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Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

  • ID:GU610158
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$42,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$42,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA), an applicant must:

  • hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.5 (using a 7.0 point scale) and have a minimum of three years equivalent full-time work experience post-degree which includes
    •  two years of relevant work experience and
    • one year in a role demonstrating leadership experience
  • OR hold a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (or an equivalent qualification) with a minimum GPA of 4.5. Students with a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will receive 40 credit points of credit.
  • OR hold a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management (or an equivalent qualification) with a minimum GPA of 4.5. Students with a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management will receive 40 credit points of credit.

Leadership can include direct supervisory experience and/or change management in an organisational or project-specific setting.

If you do not meet the required GPA for direct admission, you may submit the result of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The minimum requirement for GMAT is an overall score of 550.

Evidence of work experience must include a detailed work history (roles, responsibilities and achievements).

Upon request, applicants may be asked to provide:

  • An Applicant Statement of Leadership Experience (maximum 750 words). To demonstrate relevance of work experience, applicants will need to provide a statement detailing examples of applied leadership skills and how their experiences will be complemented by the MBA along with a sound knowledge of the Griffith Business School values.

English Requirements

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

An MBA is an advanced general management degree designed for managers who wish to develop a solid business foundation, as well as skills and knowledge of cutting-edge business practices for the 21st century. At Griffith we offer two MBA programs, both are focused around our values of responsible leadership; sustainable business practices; and a global perspective with the aim of making you an effective globally responsible business leader. The two programs we offer differ in their delivery style; one is fully flexible and can be studied online or face to face in a standard 12 week trimester (MBA program 5158). The accelerated program is online only, and each course is delivered over a 6 week period (MBA program 5670). These two delivery styles allow you to choose the method of study that suits you best and both programs are assessed authentically meaning that you can apply what you learn to your workplace with immediate benefit.

In both programs you will study courses in sustainability, accounting and reporting, finance, people management, strategy and innovation and managing change through responsible leadership. Through study you will be equipped with an understanding of the key functional areas within a business and the challenges facing businesses. If you choose the fully flexible option you can choose to focus your electives in a particular area for example, finance, marketing or supply chain management. The accelerated online MBA program has twelve set courses and no electives.

Our partnership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ) allows graduates to be awarded with the internationally recognised professional designation immediately after graduation*. Accrediting management and leadership excellence, Chartered Manager will help you to gain global recognition, professionalise your leadership skills, increase your employability and differentiate you from other managers.

Griffith and IML ANZ and committed to supporting you throughout your leadership journey. Along with the new fast-tracked route to Chartered Manager, you will also receive access to a range of partnership benefits.

*Upon completion of the Chartered manager written assessment and interview


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Degree structure for Trimester 1 - 2022

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Sustainability and Systems Thinking - 7920IBA (see Note 1)
  • Marketing for a Better World - 7906MKT
  • Finance for Responsible Value Creation - 7905AFE (see Note 2)
  • Accounting for Accountability - 7901AFE (see Note 2)
  • Economics for a Sustainable Future - 7902AFE
  • Innovation for Impact - 7123IBA
  • Developing Values-based Leadership - 7509IBA
  • People - 7916EHR
  • Strategy for Purpose - 7907IBA (see Note 3)
  • Approved MBA electives


  • International Exchange / ESSAM


  • Approved MBA electives

Note 1: Students are encouraged to complete 7920IBA within their first or second trimester of study.

Note 2: Students are encouraged to complete 7901AFE prior to 7905AFE.

Note 3: Students are encouraged to complete the 7907IBA in their final trimester of study.

Approved MBA electives

Students must complete 30 credit points from the following courses.

  • Managing Complex Projects - 7115IBA
  • Leading Teams - 7510IBA
  • Managing Organisational Transformation - 7512IBA
  • Master of Business Administration Special Topics - 7902MKT
  • PG Business Internship I - 7004GBS (see Note 1)
  • PG Business Internship II - 7005GBS (see Note 1)
  • Industry Project - 7009GBS
  • HRM and Employment Relations Strategy - 7011EHR
  • Negotiation Strategy and Skill - 7924IBA
  • Brand Strategy and Management - 7205MKT
  • Globalisation and Corporate Social Responsibility - 7112IBA
  • Investments - 7232AFE
  • Managerial Problem Solving - 7106IBA
  • Asia-Pacific Study Tour - 7901GBS (not offered in 2021)
  • Leadership for Sustainable Business - 7121IBA
  • Managing Creativity in Organisations - 7513IBA
  • PG Global Mobility Internship II - 7007GBS
  • Evaluating Policy and Measuring Performance - 7024GIR
  • Business Intelligence Systems - 7117IBA
  • Organisational Change - 7012EHR
  • The Political, Legal and Governance Environment - 7023GIR
  • Prudence, Ethics and Accountability - 7033GIR
  • Policy Advice: Evidence, Argument and Persuasion in Policy-Making - 7025GIR
  • Implementation and Service Delivery - 7027GIR
  • Communication in Crises and Disasters - 7125LHS
  • Cleaner Production and Circular Economy - 7402ENG
  • Policymaking and Planning for Climate Change - 7057ENV
  • Public Involvement and Community Development - 7097ENV
  • Environmental Economics - 7401ENV
  • Fundamentals of Cyber Security - 7905ICT
  • Managing Data Breaches: Cyber Risk, Compliance and Privacy - 7907ICT
  • Working with Diverse Populations - 7030HSV
  • Transforming and Leading Healthcare - 7101NRS
  • Climate Change and Public Health - 7117MED
  • Strategic Decision Making in Health - 7323MED
  • Urban Futures: Delivering Water Sensitive Cities - 7950ESC
  • Urban Metabolism: Resource and Energy Recovery Systems - 7951ESC

Note 1: Students must meet prerequisite requirements for entry into these courses.

Note: Students may also choose electives from other parts of the University that are relevant to their program of study. This option requires prior consultation with (and approval from) the Program Director.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Completing our MBA will equip you with responsible leadership skills and a thorough understanding of sustainable business practices, so you will be confident to respond to constant changes in the business world on any career path you choose.

This program opens doors to senior management and leadership opportunities in the public and private sectors. Or, if you are more of an entrepreneur, our MBA sets you up with the skills you need to start your own business.

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OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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