Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Enrol in our MBA program and find out what it takes to become a global business leader.

The UQ Business School MBA Program is ranked 1st in Australia and 10th worldwide (The Economist).

Register now for our MBA Information Evening or Webinar on Wednesday 18th October 2017 or request a call from our MBA team.  

 Register for the Information Session or Webinar     Request a call

DATE:  Wednesday, 18 October 2017
TIME:  5:30pm to 7:30pm
LOCATION:  Hilton Hotel, Brisbane City

Apply for the MBA Program today

Why choose our MBA?

The UQ Business School MBA program is ideal for those who are ready to take their career to the next level. You will learn how to overcome challenges, navigate change and create new opportunities in the business world.

One of the top MBAs worldwide

Our MBA is ranked 10th in the world and is the highest rated MBA outside of the United States and Europe according to The Economist. For the past twelve years we’ve been awarded the highest possible rating from Australia’s most influential rating body, the GMAA.

Developing leaders of the future

Leadership is a key focus of the UQ Business School MBA. We have developed a Leadership Capability Framework to assess your leadership skills and provide evidence of your progress throughout your MBA studies.

The MBA is ideal for those who already have an undergraduate degree, several years of work experience with some management experience and now want to gain a promotion, establish their own business or make the transition to a different organisation or industry.

Real-world business practice

UQ Business School is also known for its strong links with the business world and our lecturers act as consultants to leading companies worldwide. This means that knowledge gained through research is tested in the high-pressure world of consultancy which ensures our teaching is always fresh and relevant.

The MBA integrates theory, real-life practice and personal reflection to develop principled, innovative leaders who solve complex problems and produce systemic change.

MBA Applications for Semester 1 2018 close on 30 November 2017.


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

  • 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 as well as achieved at least 6.5 overall with no subscore less than 6.0 in the IELTS test (or equivalent test)
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview

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MBA Scholarships


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.



View the MBA Program guide for a detailed overview of the program.

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:

  • Social Economic Engagement Program
    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.
  • International Immersion Tours
    Gain a new perspective on international business by taking part in an MBA Immersion tour. These optional tours provide a depth of insight that cannot be matched in the classroom. You will meet local business people, learn about the country’s economy, and develop new contacts and career opportunities. 
  • Fudan University MBA iLab
    Working with global partner institutions, students complete a real life market entry or expansion project for a company looking to expand into China.


We recognise that juggling your career, family or social commitments while returning to study can be challenging. This is why we offer three study options to help you succeed.


This can be completed in 12 months and is taught in intensive blocks between early January and November.


This can be completed in 24 months alongside your work commitments and is structured to include some evening classes, weekend intensive classes and some one-week intensive mode offerings. 


If you need more than two years to complete your MBA due to work or personal commitments, you can structure the program to suit your needs by taking evening, weekend or one-week intensive classes. 

*International students are only able to complete the accelerated option.


The MBA is an ideal vehicle to help you move ahead in your career, confidently establish your own business or make the transition to a different industry or profession.

Our MBA program helps open up opportunities in middle and senior management as well as management consultancy roles.

How to shape your career

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

The MBA Career Resource Centre – We have a dedicated team here to support MBA students and alumni providing a range of advice, guidance and support in managing your career. Specialist career consultants work with MBA students to understand their career goals and help them with employment opportunities. For career enquiries (for both MBA students and alumni), please contact the MBA Careers Team at mbacareers@business.uq.edu.au or on 07 3846 0685.

MBA networking events – We have developed a range of events to help you establish connections with industry professionals and MBA alumni.


Support services

UQ Business School offers a wide range of advice and support for future and current students.

Domestic student enquiries

To find out more about applications or programs for Australian (domestic) students, call +61 7 3346 8100 (open 8:30am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday except university and public holidays) or email mba@business.uq.edu.au

International student enquiries

For further enquiries about applications or programs, international students can call +61 3 8676 7004 from outside Australia or 1800 671 980 from inside Australia (free call).

Find out more on the international contact page or use the online enquiry form.

Find details of international educational representatives

Financial assistance

Find out more about fees, charges and financial assistance

Find details of undergraduate scholarships for future students and for current students

Student centres

Student centres are located on each campus including St Lucia and provide a one-stop shop for student administration enquiries – including enrolment, timetables, fees, graduation, academic transcripts and ID cards – and general enquiries.

Call +61 7 3365 2600 from 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday or visit the student centre page.

Student support

Follow the links below to access further information and support: