Master of Business Administration
A 5-Star MBA for Enterprising Leaders
Transform your career and innovate your future with our innovative, engaging and flexible MBA program.
The UniSA Business School is ranked in the top 1% worldwide.* We offer a highly interactive and flexible curriculum with an global business focus. You will benefit from executive knowledge and networks as our program prepares you to think and act, like a CEO.
The UniSA MBA has been developed for experienced managers and executives and the program provides the knowledge and skills to advance your career in senior management and leadership. You will gain real-world insights though access to academic and industry experts and through curriculum informed by current research and industry practices.
With a strong practical focus embedded in senior management decision-making, our MBA program delivers industry relevance and fosters real-time application in the workplace. MBA students will engage with a cohort of experienced professionals from a diverse range of industry backgrounds, in a highly interactive learning environment, to maximise networking and career development opportunities.
MBA students have the unique opportunity to gain special insight into the role of boards and their contribution to an organisation's success. In an Australian first, UniSA MBA graduates have the option to undertake the AICD Company Directors Course as part of the UniSA MBA program will also receive recognition from the AICD.
The UniSA MBA has been rated in the top 10 MBAs in Australia since 2007 in the Australian Financial Review BOSS Survey. It is also one of only two MBA programs in Australia to have been awarded 5-star ratings by the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) for eight consecutive years. This means you will graduate with a life and career changing qualification, recognised and respected by industry for its excellence.
Our graduate trajectories are exceptional and we invite you to take the next step in your career and join our MBA network.
*UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 163 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 Business Schools worldwide, as reported by the AACSB, July 2016.
What our MBA graduates say
General Manager, Department of State Development, Government of South Australia
"The MBA has allowed me to make more informed decisions faster than before. It has given me an understanding of the core business of other units within my organisation, allowing me to ask the right questions before I make my own business decisions."
Bill Le Blanc
Executive Director & Chief Information Officer, SA Health, Government of South Australia
"The MBA has most certainly enhanced my effectiveness as an executive leader. That alone achieved my goal for completing an MBA. The unforeseen flow-on implications of becoming a more effective executive were that further executive opportunities opened up to me that I never imagined were possible."
Director, Australian Tax Office
"The UniSA MBA program provided me with the flexibility to fit in with full-time work and family and enabled me to expand my knowledge and networks. Completing the MBA has demonstrated not just my dedication to learning and applying my knowledge in the workplace, but also my commitment, time management and resilience."
Executive Director, Tonkin Consulting
"The MBA helped me expand my abilities from analytical problem solving in an engineering application, to developing a greater understanding on how the business as a whole worked. 14 years on and I still use the skills developed from the MBA in my Board role and with the consulting work I do for clients."
Explore our 5-star MBA
Choose from a generalIst or elective-based specialist MBA to suit your individual career and business needs.
Complete your MBA on-campus, entirely online, or a mix of both—the choice is yours.
Build global business knowledge and networks, through a range of international MBA study tours and exchanges available.
Addressing leadership inequality and championing women with leadership potential.
Supporting Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander managers with leadership potential.
Strengthen your business knowledge with our Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
Applicants seeking admission into the MBA program are required to have either:
Applications for the MBA can be made through the UniSA Apply Online facility. As part of the application process, MBA candidates are required to submit:
- an academic transcript;
- a current curriculum vitae which addresses the entry requirements and includes qualifications, and provides evidence of management experience (including experience in supervision and financial management);
- two referee reports which validate the candidate’s management experience, skills and acumen.
If applicable, scholarship applications must also be submitted in conjunction with the complete MBA application.
Our MBA ensured Kate took the lead
Kate Thiele, CEO of Guide Dogs, SA/NT studied a Master of Business Administration with the UniSA Business School. Learn how her experience with our 5-star MBA helped her become the leader she is today.