18 months
24950 AUD/year
22430 AUD/year
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The Master of Business Administration program from University of Southern Queensland will give you the edge in a competitive work environment by helping you to understand and make critical decisions about change. 

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In this Master of Business Administration program from University of Southern Queensland , you will learn about sustainability across global markets and contexts and contemporary business management. The USQ MBA will build on your previous study and experience and you will:

  • study from a wide range of specialisations
  • choose how you study with flexible study options to fit your work/life balance.

The MBA graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate applied knowledge of people, markets, finances, technology and management skills in practice
  • identify and solve complex organisational problems, creatively, and practically to increase the effectiveness of management processes
  • communicate professionally and effectively in a range of modes to various audiences to achieve targeted outcomes
  • demonstrate an understanding of organisations in the global environment and the impact of these on organisational systems
  • evaluate, synthesise and critically review theoretical frameworks with other evidence to provide solutions to real-world problems
  • demonstrate reflective practice and apply learning to different contexts
  • demonstrate an understanding of the impact of interpersonal communication on specific management processes and outcomes using relevant theories and concepts
  • comprehend and address complex ethical dilemmas
  • demonstrate an understanding of complex sustainable dilemmas and the need for responsible leadership
  • demonstrate an understanding of the skills required to work in non-traditional and virtual working environments
  • demonstrate the skills required for leadership of other, working in teams and working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds in both virtual and real-time spaces
  • communicate professionally and effectively in both oral and written communication to various audiences to achieve targeted outcomes.

Programme Structure

Your study options
  • Business Leadership
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Finance
  • General
  • Global Business Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Sustainable Business.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

USQ accepts applications all year.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


12 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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.
90 (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.
58 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code (International applicants): 066850A

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business and a minimum of two years’ professional work experience, or equivalent.
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24950 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    22430 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22430 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.

International fees

  • External/Online: AUD 22595
  • On-campus: AUD 24950


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