• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


The Business Administration (Leadership) program from James Cook University is internationally recognised. You will be taught by experts who are leaders in their fields, and every subject has real world experience and industry linkages.

Study areas include:

  • Responsible management practices
  • Globalisation
  • Technology and innovation
  • Individual identity and career development
  • Corporate governance
  • Sustainability
  • Risk and value creation
  • Entrepreneurship and decision-making
  • The knowledge economy
  • Leadership and change, and
  • Strategy.

Career opportunities

JCU's MBA is highly flexible and allows you to choose the content of your degree; tailoring it to your professional needs and career pathway. Many graduates use the MBA to enhance their career prospects in organisations and corporations of any size.

Our MBA will give you the knowledge you need to change or advance your career as you develop the skills to lead innovative and sustainable change in business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 023352G, DE

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate discipline from this or another university; or
  • completion of an AQF level 8 degree in any discipline from this or another university; or
  • four years business experience in a managerial role, to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business Law and Governance as equivalent to the above.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

Living costs

  • Singapore, Singapore

    1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs
  • Townsville, Australia

    1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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