Master of Business

Are you an aspiring business leader? Deepen your knowledge of the latest business practices and prepare yourself to become a leader of the future in the globally connected marketplace.

At a glance

1.5 Years or 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Choice of nine areas of study to specialise in
Commence study in Semester 1 or Semester 2
Delivered at the UQ St Lucia campus

At UQ Business School, we expect our students to share our passion for business leadership. As a graduate of the Master of Business, you will leave equipped with the tools and specialist knowledge needed to operate in the highly complex, connected and changing business environments of the 21st century.

As a leading global institution, we’re renowned for our cutting-edge research, close links with industry and quality of our academic staff. The Master of Business program provides comprehensive training in business fundamentals, including analysis and decision-making, and professional communication.

Feel supported throughout your degree knowing that UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia. They are bound to challenge you thinking and ensure you stay ahead of the game. Our courses reflect the world right now and address constantly evolving issues in areas like sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship and new technologies.


Who is this degree for?

Designed for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are aspiring for management roles, current managers seeking formal qualifications or changing career direction. Graduates of the Master of Business develop specialised knowledge of business strategies and practices, both in Australia and internationally to jumpstart or advance their careers.

The Master of Business 1.5 years program is designed for those graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in the same discipline, the Master of Business 2 year program includes core fundamentals of general management for those graduates with a Bachelor’s degree from any discipline.

Program Specialisations

The Master of Business offers students the choice to study up to two program specialisations or a research stream. Each specialisation will equip you with the relevant knowledge to jump start or advance your chosen profession.

You can choose to specialise in the areas of:

  • Advertising
  • Human resource management
  • Information systems
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • International business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Organisational sustainability
  • Supply chain management

For students who have previously undertaken studies in business or commerce, entry will only be considered for a field not already studied.

Course list for the 1.5 year Master of Business

Course list for the 2 year Master of Business

What career outcomes are there?

The Master of Business is a prestigious qualification that is well recognised by organisations worldwide. Our graduates have been sought after in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in a range of business environments.

As a graduate you can expect to find employment in a range of fields that are largely specific dependent on your chosen field of study. 

Other graduates of the Master of Business have furthered their research ambitions and proceeded to enrol in a Master of Philosophy (PhD) program, where they continue to develop their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.


As a UQ student, you have access to a range of services to prepare for a successful career:

  • The Student Employability Team (SET) – assists students with accessing career opportunities and managing their careers. SET programs give students an edge by helping build industry experience and develop lifelong employability skills. Contact their team of employability specialists to set and achieve your career goals.
  • Networking events – these events help students establish connections with industry professionals.
  • Employer presentations on campus – provides opportunities to meet UQ graduates currently employed in industry and understand what the employer is looking for in a new hire.
  • UQ Careers Fair - an annual university wide event for students to meet with over 130 potential employers to source information on career opportunities.
  • Global Experiences Expo - discover how UQ provides students with opportunities to study overseas, or get support to work, learn or volunteer on a short trip.


Have questions you'd like answered? Request a call from our Student Administration Team. 

Alexandra Jarossay - MBus

"The practical experiences and lecturers were the best things about the Master of Business. The program content strikes a good balance between key business theories and real-world business practice. Most of my assignments involved developing business plans, marketing and commercialisation strategies for non-profit organisations, startups and even our own ventures."

Alexandra Jarossay 

Master of Business

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