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 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.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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Intake January, May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
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: * With a completed bachelor's degree from the University of Adelaide (or equivalent degree from another tertiary institution), you must have a minimum of two years relevant work experience. * Without a completed bachelor's degree: you must achieve a satisfactory GMAT Test score of 500, and have at least seven years relevant work experience. Applicants may be required to provide essays and/or attend an interview as part of their MBA application.For information on the MBA application process and how to apply, visit https://business.adelaide.edu.au/mba/apply-now
CRICOS 059067E 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 IELTS Overall 7 Reading 6.5 Listening 6.5 Speaking 6.5 Writing 6.5 TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 20 Listening 20 Speaking 22 Writing 24 Pearsons Overall 65 Reading 58 Listening 58 Speaking 58 Writing 58 Cambridge Overall 185 Reading 176 Listening 176 Speaking 176 Writing 176 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
a minimum of 7 years work experience and a GMAT test score of 500
successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration OR Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide
All applicants must adequately meet the attributes of: leadership, communication, team skills, motivation and business skills
Applicants may demonstrate they meet the work experience and attributes via their CV, essay responses or interview.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $41,000
Annual tuition fees 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.
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.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The Adelaide MBA program holds a five-star rating from the Graduate Management Association of Australia and is delivered by the only business school in South Australia accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
The degree is also ranked number five nationally by The Australian Financial Review's 'BOSS' magazine and is recognised as a Tier 1 MBA by CEO Magazine.*
*Rankings released in September 2017 and March 2018 respectively.
Business Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Business Development Manager, Marketer / Marketing Manager, CEO, General Manager, Team Leader, Innovation Manager
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
MANAGEMT 7086: Fundamentals of Leadership
MANAGEMT 7104: Marketing Management
MANAGEMT 7087: Managing Contemporary Organisations
ACCTING 7100: Accounting for Managers
ECON 7239: Economics for Management
CORPFIN 7101: Managerial Finance
MANAGEMT 7044: Strategic Management
MANAGEMT 7250: Research for Decision Makers
MANAGEMT 7117: Social Enterprise Project (6 units)
Electives (two of the following)
MANAGEMT 7000: Entrepreneurship
MANAGEMT 7012: Business Performance Improvement
MANAGEMT 7022: Business Law
MANAGEMT 7031: Services and Operations Management
MANAGEMT 7039: Management of Change
MANAGEMT 7040: Project Management
MANAGEMT 7046: Negotiation Skills
MANAGEMT 7072: Management Project (Research)
MANAGEMT 7047: Judgement Based Decision Making
MANAGEMT 7053: Organisation Innovation
MANAGEMT 7081: Managing in a Global Context
MANAGEMT 7107: Cross Cultural Management
MANAGEMT 7112: Marketing Strategy
MANAGEMT 7115: Systems Thinking for Management
MANAGEMT 7224: Knowledge Management
MANAGEMT 7225: Business Project (Consulting)
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.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019