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#1 MBA in Queensland | #1 worldwide for student quality | #2 overall in Australasia

*The Economist 2019 international ranking

Invest in yourself now to future-proof your tomorrow.

“No matter the industry, everyone has been affected by the unforeseen curve ball of COVID-19. The challenge we are all facing now is how do we stay resilient through this experience and learn, innovate and grow?
“Our Master of Business Administration (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 the nimbleness to pivot and lead the business when it needs it most.
“You’ll be tapping into a local and global network – all striving to collaborate, succeed and support each other. In fact, our students were ranked #1 in the world for student quality by The Economist, which surveys alumni from the top business schools globally. That’s because the networks, friendships and bonds our UQ MBA students build with each other are lifelong.

"You'll have access to world-class teachers, industry-led projectsscholarships, extremely flexible study options and lifelong career advice. I look forward to welcoming you to our program.”

- Dr Nicole Hartley, UQ MBA Director & Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Prepare yourself for your next career move by requesting a callback from our MBA Team or apply online.

Applications now open

We’ve opened up enrolments so you can apply and start studying right now. Applications close 30 June for Semester 2, 2020.

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Top reasons to study a UQ MBA

Excellent graduate outcomes

Gain a global network of over 4000 successful alumni. After graduation, alumni have an average salary of $170,000 and 77% change careers.

Engaging lecturers

Learn from the most awarded teachers in Australia and connect with industry across client projects.

Learn with the best

Study and network with people from all backgrounds. What you share is your passion to change and make a great impact.

Flexible study options

Fit the MBA around your busy schedule. Choose how and when you study including morning, evening, weekends and intensive classes to suit your lifestyle.

Are you ready to start now?

The world is adapting to COVID-19 and so are we. Rather than wait for an intake deadline to start your UQ MBA journey, upon request we’ve opened up enrolments so you can apply and start studying right now. If you want to make the most of your time at home and swap what was once your commuting time to invest in your future, we want to help you.

You can still engage with your teachers and classmates (virtually) face-to-face in live online lectures and workshops. Our courses are already structured for flexibility, so you won’t be starting halfway through – you’ll be able to commence a new course without the long wait.

Once we are able to meet up again face-to-face, we look forward to welcoming you to our UQ Brisbane City campus at 293 Queen Street. Learn more about your study options and the support available by requesting a call back from our MBA team or apply today.

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Did you know there’s 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.

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How do you juggle it all without dropping the ball?
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 into 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.
Do you learn best because of who you learn from?
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 in the world, our teachers leverage their industry and research networks to provide collective knowledge and approaches for how different organisations are handling a crisis, and how to critically strategise what will work best to assist your organisation.

"It wasn’t always easy. I am a father of two young children, so there was a lot of balancing with my time. But it was always worth it."
- Ben Ricketts

See how Ben balanced his work-life balance during his UQ MBA.

“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.

Shouldn’t great minds think unalike?
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.
Can studying with the right team help me lead one?
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.

By learning from our passionate lecturers, studying with a diverse cohort and enjoying lifetime access to our dedicated MBA Careers team, you’ll be prepared to lead change, innovate during challenging times and tap into a globally connected network.

“Working closely with such a diverse group of people always gives you new perspectives. You learn so much from their experiences that you couldn’t learn in any other environment.”
- Sophia Arkinstall

Learn about Sophia's MBA journey.

“The MBA certainly rounded out my resume. It made it more appealing for an employer to take on a former ten-year Army officer and helped me to land my first consultancy job.”
- Tim Green

See how the UQ MBA help 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.
Special Topics in Management
Through a range of practical activities, learn how individuals and organisations use creativity and design thinking skills to enable innovation.

Fees and scholarships

The MBA is comprised of 12 courses, each course is $6,140 to complete (indicative domestic 2020 fees). Please use this as a guide for part time or completely flexible options, keeping in mind that fees may vary slightly each year.

The University of Queensland and Business School offer a range of scholarships to help support students from many different backgrounds, to assist in paying for their MBA university fees. You may also be eligible to access FEE-HELP for your tuition fees through the Australian Government.

MBA Scholarships

Personalised Career and Professional Development support

Our dedicated MBA Career Consultants will work with you to achieve your career goals by delivering a wide range of support, guidance and resources throughout your program and beyond. You’ll have lifetime access to exclusive events, mentoring opportunities, internships and job opportunities.

MBA Careers and Professional Development

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.

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+61 7 3346 7111293 Queen Street, Brisbane

How to apply and entry requirements

Applications now open

We’ve opened up enrolments so you can apply and start studying right now.