Online Master of Business Administration

Online Master of Business Administration

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Prepare for the future of business.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 2 years intensive
Fees:

AU$4,440 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 2 years intensive
Fees:

AU$4,440 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online

Overview

This is the MBA that will not only make you think differently but show you how to make different happen.

In a business landscape increasingly challenged by uncertainty and complexity, the program considers the future of work and current digital trends, placing you in a position to approach this business world with a new skill set and mindset.

Dr David Goowin, MBA Program Director at RMIT Dr David Goowin, MBA Program Director
Increasingly, the organisations you'll be called upon to lead will be immensely diverse, so you'll have to develop the skills that are needed to be able to manage diversity and complexity in a constantly changing environment. 

Get ahead in a dynamic, changing world

Run by Australia’s largest business college, the online RMIT MBA program is designed with current industry trends and the future of work in mind.

Gain real skills that matter

The program leverages our strengths in technology, innovation and design without compromising on essential business skills such as leadership, strategy and cross-functional management.

Realise your creative potential

With Australia’s most established design thinking curriculum, our MBA program is a respected leader in teaching this highly relevant and valued approach to problem-solving and innovation.

Focus your studies

Tailor the program to what you’re most passionate about with one or more concentration areas that align with industry skills demand.

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Your online MBA experience

Study in an authentic and supportive online environment where you’ll have access to world-leading academics and build meaningful professional networks.

Gain up-to-the-minute content in an interactive and engaging way, and apply what you learn immediately to your business and career.

What you will study

Learn the capabilities and competencies required to be a leader of tomorrow. 

Study a combination of contemporary courses that consider current and emerging trends in design, technology, management and leadership.

Global recognition

We bring a practical and industry-focused approach to our online MBA program, which is ranked 14th in the world in CEO Magazine’s global 2018 rankings. 

RMIT is also among the top 100 institutions in the world for teaching business and management programs. 

Portrait of Charlie Robinson, RMIT Master of Business Administration graduate Charlie Robinson, RMIT Master of Business Administration graduate
I saw the MBA as a chance to gain a greater understanding of business capabilities, and also to pivot my career to enable new opportunities and drive change as I continued to develop.
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Study on campus

The Master of Business Administration is also available at the Melbourne City campus.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Master does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Develop the skillset and mindset that businesses demand.

The online MBA is a 2-year (part-time) intensive program, designed for those who want to cultivate the in-demand skills that will help them lead the future of business.

The fundamental business courses – Design Thinking for Business, Leadership and Management, Marketing for Managers, and Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions are generally completed at the beginning of your journey and play an important role in laying the foundations of your studies. 

Design Thinking is at the core of RMIT’s MBA program. From the beginning of your program, you’ll be introduced to this discipline and encouraged to apply design thinking methodologies throughout the program. The core course and following concentration group of courses will transform the way you think about problem-solving, and give you the confidence to attack complex business problems in new and creative ways.

Other concentrations include progressive and industry relevant areas of study: Technology and Innovation Leadership and Project Management. Core courses such as Business Research Design and Business Consulting complement these electives, helping to sharpen your capabilities in real business settings.

You’ll graduate with a strong understanding of business, an entirely new perspective, and skills that you can immediately apply in professional environments, now and in the future.

The Master of Business Administration delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. 

The 100% online, now accelerated program means your learning – and graduation – is fast-tracked and focused. You can enrol in any one of our six, seven-week teaching periods each year.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

MBA Advisory Board

Our MBA program is supported by a strong advisory board that helps steer curriculum development to ensure that RMIT MBA graduates are work-ready and prepared to take up challenging positions within the rapidly changing landscape of business management.

The Program Advisory Board is made up of members from Capgemini, KPMG, Spotless, BMW, Ethical Investment Services, Greencap, and from boutique consultancy firms such as Advantage Point Business Advisors.

12 courses | 2 years intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration

For further information about advanced standing see pathways.

Tailor the program to what you’re most passionate about with one or more concentration areas that align with industry skills demand. 

The program comprises eight core courses, and four elective courses picked from one or multiple concentration groups:

Core courses

  • Design Thinking for Business 
  • Leadership & Management 
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions 
  • Management of Technology and Innovation 
  • Strategy
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Consulting

Design Thinking electives

  • Design Thinking Challenge: Discover and Define 
  • Design Thinking Challenge: Develop and Deliver 
  • Futures Thinking in Design

Technology and Innovation electives

  • Digital Innovation 
  • Digital Entrepreneurship 
  • Digital Risk Management and Information Security
  • Technology Futures

Leadership electives

  • People and Organisations 
  • Personal Branding and Authentic Leadership
  • Leading in the Age of Digital Disruption

Project Management electives

  • Introduction to Project Management 
  • Project Management Techniques
  • Project Design for Quality 
  • Managing Project Teams

For more information about these courses, download our program brochure.

Career

Our MBA program is designed to ensure our graduates enter the business world with the full range of real-world skills necessary to be an effective problem solver from day one. 

You’ll find our MBA graduates working and leading in professional, commercial, industrial, not-for-profit, NGO public administration and start-up organisations. They perform a wide range of roles, including organisational strategy and innovation, management consultancy, international development coordination, and advice and operations management.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

2 year duration

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher level qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0).

    OR

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher level qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution and a GMAT overall minimum score of 550.

1.5 year duration  

  •  An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher-level qualification, in a business or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)*

    OR

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher level qualification in a business or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution and a GMAT overall minimum score of 550*.

    OR

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher-level qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)* plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience. 

    OR

  • The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration^.

^Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate you will have the opportunity to progress to the Master degree. 

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted advanced standing.

RMIT aims to grant as much credit as possible at the time of offer so it’s important to provide as much evidence of prior study or work experience as possible with your application.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

2 year duration

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher level qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0).

    OR

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher level qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution and a GMAT overall minimum score of 550.

1.5 year duration  

  •  An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher-level qualification, in a business or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)*

    OR

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher level qualification in a business or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution and a GMAT overall minimum score of 550*.

    OR

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), or higher-level qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)* plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience. 

    OR

  • The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration^.

*Qualification must have been completed within the last 10 years.

^Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate you will have the opportunity to progress to the Master degree. 

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a pathway to the Master of Business Administration.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration you can continue your studies in the Master of Business Administration and receive 48 credit points worth of credit (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) for courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Masters advanced standing

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications* with a major in a business or related discipline, or an unrelated discipline with two years relevant work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing as follows: 

Qualification level

Masters exemptions offered

Remaining program duration*
Bachelor degree (AQF level 7)   48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters of full-time study)
Bachelor degree (Honours) (AQF level 8) Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)
Graduate Certificate (AQF level 8) 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters of full-time study)
Graduate Diploma (AQF level 8) Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)
Master degree (AQF level 9) Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full time study)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for Australian qualifications in vocational and higher education.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted advanced standing.

Credit and recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Applicants with relevant work experience in management and leadership may also be eligible for a further reduced duration in the form of RPL of up to 48 credit points at the time of offer (equivalent to one semester full time study).

This may enable you to complete your program in one year or less.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Upon successful completion of this program, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including postgraduate research programs, subject to program entry requirements.

Fees

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,400 per course
  • Total AU$53,280 for 12 courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,400 per course
  • Total AU$53,280 for 12 courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.