For our more than 29,000 students, UTAS offers a truly internationalised curricula and broad access to a diverse range of degrees, student exchanges and learning experiences to shape future global leaders. In 2012 UTAS received more teaching awards than any other Australian university (Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching).

The University’s community is strengthened by more than 90,000 alumni – a network of success spanning more than 120 countries positioned to support engagement with partner institutions, governments, sponsoring and philanthropic organisations.

While maintaining a distinctive Tasmanian identity, UTAS programs and research are international in scope, vision and standards – it is this strength combined with a rich heritage that guarantees UTAS’ greatest achievements are still to come.

University of Tasmania MBA Program Structure

The UTAS MBA comprises 12 units: nine core and three electives. The course is available online, via fully integrated electronic delivery, or on-campus as follows:

  • Full-time: A three semester, or equivalent course, is offered at the Hobart campus conducted with a combination of traditional timetabling, weekend mode and/or flexible delivery as appropriate.
  • Part-time: The two-year part-time, on-campus course is offered at the Hobart and Launceston campuses.

Students have the option of completing the course in less time by taking summer school units and can mix study modes. The course is conducted over seven evening or weekend sessions per semester, depending on location. For each unit, seven 3.25-hour sessions are held on a fortnightly basis across the semester

The MBA (Specialisation) enables students to combine core studies in management with another field of study. Specialisations include: Corporate Governance, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Professional Accounting and Marketing. Students who undertake the MBA (Professional Accounting) meet the academic entry requirements for membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA).

Entry Requirements

Admission to the UTAS MBA requires an undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution, and at least two years’ appropriate work experience or the equivalent with the approval of the Dean.

Alternatively, students can enter the MBA by completing the UTAS Graduate Diploma of Business Administration or an equivalent award of another Australian higher education institution.

For entry into all postgraduate courses, international students must provide an IELTS test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands or a TOEFL score of 575 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. This test must not be more than 24 months old.

At the discretion of the TSBE, admission may also include an interview.


For domestic students the UTAS MBA is charged at $2,300 per 12.5% unit. Units of study are commonly weighted at 12.5%. An annual full-time load is eight 12.5% units. The MBA can be completed in 18 months at a full course cost of $27,600.

* Information from fees is sourced from publicly available information in November 2015 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 (