Our 5-star award-winning MBA, comprising of 12 courses, is a highly interactive, contemporary and internationally focused program. It will provide you with the tools to fast-track your executive career, create your own opportunities and succeed in today’s modern business environment.
The Master of Business Administration (Finance) comprises of eight core courses, one specialisation core course, two specialisation electives and a capstone research project in your specialisation area.
Our MBA is also offered as a general management MBA (comprising 9 core courses, two electives to be chosen from a range of specified electives and a capstone elective) or specialising in Human Resource Management or Marketing.
The Master of Business Administration (Finance) provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to advance a career in senior organisational management and leadership, with an emphasis on the program area of specialisation.
Qualities developed by the degree include strategic thinking, ethical conduct, responsible leadership, evidenced based decision making, an international perspective, the ability to think critically, and the ability to work both collaboratively and with a high level of autonomy and accountability.
This program comprises 54 units of study, normally completed as 12 courses of 4.5 unit value each, plus a structured Commencement Seminar.
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
Applicants seeking admission to the program will normally have:
a) A minimum of three (3) years full time management experience (including experience in supervision and financial management) and a recognised university undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualifications;
b) A minimum of seven (7) years full time management experience (including experience in supervision and financial management) and either:
A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of South Australia with an average of at least Pass Level 1 (55%), or an equivalent qualification from the University of South Australia or from another recognised university;
A Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of South Australia with an average of at least Pass Level 1 (55%) across at least four courses, or an equivalent qualification from the University of South Australia or from another recognised university.
All applicants are also required to submit two referee reports and a detailed curriculum vitae outlining management experience.
In addition, international students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained one of the following standards within the last two years prior to admission. Possession of one or more of these qualifications, in addition to the academic entry requirements, does not, in itself, guarantee a place at the University of South Australia. Applications are considered on an individual basis and selection is competitive. Where previous study/work experience was conducted in English, the application must be accompanied by certified documentation from the educational institution/employer certifying that the language of instruction/employment was English.
English language test
Each year, more than 2,500 students at the University of South Australia benefit from scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. We welcome high achieving students from developing countries who are supported by the Australian government program, Australia Awards. We also host around 500 students who are sponsored by their home government, university or employer.