Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible
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Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.
Postgraduate - fee paying students
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.
For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.
Industry partner discount
If you're a high-achieving student, you may be eligible for one of these UWA Business School MBA scholarships:
- Mining Leaders Scholarship
- Viburnum Funds MBA Career Acceleration Scholarship
- MBA Indigenous Scholarship
To be considered, applicants must submit a completed MBA Flexible course application.
Visit the Scholarships website for more funding opportunities.
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Postgraduate – onshore students
Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.
Cost of living
If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA and at least three years of relevant documented professional experience; and
(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or
(ii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 550*; or
(iii) at least two additional years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;
(b)(i) a UWA graduate certificate which articulates with this course; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;
(c)(i) a Graduate Certificate in Business, or an equivalent qualification from a post-experience and accredited course, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent.
*GMAT scores are valid for five years.
Ranking and Selection Process
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.
MBA Flexible application requirements
Applicants should submit their application online with the following documentation. High-quality colour scans of original documents are to be uploaded into the application portal prior to assessment.
Original proof of citizenship (one of the following):
- passport (and visa if necessary)
- birth certificate
- Australian Citizenship certificate
- Original academic transcripts (unless previously from UWA)
- Proof of academic English language skills
- A valid GMAT test score report (if your WAM/GPA is less than 60 per cent and you have less than five years of work experience)
- A personal statement
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) outlining a minimum of three years of professional work experience from completion of your bachelor's degree and including two referee names and contact details
Note: Hard-copy original transcripts and degree certificates from previous studies may be requested at any time as part of the process of verifying the authenticity of any documents provided with an application. Read more here about uploading scanned documents.
How to apply
Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Trimester 1, 2, 3
- The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit per week which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
Who is this course ideal for
You'll learn to
#1 in Oceania for Alumni Outcomes
Highest-ranked MBA in WA
What to look for when choosing an MBA program
If you’re considering undertaking an MBA or MBA pathway graduate certificate, it’s important to weigh up your options carefully before deciding which program to join.
Meet our graduates
“My MBA has played a pivotal role in my career change towards senior management.
Being an engineering graduate with technical skill sets, the MBA bridged my knowledge gap in the areas of team building, leadership, operations planning and strategic management.”
Rutwik Pungliya, MBA ‘19,
Senior International Regional Manager at The University of Western Australia
Hear from our graduates
"After finishing my Bachelor of Science degree with Honours, I worked at Princess Margaret Hospital as a Neurophysiology Technologist. I then went back to UWA to complete my Master in Business Administration and moved into career in management consulting with Ernst and Young. I’ve since relocated to Canberra."
"My passion is health care. If I could make a difference in the world it would be to improve healthcare and mentoring our future young leaders in how they can make a difference in the world."
"The most interesting aspect in my career are the people through my work in consulting. I’ve had the unique opportunity to work in every State and Territory."
EY Management Consultant
Bachelor of Science, 2010
Master in Business Administration, 2015
We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.
UWA MBA graduates earn highest salaries nationally
Graduates of the UWA MBA program earn the highest salaries in Australia, almost $200,000 per annum after completing their course, at an average age of 34 (QS Top Universities Global MBA Rankings for 2021).
Your MBA questions answered
You asked, we answered: here are the most frequently asked questions from audience members at our MBA information sessions, from career opportunities to Masterclasses.
Ranked Top 100 in consulting specialisation
UWA has been ranked in the top 100 universities globally for its MBA program consulting career placements for graduates (QS Career Specialisation Rankings for 2021).
The MBA career specialisation rankings collect data from more than 37,000 global employers as well as from millions of research publications and seeks to analyse career placements of MBA graduates globally.
In the QS Career Specialisation Rankings, UWA performed strongly in the QS assessment of research strength, combining full-time MBA research and MBA specialisation research. The MBA program also performed strongly in career placements, which combines insights from graduates entering industry, functions and starting their own businesses.
Why study this course
- An MBA from UWA provides access to a substantial peer network and alumni network of Perth’s business leaders and high-potential future leaders.
- An MBA from UWA equips you with broadened management skill-sets that helps to both ‘future-proof’ your career journey and open up new career opportunities.
- Learn from world-class faculty and industry practitioners as to what ‘works’ at senior decision-making level in business.
- Learn vital skills in finance, organisation, marketing, economics and leadership to assist your managerial career development and potential.
Industry partner discount
The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.
Meet our graduates
Nee Nee Ong graduated with a Master's in Business Administration (2000) and Bachelor of Engineering (1996) at UWA. With over 20 years’ experience she currently works as a Senior Electrical Engineer at GHD Pty Ltd managing interdisciplinary teams for the delivery of projects and providing electrical design work.
We caught up with her to ask a bit about her career and student experiences:
Please tell us a bit about your journey since UWA.
Leaving UWA I have worked in Singapore for 2 to 3 years and then returning to Australia I have worked as an electrical designer with GHD Pty Ltd. I’ve moved from the power group to the water group and I am now venturing into project management.
What’s your passion and how do you want to make a difference in the world?
I have been greatly involved with promoting and encouraging diversity. My passion stems from wanting opportunities for all. Studying and working in a male dominated profession I am an advocate for gender diversity.
The most interesting aspect of my career has been working with a range of industries, regional/international projects and multidisciplinary teams. I could move into more leadership roles or remain in the technical field and move into a more specialist area/s.