Updating Results

Business Administration Courses

Find the best Business Administration Courses

Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$28,800 per year

Graduate Diploma

Hobart Campus, Sydney Campus
This course can serve as an entry and exit point for the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The course requires study of the first eight units of the MBA.
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification*),
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate in Business Management, OR
  • Completion of IMC's Postgraduate Preparation Program,
  • Eight years' relevant work experience.

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.

Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Parkville
Designed for ambitious managers, looking for greater responsibility and seniority, the Executive MBA (EMBA) program is the perfect platform to enhance your executive capabilities.
Duration
18 months part-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$103,500 total
Graduate Satisfaction
82.50%

Masters (Coursework)

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Our highly functional and highly ranked MBA ensures you will study contemporary people management and emotional intelligence models to lead with influence and integrity.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Bachelor degree, or higher Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent qualification with three years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant* business experience; or
  • A minimum of five years relevant* business experience.

*Relevant business experience includes a working knowledge of how a business operates, for example, budgeting, staffing, project management, financial reporting, process management.

Professional experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service. Applicants being admitted solely on the basis of relevant business experience may be referred to the Head of Course to confirm employment experience meets the course requirements.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English Proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.


Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge

Nil

Duration
1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Study Mode
Online, In person
Graduate Satisfaction
76.80%

Doctorate (PhD)

Sydney, Fremantle
Are you an experienced professional who desires to achieve academic excellence and be a leader in your field? The University of Notre Dame Australia Doctor of Business Administration is a three-year or equivalent part-time program dedicated to building a strong and innovative research culture.
Entry Requirements

The following criteria apply to students seeking admission to the Professional Doctorate program:

  • The Pro Vice Chancellor - Research, on the advice of the Dean of the School, determines admission to the Doctor of Business Administration Award.
  • Applicants to the Doctor of Business Administration Award are expected to satisfy the following criteria:
    • Possession of a research Masters degree by thesis or dissertation appropriate to the professional field of the applicant; or
    • Possession of a Masters degree by coursework appropriate to the professional field of the applicant completed at a superior standard; or
    • Possession of a Bachelor's degree with Honours (typically 1st Class or Class 2A Honours level or equivalent); or
    • Possession of a Master of Philosophy; or
    • In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent academic or professional background that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at Doctoral level.
  • An applicant may be required to satisfy the Dean of the School of the ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing the program of study.
  • In addition to the academic criteria listed above, applicants are normally expected to satisfy the following:
    • have a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional practice;
    • have the support of an industry or professional mentor.

You may be required to demonstrate an ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing the program of study.

Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person

Masters (Coursework)

Sydney, Melbourne
The Master of Business Administration is generally regarded as the premier business qualification for practising managers and leaders.
Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognised University or equivalent.

All students must meet English language requirements that are IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 or equivalent.

(See CQU English language requirement for specific details and other standards or methods by which this requirement can be met).

Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person
Graduate Satisfaction
76.80%

Masters (Coursework)

Hobart Campus, Sydney Campus
Note: This course will be offered in early 2021.
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • An Australian graduate certificate or graduate diploma in business, or
  • Completion of IMC's Postgraduate Preparation Program

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Joondalup
Become a leader and study the Master of Business Administration, choosing from a wide range of relevant specialisations. The MBA develops and educates highly-skilled managers and leaders who can contribute to organisations in an effective and responsible manner.
Entry Requirements

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

    All applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of three years of relevant supervisory/management experience; or equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience of which at least three of these years must be at a supervisory/management level.

    Successful applicants with a Graduate Certificate qualification or higher in Business/Commerce may seek reduced course duration by applying for recognition of prior learning.
    One or more of the specialisations in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the specialisation for more information.

    Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree; or
    • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Domestic Tuition Fees
$28,900 per year / $57,800 total
International Tuition Fees
$36,650 per year / $73,300 total
Graduate Satisfaction
85.80%

Masters (Coursework)

Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay
Increase and deepen your range of management skills. This program covers the latest trends and influences in business and builds on your skills in critical thinking and analysis.
Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to:

  1. possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent *
  2. have at least two years relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience; and
  3. candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements

* Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree but have at least 3 years' relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience may be admitted to the qualifying Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will qualify the candidate for entry into the MBA for completion of the remaining courses.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.

