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Business Administration

Join a global community of leaders.

The business world has dramatically changed since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Our reliance on technology has become more prominent than ever. While the pandemic has accelerated some, most of the current challenges to business were already causing disruption and will continue to demand innovative responses once the immediacy of the crisis has passed.

Studying Business Administration is your opportunity to develop your suite of professional capabilities and become a leader for the future. You’ll investigate, critique, and completely rethink traditional theories of business, while exploring new forms of creative and collaborative management in the evolving business landscape.

Executive MBA launching in 2023
Our newly developed Executive MBA launches in Semester 1, 2023. Designed for business professionals with at least 5 years of managerial experience, the Executive MBA offers the opportunity to explore long-standing and traditional theory through a critical, contemporary lens in a collaborative learning environment with other experienced professionals. Applications open in August 2022. Learn More.

Course Options

Master of Business Administration (International)

2 years min, 5 years max*
Hobart or Online CRICOS 096012B

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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

1 years min, 3 years max*
Hobart or Online CRICOS 052936K

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*Part-time study available to domestic students only.

Join an international network of alumni, representing over 50 countries worldwide.

Accelerate your career with contemporary leadership and management capabilities.

Follow your passion by selecting from one of four exciting areas of specialisation.

Study options


An entrepreneurial mindset is a great asset in our modern economy. This specialisation will teach you how to identify, cultivate, and market opportunities for innovation in a range of business settings.

MBA(I) specialisation, 50 credit points.


Financial literacy is a must for modern managers. This specialisation will teach you how to acquire and invest funds, and how to manage the investment portfolio of an organisation. You’ll also learn about relationships between international financial markets and how this can impact individual organisations.

MBA(I) specialisation, 50 credit points.


Marketing is about finding creative solutions to communication problems. You’ll learn how to identify a target audience, develop strategies to reach them, and communicate effectively to drive action.

MBA(I) specialisation, 50 credit points.

Business Research

Specially developed for high achieving students, this specialisation will equip you with a sought-after skill set in data-driven decision making. You’ll learn how to draw meaningful insight from quantitative and qualitative data, as well as how to conduct business research.

MBA(I) specialisation, 50 credit points.

Course breakdown

The Master of Business Administration (International) comprises of 16 units (200 credit points), which you can study full time or part-time.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration offers the opportunity to complete a postgraduate qualification in Business, either alone or as a pathway to future MBA studies.


Master of Business Administration (International)

150 credit points

You will complete the following 12 core units (150 credit points):

  • Data and Business Decision Making
  • Economics for Managers
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • International Trade Regulation and Practice
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Managing People and the Employment Relationship
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • International & National Business Experience
  • Strategic Management



50 credit points

Plus, complete one of the following specialisations comprising of 4 units (50 credit points):

  • Entrepreneurship Specialisation
  • Finance Specialisation
  • Marketing Specialisation
  • Business Research Specialisation


Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

100 credit points

You will complete 8 core units (100 credit points):

  • Data and Business Decision Making
  • Economics for Managers
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Managing People and the Employment Relationship
  • Strategic Management

Career outcomes

An MBA with real connections

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

Elaine Cao

Master of Business Administration

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MBA graduates are leaders in business – locally, nationally and globally. An MBA gives you the skills required to lead and achieve in your chosen field, in both a general management and specialist context, and from SMEs to multinational corporations.

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^.

MBA graduates have a competitive edge in whatever career path they choose. MBAs are strongly represented amongst the world’s leading CEOs, relationship managers, business consultants, finance executives, entrepreneurs and company directors

^Source: 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey

Career opportunities

Careers requiring business administration skills are growing fast, with employers demanding formal qualifications. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.*

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

Business Administration Managers


Predicted Job Growth to 2025

Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers


Predicted Job Growth to 2025

Corporate Services Managers


Predicted Job Growth to 2025

Study Experiences

Diving into life as a Tassie uni student

Studying his MBA here gives Aruna De Silva the perfect mix of study and adventure.

Learn more about Aruna's experience

Study tour

As an MBA Student, you will extend your learning by participating in a national or international Business Experience. Through interactions with local, national and international business partners and site visits (where available) and online workshops, students will put theory into practice, under the guidance of high-calibre business executives. Tours within Australia, international guest speakers, educational tours or other activities will form part of the business experience.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.