Executive Master of Business Administration New

Inspire greatness

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 Executive 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. Our MBA is ranked #1 in South Australia for Career Impact*.

What will you do

The Executive MBA is student-focused, with maximum flexibility to suite 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.

To accommodate the needs of busy professionals, providing maximum flexibility to customise your schedule around your needs classes include:

  • weekly evening classes
  • monthly weekend intensives (Friday/Saturday)
  • optional BA summer school for two weeks in January

Note: Intakes occur through the year, in January, May and September, with Summer School options in January.

Advance your career in Business

Managing Director of Yanun Project Services, David says studying the MBA with the Adelaide Business School gave him the confidence to start his own business and pursue his passions in creating pathways for First Nations people.

  • AACSB accredited
  • #1 in South Australia for career impact^
  • Strong links to industry leaders

^AFR, BOSS Best Business School rankings, Career Impact, 2023

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM269
Deferment Yes - 2 year

January, May and September

Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study

A minimum of five years' relevant work experience is required for applicants with a completed AQF Bachelor's degree (minimum GPA 5.0);


A minimum of seven years' related work experience and a satisfactory GMAT score (550) is required for applications without a completed Bachelor's degree;


A completed Adelaide or Executive Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Interview with MBA Director where the applicant must demonstrate Leadership, Communication, Team Skills, Motivation, Business Skills.

Please upload a copy of your CV with your application. Additionally, if you have had previous contact with the EMBA Director through one of the MBA Coffee catch up sessions or EMBA Information Sessions, please indicate this in your CV.

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place

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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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Executive MBA Scholarships

Scholarship support for the Executive MBA program is funded by the Adelaide Business School across a range of categories to ensure our program is accessible to all candidates sho have the capability and drive to undertake MBA studies.


Career Readiness

The Executive 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.

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 (AACSB)

Potential careers

Marketer / Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Manager, CEO, Product Manager, Project Manager, General Manager, Team Leader, Innovation Manager

Degree Structure


The assessment for courses is generally an individual assignment, a group assignment and an examination. In some courses ther is an assessment component of class participation. Students must pass all components of assesment in order to pass the 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: Monday, 25 Sep 2023