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    Master of Business Administration
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    CQUniversity Australia

    Master of Business Administration

    CQUniversity Australia

    CQUniversity Australia


    Australia, Rockhampton

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code




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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines10-Mar-2025 20-Jun-2025
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    Duration 1.5 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 34,920  / year
    Apply Date 20-Jun-2025
    Next Intake 10-Mar-2025

    Master of Business Administration


    Our highly functional and highly ranked MBA ensures you will study contemporary people management and emotional intelligence models to lead with influence and integrity. Designed for emerging and aspiring leaders, our MBA has been designed with the for-purpose sector in mind and focuses on developing contemporary people management skills with the know-how to tackle the changing landscape of the public sector, not-for-profit, social and ethical purpose organisations.

    Develop your skills and knowledge in a broad range of management and leadership responsibilities, in areas such as strategy, marketing, people management, operations management, economic and change management, and choose a major to suit your industry or career goals. 

    Tailor your MBA to align with your industry or career and choose to major in emergency management, forensic analysis, project management or general management.

    The project management major will provide specialist knowledge of project management concepts and contextualise your learning to lead lean projects, and manage contracts and procurement processes relevant to any sector. Plus, you will benefit from studying project management units that follow the Project Management Institute (PMI) global standards and practices.

    Emergency management has been designed to provide foundation knowledge in emergency and disaster management, disaster risk reduction and building community resilience to hazards and disasters. You will study topics that reflect the emerging trends in this growing profession and content that adopts concepts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) and the approach of the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (PRRR) model.

    The forensic analysis major is ideal if you want to advance your data and analytical skills to support your managerial decision-making. You will become familiar with financial data analytics, including the tools, software and methodologies of business intelligence and learn skills in generating dashboards for performance reporting. This major includes topics in accounting systems and information assurance, as well as forensic accounting and minimising the risk of fraud in organisations.

    Alternatively, choosing four general electives will allow you to tailor your skills to suit your career interests and complete a major in general management.

    Through interaction with academics, colleagues and various members of the business community, you will gain different perspectives and approaches to current and emerging business issues. Contextual learning and reflective practice forms the basis for your personal and professional development to ensure your learning experience is relevant and practical.

    An MBA from CQUniversity provides you with the opportunity to advance your management career and become an influential leader in today's fast-paced and ever-changing environment. 

    The MBA also holds the United Nation’s certification the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). If you have ambition, drive and vision, are a budding entrepreneur, and haven’t completed an undergraduate degree, our Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration will provide you with opportunities to study a broad range of topics relating to aspects of organisational management and articulate into the MBA.

    CQUni's MBA continues to be recognised as a top-performing MBA in industry rankings which reviews aspects such as student satisfaction, value for money and the expertise and experience of our course leaders. Our current rankings include:


    • CEO Magazine - Tier 1 level of MBAs in Australia (2022)
    • Biennial Australian Financial Review Boss MBA rankings – 8th in Australia (2019)

    Our MBA also holds the United Nation's certification for the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

    CQUni's School of Business and Law are among the most qualified and active in the business community. Our expertise and experience are recognised by the AFR Boss MBA Rankings (2019) for being one of only two universities that have 100 per cent of teachers with a PhD and 100 per cent of faculty with current business experience. Study with confidence knowing you will be learning from experienced business professionals and expert course leaders. We invite you to find out more and connect directly with our MBA Director by registering for a call-back. 


    Benefit from the flexibility to study in a way that suits you on-campus and online from your home country is available, allowing you the flexibility to study how it suits you.

    If you are an online student, you will benefit from the latest in learning technology that keeps you connected and supported throughout your studies.

    If you want to commence studying towards your MBA and prefer to get started with a smaller commitment, our Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses are a great option for you, allowing you to pathway into the MBA with credit.



    Entry Requirements

    To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following: 

    • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification; with three years full time relevant* business experience; or 
    • Five years relevant* business experience. 

    *Relevant business experience includes a working knowledge of how a business operates, for example, budgeting, staffing, project management, financial reporting, process management, or human resources. 

    Professional experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain your full name, position title, duties performed and length of service. 

    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 documentation confirming completion of: 

    • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or 
    • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV qualification, or 
    • An 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 are an international student, additional requirements may apply, please visit international student information for more details. 

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

    • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in each subset; or 
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT – Requires 79 or better overall and no score less than 21; or 
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 62 with no sub-score less than 54; 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. 

    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.


    The Master of Business Administration is regarded as the premier business qualification for practising managers and leaders in contemporary organisations. Successful completion of this course will equip you with the requisite knowledge and skills that provide opportunities for career advancement.

    Upon completion, you will be better equipped to develop and successfully implement strategies designed to advance business and organisational opportunities.

    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 34,920 

    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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