Master of Business Administration

School of Business

The 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.

  • Why study this degree?

    For those who want to excel, a Master of Business Administration is the ideal degree. Thanks to their 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 provides an opportunity for 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
    • Four elective courses

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

  • 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.

  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

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