What is an MBA?

An MBA is an investment in the next step of your career progression.

  1. An MBA adds value in terms of employability, earning potential and the practical insights you gain - it is usually designed for professionals who have at least three years of business and management experience since graduating from undergraduate study. 
  2. An MBA is a great programme for those looking to enhance their career opportunities, move into a new industry, or start their own business.
  3. Professionals who graduate with an MBA will learn business fundamentals such as leadership, communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills.  It is reported that 100% of graduates will see an increase in salary just three years after graduating. 
  4. According to one QS World University Rankings survey, the salary for MBA students before their studies was $46,974. After graduation, the average salary had risen to $83,186 - a huge increase of 77%.

An MBA is globally recognised and will change how you think, providing you with new ideas and tools to identify opportunities and successful business strategies.

Why study for an MBA in Australia?

More and more students now want to get their MBA from universities abroad and Australia is one of the favourite locations.  An MBA degree combines theoretical know-how and practical skills, and Australian universities provide a very effective balance of these two elements.  Furthermore, pursuing an MBA from Australia can be more cost-effective as compared to other popular destinations for MBAs like the United States or the United Kingdom.

In Australia international students are seen as an asset as they add vibrancy to the educational institutions that they attend. Students from foreign countries bring with them business experiences from their home countries and this helps others to get a comprehensive global perspective.

Although studying abroad can seem daunting, the rewards in terms of education and personal development are huge – Australia’s close ties with south-east Asian markets and excellent employment opportunities are just some of the reasons why MBA students are choosing to undertake their studies in Australia.  The average salary of an MBA graduate in Australia is more than 95,000 AUD annually: the country offers international professionals with an MBA some of the best-paid jobs in the world.

On top of that, in Australia you can work while you study, helping to cover some of your living costs: once you’ve started your studies you can work 40 hours a fortnight when your course is in session and unlimited hours when your course is not in session.

Top Courses

Bond University

Master of Business and Administration

  • Australia’s first private university not-for-profit – 100% of fees are reinvested
  • Ranked #1 in Australia for student experience by the Good Universities Guide 16 years in a row
  • 3-year post-study work visa

CRICOS Course Code: 069029F


Flinders University

Master of Business and Administration

  • Ranked within the top 2% of universities worldwide
  • The number 1 university in South Australia for teaching quality, student support, overall experience, as well as graduate starting salaries (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • 3-year post-study work visa

CRICOS Course Code: 107691A

James Cook University (JCU)

Master of Business and Administration (Leadership)

Strong network with leading industry experts both domestically and internationally.

CRICOS Course Code: 095864K

Master of Business and Administration - Master of Conflict Management and Resolution

Gain an in-depth understanding of sustainable enterprise, corporate strategy and entrepreneurship as you learn how to navigate conflict and promote beneficial resolutions in the workplace. Graduates of the MBA—MCMR are highly sought after for their ability to analyse current practices and outcomes in a business or organisation and develop innovative methods for enhancing enterprise and success.

  • One of the best modern universities in the world, ranking 29th in The Young University Rankings 2020
  • Big focus on professional development. Students get lots of opportunities to complete placements, internships, workshops, industry projects, etc.
  • 3-year post-study work visa (2-year for Brisbane)

CRICOS Course Code: 069811F

La Trobe University 

Master of Business and Administration (MBA)

  • Ranked within the top 1% of universities in the world
  • Courses are designed in consultation with industry and are forward-thinking and constantly evolving. This ensures graduates remain at the forefront of industry best practices and innovation.

CRICOS Course Code: 080774B

Macquarie University

Master of Business Administration

Designed to challenge and transform you, this degree will extend your knowledge, skills and experience through a practical curriculum that bridges the gap between theory and real-world application. Opportunities exist to participate in global study tours, exchanges with leading international schools, and living case studies with Australian and international organisations.

CRICOS Course Code: 083781A

Monash University

Master of Business and Administration (MBA)

Master of Business and Administration (MBA)

  • Based in Melbourne, the top student city in Australia, and ranked within the top 10 worldwide
  • A Group of 8 (Go8) universities that is ranked at number 55 in the QS World University Rankings. It also consistently ranks within the top 5 in Australia
  • One of Australia’s leading universities for innovation (Reuters’ Most Innovative Universities 2019)

CRICOS Course Code: 001461G

University of Newcastle 

UoN is ranked number one in Australia for industry collaboration, with courses designed to give unrivalled opportunities to gain professional experience and expand students' global network. It also offers a 3-year post-study work visa.

Master of Business and Administration Global 

CRICOS Course Code: 096747G

Master of Business Administration / Master of Applied Finance

This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business disciplines of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific Applied Finance courses of the Master of Applied Finance. The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors.

CRICOS Course code: 084250J