Master of Business Administration
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
The University of Adelaide’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is widely recognised for its high quality and rigour, equipping students with lifelong skills in leadership. Within an interactive face-to-face environment conducive to adult learning, courses provide learning experiences in a variety of teaching formats.
The Adelaide MBA program emphasises the development of the ability to:
- understand the functional interrelationships between different parts of an organisation and the broader interaction of the organisation with its environment
- recognise and act effectively on problems and opportunities confronting an organisation
- coordinate and apply an organisation's financial, physical, technological and human resources in pursuit of important objectives
- understand and communicate effectively with people inside and outside of an organisation
- evaluate current management policies and practices to develop new ways to improve organisational effectiveness
- provide strong leadership.
Also see www.business.adelaide.edu.au/mba
Flexible study options
The Adelaide MBA has been designed with maximum flexibility to suit the needs of working professionals. Students can elect to study during the day, evening or on the weekend and can vary the number of courses they undertake in each trimester. MBA Summer School is offered over a two-week period each January. This gives students the option to speed up the progress of their studies. The MBA also offers multiple entry points, meaning students can apply at any time during the year to be considered for the next intake. There are three trimesters in each academic year, commencing in January, May and September.
The Adelaide MBA can be studied full-time or part-time. A part-time study load is typically one or two courses each trimester and a full-time load is three or four courses each trimester.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake January, May and September Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry 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.
For information on the MBA application process and how to apply, visit http://business.adelaide.edu.au/mba/apply/application-process/.
- 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.
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 OR
a minimum of 7 years work experience and a GMAT test score of 500.
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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I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $40,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $44,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The MBA aims to provide students with a solid grounding in academic disciplines relevant to management. Students will 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
Professional AccreditationThe University of Adelaide's MBA program maintains a 5-star rating by the Graduate Management Association of Australia and is run by the only Business School in South Australia accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
The University's MBA is also ranked #5 nationally by the Australian Financial Review's BOSS magazine and is recognised as a Tier 1 MBA by CEO Magazine.
Management Consultant, Business Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Business Development Manager, Marketer / Marketing Manager, CEO, General Manager, Team Leader, Innovation Manager
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
ECON 7239: Economics for Management
MANAGEMT 7044: Strategic Management
MANAGEMT 7086: Fundamentals of Leadership
MANAGEMT 7087: Managing Contemporary Organisations
ACCTING 7100: Accounting for Managers
CORPFIN 7101: Managerial Finance
MANAGEMT 7104: Marketing Management
CORPFIN 6004: Global Wealth Management
MANAGEMT 7000: Entrepreneurship
MANAGEMT 7012: Business Performance Management
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
MAMAGEMT 7112: Marketing Strategy
MANAGEMT 7115: Systems Thinking for Management
MANAGEMT 7224: Knowledge Management
MANAGEMT 7225: Business Project (Consulting)
MANAGEMT 7250: Research for Decision Makers
MANAGEMT 7117: Social Enterprise Project (6 units)
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: Friday, 27 Oct 2017