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Master of Business Administration (Leadership)

Advance your career and earning potential by developing real-world business acumen and critical leadership skills with an online MBA from Central Queensland University. Master key business functions to become an industry leader that inspires and delivers.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

  • Format

    Fully Online
  • Language


Master of Business Administration (Leadership)

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • Hyperflexible

  • Fully Online

  • Grow your leadership career with an MBA from Central Queensland University

    A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is considered the degree of choice for leading business professionals. Central Queensland University’s MBA (Leadership) takes this degree a step further, exploring key business functions from a modern leadership lens.

    This flexible, online degree gives you the opportunity to gain industry-essential business skills to further your career as an internationally-astute, agile, and creative business leader.

    Excel in the world of business leadership and management

    Apply theories and strategies to identify opportunities, solve problems, and create innovative solutions that generate impact within your organisation and beyond.

    Explore a variety of topics, including accounting, business law and strategic marketing, applicable across industries.

    To be eligible for the MBA (Leadership) degree, applicants must hold one of the following qualifications:

    *A completed bachelor's degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent; or

    *A completed graduate certificate or graduate diploma from an Australian university or college, or equivalent; or

    *A recognised diploma and two years of relevant business experience; or

    *Five years of relevant work or managerial experience

    Relevant work experience includes a working knowledge of business areas, including human resource management, budgeting, project management, financial reporting, process management, or other relevant professional experience.

    Additionally, this degree is taught in English. If English is not your first language, you’ll be required to show that you’ve completed the following in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or the United States of America:

    *An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

    *Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or more overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or more overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

    *Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

    *An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

    English test results must remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of study and appear on a single result certificate.

    What will it cost?

    The total tuition fee is A$20,664 spread over the length of your course.

    The MBA (Leadership) is closely aligned with the industry capabilities expected of graduates, providing them with the necessary skills and tools to become an internationally astute business leader.

    There are a total of 11 discrete units, all of which can be completed on your own time and at your own pace, within a five-year timeframe. These unit include:

    *Disruption, Innovation & Entrepreneurship *People, Leadership & Culture *Communication for Leadership Success *Strategic Marketing *Accounting for Business Decisions *Contemporary Leadership *Global Economics *International Business Law *Strategies for Business Leaders *Social Innovation *Leadership Capstone

    Upon completing these units, you’ll be equipped with a range of applicable insights and transferable skills to navigate your next career move and excel in any business leadership position that comes your way. Some of these newly developed skills you’ll acquire:

    *Evaluate business theory from a leadership perspective to improve business performance.

    *Apply contemporary leadership theory to business practice to analyse and solve problems.

    *Communicate effectively to build a culture of confidence, integrity, and innovation in an organisational environment.

    *Develop and communicate business strategy to effectively achieve strategic outcomes.

    *Innovate in legally and financially responsible ways to solve problems and create new opportunities

    *Reflect critically on ethical behaviour in a leadership role, including demonstration of understanding and empathy in diverse environments.

    However you choose to study, you’ll have dedicated academic support and access to Central Queensland University’s vast range of online learning resources.

    Master of Business Administration (Leadership)

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • Hyperflexible

  • Fully Online

  • If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and Central Queensland University will get in touch with you with more information.

    What you’ll get as a degree student

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online

  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group

  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators

  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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    Central Queensland University

    CQUniversity is Australia's leading regional university. Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences and project-based learning. Our commitment to making real-world knowledge and skills accessible to all has seen us being awarded global recognition. We are ranked among the top 2% of Universities in the world.