Master of Business Administration

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

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What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) is for those seeking a highly flexible, international and workplace focused course. The course is aimed at the experienced professional and those seeking to expand their existing qualifications.

Building upon existing fundamental management skills and knowledge, our program covers the key areas of contemporary management practice, providing you with the opportunity to engage in the latest management theories and cutting edge business practice.  Our MBA curriculum is constantly reviewed to ensure the content and delivery are of global quality and the standard expected of a leading international business school.

Workplace learning

CSU’s MBA is strongly workplace-focused and will allow you to develop skills and knowledge that can be readily applied in your professional life. The course provides stimulating assignments that have both a theoretical base and a strong practical emphasis.  Assessments are designed so that you are able to directly apply your learning to the workplace. These assignments are tremendous learning opportunities that enable you to test your knowledge and ideas, and receive expert feedback.

It is this focus on application, experimentation and feedback that is essential to developing one’s business and leadership knowledge and skills. In many cases, assignments may require you to act as a consultant or business manager to identify business issues and problems, and develop creative solutions to overcome these challenges. Throughout your MBA studies, you may undertake assignments requiring the development of a strategic marketing or management plan for an organisation or identifying human resources management problems and recommending solutions for implementation.


Our flexible learning environment allows students to study this course by distance education from anywhere in the world.  Subjects are taught by our enthusiastic and experienced academics using a range of blended learning techniques which include distance education study materials, online meetings, subject forums and additional study resources. 

Available by distance education or on campus through CSU’s Study Centres located in Sydney and Melbourne, you can select from full-time or part-time study options to fit in with your work and lifestyle commitments.  You could choose to study just one subject a session, or fast-track your degree completion by studying up to four subjects a session.

Career opportunities

CSU's MBA is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of career opportunities. Our graduates have achieved successful careers in both the public and private sectors, within Australia and overseas.

For some of our graduates, CSU's MBA is an opportunity to accelerate their career within their organisation or industry. For others, the MBA enables them to switch industries and move into other areas for career growth and promotion.

For those looking to make the move into senior management, CSU's MBA will provide the knowledge and skills to succeed.

Graduation requirements

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations)
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 12 subjects (equivalent of 96 points).

Master of Business Administration (extended version)
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 16 subjects (equivalent of 128 points).

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 8 subjects (equivalent of 64 points).

Academic expectations

For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

Students may be assessed via a variety of methods such as assignments, examinations, case studies, workplace learning, or reports as indicated in specific subject outlines.

Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

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On campus; Distance education


Melbourne (Study Centre); Sydney (Study Centre)


Session 1; Session 2; Session 3




1 year full-time



Indicative ATAR


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