Adelaide Master of Business Administration

Adelaide Master of Business Administration


Programme Details:

  • Degree awarded by The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Adelaide MBA: 24 months part-time; Adelaide GCBA: 6 months part-time
  • 4 Intakes: January, April, July, October
  • 5 star GMAA rating and Business School AACSB accreditation

The Adelaide Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Adelaide Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) have been designed with maximum flexibility to suit the needs of working professionals. Students can vary the number of courses they undertake in each term (every quarter). This gives students the option to speed up the progress of their studies.

The Adelaide MBA and Adelaide GCBA also offer multiple entry points, meaning students can apply at any time during the year to be considered for the next intake. There are four terms in each year, commencing in January, April, July and October.

All courses are delivered in an interactive, face-to-face environment conducive to adult learning, and provides learning experiences in a variety of teaching formats.

1MBA students may select 2 of the following electives:

  • Managing in a Global Context (3 units)
  • Negotiation Skills (3 units)
  • Systems Thinking for Management (3 units)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 units).
  • Business Analytics for Managers (3 units)

Further information on the Programme Modules

Course information on web pages is accurate at the time of posting and may be subject to change by the University from time to time to reflect changes in programme structure. It is therefore important to check current information at the time of enrolment.

Global Learning

Summer School: Each year, The University of Adelaide offers a range of intensive courses that are taught during the term breaks as part of its Summer School Programme. Students are encouraged to enrol for the Summer School to accelerate their studies in an exceptional learning environment surrounded by grand old buildings and historical architecture.

There are three presentation ceremonies held in each academic year, one in Singapore and two in Adelaide, Australia. Visit www.adelaide.edu.au/student/graduations for the specific dates. Students who completed their degree have the option to opt for one of the presentation ceremonies. Degrees are presented by the Chancellor of The University of Adelaide or his representative.

Entry Requirements

Adelaide Master of Business Administration:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 2 years of relevant working experience; OR
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the Adelaide GCBA

Adelaide Graduate Certificate in Business Administration:

  • Bachelor’s degree holder with minimum 2 years’ relevant working experience
  • Non-degree holder with at least 7 years of relevant working experience will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • Applicants may demonstrate that they meet the work experience and attributes via a CV, essay responses or an interview

Applicants with a degree that was not completed in English must have one of the followings:

English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores TOEFL Minimum Scores Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores C1 Advanced
Overall band score of 7.0
Band score of 6.5 in all bands
Total score of 600 with a minimum of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
Total score of 94 with a minimum of 24 in Writing and 22 in Speaking, 20 in Reading and Listening
Overall score 65
Skills profile of 58 in
Writing, Speaking,
Reading and Listening
Overall score 185
Individual score of 176 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening


An interview with the MBA Programme Director may be required for entrance into the programme.

Programme Fees

Programme Fees
Adelaide Master of Business Administration S$36,240
Adelaide Graduate Certificate in Business Administration S$12,080
Application Fee S$200 
Administration Fee S$200

All fees are subject to prevailing GST. Programme fees are payable on a per module basis.

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Further Information


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Learning support and online student resources:
For Academic assistance, the Writing Centre is a great resource to help you with referencing, coursework questions, useful links and self-help guides:
Writing Centre: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/writingcentre/resources/writing-resources
Referencing Guides: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/writingcentre/resources/referencing-guides

With a large array of resources online, the following link directs and assists in understanding the library protocol, but also how to find the best resources to suit a student’s degree programme, see here.

Teaching staff:
Students will be taught by staff from The University of Adelaide. Full details of the lecturing staff can be found here.

It may include group assignments, individual assignments, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, and tutorial work as prescribed within each course.

Access to Results:
Access to Results: Student may access results through the university’s online student records system.

Academic Appeal Policy and Process:
Should there be a grievance issue(s), in which a student is unhappy with an outcome or wants to escalate a matter- we have a grievance policy, with easy steps to follow, which can be found here.

The Academic Progress Scheme is put in place to ensure we are giving our students the best possible opportunity to achieve their Academic goals, with intervention protocols should they not meet the satisfactory requirements of their programme.  The University has information available here. 

The Student Charter outlines the expectations and responsibilities for University of Adelaide students, which can be found here.

Minimum Class Size 
The minimum class size for the programme to run is 10 students. In the event that the class cannot commence due to low enrolment, applicants will be informed at least 2 weeks before programme commencement and refunded their application fee.


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