Master of Business Administration (Emerging Leaders)

Lead others to greatness amidst complexity

We’re living in a world that’s frequently volatile, unexpected and ambiguous. It’s essential that current and future business leaders are able to rapidly understand and solve complex problems in a systematic, integrated way.

Success demands the leadership mindset. And with our ‘pre-experience’ Master of Business Administration (Emerging Leaders), you can start acquiring it immediately after graduating from any bachelor degree—and complete your studies in as little as 12 months.

What will you do?

The Emerging Leaders MBA is part of the Adelaide Business School’s MBA suite, and is designed for aspiring leaders and young entrepreneurs looking to fast-track their pathway into business management. This program is normally completed over 12 months, so is ideal for those coming straight from a bachelor degree. Our program will equip you with:

  • mastery of complex leadership concepts and skills—from identifying technical and human challenges, to mobilising collaborative action in different cultures and environments
  • 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, research and analysis, critical thinking and self-reflection skills
  • outstanding management capabilities in critical business functions, including finance, accounting, economics, marketing and business law.

You’ll also:

  • partner with an experienced industry mentor to plan and develop a sustainable entrepreneurial enterprise through the Australian eChallenge or Tech eChallenge
  • build extensive professional relationships and networks.

Where could it take you?

The Master of Business Administration (Emerging Leaders) will prepare you to lead projects, teams and, ultimately, organisations all over the world. You could even take your destiny entirely in your own hands by launching your own business.

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


  • MBA rated second in Australia^
  • Strong links to industry leaders
  • AACSB accredited

^QS World University Rankings, 2021

Entry Requirements

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.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM222
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January, May and September
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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM222

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $35,000

Scholarships

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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Careers

Professional Accreditation

Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.

* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Potential careers

Business Manager, Entrepreneur, Manager / Business Management, Business Consultant, Business Development Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader

Degree Structure

To qualify for the Master of Business Administration (Emerging Leaders) you must satisfactorily complete:

  • 9 Core courses
  • 1 Research course
  • Electives to the value of 6 units from any other postgraduate courses offered by the
    University that are available to you.

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

Core Courses

Research

You must complete:

OR

Electives

Complete courses to the value of 6 units from any other postgraduate courses offered by the University that are available to you.

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Last updated: Thursday, 21 Oct 2021