• Summary

    Delivered by the internationally respected Victoria University Business School, VU Online’s MBA has been designed to help you achieve your professional goals in a myriad of industries and sectors. Across 12 specialist units of study – from Art and Practice of Leadership to Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship – you’ll develop the strategic, analytical and financial skills demanded of today’s senior business leader.

    Why study this course?

    1. Awarded a Tier-1 rating in CEO Magazine’s 2023 Global Rankings
    2. 4 layers of dedicated support available seven days a week
    3. 100% online. No textbooks. No exams
    4. Open to students without a bachelor’s degree
    5. Graduate faster with six study periods per year
    6. Stay focused by studying one subject at a time
    7. Exit early and still gain a qualification
  • What you will learn

    VU Online’s MBA covers a broad range of business and management disciplines, effectively equipping you for current and future workplace leadership. As well as innovative core units, you will also complete a practical, multi-faceted capstone project. Each unit of study lasts for seven weeks.

    Core units

    • Strategic Management and Business Policy
    • Business Ethics and Sustainability
    • Marketing Management
    • Financial Analysis
    • Business Analytics and Visualisations
    • Strategic Human Resource Management
    • Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Organisation Change Management
    • Advanced Organisational Behaviour
    • Performance Management and Rewards
    • Art and Practice of Leadership

    Capstone unit

    • Business Consulting
  • Flexible exit and entry points

    If you enrol into the MBA and decide to exit from the course early after completing four units, you can gain a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. If you change your mind, you can always come back to your studies at a later date and pick up where you left off.

    Alternatively, if you prefer to start with a graduate certificate and work your way up to a master’s degree, that is also an option available to you.

  • Entry requirements

    • Completion of an Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline; OR
    • Completion of an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline; OR
    • Completion of an Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline and five years of managerial experience; OR
    • Applicants without an undergraduate qualification may be admitted to the graduate certificate (in the same discipline) based on approved work experience. Upon completion of the graduate certificate, graduates will be eligible for admission to this course with credit granted for completed units
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    If you already have relevant experience or a postgraduate qualification, you may qualify for ‘advanced standing’. Through advanced standing, you can reduce the number of units required to complete the MBA and graduate sooner.

  • Fees and FEE-HELP

    An MBA from VU Online costs $3,650 per unit, taking the total for 12 units to $43,800 in 2023.

    This depends on the number of units you study and whether you are eligible for Advanced Standing, which is assessed after you submit your application.

    Note that you may be eligible for the Australian Government’s loan scheme, FEE-HELP. The loans are available to assist eligible full-fee paying students with the cost of a university program. It can be used for all or part of the tuition.

Key Facts

Duration 2 years (part-time)
Fees $45,600 ($3,800 per unit)
Units 12 (7 weeks each)
Start dates for 2024 8 January, 4 March, 6 May, 1 July, 26 August, 21 October
Study mode 100% online
University Ranking 45th in the world, under 50 years old
Entry criteria 5 years relevant work experience in a managerial role (entry through Grad Certificate), OR a relevant bachelor's degree

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What our students say

The MBA has proved useful as I transitioned into my current role. It was immensely beneficial; my practices, learnings and personal growth are attributable to the MBA.