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Master of Business Administration

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MBA
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

The ANU MBA brings the benefit of a degree from Australia's leading university. ANU is distinguished nationally and internationally for its high quality research and educational programs. Established in 1993, the ANU MBA is recognised by employers around the world.

Our MBA alumni now hold leadership positions in corporations and governments and the military in Australia and internationally. The ANU College of Business and Economics provides graduates with a distinguished alumni network operating in over forty countries around the world.

As most MBA classes have between twenty and sixty students, quality interaction is possible.

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration acquire advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled managerial work. The knowledge acquired from completion of this degree is both theoretical and applied in the business administration disciplines. They will have an understanding of recent developments in the disciplines of business administration and professional practice. In particular graduates will understand the relationship between theory and applied knowledge and the research from which it emerges.

Students have the option of choosing specialisations in fields such as Marketing, International Business, Financial Markets, Project Management, Reporting and Governance, Business Information Systems.

Commonwealth Supported Places

The ANU College of Business and Economics offers a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for Australian students in graduate programs. For further information, please read the general information.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates of the Master of Business Administration will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled managerial work. The knowledge acquired from completion of this degree is both theoretical and applied in the business administration disciplines. They will have an understanding of recent developments in the disciplines of business administration and professional practice. In particular graduates will understand the relationship between theory and applied knowledge and the research from which it emerges, including the principles and methods of research.
  2. Graduates will have, in respect of the inter-related disciplines of business administration:
    • cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice;
    • cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice;
    • cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level;
    • communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and,
    • technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice.
  3. Furthermore, graduates of the Master of Business Administration will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
    • with creativity, initiative and a high level of personal autonomy and accountability to new situations in managerial practice; and,
    • for the purpose of planning and executing a substantial integrating capstone project, typically in the areas of of strategy or organizational leadership.

Further Information

For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to domestic.admissions@anu.edu.au. The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. You are also required to provide your CV. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.


Important notes:

1.  If you are intending to pursue a specialisation, you are required to seek advice from a Student Advisor (info.cbe@anu.edu.au) in the first semester of your program.

2.  Applied Finance Specialisation - if you are interested in this specialisation, you are required to have completed statistics courses (equivalent to STAT7055) in your bachelor studies.

3. You can choose to complete one specialisation by taking the required 24 units from that specialisation, or you can choose to take a selection of courses listed in any of the specialisations listed above as your elective courses to make up the 24 units.

4. Interested in an internship opportunity?  Check out the course CBEA6070 as it can be counted towards the MBA.  To apply for a place please see the Internship program website.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor Degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%, and evidence of work, leadership or an international experience demonstrating maturity and independence

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,312.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,800.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Business Administration requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

72 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSI7033 International Strategic Management

FINM7006 Foundations of Finance

INFS7040 Electronic Commerce for Managers

MGMT7001 Business Communication

MGMT7006 Effective Business Decision Making

MGMT7030 Foundations of Management

MGMT7170 Tools and Techniques for Business Project Management

MKTG7001 Marketing

ECON8069 Business Economics

BUSN8181 Financial Reporting and Analysis

MGMT8022 Strategic Management

MGMT8003 Organisational Behaviour

24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:

Applied Finance

Business Information Systems

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

International Business

Leadership

Marketing

Project Management

Reporting and Governance

Specialisations

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The choice of Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is important to your career and the decision demands a careful analysis of the benefits to you as a graduate. If you aspire to a leadership role in business or government, the ANU MBA has much to offer.

Single degree

The program requires 96 units:

  • Core Courses (72 units) 
  • Elective Courses (24 units)

About this degree

Students can chose to focus on one of the following specialisations:


Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Remember you will need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester without penalty.


Study Options

Master of Business Administration

This is a sample study plan for the MBA. There are many other possible combinations of courses. After reading the programs and courses website, if you need additional advice in order to select your courses, please contact mba@anu.edu.au.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units FINM7006 Foundations of Finance 6 units MGMT7001 Business Communication 6 units MKTG7001 Marketing 6 units MGMT7170 Tools and Techniques for Business Project Management 6 units
ECON8069 Business Economics 6 units MGMT7030 Foundations of Management 6 units BUSI7033 International Strategic Management 6 units BUSN8181 Financial Reporting and Analysis 6 units

Academic Advice

Before applying for any credit or exemption towards the program, students (except the ANU students) should include details of the ANU courses for which they seek for status on the form: http://www.anu.edu.au/sites/www.gaia-web1.anu.edu.au/files/resource/application-for-course-credit-st... They also are required to attach with the course outlines of their previous studies.

It is advisable that students discuss their course selection with the Program Convener (mba@anu.edu.au). He is available during the orientation week or by appointment. Please ensure you take a copy of your academic transcript with you when you meet with him.

 If you are required to have a permission number to enrol the course, or any course that is approved by program convener, please complete Enrolment Change Form (http://www.anu.edu.au/sites/www.gaia-web1.anu.edu.au/files/resource/Enrolment-Change.pdf) and submit it to the CBE front office, or email to info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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