Federation Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Federation Business School Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to give you the competitive edge to advance and develop your management, business and career opportunities.

Because our MBA has been developed for managers and aspiring managers - it is flexible to ensure your success whilst balancing work, family and social commitments. This means that you can study online, via block mode, evening or by a combination of all.

Through the integration of contemporary concepts, learning, practical projects, knowledge sharing and networking with your fellow peers, you will experience the latest in management and leadership philosophy that is the cutting edge of how organisations are operating today. The program challenges the way you think about business, decision making and your own management style.

We are also experienced in offering in-house corporate MBAs to large organisations and can tailor a delivery mode to suit your business needs.

Gippsland Community Leadership Program

Federation Business School is offering a unique opportunity for graduates of the Gippsland Community Leadership Program. Through a combination of work experience and your leadership study, you will receive a one course credit into the MBA which means you will only undertake 11 courses instead of 12 or 16. As a graduate, you will also receive a scholarship towards your fees.

Program structure

There are two basic program structures:

  • 12 courses taken over 1½ years of full-time study (or the part-time equivalent)
  • 16 courses taken over two years of full-time study (or the part-time equivalent)

If you have an undergraduate degree in business or management or commerce you are eligible for the 12 course MBA. Further, business graduate certificates and graduate diplomas may make you eligible for the 12 course MBA.

If you have an undergraduate degree not in a business field you will study the 16 course MBA. However, applicants with substantive work and/or managerial experience can apply for credit thereby, reducing the number of required courses.

Applicants without formal educational qualifications but with substantive work and/or managerial experience are encouraged to apply.

Length of study

This depends upon three major aspects:

  • whether you undertake the 12 course or 16 course MBA;
  • where you study; and
  • how you choose to study – full-time or part-time, face-to-face or online or intensive.

You may be able to accelerate your study program by taking online courses or courses offered over the Summer semester.

Teaching periods

Campus Delivery mode Course frequency
Mt Helen Face-to-face Two semesters plus limited summer semester offerings
Gippsland Online Two semesters plus limited summer semester offerings
Gippsland (Traralgon) Blended intensive Four courses per 12 month period
Partners (Australia and Overseas) Face-to-face Three semesters per 12 month period
Hong Kong Face-to-face, weekend intensive A new course starts approximately every 7-8 weeks.

Core courses

These core courses comprise the 12 course MBA.

Knowledge suite

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management in a Global Business Environment
  • Managing the Legal Environment
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisations, Behaviour, Structure, Processes

Managerial skills suite

  • Business, Society and the Planet
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Managerial Decision Making

Capstone suite

  • Strategic Enterprise Planning
  • Strategy and Management of Change

Possible electives

Students who undertake the 16 course MBA are required to complete an additional four courses chosen from a range of postgraduate business courses. The following courses are indicative of what may be offered:

  • Business Economics
  • Change Agent Strategies
  • Critical Issues and Advances in Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Integrated Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing in the International Environment
  • Marketing Services Organisations
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Marketing

Note: Elective course deliveries are subject to demand, and may not be available in any given semester.

MBA program specialisation

An MBA (Health Services Management) is available in Hong Kong and one of our partners in Melbourne.

Contact for further information

Please contact either the MBA Director (Robert Errey r.errey@federation.edu.au) or the Federation Business School (Ph: 5327 9431), to discuss your situation and possible options.