• Application Deadline
  • 16 months
Great business leaders aren’t born – they are made. If you are a professional wanting to move up into a key leadership role with more responsibility, a Master of Business Administration at Swinburne Online is the ideal way to get there. You will build on your professional experience and further develop your strategic, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.


When studying the Master of Business Administration at Swinburne Online, you will learn how to capitalise on opportunities, think both critically and outside the box, and lead an organisation to success in any business environment. Along with a broad range of practical skills you can apply immediately in your workplace, you’ll graduate as a specialist in your field.

Learning outcomes

  • Leadership

Lead a high performance workplace towards success and innovation.

  • Innovation

Develop entrepreneurial strategies and identify trends to grow a business

  • Marketing

Strategically position an organisation in a competitive environment through marketing channels.

  • Risk Management

Minimise business threats while maintaining an innovative and entrepreneurial culture.

  • Performance

Evaluate business performance in a range of diverse environments.

Career opportunities

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Responsible for the overarching strategic planning of the future of a business.

  • Strategic Manager

Provides a strategic approach and insight into business operations.

  • Executive General Manager

Develops strategies and policies to achieve future business goals.

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Directs business operations to meet budget and financial targets.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managerial Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Business Strategy
  • Economics
  • Opportunity Discovery
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Behaviour in Organisations
  • Strategic HRM in the Business Context
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Corporations and Contract Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 16 months
    • Duration description
      16 months full time or equivalent part time
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor Degree in a related discipline
  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant experience
  • A Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27156 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36204 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    32628 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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