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 provides the knowledge and skills to advance your career in leadership and senior management. You will gain real-world insights through access to academic and industry experts and curriculum informed by current research and industry practices.
Delivering a strong practical focus embedded in senior management decision-making, our MBA program provides industry relevance and fosters real-time application in the workplace. MBA students engage with a cohort of experienced professionals from a diverse range of industry backgrounds, in a highly interactive learning environment, maximising networking and career development opportunities.
As part of the MBA curriculum, MBA students have the unique opportunity to gain insight into the role of boards and their contribution to an organisation's success. In an Australian first, UniSA MBA students have the option to undertake the AICD Company Directors Course as a recognised elective. Upon completion of the course, they will also receive recognition and post-nominals from the AICD.
Our 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 nine 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.
*Accredited by EQUIS - the EFMD Quality Improvement System 2017 against AACSB data 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander managers with leadership potential.
Strengthen your business knowledge with our Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
Flexible learning options
We enable study to fit within your lifestyle, with part-time study options and a range of courses available in on-campus and on-line mode, as well as evening classes and intensive delivery options offered.
Top 1% of Business Schools worldwide
The UniSA Business School is one of only 163 Business Schools worldwide to be awarded EQUIS accreditation, the EFMD Quality Improvement system.
Five star MBA for eight consecutive years
Graduate Management Association Australia rankings, 2008 - 2015.
SA's No. 1 Business School for graduate employment
*QILT: Graduate Destinations Survey 2013-2015 Full-time Employment Indicator.
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).
If applicable, scholarship applications must also be submitted in conjunction with the complete MBA application.