Course Code: CRS1400891 | CRICOS Code: 104601K

Specialisations Available

Marketing Management

Management Information Systems

Care Management

Hospitality and Event Management


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at AIHE Adelaide, is designed for students who want to develop management and leadership knowledge and skills required for a business management career in diverse cultural environments.

The MBA addresses the global demand for high-quality business and management graduates with advanced cultural competence, lifelong learning and leadership skills.

Throughout the MBA, students are required to apply their knowledge and skills to practical problems and authentic scenarios that challenge their ability to fuse theory and practice.
Business student at AIHE

Course Overview


2 years full-time study or 4 years part-time study.
A full-time study load consists of 8 subjects per year.


✓ Adelaide Campus
✓ Melbourne Campus


✓ Available for domestic students
✓ Available for international students


10 Core Subjects and 6 Elective Subjects

Total Course Credit Points


Points per Subject


AQF Level

Level 9


2024 Study Period (SP) 1: 4 March
2024 Study Period (SP) 2: 1 July
2024 Study Period (SP) 3: 28 October

Tuition Fees

Domestic Student Tuition Fee: $16,000 per year
International Student Tuition Fee: $27,500 per year

For a schedule of the current AIHE fees and payments, please check our Fees Page.

AIHE provides a range of scholarships to students each year, please refer to the scholarship information for current availability.
Note: International students are required to undertake full-time studies.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements (All students)

An Australian Bachelor’s Degree or an international
  • Qualification equivalent to AQF level 7

English Language Requirements (Students with non-English native language)

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall score with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent.
Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our Admissions Criteria.

Entry Pathways

AIHE accepts various post-graduate entry pathways for this course. Learn more about the various pathways by contacting us.
Applicants can apply for credit transfer if eligible. For more information please check the Course Credit/Recognition of Prior Learning.

Subject Outline

With the AIHE MBA’s 10 core subject and 6 elective subject structure, students can choose between several study plan options.

Students in our Program can structure their own broad-based MBA, having access to a wide variety of business and management related electives.

Alternatively, students who wish to pursue a specific discipline or industry focus as part of their MBA program can devote their Capstone Project and electives to constructing a minimum four subject sequence in their choice of specialisation. After choosing a specialisation, students still have a choice of at least 3 more electives.

Standard MBA

10 Core, 6 Electives

The AIHE MBA provides students the opportunity to access a broad set of MBA study options. Students can study a program using the full range of electives on offer and can nominate a Capstone Project topic that relates to their choice of a wide variety of possible business issues and problems requiring solutions.
This is useful for graduates wishing to gain work in organisations who require employees with a broad range of business and management skills and knowledge, and wish to gain a broad base of skills and knowledge to operate their own business.

Core Subjects (10 Subjects)

  • BUS9001 Strategic & Critical Thinking in Business
  • BUS9002 Managing People & Organisations
  • BUS9005 Economics for International Business
  • BUS9004 Accounting & Finance
  • BUS9003 Strategic Planning for Innovation
  • BUS9006 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • BUS9007 Strategic Marketing Management
  • BUS9008 Research, Data Analysis & Decision Making
  • BUS9009 Corporate Governance & Risk Management
  • BUS9010 Capstone Project
Elective Subjects (Any 6, subject to prerequisites)
  • BUS9020 Project Management for Innovation
  • BUS9021 International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • BUS9022 Accounting & Reporting for Management
  • BUS9023 Corporate Finance
  • BUS9024 Law for Leaders
  • BUS9025 Communication in a Globalised Business Environment
  • BUS9026 Strategic Human Resource Management
  • BUS9030 Digital Marketing for Global Impact
  • BUS9031 Sales Management
  • BUS9032 Market Research
  • BUS9040 Care Industry – Structure and Context
  • BUS9041 Service Management in the Care Sector
  • BUS9042 Issues in Aged and Disability Care Management
  • BUS9050 Hospitality Industry Structure and Management
  • BUS9051 Event Management
  • BUS9052 Service Management for Hospitality and Events
  • BUS9060 Digital Businesses for Strategic Advantage
  • BUS9061 Cybersecurity
  • BUS9062 IT Project Management

Please click here for a more detailed subject description.

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Learning Methodology

  • Seminars, lectures, group activities, case studies and practical support sessions.
  • Includes, but is not limited to, group and individual assignments, exams and tests, role plays and participation, quizzes and presentations.
  • Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available on application.

Alternative Pathways

If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Management may suit you. It provides a pathway into, and credit towards, this MBA.

Apply for admission

If you are unsure how to apply or have other queries, please get in touch at

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