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Excellence with flexibility

The home of Australia’s #1 MBA* is going online, equipping leaders of today and tomorrow with a premier learning experience wherever you are.

With six intakes per year, begin or pick up your studies when it suits you best. Study in a flexible way with an online format designed to fit into your life.

* QS, 2023

Business rigour with practical application

Study an MBA that is best in class, providing breadth and depth across all aspects of business. Held in highest regard by employers, it’s the MBA that leads to real career growth.

Build on your abilities while developing a comprehensive skillset to apply theory to practice and meet the changing demands of the market head-on. 

Bringing together collaboration and networking

A program specifically designed to facilitate student collaboration and networking with industry leaders and the best in business.

Authentic syndicate groups, plus professional online and in-person events will enrich your connection to peers and industry.


Learn from the best and brightest minds in business

Taught by some of the world's leading academics and industry experts, gain exposure to cutting-edge research through a future-focused curriculum designed to meet the changing demands of the market.

Globally accredited degree

With accreditation from AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS), graduate with a globally accredited degree. Experience a top-tier learning environment with an Online MBA from Melbourne Business School Online.



  • Online Study
  • Start: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Oct
  • 36 months
  • $4,880 per subject

Why study an MBA course with Melbourne Business School Online?

Excellence with flexibility

Designed to be completely flexible, this MBA program adapts to your needs and busy schedule.

Australia’s most comprehensive Online MBA course

Developed in line with global best practices, the Melbourne Business School Online MBA has a rigorous and comprehensive offering of subjects that will prepare you for important and demanding careers, both domestically and internationally.

Career ready, connected graduates

Supported by the best in business and connected to a network of like-minded professionals, the online MBA program prepares you to ignite ideas, lead organisations and meet change head-on.

Exceptional E-learning

Fuelled by our Signature Pedagogy, we present a best-in-class online business curriculum.  

Community: Enter Australia's premier business network. Gain personal access to a select circle of peers, academic leaders, and industry experts. 

Challenge: Expand strategic thinking across diverse contexts. Go beyond learning to excel, leaving a lasting impact in a complex world. 

Expertise: Explore diverse ideas and opinions to enrich your knowledge base and professional brand.

Engagement: Embark on an immersive academic journey. Dive into tailored learning activities and real-world challenges.

Learn more about our exceptional online learning experience

Quiz and test, weekly reading, video and webinars

Where can a Melbourne Business School Online MBA program take you?

MBA student MBS

The MBA program helped me identify industries and roles I was interested in. The knowledge I learned through my degree allowed me to transition into a new role without feeling that I had a large knowledge gap to catch up on, and I used the skills and knowledge developed from day one.

Tamara Cherrington
Full-time MBA Graduate

of students find a job that meets their expectations within 3 months of graduation

is the number of Melbourne Business School MBA alumni

of alumni are currently in a career they find fulfilling

The MBA from Melbourne Business School is so much more than just knowledge. It is listening to a classmate bring their workplace into a class discussion, it is working with people from different industries on real company projects, it is watching presentations by prominent business people, it is late night discussions with other students, it is networking with alumni, and it is being pushed to not settle for the easy answer.
In short, the MBA from Melbourne Business School is an experience that, if you let it, can transform your life. This experience is central in our new Online MBA.

Jim Frederickson
Professor of Accounting, Melbourne Business School


What you will study

While undertaking this Online MBA program, you will complete 17.5 subjects, totalling 218.75 credit points, over three years. You will study the equivalent of one subject (12.5 credit points) each study period. There are three half subjects (6.25 credit points) which are indicated in the list below.

  • Business Foundation for Managers

    This subject establishes a foundation essential not only for being an effective manager, but also for the remainder of the program. It provides an overview of key areas that need to be managed effectively for an organisation to be successful and the interconnectedness of those areas. Key areas addressed include strategy, marketing, organisational values and sustainability.   


  • Data Analytics for Decision Making 

    Contemporary organisations are awash in data, whether it be about their customers, internal operating processes or financial activities. Harnessing this data allows managers to better understand their organisation and thus make more informed decisions. This subject addresses fundamental data analytics skills necessary to extract information from data that then can be used to make better managerial decisions. 


  • Leadership in a Changing World (half subject)

    Organisations face many adaptive challenges to survive and thrive in a complex and uncertain environment, driven by forces such as globalisation and technology. This subject helps students become leaders in this context. Leadership is particularly important in organisation structures that are flat, flexible, diverse and global. 


  • Ethics for Manager (half subject)

    Organisations operate within a societal context of diverse stakeholders. Students examine the relationship of the organisation with these stakeholders, as well as their own responsibility to stakeholders. They consider strategies for achieving social responsibility goals such as environmental sustainability, employee satisfaction and societal welfare, taking into account both the ethical case and the business case for such strategies. 

  • Financial Accounting

    Accounting is the “language of business” and is used for performance measurement, business contracting and managerial decision-making. An understanding of and the ability to use accounting information will be essential to students' success as a manager. This subject provides students with foundational accounting knowledge useful not only internally for managerial decision-making, but also for more externally-focused judgments (eg: benchmarking an organisation’s strengths and weaknesses). 


