Program Overview

Outstanding business leadership meets you when you graduate with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Newcastle. With brand new on-campus facilities, or an all-inclusive online program guided by business leaders and academics, the MBA is designed to challenge you and build your capacity for business excellence.

The MBA attunes you to a higher understanding of business management decision making, marketing, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance processes, strategic management and the international business arena.



  Course Duration

18 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 40,925


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Our MBA is designed to propel you towards success. It reflects the latest in contemporary management practice, providing six fundamental courses covering the foundations of modern business; money, markets and people. More advanced core courses in leadership, strategic management and corporate governance provide pivotal insights into the dynamics of modern organisations.

Alternatively, students can create their own course program, selecting their preferred areas of study from a broad selection of directed courses. 

Core Courses

  • Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Marketing Management and Planning
  • Strategic Management
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Leadership in Contemporary Organisations

Entry into the Master of Business Administration will be available to applicants who have:

  • Bachelor (Honours) Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification; or
  • Bachelors Degree, or an equivalent qualification, in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
  • Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, not in a related field and 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years' relevant organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or
  • Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following UoN programs:
    • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
    • Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Marketing
    • Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must provide detailed documentation with their admission application. This will be forwarded to the Program Convenor for consideration. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.


AUD 40,925 (indicative annual fee)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units).

You’ll be ready to apply your strengthened strategic focus and showcase your outstanding business management capabilities in real-world business situations. The University of Newcastle’s MBA program will build your confidence to enable you to reach for those senior and executive leadership roles.

Our graduates range from company executives to self-starting entrepreneurs and public sector leaders – in reality the range of opportunities that have opened up for our graduates are limitless. Other career paths include:

  • Human Resource Executive
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Development Manager
  • Human Services Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Advisor
  • Industry Specialist Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
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