Course Description

Become a leader and study the Master of Business Administration, choosing from one of our 14 specialisations. The MBA develops and educates highly-skilled managers and leaders who can contribute to organisations in an effective and responsible manner.

In a globally competitive environment, it is essential to build capability by creating climates and cultures conducive to innovation and advancement. This program provides students with the ability to respond to challenging situations in complex and modern organisations. It also builds and further develops problem-solving skills, and effective interpersonal and relationship management skills, with a focus on personal and professional development.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $22,150 per year full-time, $44,300 total course cost
International Students: $26,950 per year full-time


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management postgraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.4% (national average 66.7%)
Improved skills: 84.7% (national average 80.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 84.0% (national average 83.0%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Edith Cowan University (ECU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management postgraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 85.4% (national average 89.6%)
Studying full time: 7.7% (national average 5.2%)
Median full time salary: $96,000 (national average $102,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 092814M
Edith Cowan University (ECU) Code: J52

Entry Requirements

Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)

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 minimum of three years appropriate and/or relevant supervisory or managerial experience if applying with a Bachelor degree. Alternatively applicants can may apply with at least five years appropriate professional experience, or apply with a Graduate Certificate of Business or a Graduate Diploma of Business, with equivalents considered.
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 of relevant professional experience.

English Language requirements (Band 4)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS 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 of relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.