  • Managerial Economics

    Economics is relevant to everything an organisation does, from its operations and performance to its interactions with stakeholders and society more broadly. This subject addresses fundamental economic concepts and analytical skills, providing students with the tools of economic reasoning necessary for developing and evaluating strategic business options and making better decisions. 


  • Finance

    This subject addresses the foundations of valuation and financial management. Concepts addressed are relevant for a variety of organisations, as well as for personal financial planning and investments. Key concepts addressed in this subject are the valuation of financial assets (eg: shares) and selection of investment projects. 

  • Marketing

    To be successful, organisations need to recognise, create, grow and protect market-based assets that influence demand. This subject focuses on the challenges organisations face in managing demand and how to address those challenges with optimal demand-side strategies.   


  • Brand Management

    Branding is relevant for all organisations and an organisation’s brand is typically one of its most valuable assets. This subject examines the key areas of brand management, including brand building, brand strategy, brand positioning and brand extension. In doing so, this subject prepares students for the challenges of building, protecting and strengthening a brand. 


  • Operations

    In fiercely competitive global and dynamic environments, organisations face increasing pressures to exceed stakeholder expectations across measures such as sustainability, social responsibility, cost, quality, flexibility and innovativeness. This subject addresses the analysis, design, management and continuous improvement of business processes. It covers core operations concepts essential for leveraging an organisation’s capabilities to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. 

  • Managing People

    Effective management of individuals, teams and organisations requires an understanding of human behaviour. This subject examines human behaviour at the individual, group and organisational levels through a business lens. This subject assists students to better manage themselves, and better manage and lead other people, groups and organisations. 


  • Strategic Management

    Organisations must decide in which industries and markets to compete and how to achieve success in their chosen industries and markets. This subject provides frameworks and tools for understanding factors and forces that shape organisations’ strategic decisions regarding where to compete and how to succeed. Students identify and analyse key factors and issues that impact strategic decisions, enhancing their strategic mindset and decision-making ability. 


  • Current Business Issues

    This subject addresses recent and emerging issues that are affecting economies and the way organisations operate, and thus are essential for managers to understand. Examples of issues that have emerged recently include sustainability, diversity, analytics, blockchain and artificial intelligence. The specific issues addressed in the subject vary to reflect changes in the relative importance of specific issues and the emergence of new issues. 


  • Implementing Strategy

    Successfully implementing a strategy requires an organisation to address two fundamental questions: (1) Is the organisation’s structure conducive to a successful implementation? and (2) Is the organisation’s culture supportive of a successful implementation? This subject addresses these two questions, as well as the concepts, tools and frameworks necessary for developing and executing a sustainable competitive advantage. 


  • Managing in a Global Environment

    Organisations increasingly operate in a global environment, whether due to having operations in multiple countries, offshoring tasks to third parties, having offshore customers or relying on international supply chains. In this subject, students examine issues relevant for managing and leading in a global environment. 

  • Negotiations

    Negotiation is the art and science of securing an agreement between two or more parties. Being a successful negotiator requires both a broad array of negotiation skills and an understanding of the behaviour of individuals, groups and organisations in competitive situations. This subject covers the underlying theories, processes and strategies necessary to become successful negotiators and provides students the opportunity to hone their negotiation skills. 


  • Mergers and Acquisition

    Mergers and Acquisitions involve one organisation obtaining control over another organisation. This subject focuses on three fundamental elements of a merger and acquisition deal: (1) Strategy: identifying the right target organisation, (2) Due diligence: identifying and using the right information for making the decision and (3) Valuation: paying the right price for the target organisation. This subject prepares students to participate in merger and acquisition deals. 


  • Analytical Decision Making and Optimisation

    There are numerous mathematical methods for efficiently solving various business problems. This subject addresses simple quantitative models and ideas that provide useful insights into a variety of business problems. Students develop an analytic mindset, as well as the ability to formulate a business problem as a mathematical model and then use quantitative techniques to identify a solution for the problem. 


  • Capstone (half subject)

    In this final subject, students reflect upon their learning and MBA experience to prepare them for what lies ahead. This subject reinforces and extends learnings from the MBA. It also focuses on the broader context in which the student's career will develop and three important concepts: aspirations, commitments and transitions. 

The Melbourne Business School Online experience

Melbourne Business School Online provides a flexible and immersive learning experience designed to adapt to the diverse needs and circumstances of all students.

Six intakes per year

With multiple enrolment opportunities per year, adapt your studies to your life - not the other way around.

When life gets too busy, rest assured that the support you need to succeed is at your fingertips.

An online experience designed for today

We provide our students with a premium online learning experience to meet their study goals.

No matter where you study, which device you study on or how you study - the learning experience is of the highest quality. 

Accessible for the ambitious

We have broken down the barriers to studying with Australia’s premier Business School.

Regardless of your time zone, work commitments or other factors our Online MBA is designed to be accessible from wherever you are. 

