Master of Business Administration (International) New

Mark yourself as a leader

Do you aspire to leadership roles within your chosen industry? Our Master of Business Administation (International) can give you a significant career edge at the earliest possible opportunity, together with deep knowledge in one of five areas of specialisation: Entrepreneurship; International Trade and Development; Wine Business; Project Management or Marketing. Our MBA is ranked #1 in South Australia for career impact*.

What will you do?

Studied over two years full-time, the Master of Business Administration (International) is available for entry immediately upon successful completion of any bachelor degree. It equips you with:

  • deep understanding of your chosen area of specialisation
  • highly advanced strategic thinking, problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking and self-reflection skills
  • a firm grasp of the principles of adaptive leadership, systems thinking, organisational behaviour, change management and social enterprise
  • outstanding management capabilities in critical business functions, including finance, accounting, economics and marketing
  • extensive professional networks, including through industry mentors.

You'll also develop valuable research skills, and have the opportunity to undertake exchanges at world-leading international business schools (travel restrictions permitting).

Where could it take you?

Our Master of Business Administration (International) will give you a head start towards all kinds of senior leadership roles within your chosen industry. You could head a specialist product development team, progress to leading innovation in a national division, and in time drive companies' visions as a CEO. Perhaps you'll take your destiny entirely in your own hands and launch a business.

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

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

^AFR, BOSS Best Business School rankings, Career Impact, 2022

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM270
Deferment Yes - 2 year

January, May and September

Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study

A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent, with a GPA of 4.5 or higher.

Fees and Scholarships

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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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Potential careers

Management Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Business Consultant, Business Development Manager, Business Management, Business Manager, Business Representative, CEO

Degree Structure

The Master of Business Administration (International) is a comprehensive degree that explores the core areas of business activity from finance and marketing through to strategy formulation and decision-making. The program also introduces students to the theories of complex systems, organisational behavior and leadership styles. Rigour and relevance are carefully balanced through the application of theory to authentic work place scenarios. Upon graduation students will have developed a sound understanding of business management practices, organisational cultures and their own leadership style.

The Master of Business Administration is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years

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Last updated: Monday, 25 Sep 2023