Master of Business Administration (Project Management)

Lead future-shaping major initiatives

Technological disruption is changing organisations’ plans worldwide. But this key management requirement remains: organisations will always depend on leaders who can capably manage the large-scale initiatives they undertake to adapt and grow.

The ability to efficiently and effectively lead major commercial projects will give you—and your enterprise—a vital career and market advantage. Our Master of Business Administration (Project Management) can be entered immediately upon completing any bachelor degree, and sets you on that path. 

What will you do?

The MBA (Project Management) is part of the Adelaide Business School's MBA suite and can be completed over two years. You don't need professional experience to apply, as the degree will equip you with:

  • a deep understanding of the entire project management process—from cost control and contractor management, to scheduling and legal considerations
  • a thorough working knowledge of all internationally recognised project management methodologies
  • highly advanced strategic thinking skills—the ability to see the bigger commercial and societal picture and make decisions with a truly global outlook
  • high-level problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking and self-reflection skills
  • outstanding management capabilities in critical business functions, including finance, accounting, economics and marketing
  • extensive industry and professional relationships and networks.

Where could it take you?

The MBA (Project Management) will prepare you to move rapidly into project leadership roles within your chosen industry. You could head a unit overseeing major infrastructure upgrades or installations; lead a team assessing the viability of new market entries; or manage the organisation-wide implementation of new mission-critical software.


Note: Intakes occur throughout the year, in January, May and September, with summer school options in January.

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 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 further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM220
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January, May and September.
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Completed Bachelors degree or equivalent. 
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM220

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $33,000


These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Potential careers

Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Business Management, Business Manager, CEO, Project Manager

Degree Structure

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

Core Courses
All students must complete the following:

PROJMGNT 7038 - Project Leadership and Communications
ACCTING 7025 - Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
ECON 7200 - Economic Principles
MARKETNG 7104 - Marketing Management
CORPFIN 7005 - Principles of Finance
COMMGMT 7006 - People and Organisations
COMMLAW 7012 - Business and Corporations Law
COMMGMT 7027 - Strategic Management
COMMGMT 7028 - Action Research for Business

To complete a specialisation in Project Management students must complete all of the following:

PROJMGNT 5004 - Risk Assessment and Management
PROJMGNT 5021 - Project Management Fundamentals
PROJMGNT 7040 - Portfolios and Programs Management
PROJMGNT 7047 - Systems Design for Projects
PROJMGNT 7056 - Enterprise Transformation and Innovation

And any courses to the value of 3 units from the following:
PROJMGNT 7024 - Complex Project Management
PROJMGNT 7057 - Project Controls Method

All students must complete the following:

ENTREP 7900 - eChallenge 
ENTREP 7901 - Tech eChallenge


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Last updated: Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021