Fees & Requirements

To apply for the Melbourne Business School Online MBA, applicants must have:  

  • A university degree and two years of work experience OR six years of work experience  

  • Two confidential professional referees 

  • Four personal statements relating to your goals and how you can contribute to the program 

  • Met the University's language requirements 


  • Successfully completed the Graduate Certificate pathway (assuming initial enrolment was for the MBA and professional referees and personal statements have been previously provided) 

Documentary evidence of meeting the accepted minimum scores within the previous 24 months may be required.  

The minimum accepted scores are:  

  • IELTS (Academic) – 7.0 overall, with no band less than 6.5  

  • TOEFL IBT – minimum score of 102, with a written score minimum of 24 and no individual score lower than 21  

  • PTE - English Academic PTE with a minimum score of 72, written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 64. 

$4,880 per subject*, a total of $85,400 for the program*.  

FEE-HELP is available for eligible Australian citizens.  

*Fees listed are for calendar year 2024. Melbourne Business School Online reserve the right to adjust course fees annually.  

Pursuing an MBA for career advancement, gaining advanced skills, and personal growth. Motivated by professional development and transition to leadership roles.

Raveena Paul,
Melbourne Business School Online student

Raveena Paul MBS Graduate

Online learning suits my schedule, offering valuable interactions with staff and cohort, enhancing my learning experience through various online methods.

Lakshmi Chilamkurti,
Melbourne Business School Online student

Lakshmi Chilamkurti MBS Graduate

Inspired by incredible lecturers, I appreciate the global perspective in the course, analysing top companies worldwide for a comprehensive learning experience.

Kebbie Kirkcaldie-Bowell,
Melbourne Business School Online student

Kebbie Kirkcaldie-Bowell  MBS Graduate

Growth-driven pursuit: Inspired by a simple quote, I seek an MBA to surround myself with like-minded individuals for future senior leadership.

Kaleb Roberts,
Melbourne Business School Online student

Kaleb Roberts MBS Graduate

The Business Essentials program opened my eyes to new ideas and career paths. Grateful for online learning, pursuing my MBA goal, and building connections with peers.

Bethea Robertson,
Melbourne Business School Online student

Bethea Robertson MBS Graduate

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An MBA, or Master of Business Administration, is a prestigious and comprehensive graduate-level program that equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to excel in the world of business. The Melbourne Business School Online MBA program offers a top-tier MBA experience, combining academic excellence with flexibility, allowing you to study when it suits your schedule.

This program focuses on honing business acumen, fostering leadership, and preparing you for dynamic career opportunities, both domestically and internationally. It's designed for professionals who seek to enhance their career prospects and make a significant impact in the business world.

As of 2023, the Melbourne Business School Online MBA is ranked as Australia's #1 MBA by QS International Trade Ranking. While specific global rankings may vary, it holds international accreditation from AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS), ensuring it meets high-quality standards.

The program offers flexibility, collaboration opportunities, and a curriculum designed to align with the evolving business landscape, making it a valuable choice for career growth.

An MBA, such as the Melbourne Business School Online MBA, provides a well-rounded education covering various aspects of business.

Throughout the program, you will learn essential skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Strategy and management

This comprehensive curriculum equips you with the knowledge and abilities to excel in diverse business roles and industries.

The Melbourne Business School Online MBA will hone your critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills while also fostering effective communication and leadership capabilities. The Melbourne Business School Online MBA is designed to prepare you to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations, making you a well-rounded and adaptable business professional ready to tackle the ever-changing demands of the market.


In most cases, a bachelors degree is a standard prerequisite for enrolling in an MBA program, including the Melbourne Business School Online MBA.

It's essential to check the specific admission requirements of the program you're interested in to determine if there are any exceptions or alternative pathways for admission.

Keep in mind that while some flexibility exists, having a degree or equivalent academic qualifications is the standard route for pursuing an MBA.

The Melbourne Business School Online MBA, like many other MBA programs, typically does not require a thesis. Instead, the cutting-edge program places emphasis on practical skills and real-world application of business knowledge.

While you may engage in research and projects throughout the program, the focus is on developing a comprehensive skillset and preparing for practical business challenges.

Some MBA programs do offer the option of pursuing a thesis or a research project for students interested in a more research-oriented path. It's essential to review the specific curriculum and requirements of the MBA program you're considering to understand its thesis or research project policies.

The Melbourne Business School Online MBA program typically takes three years to complete. During this period, you will study a total of 17.5 subjects, totaling 218.75 credit points. Each study period, you will complete the equivalent of one subject (12.5 credit points).

This extended timeline offers flexibility for working professionals to balance their studies with their existing commitments. Additionally, the program's structure allows for six intakes per year, providing multiple enrollment opportunities to adapt your studies to your life.

Enrolling in an Online MBA program, like the Melbourne Business School Online MBA, offers flexibility for working professionals. Its value depends on your career goals, self-motivation, program reputation, and accreditation. With global recognition and a rigorous curriculum, this program can enhance your career. To decide if it's right for you, assess your career objectives, research program quality and accreditation, and evaluate your online learning compatibility.

A Melbourne Business School Online MBA, can boost your income. While salaries vary based on factors such as experience, industry, and location, our Online MBA offers opportunities for higher earnings, career progression, and better job prospects. Although exact income gains are influenced by individual factors, an MBA is a valuable investment in long-term career growth.