Master of Business Administration (International) (37J)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Entry Requirements

See entry requirements


Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements


Semester 1, Semester 2

The MBA journey not only mentally prepared me to start my own business, it also helped me to build my network, meet mentors, and introduce me into the local community.

Elaine Cao, Master of Business Administration
The business world has dramatically changed since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Due to our growing reliance on technology to stay connected, an increase in industry automation, and rapid advancements in digital infrastructure, companies all around the world are being forced to either transform the way they operate or risk falling behind their competitors.

The Master of Business Administration (International) is your opportunity to develop a suite of professional capabilities that will prepare you for the latest industry changes and challenges. By choosing to study with us, you’ll have the opportunity to critique and completely reimagine traditional theories of business management.

You’ll investigate how the pandemic has accelerated a drastic change for the way managers interact and operate within with their team. Where managers may have previously operated as solo-decision makers or ‘hero leaders’, you’ll learn new skills to meet the world-wide industry demands for more inclusive, compassionate, capable and collaborative leaders.

Key contacts

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Course CoordinatorDr Roshni Narendran

Our Master of Business Administration (International) will set you up with a powerful suite of professional capabilities that will empower you to take on the world of contemporary business. Through case-method learning, you will have the opportunity to critique, analyse, and re-invent business management theory by exploring real-world case studies and reports.

You will learn essential capabilities in a broad range of areas including data-driven decision making, corporate sustainability, leadership and change management in an international context. You will also have the opportunity to tailor your learning experience by selecting one of two specialisations: Finance, or Marketing.

As an MBA graduate, you will be ready to enter the workforce as an innovative, collaborative, and contemporary leader ready to the rapidly changing business world.

  • 1 Articulate knowledge of business practices within local, regional, and international contexts.
  • 2 Critically evaluate foundational and contemporary business theories, principles and processes and reflect on their efficacy in practice.
  • 3 Transmit knowledge in both written and oral formats, across culturally and linguistically diverse audiences.
  • 4 Integrate critical and technical skills to solve complex business problems.
  • 5 Reflect on the impact of social and environmental sustainability on management and business decision making.
  • As an MBA student, you will use ‘case method learning’ to explore, analyse and critique traditional theories of leadership and business to determine what is relevant in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.

    By studying the MBA, you will explore traditional theories through a contemporary lens - giving you the insight to lead and manage with insight in a post-pandemic ‘better business as usual’.

    Become a Student Ambassador

    Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities.

    Though the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

    Career outcomes

    MBA graduates are leaders in business – locally, nationally and globally. An MBA will give you the professional capabilities required to lead and achieve in your chosen field, in both a general management and specialist context.

    Our graduates have excellent career prospects. Over 93% of postgraduate students from University of Tasmania are employed in full-time work within 4 months of graduating.^ Careers requiring contemporary business administration capabilities are growing fast, with employers demanding formal qualifications.

    Careers projected to grow into 2025 include Business Administration Mangers (9.9% growth), Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers (13.5% growth), Corporate Services Managers (7.8% growth).

    *National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

    Course structure

    To graduate from the Master of Business Administration (International), a student must complete 200 credit points of study comprising:

    • 150 credit points of core units; and
    • 50 credit points from one of the available specialisations.

    If you are starting in 2023 you can find your course planner here – this helps you plan what units to enrol in and when.

    Entry requirements

    Not open for domestic entry.

    For entry into the MBA (International), students must meet the following criteria:

    • Completed undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution; or
    • Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Studies at the University of Tasmania, or an equivalent qualifying Graduate Certificate#; or
    • Completion of an AQF Level 6 qualification and a minimum of three (3) years senior managerial experience.

    #a qualifying Graduate Certificate is any Graduate Certificate from an Australian higher education institution, or the equivalent from any other institution.

    International students must also provide one of the following:

    • UTASAccess Level 7 with a minimum overall score of 65% and no individual skill below 60%; or
    • an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6.5 and no band less than 6; or
    • a TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 88 (no individual skill must be lower than: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; and, Writing 22) or
    • a PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50, or
    • provide evidence that you have studied for 2 years full-time with English as the sole medium of instruction and examination.

    These tests must not be more than 24 months old.

    Students who have completed the 35A1/35A2 Graduate Certificate in Business Studies may enter this course with full credit for completed units, subject to the rules and structure of this degree and choice of specialisation stream.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the entire amount for your studies. Commonwealth supported places are not available in this postgraduate course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    An important note on Youth Allowance and Austudy

    The Department of Social Services has approved some accredited and professionally oriented Masters courses for student payments through Youth Allowance or Austudy. This means if you enrol in one of these courses, you may be eligible for student payments. However, please be aware that this is not the case for all Master courses. Please visit our Scholarships, Fees and Costs website for further information.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 67,664 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $33,250 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.


    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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