MBA Online courses

With unrivalled access to world-class MBA degrees, we can help you find and enrol in your MBA online

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Introduction to MBA Online

If you aspire to succeed in leadership, a Master of Business Administration equips you with the theory, tools and methods to launch you into the next phase of your career.

Master key business concepts including leadership, management, and strategy. Solidify your business fundamentals including marketing, accounting and finance. Study current business theory through the lens of global complex markets.

Build your skill set, strengthen your mind set, and start seeing the world differently. With your online MBA, you’ll have the courage and creativity to question the status quo and drive change.

Edward - MBA student with RMIT University, through Open Universities Australia.
Edward studied an MBA with RMIT University, through Open Universities Australia

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Compare your online MBA options

Degree nameUniversityIndicative price*Speed to completeCore subjectsElectivesAlternative exit points
MBAEdith Cowan University$49,10018 months84Grad Cert, Grad Dip
MBASouthern Cross University$41,44016–32 months12^2Grad Cert, Grad Dip
MBA (Finance)University of South Australia$47,7001.5 years102Grad Cert, Grad Dip
MBA (Human Resource Management)University of South Australia$47,7001.5 years102Grad Cert, Grad Dip
MBA (Marketing)University of South Australia$47,7001.5 years102Grad Cert, Grad Dip
MBAUniversity of South Australia$47,7001.5 years102Grad Cert, Grad Dip
MBA (International)University of Tasmania$41,7762 years124Available by application
MBA (Maritime and Logistics Management)University of Tasmania$32,42418 months39Grad Cert, Grad Dip

* Based on an average Australian citizen. FEE-HELP student loans may be available.
‡ Fast-track options available.
^ Plus a double weighted industry research project.

Your MBA, your way

There’s more than one way to get an MBA.

Entry pathways

You might not have an undergraduate degree, but your extensive work experience could meet the criteria for admission into a Graduate Certificate of Business. Complete just 4 subjects and you can move to an MBA—and get credit for those subjects too!

Explore Graduate Certificates

Exit points

When life changes, your studies should be flexible enough to change with you. If you’ve met the requirements, you can step away from your MBA and still graduate with a postgraduate qualification: 4 subjects for a Graduate Certificate, or 8 subjects for a Graduate Diploma.

Explore Graduate Diplomas

Explore, choose and enrol in your MBA online


  • Learn from highly respected industry leaders
  • Take a global perspective during optional study tours
  • Test business solutions in real-world settings


  • Design thinking
  • Innovation and leadership
  • Health, ethics, and sustainability
  • Finance, HR and marketing
  • Logistics

Get going with your MBA through OUA

Compare and apply

With MBAs from leading Australian universities, we’ll help you find the right course for you. Our student advisors are ready to answer your questions. Applications are open to graduates with a Bachelor Degree, and you might need to show English language proficiency and management experience.

Work out your finances

During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a FEE-HELP student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.

Get credit for your success

With two milestones along the way, we won’t let your hard work go unrecognised. You can build your MBA starting with a Graduate Certificate, followed by a Graduate Diploma. Upon successful completion of around 12 subjects, you’ll graduate with a Masters of Business Administration. If you’re bringing relevant study or work experience with you to your MBA, you can enter with credit and complete your MBA degree even faster.

Elite accreditation

Assurance that your MBA course is internationally focused, with strong industry connections, and attention to corporate responsibility.

Student stories and study advice

Edward on how OUA helped progress his career

When he realised how easy it was to study online, Edward went from squeezing through with a pass to achieving excellent marks.

Taking the lead in community health

Nessa is passionate about the health industry—she's continuously developing skills through online study, that help people better their lives.

Learning to lead the way

As an engineer, numbers were always comforting for Behnoud, but what threw him was leadership—something he learned through his MBA.

How the EMBA helped Louise step into executive leadership

Within weeks of finishing her Executive MBA (EMBA), Louise was offered the role of her dreams – Acting Deputy at Sydney Metro. She sat down to tell us how she did it.

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Over 491,000 students have enrolled in university through us since 1993.

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How we can help you

Studying through Open Universities Australia means we take care of the guesswork and administration of university study, so you can focus on learning.

You don't need a strong academic history to go to uni

We make it possible for everyone to start university through single subjects, regardless of ATAR or study experience. These subjects are covered by government loans, and can be used to upskill or gain entry into a qualification.

You have the flexibility to start at multiple points during the year

We’re not restricted by a traditional academic calendar, so you can enrol when it suits your life. You also have total control over how you study. You can scale up (or down) your study load and even pause your course if you need to.

You can rely on us as an unbiased destination for online tertiary education

As a not for profit, we have your best interests at heart. Our advisors are here 7 days a week to guide and support you. It’s our priority to get you qualified with the university of your choice.

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