Postgraduate

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible

Learn how to lead in any situation – whether it be building a commercial enterprise or not-for-profit organisation from the ground up, or running a large, multinational company.

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Hackett Entrance No 4 Carpark No 9 or 41 off Hackett Drive The University of Western Australia (M252) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 4999

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

MBA Flexible students have gone on to senior management roles such as Company Partner, CEO, Managing Director, Executive Manager, General Manager, Regional Manager and Functional Manager. Graduates can also find positions in the areas of business development, marketing and sales.
MBA Flexible students have gone on to senior management roles such as Company Partner, CEO, Managing Director, Executive Manager, General Manager, Regional Manager and Functional Manager. Graduates can also find positions in the areas of business development, marketing and sales.

Further Study

Graduates may choose to pursue further studies in areas such as public policy or international law.
Graduates may choose to pursue further studies in areas such as public policy or international law.

Fees and scholarships

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.

Domestic Fees

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.

Course Credit Points
72
Total Course Fee - 2021
$57,750.00

Industry partner discount

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.

Domestic

If you're a high-achieving student, you may be eligible for one of these UWA Business School MBA scholarships:

To be considered, applicants must submit a completed MBA Flexible course application.

Visit the Scholarships website for more funding opportunities.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
72
Total Course Fee - 2020
$74,934.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$74,934.00

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(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;
or
(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;
or
(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

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
COURSE ENTRY

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.

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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.

Course details

UWA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) has a strong focus on current business trends and is highly desirable for professionals looking to move into higher levels of management.

About the course

Learn how to lead in any situation, whether it be building a commercial enterprise or not-for-profit organisation from the ground up, or running a large, multinational company. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible has a strong focus on current business trends and is highly desirable for professionals looking to move into higher levels of management.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit per week which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42520
CRICOS code
  • 046894K
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit per week which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42520
CRICOS code
  • 046894K
Full time/part time duration
  • 16 months
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Business Administration Flexible

Course structure

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

The MBA Flexible is ideal for experienced professionals looking to transform their career and build on their skills in leadership and management.

You'll learn to

You’ll complete core studies in all the principal areas of business – giving you the skills and knowledge necessary to take on the greatest business challenges.

#1 in Oceania for Alumni Outcomes

UWA's MBA program is ranked number one in the Oceania region for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes (QS World University Rankings 2021 Global MBA Rankings).

Highest-ranked MBA in WA

The UWA Business School has been ranked #1 in Western Australia and placed in the top 10 schools nationally for its MBA program.

What to look for when choosing an MBA program

MBA students in class at UWA

 

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.
STUDY OPTIONS

MBA Intensive

This course can also be completed in just one year through our Master of Business Administration (Intensive) course. Alternatively, you're also able to remain in your job and complete the MBA (Intensive) in up to 18 months.
STUDY OPTIONS
Meet the faculty

Dee Roche

Jenny Hoffman

"My role is to prepare students for the relentless and ever-accelerating rate of change."
--Dee Roche

Dee specialises in leadership, strategic change and transformation. She has won multiple teaching awards and coordinates the popular MBA Organisational Change and Transformation unit.

Meet the faculty
TESTIMONIAL

Meet our graduates

Rutwik Pungliya

“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

 

 
TESTIMONIAL

Hear from our graduates

Tony Hwang

"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."

Tony Hwang
EY Management Consultant
Bachelor of Science, 2010
Master in Business Administration, 2015

STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

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.

STUDY YOUR WAY

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).

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Your MBA questions answered

MBA students

You asked, we answered: here are the most frequently asked questions from audience members at our MBA information sessions, from career opportunities to Masterclasses.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.

Accreditation

    

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

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.

What's the most interesting aspect of your career? Where could it go from here?
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.
 
If you could share one piece of advice with a first year student, on their first day at UWA, what would it be?
Experience as much as you can, be open to meeting different people, don’t limit yourself to what you’re familiar with and “seek wisdom”.
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MBA Graduate - Ben Pronk

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