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Early graduation options

You may be able to graduate sooner with:

  • Transform your thinking to lead and manage in complex business environments.
  • Students undertake an extensive foundation component of 16 core units of six credit points each and a further 48 credit points of optional units in the areas of leadership and strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, or in discipline areas which interest them.
  • Students will complete their MBA with a workplace project that will offer them the opportunity to creatively plan for a new venture or to engage in a consultancy project for an organisation
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Events.
QUT course code GS75
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 March, September
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
Course contact QUT Graduate School of Business
CRICOS code 045502F
  • Account Executive
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Project Manager
  • General Manager
  • Project Manager


The program will teach you to challenge conventions and go beyond established pathways, and equip you to lead and manage decisively in a complex business world. As a QUT MBA student you will critically analyse business situations and develop innovative solutions to real-world cases. Through flexible and innovative units, you will develop the skills essential to becoming a global business professional. The practical nature of this course enables you to apply concepts and management techniques learned in class directly to your workplace. You gain the knowledge and skills to become an effective leader and manager within your organisation.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA program is made up four components that build on each other to provide you with an integrated and multi-disciplinary curriculum to equip you to take on the challenges and opportunities of a complex business environment.

Each MBA unit of 6 credit points is delivered in a seven-week module (six weeks teaching with final assessment in week seven).

1. Building Foundations

  • Strategic Management
  • Communicating to Influence
  • Economics in Business
  • Problem Framing for Creative Action
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Marketing Strategically
  • Personal Leadership and Change
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making

2. Multi-Disciplinary Decision Making

  • Understanding and Leading Others
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Contemporary Human Resources Management Issues
  • Managing Technological Innovation
  • Understanding Leadership and Complexity
  • Corporate Governance and Accountability

3. Concentrations

Students can then add greater depth in an area of interest by choosing a concentration in Leadership and Strategy or a specific discipline pathway from within the QUT Business School's postgraduate offerings or from other schools and faculties at QUT.

Leadership and Strategy

  • Systems Thinking for Managers
  • Investment Strategies for Technology
  • Negotiation Skills and Strategies
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Media Principles
  • Improving Business Operations
  • Advanced Strategy for Global Business

If you complete the Leadership and Strategy concentration the title will appear on your academic transcript.

Discipline-specific concentration

Students may choose 36 credit points of MBA units and/or 36 credit points from a specific area of interest in a discipline. Discipline areas could include Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance or Healthcare.

4. Integrated Workplace Project

The final component of the MBA program is made up of one capstone unit which provides you with the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the program to real opportunities in a new venture or within an organisation.

  • Integrated Workplace Project

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

 A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale); and

A minimum 3 years full-time post degree work experience with minimum of 2 years relevant professional work experience and 1 year minimum supervisory/management experience; and

Submit two completed referee report forms

Additional entry information

Applicants may be required to attend an interview with the MBA Director to demonstrate relevant work experience.

Work experience

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

Referee reports

All applicants must obtain two referee reports on the referee proforma. At least one referee report should be from your current employer. The referees may choose to send the recommendations directly to QUT (fax, email and postal addresses are provided on the proforma).


Applicants may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with a minimum of 7 years 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.

Course fees

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

We offer a number of merit-based scholarships to exceptional successful applicants to the MBA and MBA (Major) programs. Eligibility for a scholarship is based on GMAT score, undergraduate grade point average, work experience, plus a written supporting statement from the applicant.

2019: $39,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $38,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

View all postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Master of Business Administration (MBA)

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Collected your supporting documents.


You must nominate two referees as part of your application. At least one referee should be from you current employer. We may contact your referees as part of the application process.

Personal statements

You'll need to complete a personal statement as part of your application. Details of the personal statement are available on the application form. Limit your responses for each question to a maximum of 400 words each.

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