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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration,

Length: 1.5 years full-time

CRICOS #: 091188G

UAC code: 830221 (Master Business Administration)

Next intake: February 2019

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Why study Master of Business Administration (MBA) at ANU

Building upon management experience and prior learning, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides middle managers with essential business and management knowledge and skills to move into senior management roles.

The ANU MBA Program is suited to candidates with the maturity and background that come from extensive experience in the workplace, through leadership in organisations or from living independently away from their home country and cultural environment. A strong component of the program is the sharing of extensive and varied management experience. As most MBA seminars and tutorials have between 20 and 60 students, quality interaction is possible.

Program Highlights

  • Study in an exclusive program at the 1st ranked University in Australia and the 24th in the World (QS World University Rankings 2018/19).
  • All applicants will be considered for the Research School of Management MBA Scholarships. The School offers up to 30 fee-waiver scholarships to attract high-calibre students into the MBA and MBA (Advanced) programs
  • Be taught by world renowned scholars in the areas of international business, operational management, strategy, project management, information systems, change management, leadership and marketing. The Research School of Management is ranked 18th in the World in the area of “social science and management” in the 2016 QS Faculty Rankings, 1st in Australia in “management and economics” in the 2016 THE Subject Rankings, and was rated equal best in Australia and “well above world standard” in the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia.
  • World’s first Evidence-Based management MBA program. All courses in the MBA have been redesigned to equip students with the skills to identify, evaluate and apply the best available evidence to inform more effective decision making.
  • One February intake a year with MBA seminars and tutorials ranging in size between 20 and 60 students where quality interaction is possible.
  • Finish in 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
  • Courses in the MBA are offered in the evening to cater for part-time students.
  • Possibility to extend the MBA with a research semester working on a Master Sub-Thesis as an entry path to a PhD program at ANU.

Entry requirements »

  • Minimum 5 years work experience (including at least 3 years documented management experience). 
  • One of the following:
    • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a credit average (GPA 5.0/7.0).
    • An ANU Graduate Certificate in Management with a credit average (GPA 5.0/7.0).
    • A minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 600 or higher.
  • A successfully completed Evidence-Based Management EdX MicroMasters, achieving at least 70% in the final capstone exam.
  • Meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

MBA Scholarships »

Each year the Research School of Management may offer up to 30 merit-based fee-waiver scholarships. The scholarship will cover a percentage of the student tuition fee for the duration of the MBA. Up to 5 scholarships each intake are full scholarships.

Fees »

Annual indicative fee for domestic students is AUD $33,888 in 2018. Annual indicative fee for international students in 2018 is AUD $45,600.

Application deadlines »

Round 1 2019
Application: 16 September 2018
Notification: 19 October 2018
Acceptance: 28 October 2018

Round 2 2019
Application: 28 October 2018
Notification: 30 November 2018
Acceptance: 2 December 2018 (international applicants)
Acceptance: 9 December 2018 (domestic applicants)

Round 3 2019 (domestic applicants only)
Application: 25 November 2018
Notification: 21 December 2018
Acceptance: 6 January 2019

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MBA Scholarship

Each year up to 30 fee-waiver scholarships are offered. The scholarship will cover a percentage (25%, 50%, 75% or 100%) of the student tuition fee forthe duration of the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Business Administration (Advanced) programs.

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Length: 1.5 years full-time

CRICOS #: 091188G

UAC code: 830221 (Master Business Administration)

Next intake: February 2018

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