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What is an MBA?

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The Master of Business Administration (known to most as the MBA) seeks to provide students with an understanding of how people and processes work within the business world and, ultimately, prepare students for life at the top of the corporate ladder. For students who already work in management roles, MBA programs put theory to practice and assist with the development of core management skills that may not have been gained in the workplace.

Today, around 21,300 people are enrolled in MBA or similar programs in Australia. There are 77 internationally recognised MBA programs available across the country.

Our newly published website The Good MBA Guide covers answers to the sections below and also provides a platform where you can compare MBA program ratings and submit enquiries to the institution of your choice.