Highlights

  • Digital MBA is a unique online leadership degree that prepares you to lead future-focused organisations in an era defined by rapid technological change and digital innovation.
  • A curriculum underpinned by the cutting edge research undertaken by QUT’s Centre for the Digital Economy
  • The opportunity to undertake a two week Immersion Program at MIT in Boston developing skills and capability in the areas of entrepreneurship and digital transformation.
  • Digital MBA offers all elements of a traditional MBA in a flexible online delivery that fits in with your lifestyle.
  • High-quality learning experience supported by your academic team, business coaches and your cohort.
  • Innovative program structured around nine thematic units and three practical high-impact projects.
  • Find out more at our Digital MBA information evening

 

Highlights

  • Digital MBA is a unique online leadership degree that prepares you to lead future-focused organisations in an era defined by rapid technological change and digital innovation.
  • A curriculum underpinned by the cutting edge research undertaken by QUT’s Centre for the Digital Economy
  • The opportunity to undertake a two week Immersion Program at MIT in Boston developing skills and capability in the areas of entrepreneurship and digital transformation.
  • Digital MBA offers all elements of a traditional MBA in a flexible online delivery that fits in with your lifestyle.
  • High-quality learning experience supported by your academic team, business coaches and your cohort.
  • Innovative program structured around nine thematic units and three practical high-impact projects.
  • Find out more at our MBA information evening

 

Why choose this course?

In an era of rapid technological change and online innovation, our Digital MBA will enable you to build expert knowledge and skills to lead future-focused organisations in the digital age.

Leaders who are able to harness opportunities that come with changing business environments in the digital age are in high demand globally. Our Digital MBA offers all elements of a traditional MBA, like high-quality leadership and strategy education, while allowing you to study 100% online so that you can study around your schedule and location.

As part of the Digital MBA you will be able to access your academic team, business coaches and your cohort for support.

The program will encourage you to challenge conventions and go beyond established approaches to industry practice, and equip you to lead and manage decisively in the digital age.

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What to expect

The Digital MBA is delivered in a unique design that offers a transdisciplinary approach to decision making in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environments. The program has been designed with the business challenge at its centre, with nine thematic units and three practical high-impact projects helping you to customise your learning and development outcomes and apply them directly to your workplace.

Each unit in the program belongs to one of three discipline streams:

  • strategy and innovation
  • decision making
  • leadership and engagement.

Your journey will start with an online induction that will provide orientation to the program, its systems and key processes, and you will also be introduced to your cohort. Each 10-week long unit will begin with an optional two-day weekend intensive workshop hosted at our Brisbane-based Executive Education Centre. If you are unable to attend the workshop you'll be able to participate virtually in various events designed to:

  • introduce the teaching team to your cohort
  • introduce the phenomenon under investigation
  • begin exploring the basic discipline concepts relevant to the unit.

In addition to your Digital MBA academic team, your business coach will provide academic advice in online forums and facilitated discussion.

Careers and outcomes

Possible careers

  • Account Executive
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Transformational Officer
  • Executive Project Manager
  • General Manager
  • Project Manager

Details and units

The course consists of:

  • nine thematic units (12 credit points each)
  • three High Impact Project (HiP) self-directed, work-integrated units (totalling 36 credit points).

Each unit is designed around the standard of 150 hours of learning distributed across ten weeks of primarily online and self-directed and workplace learning. There is also an optional two-day face-to-face intensive workshop before each unit starts.

You will undertake all twelve units sequentially.

Standard Course Progression:

Year 1

  • Competing in Complex Environment
  • Optimising Business Outcomes
  • The Digital Leader
  • High Impact Project 1

Year 2

  • Establishing New Ventures
  • Building Financial Resilience
  • Leading Teams for Growth
  • High Impact Project 2

Year 3

  • Pivoting to a Digital Business Model
  • Transforming the Proactive Organisation
  • Leading Business Transformation
  • High Impact Project 3

Standard Course Progression:

Year 1

  • Competing in Complex Environment
  • Optimising Business Outcomes
  • The Digital Leader
  • High Impact Project 1

Year 2

  • Establishing New Ventures
  • Building Financial Resilience
  • Leading Teams for Growth
  • High Impact Project 2

Year 3

  • Pivoting to a Digital Business Model
  • Transforming the Proactive Organisation
  • Leading Business Transformation
  • High Impact Project 3

Requirements

Course code
GS73
Delivery
  • Online
Delivery
  • Online
  • External
Duration
3 years part-time
Duration
3 years part-time
Entry
April
Entry
April

Entry requirements

You must either have a:

  • recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.50 (on QUT's 7-point scale); or
  • recognised graduate certificate (or higher qualification) in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.50; or
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Digital) with a minimum GPA of 4.5.

Plus at least 3 years full-time (or equivalent) post-degree professional work experience with a minimum of 1 year full-time (or equivalent) supervisory/management professional work experience

You must also submit responses to following mandatory reflective questions:

  1. Motivation to complete the QUT MBA
  2. Intended contribution to the cohort
  3. Work/life/study balance strategy
  4. Current leadership philosophy

Additional entry requirements

You may also be required to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The GMAT (PDF file, 271.8 KB) is the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs, and you must achieve a minimum score of 550.

Admission pathways

If you do not meet the above entry requirements you may wish to consider applying for Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Digital).

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

You must have:

  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • a minimum 3 years of full-time post-degree work experience, with a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional work experience and a minimum 1 year of  supervisory/management experience.

You must submit responses to following mandatory reflective questions:

  1. Motivation to complete the QUT MBA
  2. Intended contribution to the cohort
  3. Work/life/study balance strategy
  4. Current leadership philosophy

Additional entry information

You must attend a videoconference interview with the MBA Program Manager.

If you do not satisfy the minimum GPA requirement, you may be required to attend an interview with the MBA Director.

Work experience

Relevant work experience indicates that you will be able to contribute to class discussion. A minimum of three years full-time equivalent professional or managerial work experience is required after you've completed an undergraduate degree. To enable us to assess your work experience, you must supply a current curriculum vitae providing details of your roles, responsibilities and achievements.

Pathways

Applicants may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with a minimum of 7 years of work experience (6 years minimum equivalent professional work experience plus 1 year minimum supervisory/management experience). Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with a GPA 4.5 (or higher), students can articulate into the Master of Business Administration.

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

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We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

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