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    Master of Business Administration (Leadership)
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    Master of Business Administration (Leadership)

    CQUniversity Australia

    CQUniversity Australia


    Australia, Rockhampton

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time





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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesJanuary-2025 31-Dec-2025
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    Duration 5 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 13,776  / year
    Apply Date 31-Dec-2025
    Next Intake January-2025

    Master of Business Administration (Leadership)


    A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a degree of choice for an astute business professional’s employment portfolio. And CQU's MBA (Leadership) is like no other, giving you an affordable, fresh and compelling graduate educational experience.

    Ideal for emerging and aspiring leaders who want to have a positive impact, the MBA (Leadership) is intentionally lean from start to finish. The units you'll study align with industry expectations and include essential business functions, such as:

    • accounting/finance,
    • business law,
    • strategic marketing,
    • communication,
    • economics,
    • human resources,
    • operations and
    • research methods relevant to business analysis and strategy.

    With a core focus on leadership in contemporary business settings, you’ll reinvigorate your career and gain the skills and knowledge required of a globally astute, agile and creative business leader.

    The course will develop your capabilities to identify opportunities, resolve problems, create innovative solutions, and be entrepreneurial. Through problem-solving and activity-based learning, you’ll build your theoretical knowledge and skills in business practice and maximising social impact and financial return on investments.

    Offering the ultimate flexibility, you’ll study 100% online and enjoy the freedom to set your own pace, with no term dates or submission deadline constraints. This means you can enrol, study and undertake assessments when, where and how it suits you.

    If you're an aspiring leader making your next career move, the MBA (Leadership) will help you get there.

    Flexible Online

    Perfect for the busy, self-motivated learner, the MBA (Leadership) is hosted entirely online and self-contained, designed for you to access course content on any device with internet access. Unit content is divided into modules which are then broken down into smaller bite-sized learning activities so you’re able to fit study around your commitments and lifestyle. Complete modules on the bus, during your lunch hour, or in the doctor’s waiting room. With no need to buy textbooks or additional content, and everything you need available on the Be Different platform and internet, you can be completing your MBA (Leadership) anywhere. Before you apply, you can explore the Be Different platform, and complete the MBA (Leadership) Orientation Unit and ‘Are you ready for the MBA (Leadership)' Quiz which will give you a feel for the course and help you assess whether it is right for you.

    Self Paced

    The MBA (Leadership) is designed for maximum flexibility. Not only do you set your own pace, and study when it suits you but you can enrol and work through the first 10 units in the order that you choose; however, we recommend you complete these in a set progression to ensure you gain the foundational knowledge later units will draw from. After successfully completing the first ten units, you’ll gain access to the final capstone unit in which you’ll apply and synthesise your learnings and experience gained throughout the course.

    Ideal for Self-Motivated Learners

    Everyone learns differently. Some enjoy attending lectures in person and interacting with their peers, while others are highly independent, preferring to access content online where possible. The MBA (Leadership) is designed for the latter: self-motivated and independent learners, who require little to no support in the form of lecturer or teaching staff contact. It’s part of the course’s lean nature and affordability. The Be Different platform (from which the MBA (Leadership) is delivered) features a ChatBot that houses answers to common questions regarding the course and platform. If you’re looking for an MBA that involves contact time with teaching staff, workshops and intensives plus online and on-campus study options, check out CQUniversity’s highly-ranked original MBA.


    Entry Requirements

    To be eligible for entry into the Master of Business Administration applicants must have one of the following:

    • A completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent, OR
    • A completed graduate certificate or graduate diploma from an Australian university or college, or equivalent, OR
    • A recognised diploma and two years relevant business experience, OR
    • Five years of relevant work or managerial experience

    Relevant work experience should include an understanding of how a business operates, which includes a working knowledge of a range of areas such as human resource management, budgeting, project management, financial reporting, process management or other relevant professional experience.

    English Language Proficiency Requirements

    If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

    Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

    • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
    • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
    • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0.

    Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

    If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

    • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
    • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

    English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

    International Students should visit for further information.

    Each student will be assessed individually.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is widely regarded as the degree of choice for an astute business professional’s employment portfolio. Graduates of CQUniversity’s MBA (Leadership) have skills in the strategies, practices and key communication skills underpinning effective business leadership.

    Successful completion of this course allows graduates to accelerate and advance their career across a range of domestic or international business management spheres.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 13,776 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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