Top 10 Universities For MBA In Australia



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Thousands of international students are choosing to study in Australia – home to some of the world’s top B-Schools, awarding globally-valued MBA degrees, and producing graduates with gaining top-notch skills and high employability.

Here at Hurray, we’ve put together a list of Australia’s very best business programmes based on global rankings – along with what we consider each one’s USP!

Read on to help you figure out where to study MBA in Australia!

 

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  1. University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School

Location

Melbourne

Duration of programme

1 or 2 years

Fees

89,500 AUD

Ranked 1st in Australia and 20th in the world for Business and Management, UniMelb’s credentials are unmatched! The MBA programme offered by Melbourne Business School is challenging and fast-paced, designed to prepare you for leadership positions in business. 

The programme boasts of small-sized classrooms high in diversity, thereby creating the kind of learning environment required to facilitate development. The curriculum includes innovative practical experiences including a 10-day field study trip to Asia, and 2 capstone projects – one involving simulated business decisions, and the other involving working with an organisational partner. To top it off, MBS is located in the heart of Melbourne, which is one of Australia’s most important cities, as a hub for multinational business enterprise. 

  1. UNSW – Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)

Location

Kensington, NSW

Duration of programme

16 months

Fees

86,850 AUD

Close on the heels of UniMelb in the field of Business, is UNSW – currently ranked 26th in the world. Its MBA programme is designed for those with experience in the field of business, or ambitious freshers looking to change their career paths, for their development into global leaders and innovators. 

The programme is structured to cover the core subjects of Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, followed by a term focused on elective papers, allowing you the flexibility to shape the course to your own needs. The programme also involves the opportunity of an International Exchange programme with other major global business school. 

  1. Monash University – Monash Business School

Location

Melbourne

Duration of programme

2 years

Fees

88,000 AUD

Monash is a global top 1% university, and, like the others in this list, a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. Its MBA curriculum involves experience-based modules, consulting projects, and overseas learning and industry engagement opportunities. The curriculum is built on the basis of 4 modules i.e. Foundation, Innovation, Transformation and Globalisation, with leadership units incorporated into each module, and content designed to integrate academic rigour and practical relevance. 

Each module includes a supervised consulting project with business partners, providing real application opportunities. The programme structure is designed to enable you to work alongside your studies – as an international student, you are permitted to work 40 hours per fortnight. 

  1. The University of Queensland Business School

Location

Brisbane, Queensland

Duration of programme

12 months

Fees

84,048 AUD

The UQ MBA prepares you for an ever-changing business landscape and unforeseen obstacles – with the critical thinking, creativity and leadership agility required. The UQ Business School's reputation for research and its strong links with industry ensure fresh and relevant content. You will learn from passionate lecturers, study with a diverse cohort and enjoy lifetime access to the dedicated MBA Careers team. 

To complete the UQ MBA, you’ll study 12 courses, including one of three capstone projects designed to prepare you for industry success – i.e. Entrepreneurship, Industry Engagement or Special Topics in Management.

  1. Macquarie University – Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Location

Sydney

Duration of programme

2 years

Fees

40,000 AUD per annum

 

Designed to empower, challenge and transform, the Macquarie MBA will give you the skills and knowledge to navigate and influence diverse possibilities in an evolving global economy. It is designed for managers ready to take on leadership roles, and for entrepreneurs looking to start a new venture. 

The programme features 16 course units, including 10 foundation units and six elective units that you will select from a range of more than 40 options. You will learn from a staff of experienced academics and industry experts. The curriculum combines theory with real experiences in a global setting – and you can take this further in an exchange program with one of our international partner institutions or as an internship with one of our corporate partners in Australia or overseas.

  1. University of Western Australia Business School

Location

Perth, Western Australia

Duration of programme

12-18 months

Fees

59,700 AUD

UWA offers an intensive MBA programme, designed to give you outstanding preparation for getting the job you want. The programme features include a personalised Authentic Leadership Program developed for you by a world-class leadership faculty, one-on-one mentoring from a senior industry figure, careers coaching and workshops, and strategic analysis and consulting project. UWA MBA students even have the opportunity to undertake an international study tour.

With flexible exit points at 12, 15, 18 months, and a range of course options to choose from – including foreign languages for professional purposes! – you are given the freedom and flexibility to design your learning experience. 

  1. Australian National University (ANU) 

Location

Canberra

Duration of programme

1.5 years

Fees

47,880 AUD per annum

 

ANU is Australia’s top-ranked university overall. Its MBA programme is designed to build upon management experience and prior learning. Small seminar sizes and interaction with resource persons having extensive experience at various organisational levels are key features of the programme. 

It is one among the first institutions in the world to adopt an evidence-based management (EBM) approach to business education. The ANU EBM approach focuses on creating future-ready leaders who have deep disciplinary knowledge and understanding to solve today’s problems, and a unique set of analytical skills that enable them to identify, evaluate and apply the best available evidence in order to respond to tomorrow’s challenges. Furthermore, in a move that is relatively rare for an MBA programme, ANU offers 30 fee-waiver scholarships for MBA students.

  1. Deakin University

Location

Geelong, Victoria

Duration of programme

1.5 years

Fees

51,948 AUD

Deakin's MBA is one of the most highly regarded in Australia – refined over 30 years to meet the professional needs of high-achieving MBA students. This MBA isn't just about knowledge and skills, but also about networking, career enhancement and professional development.

The Deakin MBA is renowned for its flexibility – instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach to learning, your personal goals and interests are respected, through MBA masterclasses and a customisable course structure. It also has a wide range of specialisations to help you progress your career in all areas of business – from administration to business strategy. The teaching staff integrate theory and professional practice, ensuring your learning experiences reflect today's workplace – and more than just accomplished businesspeople, they’re mentors, ready to guide you towards your full career potential.

  1. La Trobe University

Location

Multiple campuses

Duration of programme

1.5 years

Fees

40,200 AUD per annum

The La Trobe MBA is designed to help you accelerate your career with a practical, industry-focused approach. Through enterprise learning and the UN-backed 'Principles for Responsible Management Education', you'll gain the skills and knowledge to balance economic and sustainability outcomes.

The programme is co-designed and delivered with industry partners Mercer, Accenture and Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. You'll learn Business analysis, Accounting Innovation, Responsible leadership and Entrepreneurship. Your teachers include industry experts in every subject. Some special features include the ‘Career Development ePortfolio’, allowing you to showcase your professional development, and development of business consulting skills with the Enterprise Learning Project and International Study Tours.

  1. RMIT University School of Business and Law

Location

Melbourne

Duration of programme

1.5 years

Fees

37,440 AUD per annum

 

The RMIT MBA is of the most practical MBA programmes in Australia and beyond. The degree is suited to young and aspiring professionals with limited experience. It has been carefully designed to provide you with industry connections, job-ready skills, knowledge, and real-world experience.

You’ll study with like-minded peers from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds. You’ll work closely with industry on real-world projects. You’ll experience a variety of teaching and learning approaches, including lectures, tutorials, working collaboratively and independently. You’ll get to choose 4 electives suited to your particular career plans. Finally, you’ll graduate with a sound understanding of business fundamentals, a new perspective on problem solving, and a set of business skills that you can immediately apply in professional situations.

If you want to know more about why to choose Australia for an MBA check out our blog Why Study MBA In Australia

If you need a little help figuring out where to study MBA in Australia, then you need look no further! The Hurray overseas education counselling team has the experience and the expertise to help you find the perfect programme.

Reach out to us at info@hurrayedutech.com or 8971357938, and book your FREE one-on-one counselling session today! 

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