The University of Newcastle, Australia
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online


1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.


1.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 40137
CRICOS code: 083519D

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.

Why study with us?

  • Earn professional credit - the MBA is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to two courses.
  • Australia's most affordable high-quality MBA - the University of Newcastle offers a quality MBA program which includes both face-to-face and online modes, with more than 70 courses to choose from. We do not not charge high-end fees despite our Top 8 Business School ranking.
  • Flexible study options - courses are run in trimesters and students are provided with an opportunity to study at a pace which suits their personal and professional lives.
  • Study at NeW Space - NeW Space, in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • Combine your MBA with another master degree in Marketing, Applied Finance, International Business or Human Resource Management and you can graduate with two degrees in less time than it would take to complete them separately.
  • AACSB Accreditation - the University of Newcastle's Business School (NBS) has received AACSB Accreditation, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs
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World top 200 ? for business and economics
Top 8 in Australia ? for business administration
World top 150 ? for business administration

What you will study

Our newly designed 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.

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 over 70 elective courses.

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 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.

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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.

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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 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, self-starting entrepreneurs, public sector leaders – in reality the range of opportunities that have opened up for our alumni are limitless.

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 deeply-rooted in industry engagement and business networking opportunities that expose you to challenges that can lead to remarkable workplace prospects on graduation.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.