Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)


Progressing to the next level of management is challenging, particularly in today's increasingly competitive business environments. You need to hit the ground running with superior skills and high-level leadership capabilities to succeed.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) through the University of Newcastle is for professionals aiming to further expand their career opportunities. With a focus on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, the MBA arms you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in senior management roles.

The MBA is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to four courses. This means you could reduce your study by up to a third! To learn more about what your professional experience can provide you with, please visit the Professional Credit tab.

Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as at one of our many locations including Newcastle City Precinct, UON Sydney, UON Singapore or study 100% online.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited MBA at a time that suits you.

Neville Sawyer Scholarship in Businesss and Law

This scholarship was established by Mr Neville Sawyer to encourage graduates of the Engineering, Science, and Information Technology fields to undertake formal postgraduate studies within the Faculty of Business and Law, strengthening the business skills and experience required for future Industry leaders.

The successful applicant will receive a tuition fee waiver for the 4 core courses (40 units) shared by the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration programs.

Is it for you?

Are you searching for a challenge that will assist you to achieve a point of difference that gives your career the edge? Business professionals are finding it increasingly competitive to leverage their careers to the next level. Achieving a Master of Business Administration (MBA) will demonstrate your ability and dedication, and increase your employability in professional management positions across many areas of business.

The MBA focuses on developing a higher understanding and skills in business management decision making, marketing, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance, strategic management and international business. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success or can provide you with the know how to leverage your business to new heights.

With a strategically based focus on business management capabilities via an integrated online learning platform, the University of Newcastle’s MBA will leverage your career potential, at a time and place that suits the demands of your life.

Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply the advanced areas of business - key to business success in both the public and private sectors.

Career Pathways

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised and prestigious qualification, known for its ability to significantly increase your professional value and employability. With your enhanced leadership capabilities, business management focus and chosen specialisation, and you will have a new found awareness of company culture, people, management and leadership.

The theory and business management principles you have acquired through the MBA will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your business value and see you fast-track to leadership, increase your salary potential and advance your career.

The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in senior management roles.

With an MBA you can leverage your existing experience with enhanced skills to gain control of your future. Whether your goal is to boost your current career, change career paths or increase the success of your own business, you will have the advanced skills and knowledge to achieve this with an MBA.

Admission Requirements

There are two pathways into the Master of Business Administration.

Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to:

  • Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and
  • Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 10, 2016
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