MBA PROGRAM INFORMATION
The UniSA Business School MBA is a 12-course program with two different formats to choose from. These formats have been designed so that you can tailor an MBA to suit your career and business needs.
|1||General management MBA||Ten core courses, plus two electives|
|2||Specialised MBA||Ten courses, plus two specialisation courses|
One course runs for the length of a study period. Our academic year is divided into four study periods, each of 10 weeks. Study periods commence in January, April, July and September each year and you can choose to commence your MBA in any of these.
Full-time students are generally encouraged to undertake two courses per study period, while part-time students are encouraged to undertake one course per study period. As a guide, part-time students taking one course per study period can typically complete a 12-course MBA in three years. Read our Overseas Intensives page to see how you can fast track your MBA and gain credit for two electives.
While studying full time will normally take you 18 months, you can fast-track your study and complete the full MBA program in just 12 months.
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Compulsory core courses are:
- Accounting for Decision Making
- Managerial Finance
- Managing People and Organisations
- The Law for Managers
- International Business
- Strategic Marketing
- Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
- Responsible Leadership
You can also choose two elective courses from a range of approved elective courses offered by the school, or approved courses in other postgraduate programs.
You can choose from one of 3 capstone options available
MBA (Specialisation option)
This option is for business executives who are targeting a career change or who intend to stay in a specialist industry sector.
You can study a specialised MBA in:
Read the linked MBA specialisation program pages for the compulsory core, specialisation and elective courses available to you.
Applicants seeking admission into the MBA program are required to have:
a) A minimum of three (3) years full time management experience (including experience in supervision and financial management) and a recognised university undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualifications;
b) A minimum of seven (7) years full time management experience (including experience in supervision and financial management) AND either:
(i) a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from UniSA with an average of at least Pass Level 1 (55%), or an equivalent qualification from UniSA or from another recognised university; OR
(ii) a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from UniSA with an average of at least Pass Level 1 (55%) across at least four (4) courses, or an equivalent qualification from UniSA or from another recognised university.
Credit transfers and exemption
All credit transfer and exemption through recognition of prior learning is at the discretion of the MBA Program Director. If you have completed appropriate postgraduate management courses at recognised institutions, you may be assessed for credit transfer. Please contact the MBA Program Director to discuss your eligibility.
The UniSA Business School also partners with the:
- Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to offer graduates of the AICD Company Directors Course eligibility for one elective course credit (4.5 units) towards our MBA.
- Government of South Australia – Department for Education and Child Development to offer graduates of the Graduate Diploma Strategic Leadership eligibility for two elective course credits (9 units) towards our MBA).
- Leaders Institute of South Australia to offer graduates of the Governors Leadership Foundation program eligibility for two elective course credits (9 units) towards our MBA.
|Study period 1 (Term 1)||9 January – 17 March 2017|
|Study period 3 (Term 2)||3 April – 9 June 2017|
|Study period 4 (Term 3)||26 June – 1 September 2017|
|Study period 6 (Term 4)||18 September – 24 November 2017|
To view information on program fees, please visit the program overview page.
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