Study with the right team so you can lead your own

#1 MBA in Queensland | Top 50 worldwide | #1 MBA for student quality in the world

*The Economist 2021 international ranking

Top reasons to study a UQ MBA

Excellent graduate outcomes

Our MBA alumni have an average salary of $170,000 and 77% of our students change career after graduation.

Engaging lecturers

Learn from the most awarded teachers in Australia and make valuable industry connections.

Learn with the best

Study and network with a diverse class of passionate peers. Join a global network of over 4000 alumni.

Flexible study options

The UQ MBA fits around your schedule with morning, evening, weekend and intensive classes available.

“Our MBA will broaden your critical thinking, creativity and agility to respond to an ever-changing business landscape. It will help you rise to the unexpected with nimbleness to pivot and lead the business when it needs it most.”

 - Dr Nicole Hartley, UQ MBA Director and Associate Professor in Marketing

Did you know there are several fee assistance options?

We know times are challenging at the moment, and a big part of that uncertainty is generated by our current economic climate. There are a few ways you can keep investing in yourself without the outlay now, to future-proof your tomorrow. The Australian Government provides FEE-HELP to eligible Australian citizens to cover all or part of your tuition fees with a low or no-interest loan.

At UQ, we offer a range of scholarships to assist students from many different backgrounds to assist in paying for their MBA university fees.

We encourage you to talk to our MBA team to find out more about the scholarship that might best fit you.

Talk to our MBA team

Flexible study options
We recognise at this stage in your life, you’re busy. So, how do you fit study in? We have developed our MBA program with morning, evening, weekend, 1-week intensives, summer classes and more, so that your studies adapt to your lifestyle, rather than the other way around.

You can also fast-track your studies and complete the program in one year, two years or personalise the program to complete it at your own pace.
World-class teachers
Our engaging and passionate lecturers are experts in their field and have won more national awards than teaching staff at any other Australian university. Our staff don’t just keep up with the current trends in business, they work directly with industry to set the pace and shape leaders of tomorrow.

When times are challenging, our teachers leverage their industry and research networks to explore the best ways for organisations to strategise and move forward.


Joe began studying his MBA while working as a manager. In addition to juggling study with career, Joe worked with his wife Deanna, who also began studying a UQ MBA while working during this time, to find a balance that worked for their family of two young children.

Learn how Joe juggled study with family and career.

“I see something really special in today's students – a spark and activism that creates a real sense of optimism and hope for the future."
- Dr Sarah Kelly, Associate Professor & Marketing Discipline Lead

Learn more about Sarah's journey and why she loves teaching.

Study with the best
What puts the UQ MBA in a league of its own is the people you’ll study with and the relationships you’ll form. Our students typically come from a range of different industries, with an average of 12.5 years’ professional experience and around 6 years in management.

The diversity and quality of your fellow students will challenge you to think and see the world differently. You’ll have engaging debates – both on and offline, and the opportunity to build lifelong friendships and professional relationships that will continue to support you throughout your career.
Lifetime access to career support
Preparing for an ever-changing business landscape and unforeseen obstacles takes critical thinking, creativity and leadership agility. But with the right team behind you, you’ll rise to the challenge and enjoy doing it.

Enjoy lifetime access to our dedicated MBA Careers & Employability team. With their support, you’ll be prepared to lead change, innovate during challenging times and tap into a globally connected network.

“My MBA studies really helped me understand and develop my skills and network well beyond my initial background and experience, providing me with the leadership tools and ability to apply my critical thinking across any industry.”
- Jamie Ford

Learn about Jamie's MBA journey.

"I knew my UQ MBA was going to open doors – I didn’t realise it would happen so soon. Even though I hadn’t yet graduated, I had already developed the skills and the confidence to step up to a general management position."
- Tim Kuusik

See how the UQ MBA helped Tim transition careers.

Flexible study options for your lifestyle

The amount of time you'll spend studying each week will vary depending on which study mode you choose.


You can complete the MBA program in 12 months by studying full-time in intensive blocks between January and November in the same year. International students will need to complete the MBA using this option.

Want to find out more? Our MBA team can ring at a time that suits you.


Complete the MBA program over 24 months alongside your work commitments by studying during morning, evening or weekend classes as well as one-week intensive options.

Request a call with our MBA team to develop a personalised study plan to suit your busy schedule.

Customised flexibility 

Study at your own pace on weekdays, weeknights, weekends or an array of short intensive options. You will have up to seven years to fully complete the program if needed. 

Please talk to our MBA team to understand just how flexible we are.

MBA program structure

To complete the UQ MBA, you’ll study 12 courses, including one of three capstone projects designed to prepare you for industry success.

If you have graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course, you can also get course credit into the UQ MBA program.

Client-facing industry capstone projects

Focus in on your area of passion and put what you've learnt to work for a real client or in your own entrepreneur adventure.

Learn more about capstone projects.

Entrepreneurship Capstone
Learn best practice processes to increase the success of a new venture, startup or idea that is investable, sustainable and scalable.
Industry Engagement Capstone
Work in teams to design and execute a strategic project for an industry partner from the corporate, not-for-profit, and startup sectors.

Short-term global experiences

UQ Abroad offers short-term (two-to-five week) optional international study opportunities to MBA students. Study at an international partner institution, such as Harvard Business School, and receive credit towards your MBA.

Still have questions?

View our frequently asked questions or register for a call back and we can personalise a consultation to help you reach your career goals.

  Register for a call back Download the brochure

+61 7 3346 7111293 Queen Street, Brisbane

How to apply and entry requirements

The program code for the Master of Business Administration is 5430.

Applications close 30 November 2021

Are you a UQ MBA alumni?

Join your UQ MBA alumni community and see what benefits you have access to by visiting our UQ MBA Alumni page.