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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MBA Online degrees

University of the Sunshine Coast


Master of Business Administration MBA

Learn the latest in leadership from industry experts

An MBA you can tailor to your interests. Start by updating your management skills in finance, marketing, and strategy. Then choose topics to shape your career, including global business and entrepreneurship. Take the leap to visionary leadership.

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

University of South Australia


Master of Business Administration

Grow, innovate and thrive with UniSA's 5-star MBA

Maximise your career progression with a nationally and globally acclaimed, award-winning MBA. Gain real-world insights from experienced executives and academic experts, while deepening your knowledge of strategy and leadership.

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

Swinburne University of Technology


Master of Business Administration

Chart your path towards business leadership

Become an innovative leader. You’ll study core business subjects including marketing, accounting, and economics. Delve deeper into business or choose the project management stream. Build executive skills and get strategic about your business future.

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia

An innovative online MBA that delivers real career impact

A comprehensive business leadership qualification. Build your skills and knowledge in decision making, strategy, and culture. Work towards practical outcomes. Test your learning in industry projects—you’ll solve real problems for real organisations. 

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Charles Sturt University

The MBA that uses examples from your workplace

Get a prestige qualification grounded in practicality. You’ll use actual challenges from your workplace, such as COVID-19, to gain your qualification. Choose to specialise in accounting, strategy, HR, leading people, marketing or transformation.

100% online

Flinders University

Make an impact in not-for-profit, philanthropy, and more

Be immersed in the world of social impact practice, policy and research. This course strengthens your approach to driving positive change. Overlay strong business skills with sound ethics and sustainable practices. Innovate and invest in business for good.

100% online

2 years full time or part time equivalent

Australian Catholic University


Master of Business Administration

Real-world experience for today’s global marketplace

Design your MBA starting with a solid foundation across all business functions, then adding a specialisation including health management. Build your industry connections, engage with international partners, and learn to work ethically and sustainably.

100% online

Southern Cross University


Master of Business Administration

An MBA to fit your goals and interests

Build the expertise needed to navigate today’s global market. Become confident in behind-the-scenes business strategy so you can lead cross-functional teams with innovative approaches. Make this MBA your own with your choice of specialisation.

100% online

2 years full time or part time equivalent

Discover 26 ways to study an MBA online with leading Australian universities.

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Compare your online MBA options

UniversityIndicative price*Speed to completeCore subjectsElectives
Australian Catholic University$31,5001.5 years84
Charles Sturt University$43,2001.5 years75
Flinders University$44,190 – $60,9841–2 years12–160
Southern Cross University$47,8402 years163
Swinburne University of Technology$50,40016 months84
Torrens University Australia$23,760 – $57,6001–1.5 years12–66–8
University of South Australia$54,000 – $55,5601.5 years102
University of Tasmania$46,7501.5–2 years12–164
University of the Sunshine Coast$41,760 – $55,6801.5–2 years6–106


* Based on an average Australian citizen. FEE-HELP student loans may be available.
Fast-track options may be available.

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!

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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.

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  • 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

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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

Louise reflects on her career, as we reflect on 30 years

Welcome to our 30 Years Series, a chance to reflect on the achievements of students in the 30 years since Open Universities Australia began. Today, you’ll hear from Executive MBA graduate, Louise Howard.

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.

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