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Business Administration (Leadership)

18 months
31200 AUD/year
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The Business Administration (Leadership) program from James Cook University equips you with the thinking skills and knowledge that mindful global leaders of today must possess

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With its focus on the way you approach the management of people and change within and outside organisations, the Business Administration (Leadership) programme at James Cook University is an MBA that equips you to be part of the next generation of emerging global and social leaders. Importantly, JCU offers you flexible study options and valuable opportunities to establish highly-influential networks within industry and government agencies, while you undertake your studies in leadership.

Among the key benefits of studying this MBA (Leadership) at JCU are:

  • Learning new skills and enhancing your abilities to foster effective and ethical organisational leadership, while creating positive value in all areas of business
  • Gaining real-world experience and establishing networks within relevant organisations via JCU's Work Integrated Learning program - and as a result of your Practical and Research Project
  • Working with JCU's internationally-renowned staff from the College of Business, Law and Governance, who are leaders in their fields and who will share their knowledge and experience with you.

Career opportunities

If you're ready to take the next steps in your career at your current workplace, or in an entirely new role in another organisation, this JCU MBA (Leadership) is for you. Adding a JCU MBA (Leadership) to your CV will give you increased opportunities to move into senior management or leadership positions.

Your MBA (Leadership) will be recognised and valued by employers in Australian and international corporations, government departments at all levels, educational environments, or non-government and not-for-profit organisations. All are employers who need leaders who can respond to challenges (internal and external to the organisation) and lead responsibly, innovatively and sustainably.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing Management
  • People in Organisations
  • Economics for a Sustainable World
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Applied Research Project
  • International Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
86 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 095864K

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 degree from James Cook University or another university; or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business Law and Governance as equivalent to the above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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