Federation Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Make your mark with an MBA that connects

Established, dynamic and continually evolving – our MBA has been taught for over 20 years in Australia and around the world.

Designed for small business owners, entrepreneurs, leaders and those with the innate drive to rise up the ladder, this program gives you the competitive edge you need to upskill and make your mark.

Study our MBA and you’re destined to be a new kind of leader. To inspire genuine change within your organisation and community, and along the way, transform your career into something remarkable.

New Gippsland MBA Scholarship

A new Federation University scholarship will support the Gippsland business community in its recovery from the impact of bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commencing in September 2020, the new Gippsland-based MBA will offer a dynamic blend of theory and practice.

In order to support the re-skilling of the local workforce in these challenging times, Federation University has partnered with the Gippsland Regional Partnership and Victorian Government, who will subsidise the MBA course fees to significantly reduce the cost to students by 80 per cent.

This scholarship reduces the course fee for eligible Gippsland students from $42,600 to $7,000 (excluding the Student Services and Amenities Fee).

The program will initially be delivered online and potentially move to a blended learning experience as social distancing restrictions are eased.

A limited number of places are available to residents and businesses within Gippsland. Applications for the September intake close on Monday 24 August 2020.

To be eligible for our Gippsland MBA Scholarship you will need to:

  • Reside in the Gippsland Local Government Areas of Baw Baw Shire Council, Bass Coast Shire Council, Latrobe City Council, East Gippsland Shire Council, South Gippsland Shire Council or Wellington Shire Council
  • Be eligible to enrol as a domestic student
  • Hold an undergraduate degree from any discipline with at least three years’ work experience; or
  • Hold significant, documented work and management experience if you don’t hold an undergraduate degree
  • Attend an online interview

A curriculum built for the workplace

Our MBA will consolidate your professional experience. It will challenge the way you think about business, decision making and your own management style – giving you the perspective and experience to succeed in senior roles, regardless of your background.

Designed with a local context in mind to meet the demands of the community, while also maintaining a global perspective on modern organisations, our revised curriculum is focused on developing leaders who are agile, decisive, innovative and ethically responsible.

You’ll learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry, people who have been in your shoes and know what it takes to get ahead. Under their guidance, you’ll learn how to turn theory into practice, and develop your skills in critical thinking, business fundamentals, reflection, strategy and leadership.

Our cohort-based approach to learning means you’ll study with the same group of people throughout your program and build strong networks. With six months of practical workplace experience included, you will have the opportunity to complete a project within your own organisation with the benefits of industry mentors.

Runway co-design

The Federation Business School MBA program aims to build skills through knowledge gained from the classroom and expertise from industry and engagement with real-world projects.

This is achieved by co-design of the course with Runway, an entrepreneurial ecosystem that delivers experiential programs to validate, accelerate and scale businesses.

You will learn the fundamentals of business from Federation University lecturers and Runway facilitators will lead workshops on innovation, network building and startup thinking.

A structure designed around you

Flexibility and convenience are built into our MBA, from the way it’s taught to where our campuses are located. Importantly, we know that balancing study, work and life can be difficult, which is why we offer different modes of learning.

View the current class schedule;

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To be eligible for our MBA, you’ll need either of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from any discipline with at least 3 years' work experience.
  • No degree but hold significant, documented work and management experience.

For more information on the MBA and its exit points, please view our MBA brochure (pdf, 1MB).

Apply now for the Federation University MBA.

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