Federation Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Transform your career and become a new kind of business leader

Regardless of whether you're a small business owner or wanting to climb the corporate ladder, our MBA is designed to give you the competitive edge.

Our MBA is flexible to ensure your success whilst balancing work, family and social commitments.

As a business school with a conscience, we are committed to nurturing and supporting future leaders who will have a critical role in shaping tomorrow's world.

Program structure

If you have an undergraduate degree in business or management or commerce you are eligible for the 12-course MBA (taken over 1.5 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent). Business graduate certificates and graduate diplomas may also 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 (taken over 2 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent). 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, where applications will be assessed on an individual basis.

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, online or blended intensive.

To see which courses are currently on offer for your desired method of delivery, please see their respective timetables.

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
Online learning Online Two semesters plus limited summer semester offerings
BerwickBlended intensiveFive courses per 12 month period
East Gippsland (Bairnsdale) 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.

Community Leadership Program

Federation Business School is offering a unique opportunity for participants and graduates from Victoria Community Leadership Programs*. Through a combination of work experience and your leadership study, you will receive four courses of credit into the MBA. For more information, see the MBA community leadership page.

* or equivalent interstate programs.

For more information or to apply now

For further program information or to apply now see course finder. Alternatively, please contact the Program Manager, Postgraduate Programs (Abdel Halabi abdel.halabi@federation.edu.au) or Federation Business School (Ph: 5327 9431), to discuss your situation and study options.