September 28, 2020

Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Newcastle

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Newcastle equips students with the knowledge of business management decision making, marketing, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance processes, strategic management and the international business arena. Not only will an individual benefit from building business excellence capacity but also completing the degree can open better career opportunities and grow their professional network.

Studying Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle ranks Top 5 in Australia and Top 150 in the world for Business Administration (ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020). The advantages of studying an MBA degree are:

  • The university provides high quality yet affordable MBA degree
  • Offered on a trimester basis, the university offers the flexibility to complete the degree at student’s pace
  • There is an option to combine the MBA degree with another masters degree in Marketing, Applied Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management or Professional Accounting and graduate with two degrees. With this, students will be eligible for post-study work rights after the completion of the 2-years program.
  • With relevant professional experience, it is possible to apply for credits and complete the degree in reduced time and at a reduced cost.
What you will study

The duration of the MBA stand-alone degree is 1.5 years full time and consists of the following study areas.

Core courses

  1. Financial Management and Accounting
  2. Marketing Management and planning
  3. Organisational Behaviour and Design
  4. Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
  5. Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  6. Strategic Management


  1. Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  2. Marketing
  3. Applied Finance
  4. International Business
  5. Health Services Management
  6. Co-operatives and Social Enterprise Management

MBA Combined degree options

The following options are available for students to combine their MBA degree, making the total duration of the study 2 years full time:

  1. Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance
  2. Master of Business Administration/Master of Human Resource Management
  3. Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business
  4. Master of Business Administration/Master of Marketing
  5. Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration
Career opportunities

From self-start entrepreneurs to public sector leaders, the career option for graduates from MBA at the University of Newcastle is endless. Some of the career path includes:

  • Account Executive
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Development Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Advisor
  • Industry Specialist Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
Requirements, intake dates & location

Academic requirements:

Successful completion of:

  • Bachelor (Honours) Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification; or
  • Bachelors Degree, or an equivalent qualification, in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
  • Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, not in a related field and 1-year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years’ relevant organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or
  • Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following the University of Newcastle
    Faculty of Business and Law programs:

    1. Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
    2. Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
    3. Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
    4. Graduate Certificate in Marketing
    5. Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

English Requirement: IELTS score of overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent

Intake:Trimester 1, Trimester 2 & Trimester 3

Location:Newcastle City, Online, Sydney CBD and Central Coast

Fee and Scholarship

The 2020 indicative yearly program fee is AUD 38,195 (based on a full-year full-time load of 80 units).


For more information on available scholarships, visit the link


The Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world’s business programs.

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