Master of Business Administration MBA - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Master of Business Administration MBA

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.

Study locations
  • Sippy Downs
  • Online
Sunshine Coast and Online: Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 5, Session 6, Session 7
Program length (full-time)
1.5 years; 1 year accelerated
Annual tuition fee 2020
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Online
USC program code
Sunshine Coast and Online: Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 5, Session 6, Session 7
1.5 years full time or equivalent part time; 1 year accelerated
Study mode
Blended Learning, Online
Total courses
Total units

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 international trade and 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.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to:

  1. possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent *
  2. have at least two years relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience; and
  3. 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.

Career opportunities

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.

Intakes - when to apply

From Session 2, 2020 Sunshine Coast and Online intakes will be Session 2, Session 3, Session 5, Session 6, Session 7 and Session 1. SouthBank intakes will be Session 2, Session 3, Session 5 and Session 6.

Program structure

Required courses (8) 96 units

ACC701 Accounting for Managers
BUS703 Managing Research
BUS705 Innovation Management
MGT701 Leading and Managing Organisations
MGT703 Strategic Management
MKG701 Marketing Management

PLUS select 1 course from:

BUS502 Principles of Economics for Accountants *
BUS702 Economics for Managers

PLUS select 1 course from:

ACC511 Managerial Finance *
BUS704 Corporate Finance
BUS708 International Trade and Finance

*BUS502 and ACC511 are only available to Southbank students.

Elective courses (4) 48 units

Select 4 postgraduate level (700 coded) elective courses (48 units) from the USC Business School.

These electives  can be used to study courses in the following interest areas:

Please note that the program structure of the MBA and names of courses are subject to change.

Note: Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 144
Program requirements 

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 144 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • 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
  • 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

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