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Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.1.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face, Online
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Study an MBA

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.

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AACSB ? accredited business school Find out more
World Top 200 ? for management
Top 5 in Australia ? for business administration
World top 150 ? for business administration

Why study with us?

  • Choose to study our flexible MBA 100% online, face-to-face or a mix – join in for the live learning sessions with experienced lecturers or catch up afterwards with all sessions recorded. Study around your schedule.
  • Industry guest speakers and engaging experiences – hear and learn from some of the best minds in the industry or participate in hands-on problem solving for real-world issues through engaging teaching and learning experiences.
  • Fast-track your career – complete your degree in as little as 18 months1 or exit early with an embedded Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (40 units).
  • Network online and join our mentorship program – attend industry events online, develop contact with your peers, and mentor or be mentored by other MBA students.
  • A world-class, affordable MBA – from a top 200 university in the world2.
  • Recognised prior learning – potential to gain credit for prior postgraduate qualifications and professional experience beyond the minimum entry requirements.
  • Source 1: This option is available for students that have enrolled in fulltime study and pass 3 courses per trimester. Source 2: QS World University Rankings 2020

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Women in MBA Scholarship

Reduced program fees, mentoring, and on-the-ground support are available to aspirational and high-achieving female students through the WiMBA scholarship.

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What you will study

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.

With our flexible modes of delivery, you can choose to study either by face-to-face, entirely online, or a combination of both.

In addition to the core courses, you will have the choice to specialise in one of the following areas:

Alternatively, students can create their own course program, selecting their preferred areas of study from a broad selection of directed courses. Please check the latest MBA Handbook to see if your preferred specialisation is offered for both face-to-face and online learning as these options can change.

Combined degree options

A combined masters degree will set you apart in the in highly competitive global business environment. You’ll gain technical expertise to work in the rigorous world of accounting as well as an extended understanding in the whole of business practice, providing the knowledge required to excel in senior management.

The combined MBA/ Master of Applied Finance program focuses on developing generalist administration skills and financial expertise. Students will develop a holistic understanding of a number of business functions including:

  • marketing
  • organisational design
  • managerial decision making
  • strategic management and accounting

You will develop a deeper knowledge and skills set relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management, equity evaluation and investment strategies.

With a strategically based focus on business management capabilities and financial expertise the combined MBA/Master of Applied Finance will leverage your career potential. Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply the advanced areas of business and finance that are pivotal to business success.

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The Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy has been developed in response to growing demand both nationally and internationally for expertise in health leadership and management, policy and governance and economics and evaluation.

Effective leadership and an understanding on the economics and governance of health policies are vital to solving a range of complex challenges within the health care sector. This combined program will equip you to respond to these challenges in innovative ways as well as develop your leadership skills. It will leverage your existing knowledge, fostering new skills for those already employed in the health sector while enhancing the value of future employees entering the sector.

The Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy focuses on advancing your knowledge of:

  • Healthcare system organisations
  • International and national health law
  • Health policy and governance – theory and practice
  • Health information and technology
  • Healthcare data analytics
  • Stakeholder communication and decision making in the healthcare sector

View the program handbook

The Master of Human Resource Management (HRM) program focuses on developing professional skills for people working as advisors to and advocates for, as well as managers of, people. In these roles, HRM and employment relations (ER) professionals must be able to put a strong and reasoned argument for a particular way forward, based on a deep understanding of relevant HRM and ER theory as well as a practical understanding of workplace problems and their context.

The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach used in this program builds confidence and competence in effective management of people, and will prepare you well for a senior management/leadership role, specialist HR role, or consulting career.

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The combined MBA / Master of International Business focuses on developing superior leadership and advanced management capabilities with an international focus. The program will enhance the professional qualities you will gain in each qualification meaning you will be well positioned to pursue your career aspirations.

Upon graduation, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of issues in international business as well as an extended understanding of various business functions including marketing, strategic planning and finance. The program has been strategically developed to provide students with the opportunity to develop practical skills by applying their knowledge to real-world problems.

View the program handbook

In an increasingly competitive business world, this combined degree will provide you with fundamental business frameworks and specialised marketing expertise. Focusing on two specialised fields will enable you to aim for non-traditional MBA careers, provide you with improved salary potential and opportunity for promotions.

With a strategically based focus on business management capabilities via an integrated online learning platform, the Master of Business Administration/Master of Marketing will leverage your career potential, at a time and place that suits the demands of your life.

Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply the advanced areas of business and marketing that are key to business success in both the public and private sectors.

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The combined MPAC/ MBA focuses on building accounting knowledge to be eligible for admission to the professional accounting bodies as well as furthering understanding of broader business functions including:

  • marketing
  • organisation design
  • project management
  • strategic management
  • finance

With a strategically based focus on meeting the requirements for admission into the professional accounting bodies as well as developing business management capabilities, the combined MPAC/ MBA will leverage your career potential.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to join the CPA and the CAANZ as well as having developed a comprehensive understanding of extended business functions. This program provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills by applying their knowledge to real-world problems. This postgraduate qualification will improve your career potential, while providing you with the flexibility to study at a pace that suits the demands of your life.

View the program handbook

Entry options and duration

Professional credit

Do you have qualifications or experience beyond the minimum entry requirements for a Masters Degree? If so, you may be able to complete your degree in reduced time and at reduced cost.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

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Career

Career opportunities

You’ll be ready to apply your strengthened strategic focus and embed your outstanding business management capabilities in real-world business opportunities. The University of Newcastle’s MBA program delivers the skills, and will inherently 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:

  • Account Executive
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Development Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Advisor
  • Industry Specialist Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager

Global opportunities

Given the University of Newcastle’s strong focus on international business, consider the reality of a leadership role in a global corporation located locally or abroad. Position yourself as someone capable of furthering the international standing of Australian-owned industries.

Engage with industry

The University of Newcastle’s MBA is delivered by some of our leading strategic thinkers. Business, academic and professional practitioners combine to provide you with tangible real-word learning experiences. The course is integrated with industry engagement and business networking opportunities which expose you to challenges that can lead to remarkable workplace prospects on graduation.

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To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

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Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

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.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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