The University of Newcastle, Australia
Postgraduate program Master of Business Administration (Global)
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Duration2 years full-time.2 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (February), Semester 2 (August)Trimester 1 (January), Trimester 2 (May), Trimester 3 (August)Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (August)Trimester 1 (January), Trimester 2 (May), Trimester 3 (August)
FeesFind information about indicative course and program fees.
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.5, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 096747G
Program Code40160

Study a global MBA

In a complex, changing world, leaders of the future require the ability at a local, national and international level to see the ‘big picture’. Increasingly, employers are seeking individuals who are managers and global-thought leaders with the ability bring together the resources and innovative potential of an organisation to deliver sophisticated, successful international strategies.

The MBA (Global) program develops these critical capabilities through an innovative and rigorous curriculum, expert and highly engaged staff, and an active, problem-based approach to learning that develops confidence and work-readiness.

Why study with us?

  • Study closer to opportunity and make strong industry connections - by studying in NUspace, in the heart of Newcastle, not only will you have a strong connection to the city, you will also be intrinsically connected to our strong business industry networks. Our highly qualified teaching staff are the direct brokers to this local and national industry, which allows you to make real connections which translate into tangible employment opportunities.
  • Build upon your current undergraduate qualification - we welcome students from all disciplinary backgrounds looking to develop a global mindset and management skills.
  • Combine your degree with a second masters degree - you have the option to study with one of our highly reputable and high-profile international universities in your second year, including LUISS Business School in Rome (Italy), or the Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University, New Jersey (USA). Please enrol for a Semester 2 commencement with the University of Newcastle.
  • Unique International experiences - you will embark on an international study tour that will enable you to develop your cultural competency and provide context to global issues. You will also gain work experience and build employability skills through a blend of theory and active learning with a compulsory internship.
  • Build a life in Australia - the MBA (Global) program is a two-year program in which students will be eligible for post-study work rights.
  • An exceptional learning experience - be taught in our world-class, purpose-built facility, NUspace. A $95 million landmark education precinct that harnesses the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning, providing the ideal environment for you to excel in your studies. NUspace is well connected to the local community and city.
  • AACSB Accreditation - the Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world's business programs.
MBA Global International Scholarships
World top 200 ? for business and economics
Top 10 in Australia ? for business administration
World top 150 ? for business administration

What you will study

The MBA (Global) is designed for individuals who are recent graduates in any discipline, who have limited work experience, and who are looking to develop their business leadership and management skills. The MBA (Global) will provide students with an in-depth understanding of business globalisation and its complex effect on stakeholders, societies and economies and develop their global mindset, with the interpersonal skills that allow them to operate across countries, cultures and contexts.

All 16 courses in the MBA (Global) have been developed exclusively for the program. In addition to the 11 core (compulsory) courses, you will also have the opportunity to study elective courses in cutting edge areas of interest, including innovation and entrepreneurship, behavioural economics, change management, and business and climate change.


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.

View the full course list

Career

Career opportunities

Your career opportunities are endless with the MBA (Global). You will have the advanced skill set to ensure success, across borders, oceans, and boardrooms around the world. Where you take this qualification is up to you. The course design is integrated with industry engagement and business networking opportunities that expose you to experiences while you study, which could lead to remarkable workplace prospects on graduation.

You’ll be ready to apply your strengthened strategic focus and embed your outstanding business management capabilities into real-world business opportunities in a leadership role in a global corporation located in Australia and beyond. Potential career paths include:

  • Global Management Consultant
  • Multinational Marketing Manager
  • International Trade Policy Advisor
  • Global Supply Chain Manager

Practical experience

Unique learning experiences

Utilising an active learning approach, content will emphasise linking concepts and theories learnt in the classroom to real-world examples in different contexts, industries and countries. With an international study tour and compulsory organisational internship built into the program, the MBA (Global) will build your practical skill base and knowledge in leadership, communication and problem-solving.

The international study tour enables you to actively learn and engage with academics, students and industry participants from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds building your interpersonal and communication skills.

Through the compulsory internship, you will spend a minimum of 80 hours in a local organisation utilising your coursework knowledge to contribute to the business, building your professional network and work-readiness.

In your second year you may also choose to articulate into a high-profile specialist master program at a University elsewhere, allowing you to receive degrees from two institutions.

How to apply

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Before you get started

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.

Postgraduate application process

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 (Global) will be available to applicants who have:

  • Bachelor degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, in any field of study.

Students from overseas will be required to demonstrate English proficiency to the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no individual score less than 6.

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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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.