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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Excel in the rapidly changing business world with our MBA and become a global business leader, world-class manager or successful entrepreneur.

You'll develop your knowledge of key business skills including accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing and more. You'll also boost your leadership skills and workshop your own management style with our managerial courses. Then you'll take the lead with your own project, strategically planning an enterprise. Plus, if you're studying our 16 course MBA, you can choose subjects from our other postgraduate business courses like strategic marketing, business economics or entrepreneurship.

If you are interested in a career in the health sector, a Health Services Management major is available.

Course overview

CRICOS Code: 085210J

Duration: 2 years* Fast track options apply

Intakes: March, July, November

Annual fees: AUD$28,000

Entry requirements

  • Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent.
  • Applicants for this course must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualification. Applicants holding other academic or professional qualifications and/ or significant managerial work experience may also be granted admission.

Career opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Business owner
  • Manager
  • Strategic planner
  • Business consultant
  • General manager
  • Business manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Researcher

Course structure

16 units – 4 each semester

Sample course structure

Semester OneSemester One
Accounting and finance
Human resource management
Creativity and innovation
Managerial decision making
Management in a global business environment
Semester TwoSemester Two
Organisations: behaviour, structure, process
Marketing management
Business, society and the planet
Managing the legal environment
Strategic management
Strategic enterprise planning

Student experience

Emily Situ

Country of origin: China

Emily is a Federation University Australia alumna with a Master Degree in Business Administration.

Emily's current roles is the Overseas Branding Director of the Overseas Division of Country Garden Holdings Company Limited. Employing more than 150,000 people worldwide, this company was named one of Forbes Asia's Top 200 Companies and has over 700 high-end township developments through China, Malaysia and Australia. It's a large role and one she couldn't have imagined taking before she had her MBA.

Emily found considerable value in choosing to study in Australia, and enjoyed the community and the way of life as it was vastly different to where she grew up in China.

She especially liked that the class sizes were small and the learning was personalised, which enabled her to form meaningful connections.