Master your business

Elevate your unstoppable career with a 5-Star1 Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Australia.

If you’re an enterprising leader, then our fully-flexible online MBA can be tailored to suit your career needs and busy lifestyle with the option to study full-time or part-time.

This dynamic, engaging and completely flexible program will provide you with invaluable networking opportunities, and prepare you to think and act as a global business leader.

Transform your career today with an online MBA ranked No.8 in the world and No.1 in South Australia2.

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12020 QS Stars Ratings. 22020 Global MBA Rankings, CEO Magazine. 32019 Australian Financial Review, BOSS Survey.

Online MBA ranked No.8 in the World2
Graduate with a respected qualification

100% online
Complete flexibility to suit your needs

Start sooner
Choose from one of four intakes and study ten-week courses, or fast track

One of Australia’s largest online education providers
More than 25 years’ experience delivering distance education

Ranked No.4 MBA in Australia3
Recognised by industry professionals


Why study an online MBA with UniSA?

  • Learn from expert professors and mentors, as well as highly experienced peers who bring extensive management experience to the online classroom.
  • Choose to start your studies in one of four intakes each year - January, April, June or September.
  • Study at a university with more than 25 years of experience delivering exceptional online and distance education.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge with ten-week courses giving you the time to master each topic, or choose to fast-track your studies with intensive course options.
  • Complete the embedded Company Directors Course as an intensive in Adelaide, co-delivered with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) – the only partnership of its kind in Australia.
  • Graduate with a high-quality MBA qualification no matter how you study – the program content, opportunities and level of dedicated support are the same whether you complete your program online, on campus or in blended mode. To learn more about studying our MBA via other modes, visit our MBA degree page.  
  • Explore scholarship opportunities that support equality in leadership, including the Women in MBA (WiMBA) and Aboriginal MBA (AMBA) scholarships.
  • Experience a dynamic online education experience that is 100% designed, developed and delivered by UniSA academics.
  • UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. These dual accreditations demonstrate the high standards we hold across all areas such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as our commitment to continually improving the quality of our programs.
  • UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities4, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.
  • Ranked in the Top 10 MBA's in Australia5 and awarded 5-Stars for Program Strength by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

4UNSTOPPABLE® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence. Ranked #26, 2019 THE Young University Rankings. Ranked #30, 2020 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50. 52021 Quacquarelli Symonds Global MBA Rankings: Oceania.

What will I learn?

You’ll experience our sophisticated digital learning platform with opportunities to connect with your peers and access all the content you need from our expert academic team.

As part of your MBA, you will complete 12 courses:

  • eight compulsory core courses (which you can study in any order following the first course);
  • three electives from a choice of more than 80 business and management courses; and
  • one capstone course, encompassing learnings from across the program.

Each course is ten weeks in duration, requiring approximately 15 hours of study per week, with many courses also offered in intensive mode to fast-track your study.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn the principles and practices of good governance with the Company Directors Course. You’ll find this embedded in our MBA curriculum, through our unique partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) – the only partnership of its kind in Australia.

Exclusive benefits

As a UniSA MBA student, you will gain access to a number of exclusive benefits designed just for you.


AICD Company Directors Course

Learn the principles and practices of good governance and prepare for a future board directorship role, through UniSA’s unique partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).


View From the Top

Discover our exclusive seminar series and gain leadership and industry insights on issues that affect business and our society.


Executive Partners Program

Connect with an eminent CEO or senior manager, fostering industry connections that allow you to gain perspective, develop insights and solidify your future career plans.


International MBA study tours

Open new doors to global experiences through a range of dedicated intensive study tours and exchanges, preparing you to operate a business in a global context.


Invaluable networking opportunities

Enjoy industry networking opportunities with a diverse cohort of experienced executives, delivering lifelong value while you study and beyond.


Global alumni network

Join UniSA’s global network of MBA alumni and gain an array of benefits including professional and social networking opportunities across Australia and overseas. 

Meet the Executive Director

You can’t overestimate the importance of education and the impact it has on leadership, particularly at the executive level. I believe we all possess innate leadership skills, but programs such as our MBA are critical in bringing those skills to the fore and enhancing them.

As a leader in online education in Australia, our highly practical and rigorous online MBA offering provides the flexibility to our online cohort to progress in their career, enabling success for individuals, organisations and the broader business community.

Partnering industry and academia ensures we are not only developing the skills of today but also the leadership skills required for the future.

Peter Stevens
Executive Director: MBA and Executive Education

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Professor Peter Stevens

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Industry facts


Globally, the demand for MBA graduates has risen by 13%.

Jobs and Salary Trends Report 2018, QS Intelligence Unit.


Employers report an 18% growth in jobs available to MBA graduates in the Asia-Pacific - the strongest increase of all regions.

Jobs and Salary Trends Report 2018, QS Intelligence Unit.

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