A world-class MBA qualification

If you’re driven to create new solutions, lead innovative teams and deliver exceptional results in a context of disruptive change, the UniSA MBA is for you. We offer a globally respected qualification that will help you take your career to the next level.

The UniSA MBA provides more than just the essentials of business, it challenges you to think strategically and develop evidence-based solutions to complex problems.

A Master of Business Administration at UniSA links you to highly qualified peers and mentors – from your classroom cohort to our world-class professors, you’ll be inspired and influenced by those with diverse backgrounds and workplace experiences. You'll also graduate from a university ranked in the Top 5 business schools in Australia for quality1.

Prepare to think and act as a global business leader with a 5-star Master of Business Administration from UniSA.

1Ranked #5, Australian Financial Review BOSS Best Business Schools List 2023. 2Ranked 8th, 2023 QS Global MBA Rankings: Oceania.

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Study a top 10 MBA in Australia2

Graduate with a respected qualification

Australia's only MBA with AICD course

Graduate with AICD Company Directors Course

Flexible delivery

Face to face, 100% online, or blended mode. Full or part time study options

Hands-on support

From our dedicated MBA team throughout your studies

 

An MBA that works for you

  • Start sooner with four intakes a year comprising 10-week courses, or fast-tracked intensives.
  • Build networks with fellow students as you study with a like-minded cohort.
  • Translate your classroom experience to the workplace, with real-world case studies and projects that address contemporary business challenges.
  • Graduate with a high-quality MBA qualification no matter how you study – the program content, opportunities and dedicated support is the same whether you study on campus, online or a combination of both.
  • Take advantage of value-add options to enhance your career, including international study tours, executive mentoring, and the AICD Company Directors course
  • Study your MBA in stages – start with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration before continuing your studies with the MBA.
  • Learn from industry-experienced academics and scholars at the forefront of contemporary management research.
  • Ranked in the Top 10 MBAs in Australia1 and awarded 5-stars for Program Strength in the 2022 QS Stars Ratings.
  • UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – international accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level.

  • UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the world’s top young universities2, 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.

1Ranked 8th, 2023 QS Global MBA Rankings: Oceania. 2UNSTOPPABLE® is a Kellogg Company trademark used under licence. Ranked #43, 2024 THE Young University Rankings.

Why a UniSA MBA?

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AICD Company Directors Course

Learn the principles and practices of good governance

Prepare for a future board directorship role

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Executive mentoring

Engage in a mentoring relationship with a senior executive

Benefit from their experience, business insights and career advice

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Networking opportunities

Connect with a diverse cohort of experienced industry professionals

Gain lifelong value during your studies and beyond

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International study tours

Open new doors to global experiences through intensive study tours and exchanges

Prepare to operate a business in a global context

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Global alumni network

Join UniSA’s international network of MBA alumni

Access benefits like professional and social networking opportunities across Australia and overseas

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Personalised study support

Tailored advice on enrolment, study options, electives, and more

Connect with our dedicated MBA support team

A stepping stone to the MBA

UniSA’s business administration programs have been designed with flexible entry and exit options. You’ll study the same core courses, so that you can use the program as a pathway into our 5-star4 MBA. Or if you need to exit the MBA early, you can still gain a standalone postgraduate qualification.

By completing a business administration program, you’ll strengthen your business knowledge and gain valuable insights quickly, while creating a clear path to further study if you choose.

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Support when you need it

Our dedicated MBA team is available to support you throughout your studies. The team can provide expert advice on study options, elective choices, career services and more, and can help with referrals to other support services across the University.

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I had reached a point in my career that I knew I needed to develop my knowledge and obtain a formal management qualification, to progress personally and professionally. The UniSA MBA provided me with an ability to develop new skills and knowledge in a wide range of areas that were relevant to my role.

Ryan Midgley

Master of Business Administration

Organisation: Calvary Retirement Communities SA

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Ryan Midgley

Master of Business Administration
Calvary Retirement Communities SA

The UniSA MBA gave me the opportunity to expand my skills and broaden my knowledge of the executive business environment. I also had the privilege of being the first recipient of UniSA’s WiMBA scholarship. This initiative not only supports diversity for women in leadership, but also gives women the confidence to progress into executive roles. I...

Cheree Figg

Master of Business Administration

Organisation: Maritime Services, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation

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Cheree Figg

Master of Business Administration
Maritime Services, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation

Put yourself out there and talk to everyone because the friendship and networking opportunities are fantastic.

Ben Koschade

Master of Business Administration

Organisation: Heartpics

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Ben Koschade

Master of Business Administration
Heartpics

Be brave and follow your passion. If you are committed to the 'why' of your organisation, then you will enjoy making a true difference.

Elaine Bensted

Master of Business Administration

Organisation: Zoos SA

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Elaine Bensted

Master of Business Administration
Zoos SA

Doing an MBA is now perhaps seen as a necessary step in any manager’s career. What I feel is sometimes missed is that all MBA’s are not equal. With a world of MBA’s on offer the number of recognised quality standards that had been awarded to the UniSA MBA assured me that I was making a sound decision. I intended to study on-campus, but also had...

Steve Todd

Master of Business Administration

Organisation: Kay Brothers Pty Ltd

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Steve Todd

Master of Business Administration
Kay Brothers Pty Ltd

One of the best things about doing the MBA at UniSA was that it was so practical. I was learning things and then doing assignments where I applied those learnings to my real-life work practice. Having done the MBA, I feel very empowered in my role. I use the skills I learnt every day. 

Emily Welyhorskyj

Master of Business Administration

Organisation: Hendercare

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Emily Welyhorskyj

Master of Business Administration
Hendercare

The UniSA MBA was challenging, rewarding and insightful. The opportunity to make a difference for our clients when it comes to harnessing digital technologies in business, would have been difficult to achieve without the skills I learnt during my MBA.

Slade Peel

Master of Business Administration

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Slade Peel

Master of Business Administration

Your Dean of Programs

"Chances are, you’re only going to do one MBA, so selecting the right one is important. For many, doing your MBA is something you’ve been thinking about for some time. Your decision will be shaped by a range of factors including the value you place on flexibility, price, and brand (reputation). I’d ask you to also consider the investment return period; your MBA should continue to deliver value post completion. The UniSA MBA optimises your potential realisation as it offers you the opportunity to complete the Australian Institute of Company Director’s course as part of your MBA. This ensures you take your learning beyond the classroom, prepares you to take on board positions, and provides the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of what constitutes good governance. No other MBA offers this dual qualification to future-proof your career potential. I hope to welcome you to UniSA soon."

Professor Lan Snell
Dean of Programs (Postgraduate)

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Professor Lan Snell
Dean of Programs (Postgraduate)

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We're ready to answer your questions. 

Contact our dedicated MBA support team:
mba@unisa.edu.au
08 8302 9086