Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Unlock your potential and take the next step in your career.

We are living in a world that is at times volatile, unexpected and ambiguous. It is essential that current and future leaders be equipped to deal with complex problems in a systemic, integrated and collaborative fashion.

Studying an MBA at the Adelaide Business School catapults you to the top. Want to be a CEO? We rank in the top 10 universities for producing CEOs across the country.*

Our MBA programs

Adelaide MBA

Ranked #1 in South Australia and #2 in Australia. The Adelaide MBA is our face to face program for experienced professionals with a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience. This transformative MBA will equip you with the skills and mental models needed to become a global business leader.

Adelaide MBA

MBA (Emerging Leaders)

Designed for aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs with no work experience, the MBA (Emerging Leaders) offers blended learning that can be fast-tracked to just 12 months, providing a pathway into business management across a range of industries.

MBA (Emerging Leaders)

MBA (Specialisations)

Suited to recent graduates or those with no work experience, our 2 year MBA (Specialisations) build your general management knowledge whilst providing a specialised skill set in one of the following areas: Marketing, Wine Business, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, and International Trade and Development. 

MBA (Specialisations)

Online MBA programs

Our suite of fully online MBA programs are designed for busy professionals with a minimum of 2 years work experience, looking to undertake MBA studies with maximum flexibility to study anywhere, any time.

Online MBA

What is an MBA?

An MBA, or Master of Business Administration, is an internationally recognised postgraduate degree designed to develop the necessary skills required for leadership in business and management. 

Combining courses in general management including leadership, finance, marketing, economics and more, an MBA equips you with a well-rounded skill set that can be applied across an endless number of industries. Your advanced business acumen, coupled with increased confidence and professional networks gained through your MBA studies will give you a competitive edge in a changing global marketplace.

Why study an MBA?

Our suite of MBA’s will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to take the lead in your career. You will: 

  • develop strong leadership skills necessary for driving innovation and positive change within organisations
  • build professional relationships and leverage off global networks
  • gain advanced problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • cultivate a global outlook, strategic mindset, and the ability to see the bigger picture
  • understand the management of critical business functions through coursework including finance, accounting, economics and marketing

Featured MBA news

Adelaide Business School appoints new MBA Director

The University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Business School has appointed a new MBA Director, Associate Professor Gary Bowman.

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Adelaide MBA continues to impact daily work life of graduate 

As a female in the construction industry, Megan felt overlooked and stuck in her career. She made a 'crazy decision' and decided to do back to back master’s degrees, first the Adelaide MBA and then Master of Applied Project Management (MAPM), both with Adelaide Business School.

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*MBA News, 2022