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Master of Business Administration

Overview

With a reputation for excellence, our Master of Business Administration (MBA) will give you the leadership agility to navigate an ever-changing business landscape and drive outcomes in your industry. 

Great leadership requires more than ambition. It's your curiosity, passion and relentless drive that will ignite disruptive thinking and create change. 

Challenge your thinking by learning from MBA teachers who are renowned academics at the forefront of research. Our connection to industry keeps the learning fresh and relevant, supporting you in addressing real business challenges. Designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of multiple business functions, you'll increase your confidence to make complex business decisions. You'll learn with an experienced cohort who will enrich your studies and connect you with ongoing career opportunities. 

Design your own tailored program to gain maximum value. Align your learning experience with your interests and career goals, pursue a research project or even explore topics outside the MBA.

You can incorporate your own workplace projects into your studies for applied learning opportunities, work with industry clients on solutions to real challenges, or explore your entrepreneurial projects. 

Achieve your career goals with ongoing personalised support from a team of experts, industry mentoring, exclusive career events and 1-1 career consultations.

Whether you want to accelerate your career, switch industries, pursue a research career, get board-ready or start your own business, this transformational program will help you reach your potential. 

Location
Brisbane City
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2025), Semester 2 (28 Jul, 2025)
Program Code
5770
AQF
Level 9
Location
Brisbane City
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2025), Semester 2 (28 Jul, 2025)
Semester dates for 2026 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5770
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Create a unique study plan to suit your schedule, with full-time and part-time options, weekend and PM classes plus intensives.
  • Learn online, or attend classes at UQ Brisbane City in the heart of the CBD.
  • Gain international experience and expand your global network with optional short-term exchanges to partner institutions like Harvard Business School.

11 in the world for business administration

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2024

Watch UQ MBA: Camilla Roberts on YouTube.

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Overseas study
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Leading People and Teams
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Digitalising Business
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Operations Delivery and Transformation
  • Innovation Leadership

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Director of operations
  • Chief financial officer
  • Marketing director
  • National sales manager
  • Chief operations officer (COO)

Average annual salary range

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

$205-225K

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Average annual salary range

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

$210-230K

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Next steps after graduation

After you graduate, you can continue to access one-on-one career advice at any stage in your career. You’ll also be invited to regular networking and professional development events with your peers. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7.0 point scale, plus 4 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below), or
  • the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from UQ.

International applicants must have completed the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7.0 point scale, plus 4 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below), or
  • the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from UQ.

International applicants must have completed the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550.

Relevant work experience

Relevant work experience should typically be post-graduation, and include 2 years in a dedicated supervisory/management role (of people or projects).

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

PTE Academic - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

The University has applied for CRICOS registration for this program.

International students will be eligible to apply for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500) if the application is approved.

Additional application information

You will need to provide the following supporting documentation when you submit your application:

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Your CV, with your full work history, including details of management experience (of people or projects). Ensure you CV includes start and finish dates and outlines the major activities you undertake daily.
  • Two written references that are work-related, dated, signed and preferably on company letterhead. Your referees need to confirm the key duties of your work. They also need to verify your management experience. This might include managing a team of people, managing client accounts, the managerial components of any major projects you have been directly responsible for, or financial delegations you are directly responsible for.
  • Evidence of residency status.

Permanent residents may need to sit an IELTS and/or GMAT test.

You may also need to pass an exam in one or all of the following:

  • basic computing
  • written communication
  • basic mathematics
  • statistics.

Additional application information

You will need to provide the following supporting documentation when you submit your application:

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Your CV, with your full work history, including details of management experience (of people or projects). Ensure you CV includes start and finish dates and outlines the major activities you undertake daily.
  • Two written references that are work-related, dated, signed and preferably on company letterhead. Your referees need to confirm the key duties of your work. They also need to verify your management experience. This might include managing a team of people, managing client accounts, the managerial components of any major projects you have been directly responsible for, or financial delegations you are directly responsible for.
  • Evidence of residency status.

You may also need to pass an exam in one or all of the following:

  • basic computing
  • written communication
  • basic mathematics
  • statistics

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (24 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Check the courses and program structure for more details. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$60,576

2025

$60,576

2025

Speak to the MBA Team to discuss fees and payment options

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (24 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Check the courses and program structure for more details. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase. 

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Business Administration pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying – or if you have any questions about university life – get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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