Master of Business Administration

School of Law & Business

Do you aspire to be a manager or entrepreneur in the world of business? The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a two-year program designed for aspiring managers and leaders who want to develop their business knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Contact us today to find out more.

  • Why study this degree?

    A Master of Business Administration is the ideal degree for those who want to excel. Thanks to the superior skills and insights they bring to the workplace, MBA graduates often receive a significantly higher salary as well as a greater variety of career opportunities. For budding entrepreneurs, this two-year program will show you how to launch, run, and grow your business.

    The program allows you to advance your career while developing a network of business professionals. Compulsory courses cover foundational business concepts, and electives enable you to tailor the degree to your specific needs and interests.

    The compulsory courses cover topics such as economics, accounting, financial management, marketing and strategic management. Students then choose four elective courses from an extensive range of options – this allows them to tailor the degree to their specific needs and interests.

  • Program summary

    Students are required to study:

    • Economics for Managers
    • Accounting for Managers
    • Marketing
    • Ethical Issues in Professional Life
    • Business Analytics
    • Managerial Finance
    • Strategic Management and Planning
    • Leadership: Theory and Practice
    • Leading Change
    • Strategic Workforce Issues
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • International Marketing or International Business
    • PHIL6020 Ethical Issues in Professional Life Or PHIL6010 Business Ethics
    • Four elective courses

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Requirements.

    More information regarding courses can be found at the course descriptions pages Fremantle Sydney.

    Please note: The availability of these courses is indicative only and may be subject to change.

  • Entry requirements

    Notre Dame encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and takes into consideration the applicant’s academic performance as well as their personal qualities and accomplishments.

    Entry requirements:

    • A recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) or studies sufficient to meet the requirements of that Award; or
    • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a Business discipline; or
    • Where the applicant does not have an undergraduate degree, the Dean may approve admission to this program if the Dean is satisfied that: a) the applicant has sufficient background and/or experience in management/supervision; and b) the applicant has the skills necessary to complete postgraduate studies.

    Advanced standing will be determined by the level of the subject, whether an equivalent graduate unit was obtained at another academic institution, and whether a similar unit was undertaken as part of an undergraduate degree. Applications for advanced standing are assessed on an individual basis.

  • Learning outcomes

    Upon successful completion of the Master of Business Administration graduates will be able to:

    1. Apply the management skills necessary to lead a team in the business community
    2. Apply the management skills necessary to plan and manage a financially sustainable business
    3. Create strategies to identify and seize business opportunities through the use of contemporary management theory
    4. Apply the skill gained across all the studied business disciplines in complex national and international scenarios
    5. Develop processes and practices needed to meet the regulatory environment under which a business operates
    6. Create community and customer engagement strategies
    7. Effectively analyse and manage ethical matters
    8. Employ critical reflection to encourage on-going learning to maintain and improve professional knowledge and skills;
    9. Be able to think critically, reason and use judgment in preparation for of their professional practice; and
    10. Use evidence-based research in preparation of professional analysis and advice.
  • Career opportunities

    A Master of Business Administration can lead to careers such as account executive, business consultant, business development manager, operations manager, product manager or entrepreneur.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from our academics, who are leaders in their field. There are no practicum requirements for this program.

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

    For indicative fees and information on how to pay, including Government loan schemes and our online calculator, visit our Fees Page.

  • More information

    Considering your uni options?

    Talk to one of our career advisors for a personalised advice session. Our advisors provide support while choosing a program of study and completing our application process. Book my session.

    For more information, please contact our Prospective Students Office.

    Fremantle and Broome
    Phone: +61 8 9433 0533
    Sydney and Melbourne
    Phone: +61 2 8204 4404

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