Qualification Level



16 months full time or part time equivalent

Start Date

Mar, Jul, Nov



Become a business leader

Great business leaders aren’t born – they are made. If you are a professional wanting to move up into a key leadership role with more responsibility, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Swinburne is the ideal way to get there. You will build on your professional experience and further develop your strategic, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

When studying an MBA online, you will learn how to capitalise on opportunities, think both critically and outside the box, and lead an organisation to success in any business environment. Along with a broad range of practical skills you can apply immediately in your workplace, you’ll graduate as a specialist in your field.

Career opportunities

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Responsible for the overarching strategic planning of the future of a business.

Strategic Manager
Provides a strategic approach and insight into business operations.

Executive General Manager
Develops strategies and policies to achieve future business goals.

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Directs business operations to meet budget and financial targets.

Learning at Swinburne Online

A globally recognised qualification

The Swinburne Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an accredited qualification from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. You will graduate with the same degree as on-campus students, which will open doors to leadership opportunities both here and overseas, from start-ups to renowned global companies.

A community of professionals

At Swinburne Online, you will form part of an online community of students from all industry sectors. Like you, each person brings a unique perspective to discussions and classes.It is a great opportunity to learn from each other, gain insights into areas of business you may not be familiar with, and form a valuable industry network. The connections you make could lead to your next career, or your next business venture.

A unique learning experience

We know that many of our students are already working, so we’ve created a degree that can fit around your professional life. The flexibility of online study means you don’t have to put your career on hold to progress in your field. You’ll learn using real world scenarios and develop practical skills and techniques you can apply straight away.

What you will learn

  • Leadership

    Lead a high performance workplace towards success and innovation

  • Innovation

    Develop entrepreneurial strategies and identify trends to grow a business

  • Marketing

    Strategically position an organisation in a competitive environment through marketing channels

  • Risk Management

    Minimise business threats while maintaining an innovative and entrepreneurial culture

  • Performance

    Evaluate business performance in a range of diverse environments

Support and assistance

Throughout your MBA, you are bound to have questions. That’s why we have a dedicated team of tutors and support staff on-call to help you, seven days a week. So whether you need help with writing a report or just have a technical issue, you can speak to a real person right away.

Course units

Entry criteria

To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Have completed an undergraduate qualification

  • and

    Can demonstrate three years of managerial professional experience

Applicants who do not meet the entry criteria may be eligible for entry by completing the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

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