Adelaide Master of Business Administration (AdelMBA)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

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The Adelaide Master of Business Administration explores critical aspects of business activity, preparing students for executive level management. Students will integrate theory and practice, developing a wide range of technical literacy to inform evidence-based decision-making. The program will help to instil a globally aware and people-oriented mindset, aiding students in the assessment and development of their own leadership skills and capabilities. The program facilitates the advancement of social capital and fosters a detailed understanding of how to utilise innovation in the creation of sustainable business practices.

The Adelaide Master of Business Administration is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Adelaide Master of Business Administration

There shall be a Adelaide Master of Business Administration.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Adelaide 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. Research courses to the value of 3 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 9 units

Core Courses


  • Electives

    To satisfy the requirements for Electives students must complete courses to the value of 9 units.

    Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:

    MANAGEMT 7140 Contemporary Business Practice (3 units)

    Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
    MANAGEMT 7012 Business Performance Improvement 3
    MANAGEMT 7022 Business Law 3
    MANAGEMT 7031 Services and Operations Management 3
    MANAGEMT 7040 Project Management 3
    MANAGEMT 7046 Negotiation Skills 3
    MANAGEMT 7047 Judgement Based Decision Making 3
    MANAGEMT 7053 Organisation Innovation 3
    MANAGEMT 7072 Management Project (Research) 3
    MANAGEMT 7081 Managing in a Global Context 3
    MANAGEMT 7112 Marketing Strategy 3
    MANAGEMT 7115 Systems Thinking for Management 3
    MANAGEMT 7225 Business Project (Consulting) 3