Course Code: CRS1400891 | CRICOS Code: 104601K

Specialisations Available

Marketing Management
Management Information Systems
Care Management
Hospitality and Event Management

Why Study MBA?

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, life-long 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.

Course Overview

  • Duration: 2 years full time study or 4 years part-time study. A full-time study
  • load consists of 8 subjects per year
  • Structure: 10 Core Subjects and 6 Elective Subjects
  • Total Course Credit Points: 80
  • Points per subject: 5
  • AQF Level: Level 9
  • Availability for International Applicants: Yes
  • Campus: Adelaide, Melbourne


  • 2023 Study Period (SP) 3: 23 October
  • 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: $8,000 per Study Period
International Student Tuition Fee: $13,750 per Study Period
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.

Course and 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 solution.

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, 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

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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.

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

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