What does it take to be a great business leader? What skills and qualities do you need to reach the top? You'll find out in UQ's respected, renowned and internationally recognised Master of Business Administration program.

  • This program will teach you how to overcome challenges, navigate change and create opportunities in business. It's the number-one MBA in Australia and one of the best in the world.
  • Engage with industry at local, national and international levels. You'll develop strategies for real businesses, and analyse, explain and predict the performance of ASX-listed companies and more.
  • Study 12 courses that cover key topics and integrate theory with practice. During your studies you'll develop your leadership skills, complete projects, and have the chance to participate in an international consultancy or immersion project.
  • Complete your studies by undertaking an intensive course that builds on and integrates key ideas. You'll study strategic management and then prepare and present a strategy to current senior executives from a major Australian company.

The Master of Business Administration develops globally aware and ethical business leaders, who are ready to succeed in any field.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    In 2017, The Economist ranked our MBA as the number one MBA in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

  • Employability

    Build your leadership skills

    Leadership is a key focus in the MBA. In order to measure your development, UQ Business School created the Leadership Capability Framework, which lets you assess your level of leadership and provides you with evidence of your progress.

  • Fast Facts

    Flexible options

    We have three study options for the MBA: the Accelerated MBA (12 months, full-time); the Streamlined MBA, which includes weekend and evening classes (24 months); and the Flexible MBA, which gives you up to seven years to finish.

  • Professional experience

    Get closer to China

    The Fudan University MBA iLab involves a mix of students from UQ Business School and from Fudan University in Shanghai. Together, students work to complete a real market entry or expansion project for a company looking to expand into China.

  • Employability

    Get some help developing your career

    The MBA Career Resource Centre is a portal for you to connect with employers. Our specialist consultants work with you to understand your career goals and help with employment opportunities.

  • Alumni
    “The MBA has taught me to frequently reflect on my actions and consider how I might improve my leadership style. As evidence of my growth, I was promoted three times during the program, rising from HR Manager to Executive Director.” Alice Evans, MBA (2012)
    CEO, True Relationships and Reproductive Health

Career outcomes

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an applied, globally recognised masters degree designed to equip you with the sophisticated skills and knowledge required to become a successful business leader. The MBA is a powerful differential, giving graduates a career advantage in the highly competitive employment market.

UQ’s MBA program is ranked number one in Australia by The Economist. Its unique features help to set it apart from other MBA programs and provide students with business skills relevant to a wide range of management careers.

  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Social Economic Engagement Program gives MBA students a chance to work with community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply classroom knowledge with a range of charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Teaching staff

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

  • Alumni
    “I believe the MBA is an all-purpose vehicle to transfer my skills from the professional sporting arena to the business world.” Michael Kasprowicz, MBA (2014)
    Member of the Board of Directors, Cricket Australia
  • Beyond the classroom

    UQ Business Matters: MBA Social Economic Engagement Project in East Timor – Just Coffee


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (08 Jan, 2018)
    Semester 2 (11 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements


Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale and four years full-time work experience post-graduation including at least two of the four years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the Executive Dean; OR Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

International applicants must complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Business Administration are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Business Administration. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Business Administration at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Courses and Programs

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