Master of Business Administration

Develop your leadership skills and knowledge of ethical practices within organisations

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Excelsia College | Master Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Duration: 2 years full-time
Delivery: On campus
Credit points: 96 credit points (15 units)
Available to: Domestic (FEE-HELP)/International
IELTS: 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
AQF: Level 9
Tuition fee: International students: $8,120 semester/$32,480 total

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According to the 2015/16 Quaquarelli Symonds (QS) Jobs & Salary Trends Report, Australian MBA graduates have a higher earning potential and are more likely to be hired than those without the qualification. That is because employers worldwide recognise that an MBA graduate has the strategies, tools and knowledge to become an insightful and effective leader.

The focus of the Excelsia College MBA is on “Leadership and Social Responsibility”. The program is designed to develop students’ leadership skills and knowledge of ethical and socially responsible practices within organisations. It can help students to become an ethical business leader who seeks to make a difference in the world.

Reasons to choose this program:

• Globally recognised qualification
• Focus on leadership, management and social responsibility
• Relevant curriculum – where lessons can be immediately applied
• Opportunity to study alongside students from other cultures

The Master of Business Administration is designed for young managers and business leaders who are still developing their knowledge and mastery of business processes.

Leadership Theory

Learn to analyse and explain historical trends in leadership as well as distinguish between leadership and management functions. Students will apply and synthesise leadership theories and practices to case studies.

Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

Study how people’s behaviours and motivations as individuals and teams determine the character, dynamics and effectiveness of an organisation. Learn how to analyse and integrate values-based frameworks in addressing leadership and organisational behavioural challenges.

Stewardship and Governance

Understand and apply stewardship principles to influence organisations for sustainable performance through contributions to human, environmental and societal wellbeing. Integrate socially responsible practices and corporate governance in businesses through the lens of stewardship.  

Organisational Learning and Change

Learn how to effectively identify and critique different approaches to change. Students will also begin to integrate the concepts and principles of organisational change and organisational learning in designing and implementing plans for development and transformation.

Accounting for managers

Develop financial and accounting decision-making skills that are consistent with an advanced level of ethical and cultural awareness. Students will evaluate the role that accounting information plays in business decisions.

Applied Management Theory

Learn to analyse the business environment and determine effective management practices. Students will evaluate the relationship between leadership and management and maintain an awareness of the ethical challenges involved in each.

Marketing Management

Learn marketing from an integrated framework within local and global contexts. Particular attention will be paid to social responsibility in marketing and the ethical and social implications of campaigns. Learn to develop appropriate strategies while analysing solutions for strategy failures.

Business Economics

Discover the role that managerial economics plays in business decision-making. Gain an advanced understanding of demand analysis, cost analysis and market strategy, with particular attention on resource allocation. This unit will also consider ethics in managerial business economics.

Operations Management

Investigate the strategic role that operations management plays in enhancing a firm’s competitive advantage. Students will learn to analyse business operations using appropriate performance measures, as well as model ways of effectively implementing theories of quality control in business operations.

Business Information Management

Gain a critical appreciation of information systems and technology in organisations. Students will begin to analyse major issues facing managers in the effective use of information technology and the importance of aligning IT and IS with business strategy and goals.

Professional Ethics

Analyse significant contemporary ethical issues and challenges in business from a Christian perspective. Students will also learn leadership strategies to deal with ethical dilemmas and examine decision-making frameworks at the personal and organisational levels.

Global Management

Develop the skills to evaluate the structure of international business operations in a competitive global environment. Examine and evaluate an international business operation, taking into account ethical and cultural dimensions.

Business Strategy and Policy

Learn to critically appraise business networks, partnerships and alliances, and the policies associated with managing these relationships, while exhibiting awareness of the ethical challenges involved in formulating business strategy.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Explore the economic, cultural and environmental impacts of globalisation. Students learn to evaluate models of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development in terms of agendas, effectiveness and long-term viability, while maintaining awareness of ethical aspects in regards to exploitation in marketing, branding and political purposes.

Applied Management Capstone*

Learn how to apply and integrate knowledge into a well-reasoned project proposal, investigating aspects of an organisation’s strategy, structure, operations and governance.

*Please note that this unit is worth 12 credit points (double the points of all the other units).

Entry requirements

(a) A bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in any field of study from an Australian higher education institution; or

(b) A qualification recognised as equivalent by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or

(c) Other qualifications and experience as may, on application by the student, be deemed equivalent to (a) by the Academic Board of the College.

In addition to meeting the prerequisites above, international applicants who have not completed an educational qualification in English have to provide proof of proficiency in English through internationally recognised tests such as IELTS, or through satisfactory completion of an approved course at one of the College’s partner language colleges. 

Candidates must achieve an IELTS Academic minimum overall result of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0. 

For test score equivalencies for alternative tests visit the International Students page.

If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.


Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy reference.

Download the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedure.

  Applicant background
2019 Semester 2
Number of Students Percentage of  all students
 (A) Past higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
  (B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study00%
 (C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three  categories)
 (D) Recent secondary education:


  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR(regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation with no minimum ATAR)
    International students108100%
    All students108100%

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