Adelaide MBA

The Adelaide MBA offers a rich, contemporary, and transformative journey into leadership that will equip you with the skills and mental models needed to take on that next challenge in your career and life journey.

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Adelaide MBA Information Session Webinar - July 2020

Led by the Adelaide MBA Program Director, this information session offers you the opportunity to discover why we are ranked the top MBA in South Australia and how completing an MBA can advance your career and improve your future employment options. Register now. 


Quick facts

  • #2 MBA in Australia*
  • #1 MBA in South Australia*
  • 5 Star GMAA rating**
  • 36 average age of students
  • 96% of students maintain full time work while undertaking MBA studies
  • 8-10 hours on average per week self-directed study outside of class

*Adelaide MBA AFR BOSS Magazine MBA Rankings 2019 **Graduation Management Association of Australia Rating

Darren Thomas

Darren Thomas, CEO and Owner, Thomas Foods International

"I really enjoyed the focus on applying my studies back to my real-life work. I found I was getting twice the amount of learning - there was the educational value of what I was doing in class as well as being able to go back to work and immediately make use some of those learnings in real situations." - Darren Thomas, CEO and Owner, Thomas Foods International. 

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The Adelaide MBA experience

Our small class delivery model provides you with a rich learning environment, allowing you to formulate innovative approaches to real-world leadership challenges through the exploration of complex issues with your peers.

Our teaching staff are not only highly qualified, but also experienced experts in their field. As one of Australia’s only MBA programs with 100% staff with current business experience, you’ll be learning from people who know what it takes to succeed in the real world.

  • Entry requirements

    To be eligible for entry into the Adelaide MBA, you must meet the following criteria:

    • A minimum of two years' relevant work experience is required for applicants with a completed AQF Bachelor's degree or;
    • A minimum of seven years' related work experience and a satisfactory GMAT score is required for applications without a completed Bachelor's degree.

    International applications must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any band. Learn more on admission requirements.

  • Study mode

    The Adelaide MBA program is designed to accommodate the needs of busy professionals, providing maximum flexibility to customise your schedule around your needs – whether it’s long work hours or family commitments. You can choose to attend evening classes or study intensively over the weekend and can vary the number of courses you undertake each trimester.

    You also have the option to pause your studies at any time, with up to five years to complete the program. Alternatively, you might choose to fast-track your studies by taking an MBA summer school course for two weeks in January.

    Current MBA Timetable

  • What you'll study

    The Adelaide MBA program consists of nine core courses (eight single weighted and one double weighted) and two elective options, that will help you develop a well-rounded skill set, and a deep understanding of management principles through our tried and proven curriculum that ensures our graduates are fully equipped to make an impact.

    A shorter 8 course (Graduate Diploma) and 4 course (Graduate Certificate) option is also available to those seeking a shorter qualification.

    Full list of courses

  • Course fees

    Fees for the Adelaide MBA program are charged incrementally on a ‘pay as you go’ basis at the start of each trimester based on your enrolment.

    A breakdown of the indicative fees for 2020 are outlined below:

    2020 Tuition fees (indicative only) Per course (3 units) Full 12-course cost 
    Domestic A$5,125 A$61,500
    International A$6,065 A$72,750

    Eligible domestic candidates also have the option of deferring the cost of their tuition to FEE-HELP .

    * Fees for courses completed in subsequent years may be subject to change.

  • International study

    Our students have the opportunity to study at some of the world’s highest profile business schools by undertaking a study exchange with one of our international MBA partner institutions.

    Our exchange experience has been specifically designed to provide a valuable opportunity for you to develop an understanding of international business and network with MBA students from around the world without having to extend the duration of your studies or pay additional course fees.

    Learn more about our current opportunities below: 

    University Program
    Aarhus School of Business, Denmark Summer School Program 
    Aalto University, Finland MBA Courses 
    HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany Doing Business In Europe 
    The University of Glasgow, UK ESSAM Study Abroad 

    Please note, due to the current COVID-19 situation, study overseas plans may be delayed. For further information, please visit the Study Overseas website. 

Next steps

Application process

A step-by-step guide to the MBA application process.

MBA scholarships

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The Adelaide MBA is now available in Singapore at the Ngee Ann Academy. 

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