Fast track your business career and open the door to senior management.
An MBA is an opportunity to increase and deepen your range of management skills. The program covers the latest trends and influences in business and builds on your skills in critical thinking and analysis.
Learn in a team environment where you and the other program participants share your real life management challenges and how you apply problem solving skills.
Complete eight courses in the fundamentals of accounting, economics, corporate finance, strategic management and marketing. Then choose four courses in topics that interest you including corporate finance, entrepreneurship, global business management, informatics, research and many others.
Best of all, apply your new skills in your current job and complete the MBA flexibly either on campus or online.
Australian Financial Review MBA rankings
In the 2015 survey of Australian MBA programs conducted by the Australian Financial Review, USC's MBA program was ranked number 8 in Australia.
In the rankings by graduates it was ranked as number 1 in Australia in the categories 'Improvement in Skills' and 'Value for Money'.
To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to:
- possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent *
- have at least two years relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience; and
- candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements
* Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree but have at least 3 years’ relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience may be admitted to the qualifying Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.
Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will qualify the candidate for entry into the MBA for completion of the remaining courses.
You qualify for high level management roles, such as, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, General Manager, Senior Project Manager or Account Executive.
Application and admission advice
Contact Student Central
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What will I study
Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.
Required courses (8) 96 units
PLUS select 1 course from:
PLUS select 1 course from:
Elective courses (4) 48 units
Select 4 postgraduate level elective courses (48 units) from the USC Business School.
These elective courses can be used to complete a specialisation in one of the following areas:
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (available at Sippy Downs only)
- Health Sector Business Management (available at Sippy Downs only)
- International Business (available at Sippy Downs and SouthBank)
- Management (available at Sippy Downs and SouthBank)
- Marketing (available at Sippy Downs only)
- Supply Chain Management (available at Sippy Downs only)
Please note that the program structure of the MBA and names of courses are subject to change.
Note: Not all specialisations and USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Total units: 144
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 144 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Some specialisation areas are available as a part-time study option only
- Specialisations available at SouthBank are International Business and Management
- To register your specialisation email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
- Online study mode not available to international students on a Student Visa
- Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general postgraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
- Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
Apply direct to USC International
International students should contact USC International
How to enrol
New to USC?
Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).
Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.
To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dateas.