USQ’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) has ranked 11th in the world for best online MBA and achieved a Tier One rating (CEO Magazine, 2018).
Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent
a minimum of two years’ professional work experience, or equivalent.
Note: USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides a pathway into the Master of Business Administration for students who meet the work experience requirements but do not hold a Graduate Certificate at AQF level 8 or equivalent.
Supporting evidence for program admission
Evidence of work experience is proven through:
Curriculum vitae or professional LinkedIn profile which provides evidence of work experience, including:
Start and end dates of employment for each position
Type of employment (full-time, part-time or casual)
Key duties, responsibilities and achievements.
Names, position titles and contact details of referees (employers or supervisors) who will be able to verify the nature of your work for the period of 2 years. Referees may be contacted by USQ and should be able to provide details on responsibilities including but not limited to: managing people or client accounts, managerial responsibilities for any major projects and/or financial delegation accountabilities.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6. 5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
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Level of Study
How to apply
How to apply
To apply for this degree:
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education
Applying directly to USQ:
Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Monday 4 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at University of Southern Queensland (USQ).