Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
The business world is constantly evolving, and so too are online MBA courses. Now, more than ever, the knowledge and leadership skills needed to successfully carry out management roles is in high demand across a number of sectors, including accounting and finance, business management. The Master of Business Administration is offered at Southern Cross University Online.


Graduates of a Master of Business Administration degree are being sought out by employers as they’re understood to be a genuine asset to a company. Over the last five years, the demand for MBA graduates has grown by over 62% worldwide.

The 2017 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey Report found that nine out of 10 employers across Asia-Pacific will be seeking MBA graduates to join their organisations. This is largely because of their solid preparation for management roles, in-depth problem-solving skills and professional networks.

Backing this up, a separate Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) survey also found that:

  • 96% of employers* agree that hiring business school graduates creates value for their companies; and
  • 68% of employers* agree that recruiting graduates of MBA program is a priority in their company’s hiring plans.
Flexible entry and exit options

We know that plans change. That’s why we’ve built flexible entry and completion options into the online Master of Business Administration.

This means that if you need to exit earlier than expected, you could still receive a postgraduate business degree through our online Graduate Certificate in Business or Graduate Diploma in Business, based on the units you’ve completed.

If you’d like to test the water before committing to the full MBA, you can enrol in our online Graduate Diploma in Business or Graduate Certificate in Business.

If you decide to return to your MBA at a later date, you’ll receive advanced standing towards your degree. Studying a postgraduate business degree online with Southern Cross University, with our flexibility and accessibility, is a win-win!

Advanced standing

When you apply for the online Master of Business Administration, we calculate advanced standing by looking at your particular education and experience. However, this outline will give you a good idea of what you may receive.

You may receive the four units in Part C as advanced standing, reducing your total study time by up to eight months, if you have:

  • a Bachelor degree in a similar field; or
  • a Graduate Certificate in business, or an equivalent qualification

You may also receive advanced standing if you:

  • demonstrate other academic or professional standing approved by our School Board
  • have completed units through our Executive Management Program; or
  • have five years’ relevant work experience or professional qualifications through formal or non-formal study.

The Master of Business Administration is offered at Southern Cross University Online.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Management Communication
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Marketing
  • Finance for Managers
  • Corporate Governance for Managers
  • The Positive Leader
  • Project Management Principles
  • Global Business
  • Strategy and Case Analysis
  • Managing Information Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Study periods : Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Aug, Oct
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    16 Units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Demonstrated professional standing – either a Bachelor’s degree (or a similar qualification) from a university, or have other experience that we regard as equivalent to a degree.
    • Be proficient in English.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2520 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2520 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2520 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2520 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

*Tuition fees per unit


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