Duration
1.5 years full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$27,400 per year / $24,696 total
International Tuition Fees
$41,100 total
Graduate Satisfaction
86.60%

Masters (Coursework)

City Campus
The La Trobe MBA (Advanced) offers an extended MBA program.
Entry Requirements
Business and economics courses
Duration
2 - 4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
74.20%

Business Administration Courses overview

Business administration is a broad field incorporating many types of management functions. Business administrators oversee business operations and manages the company’s daily operations. They operate as the manager of the company and of its other managers to ensure that they function properly and are working in line with the company's goals and objectives. All corporations and businesses need skilled administrators to succeed.

Is business administration for me?

Business administration is for students with a passion for leadership skills, and for those who are highly motivated and organised. If your goal is to become a COO, CFO, CEO, or business owner of a company, this postgraduate study is for you.

Study pathway

The Graduate Certificate or Diploma of Business Administration is designed to take one year if studied full time. It is a great way for aspiring business owners and managers to gain a useful qualification while not requiring the work experience later programs in this field demand.

Students undertaking a Master of Business Administration are expected to enter this program with two or three years of prior management or business administration experience. They will be expected to complete numerous group projects and coordinate with other students, similar to other degrees. These courses can take anywhere between one and a half years in the University of Adelaide’s case to two at most other institutions.

Doctor of Business Administration courses normally take three to six years and demand a thesis of 50,000 - 70,000 words by its end. Universities such as the Australian Institute of Business will demand not only a credit average in an MBA, but three to five years of previous management or professional experience.

Employment options

HR management

Becoming a HR manager is viable due to the business ethics and communication skills developed during business administration courses. Some of the biggest recruiters in this field like The Next StepPeoplecorp and Frazer Jones are always seeking business administration graduates for contractual and permanent HR management positions at prominent companies.

Financial management

All companies require a sound ability to budget, oversee investment activities and meet financial objectives. With business administration skills, graduates hone the valuable combination of financial acumen and interpersonal skill to fit this role. In addition to companies like KPMGPWC and Deloitte offering numerous graduate opportunities as well as more senior ones, smaller companies covet the skills improved by this degree program too.

Management consulting

The desirable skillset provided by this degree make graduates ideal candidates for employment as a management consultant. Some of the world’s most prestigious consulting firms, such as McKinsey & CompanyBoston Consulting Group and ZS Associates have a huge preference for MBA holders in particular.

Entrepreneurship

Business administration is a solid way to clear a path toward building and maintaining a new startup. Having skills in a little bit of everything is exceptionally valuable when dealing with a small company that can only support a handful of employees.

Specialisations

There are ample opportunities for development in specific areas outside the expansive opportunities already listed. Having skills in a little bit of everything is exceptionally valuable when dealing with a small company that can only support a handful of employees.

Advice for Business Administration Courses


TAL Australia Office Tour

Concierge desk at 363 George Street

BAT Australia Sydney office

Take a sneak peek inside the BAT Australia office at 166 William St, Woolloomooloo New South Wales.

GradAustralia is rebranding to Prosple

We're thrilled to announce next month (May 2023), we'll be rebranding as Prosple! Our new name will reflect our ongoing rapid global growth and our mission to help every student get the best possible start to their career.

AMP’s Quay Quarter Tower Sydney Office

Take a sneak peek inside the AMP Office at Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney

Arup Sydney Office

Take a virtual tour inside Arup's office at Barrack Place, 151 Clarence St, Sydney.

TAL Australia Office Tour

Concierge desk at 363 George Street

BAT Australia Sydney office

Take a sneak peek inside the BAT Australia office at 166 William St, Woolloomooloo New South Wales.

GradAustralia is rebranding to Prosple

We're thrilled to announce next month (May 2023), we'll be rebranding as Prosple! Our new name will reflect our ongoing rapid global growth and our mission to help every student get the best possible start to their career.

AMP’s Quay Quarter Tower Sydney Office

Take a sneak peek inside the AMP Office at Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney

Arup Sydney Office

Take a virtual tour inside Arup's office at Barrack Place, 151 Clarence St, Sydney.

Videos for Business Administration Courses


What it's like to learn online at General Assembly

Since 2016, GA has brought over 10,000 learners and counting an unparalleled learning experience in our online classrooms. See how you can take advantage of best-in-class collaboration tools, support from instructors via office hours and one-on-one sessions, and experience community and camaraderie with your fellow students.

What it's like to learn online at General Assembly

Since 2016, GA has brought over 10,000 learners and counting an unparalleled learning experience in our online classrooms. See how you can take advantage of best-in-class collaboration tools, support from instructors via office hours and one-on-one sessions, and experience community and camaraderie with your fellow students.