Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Changing the face of business takes time. Your time has come.
Designed for ambitious professionals ready to advance their career, The University of Queensland Business School MBA program aims to create global business leaders of the future.

At a glance

Three study options to help you succeed: Accelerated (1 year), Streamlined (2 years), and a Flexible option.
Commence study in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2018
Participate in international student collaboration projects
Delivered at our new Brisbane CBD location

 

Empowering the next generation of global leaders

As a business leader, you’ll face complex challenges in a world where change is exponential. Our program will prepare you for technologies that have not been invented to solve problems that don’t yet exist.
With a UQ Business School Master of Business Administration, you’ll be armed not only with leading-edge academic theory, but also a robust and dynamic set of skills that can be applied to future social and business challenges.

 

A university business school that’s bigger than business

UQ Business School is part of The University of Queensland, one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Our academic faculty are consultants to leading companies worldwide. Therefore, our teaching content is always fresh and relevant as the knowledge we share has been gained in the ever-changing world of consultancy.

 

The cohort effect

The network of connections you’ll make is one of the most significant advantages of undertaking an MBA at UQ Business School. We attract students with varied and wide-ranging backgrounds making classroom discussions informative, entertaining and diverse.

 

Who is this degree for?

Designed for ambitious professionals ready to advance their career, the program aims to create global business leaders of the future.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is ideal for those who already have a degree, several years of work and management experience and are ready to gain a promotion, establish their own business or make the transition to a different organisation or industry.

> See Admissions Information for further details on entry requirements

MBA Study Options

Our MBA program will test initiative, inspire resourcefulness, challenge creativity and demand your intellectual and emotional intelligence. The program can be undertaken in three different study options to suit your lifestyle.

Accelerated

Our MBA can be completed in 12 months full-time and is taught in intensive blocks between early January and November. International students are only able to complete the accelerated option.

Streamlined

The streamlined MBA program can be completed over 24 months alongside your work commitments and is structured to include some evening classes, weekend intensive classes and some one-week intensive mode offerings.

Flexible

Our flexible study option allows you to structure the program to suit your personal needs by taking evening, weekend or one-week intensive classes.

 

Course Structure

 

MBA Course Structure

We offer a host of opportunities exclusive to UQ Business School MBA students to engage you in decision-making and big-picture analysis while enhancing your leadership skills.

MBA SEEP Program

Social Economic Engagement Program

Today’s businesses now place greater importance on their responsibility to society and are looking to generate sustainable profits. UQ Business School’s highly successful Social Economic Engagement Program (SEEP) was developed especially for MBA students and offers the chance to put classroom learning into practice and make a lasting difference through working with community organisations.

Find out more about the Social Economic Engagement Program 

UQ-Fudan University MBA iLAB Consulting Program

The iLAB is a consulting project that brings together outstanding MBA students from Fudan University School of Management in Shanghai and UQ Business School. Learn first-hand about the challenges of doing business in China as you complete a real-life market entry project for a company looking to expand in China.

What career outcomes are there?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an applied, globally recognised masters degree designed to equip you with the sophisticated skills and knowledge required to become a successful business leader. The MBA is a powerful differential, giving graduates a career advantage in the highly competitive employment market.

 

MBA Bootcamp Event

Positioning yourself for success

Whether your goal is to accelerate your career or switch to another industry, our UQ MBA Career Resource Centre will help prepare you for a globally competitive employment market and will support your career advancement and transition.
Our specialist career consultants will work one-on-one with you to explore and uncover your career aspirations and assist you in position yourself for success.

Visit the MBA Career Resource Centre 

MBA Networking Event

MBA Community

We’ve developed a range of events and activities to help you establish connections with industry professionals and a network of over 3500 MBA students and alumni from a wide variety of industries, both in Australia and globally.

See our upcoming events

 

Admissions Information

Applicants for our MBA program must have four years full-time work experience post-graduation including at least two of the four years in a dedicated management role as well as:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale
  • OR Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale 
  • International applicants must complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550 and achieve at least 6.5 overall in the IELTS test (or equivalent test)
  • Applicants without a completed degree can apply on the basis of significant work and management experience.

No previous degree?

Students without the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor’s degree are able to enter via the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration as long as they have at least seven years full-time work experience with at least three of those seven years in a dedicated supervisory/management role. Upon successful completion of the first four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements, students articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Successful completion of the next four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements allows for entry into the MBA program to complete the final four courses.

If you have an admissions enquiry, or would like to learn more about our MBA program, email us at mba@business.uq.edu.au or you can call (07) 3346 8100 (9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday)

Find out more about admissions information on the UQ Future Students website

 

Andrew Talbot - MBA

"My participation in some of the extensive extracurricular programs and real-world industry engagements on offer, enabled me to develop a deeper understanding of the course curriculum, while continuing to build on and expand my professional toolkit.

The opportunity to be a part of a challenging, yet collaborative and supportive ecosystem, comprising of such diverse and brilliant people, was a clear highlight for me.

I left UQ with the added capabilities and professional networks, that not only supported my transition into a Management Consulting career, but also kick-started some innovative ventures with colleagues from the program."

Andrew Talbot

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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