• The Adelaide MBA

    The Adelaide MBA

    Top 5 in Australia. Number 1 in Adelaide.

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A top 5 MBA

The 2017 Australian Financial Review BOSS MBA rankings place the Adelaide MBA in the top 5 programs of its kind in Australia, and top MBA in South Australia.

This puts our program in elite company and highlights our ongoing focus on world-class curriculum, highly qualified teaching staff, and small classroom learning.

Combined with our 5 star GMAA rating and Business School AACSB accreditation, Adelaide MBA students are guaranteed a world class learning experience that equips them to become difference makers in society.

Why the Adelaide MBA

First offered in 1963, the Adelaide MBA is one of the oldest and most prestigious programs of its kind in Australia.

Our in-person delivery model focuses on engaging content and collaboration, allowing students to formulate innovative approaches to real-world leadership challenges through the exploration of complex issues with their peers.

Our teaching staff are not only highly qualified, but also experienced experts in their field. As one of Australia’s only MBA programs with 100% staff with current business experience, our students are learning from people who know what it takes to succeed in the real world.

Register for one of our regular MBA Information Sessions to find out if the Adelaide MBA is right for you.


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Flexible Learning Options

Our MBA program is designed to accommodate the needs of busy professionals, providing maximum flexibility to customise your schedule around your needs – whether it’s long work hours or family commitments.

You can choose to attend evening classes or study intensively over the weekend, and can vary the number of courses you undertake each trimester. You also have the option to pause your studies at any time, with up to 5 years to complete the program.

Alternatively you might choose to fast-track your studies by taking an MBA summer school course for two weeks in January.



An effective way to condense studies into a shorter period of time. Each course is delivered over a 12-week trimester, fast-tracking your course and getting you where you need to be sooner. There are three trimesters in an academic year.

After Hours

After Hours

Perfect for professionals who work full time. Most after-hours classes are presented on weeknights in 3-hour teaching blocks, while other courses are delivered monthly on Fridays and Saturdays in full day teaching blocks.

Study overseas

Study overseas

The Adelaide MBA gives you the opportunity to study overseas at some of the world’s highest profile business schools.

We encourage our globally minded students to take advantage of our numerous exchange agreements, which provide a valuable opportunity for you to develop an understanding of international business and network with MBA students from around the world.

Adelaide MBA Alumni

There is no limit to the opportunities available when you study at the University of Adelaide.

Dr Bill Griggs AO - Director of Trauma Service Royal Adelaide Hospital

Dr Tim Cooper AMManaging Director of Coopers Brewery

Penny Diamantakiou- Chief Financial Officer Yahoo 7

Vanessa Vartto- Director GRACosway

Dr Dan Johnson- Managing Director Australian Wine Research Institute

Nigel Smart - Chief Operating Officer Adelaide Football Club

Dianne Janes- Country Director BBC Media Action South Sudan

Stephen Yarwood- Urban Futurist city2050

Anthony Kittel- CEO and Managing Director REDARC

Jim Whalley- CEO Nova Defence

Darren Thomas- CEO Thomas Foods