Master of Business Administration

Australian National University ANU

This program brings the benefit of a degree from one of Australia's leading universities. ANU is distinguished nationally and internationally for its high quality research and educational programs. Established in 1993, the ANU MBA is recognised by employers around the world. MBA alumni now hold leadership positions in corporations and governments and the military in Australia and internationally. The ANU College of Business and Economics provides graduates with a distinguished alumni network operating in over forty countries around the world. As most MBA classes have between twenty and sixty students, quality interaction is possible. Graduates of the Master of Business Administration acquire advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled managerial work. The knowledge acquired from completion of this degree is both theoretical and applied in the business administration disciplines. They will have an understanding of recent developments in the disciplines of business administration and professional practice. In particular graduates will understand the relationship between theory and applied knowledge and the research from which it emerges. Students have the option of choosing specialisations in fields such as Marketing, International Business, Financial Markets, Project Management, Reporting and Governance, Business Information Systems.

Course Fee:

Australian: $50,832
International: $67,752

Entry Requirements:

Minimum 5 years work experience (including at least 3 years documented management experience). With one of the following qualifications/Test: Either: A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a credit average (GPA 5.0/7.0). Or: An ANU Graduate certificate in management with a credit average (GPA 5.0/7.0). Or: A minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 600 or higher.


Requires completion of 72 units, consisting of 24 units from specialisations in Management Core, Management Essentials, and Business Essentials.

Subjects you can Study:

Business administration

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer is not possible in this program. A 2 year version is available for students interested in writing a 24 unit (6 month full-time) research thesis.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Full time 1.5 years
Canberra No info No Part time 3 years

ANU is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. 

Our ranking and reputation draws students and staff from across Australia and around the globe, creating a vibrant and diverse community where everyone can feel at home. 

Around 5,000 students live on campus in catered or self-catered residential halls and lodges; a much greater proportion than at any other Australian university.

Both live-in and day students take full advantage of our cafes and bistros for socialising, sport and recreational facilities for healthy timeout, and of course our state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.

We continue to future-proof our facilities through renewal and investment. For example, in partnership with the Australian Government, we’ll soon add a National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct to our $220M Science Precinct which opened in 2014.

Our academic staff are world leaders in their fields. They don’t teach from textbooks, they write them. They lead scientific discoveries, make technological advances and unearth our secret histories.  

ANU is known for its high staff-to-student ratio, so you will get to know your teachers and they will get to know you too.

At ANU, our award-winning and innovative degree programs put you in the driver’s seat and prepare you for jobs of the future. We are ranked #1 in Australia and #20 in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2017-18). When you graduate, your education, experiences and achievements at ANU will help you stand out in the global job market.

You can choose from single degrees, Flexible Double Degrees, Flexible Vertical Double Degrees and research-intensive degrees; all designed so you can tailor your studies to suit your strengths, passions and career aspirations. 

As Australia’s only national university, we have unique relationships with government, business and other leading institutions around the globe. This gives you opportunities to gain real-world experience through internships in Australia and overseas, for example, through the Australian National Internships Program. You can also check out our international award-winning internship program for business and economics students.  

ANU is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities with our partners Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, Peking, Tokyo, Cape Town and Copenhagen universities, ETH Zurich, the National University of Singapore, and Berkeley, California.    

Adding an international dimension to your studies is easy with exchange and study abroad opportunities available through over 170 ANU partners worldwide. 

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