Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Master of Business Administration program is widely recognised for its high quality and rigour, equipping students with lifelong skills in leadership. The content and structure of the Master of Business Administration, the learning and teaching approach, the holistic and integrated program, the focus on systems thinking and application of management capabilities, theories and practice to socially positive outcomes and the inclusion of the substantial research project combine to provide the distinctive Adelaide experience for students.
The Master of Business Administration has been designed to provide students with a scaffolded, holistic, integrated, multi-disciplinary learning experience, underpinned by essential business and leadership knowledge, to equip them to be effective and responsible managers and leaders in the increasingly complex global context.
The Master of Business Administration is an AQF Level 9 Masters Conversion qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Business Administration

There shall be a Master of Business Administration .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 6 units
  3. Research project to the value of 6 units