Adelaide Master of Business Administration
We are living in a world that is at times volatile, unexpected and ambiguous. It is essential that current and future leaders be equipped to deal with complex problems in a systemic, integrated and collaborative fashion.
Our Adelaide Master of Business Administration (MBA) creates leaders who can deliver on the demands of an increasingly complex world, as demonstrated by our broad network of alumni in the business community.
What will you do?
The Adelaide MBA is student-focused, with maximum flexibility to suit the needs of busy professionals. You will:
- build professional relationships and networks
- gain advanced problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills
- develop strong leadership skills necessary for driving innovation and positive change within organisations
- cultivate a global outlook, strategic mindset, and the ability to see the bigger picture
- understand the management of critical business functions through coursework including finance, accounting, economics and marketing.
There are also opportunities for international exchanges at world-leading business schools.
Note: Intakes occur throughout the year, in January, May and September, with Summer School options in January.
Further information on this program can be found via the Adelaide MBA website, including application forms, brochures, scholarships, application deadlines, and details of upcoming information sessions.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Intake||January (including summer school options), May and September|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||Program entry requirements ensure that you will be sharing a classroom with high-calibre students, well prepared for study. The varied experiences of these participants produce a rich learning environment and foster unique, long-lasting business and social networks.
To be eligible for entry into the Adelaide MBA, you must meet the following criteria:
Applicants may be required to provide essays and/or attend an interview as part of their MBA application.
|Intake||January, May and September|
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor degree or equivalent AND a minimum of two years relevant work experience.
All applicants must adequately meet the attributes of:
Applicants may demonstrate they meet the work experience and attributes via their CV, essay responses or interview
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $48,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Adelaide MBA Scholarships
Scholarship support for the Adelaide MBA program is funded by the Adelaide Business School across a range of categories to ensure our program is accessible to all candidates who have the capability and drive to undertake MBA studies.Browse Adelaide MBA scholarships
The Adelaide MBA degree gives graduates a solid grounding in academic disciplines relevant to general management. Students acquire the conceptual and analytical abilities they need to make and carry out decisions at a senior managerial level.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
The program is ranked first in South Australia by The Australian Financial Review's 'BOSS' magazine and is recognised internationally as a Tier 1 MBA by CEO Magazine.*
*Rankings released in September 2019 and March 2020 respectively.
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Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
The assessment for courses is generally an individual assignment, a group assignment and an examination. In some courses there is an assessment component of class participation. Students must pass all components of assessment in order to pass a course.
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.
Last updated: Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021