• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


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

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
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • 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:


    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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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.

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
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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