Master of Business Administration


  • Program code: MC088
  • Campus: City campus

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Please note: this program is no longer offered to commencing students, it has been replaced with MC199 Master of Business Administration. You are being redirected to this page.

This Master of Business Administration will accelerate your management career and teach you how to solve real problems in a global business environment.

It's suited to recent graduates with a degree in any discipline but with typically less than 4 years' work experience.

The Business Mentoring Program offers you seminars with guest speakers, group work and case studies, individual mentoring and coaching and career preparation.

All of our business mentors hold at least 15 years of experience, are active leaders in their respective fields, and will provide guidance and support for your working life.


1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time

Program structure and features

Learning and teaching

The MBA is delivered in 3 study periods - Semester 1, Semester 2 and a spring/summer study period:

  • Full-time students will study 4 courses per study period and classes are typically held during the day.
  • Part-time students will study 2 courses per study period and classes are typically held during the evening.

Your classes will be held at the Emily McPherson Building, a magnificent heritage property on the corner of Russell Street and Victoria Parade.

Facilities include a student lounge, conference suite and high-tech lecture theatres and classrooms.

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.

You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

Program structure

You must complete 144 credit points that equal 12 courses (12 credit points each). This includes 11 compulsory courses and 1 elective course.

Each intake of students commences with a course that introduces business management in the global context and finishes with a capstone course drawing together all of your learning.

Currently no program handbook (program guide) is available online. Please contact the school listed under "Owning school" below.

Industry connections

Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.


Graduates of the arts, business, engineering, health, IT and more study this MBA to broaden their career options.

Professional recognition and accreditation

Depending on courses undertaken and experience, graduates may be eligible for associate or full membership of a number of professional bodies.

These may include:

Global opportunities

International study tours are a unique feature of the program allowing you to combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with the completion of either a 12 or 24 credit point course in intensive mode.

Each year, the Graduate School of Business and Law conducts study intensives to Vietnam and France, equivalent to one 12-credit point elective.

Entry requirements

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

If you satisfy the following requirements you will be eligible for selection; however, there is no guarantee that you will be selected as demand for the program varies each intake.

Program entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution, with a minimum average of 65% or Credit or GPA 2.5 (out of 4.0).

Applicants with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 will be considered on additional capabilities like work experience.



Selection tasks


How to apply

1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.

2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the relevant closing date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.

3. Check the table below for how to apply.

4. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.

Application method

Level of study

Semester 1

Semester 2 (midyear)

Graduate Certificate, Diploma

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Graduate Diploma in Education

VTAC application


Internal application (current students only)

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Masters by coursework

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)

Direct application


Internal application (current students only)


Tuition fees vary according to each program and are adjusted annually.

There are two tuition fee types:

  • full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost
  • Commonwealth supported place (CSP) fees where your tuition fee is shared between you and the Commonwealth Government if you meet the eligibility criteria. There are only a small number of CSPs available.

Fee assistance

Emily McPherson Scholarship - MBA Scholarship

Each year the Graduate School of Business and Law offers a full tuition-fee annulment scholarship for an outstanding graduate to undertake the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program full-time.

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP loan scheme to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all or part of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.

Other fees

Additional expenses can include textbooks, stationery, printer paper, internet access fees outside of the RMIT campus and other relevant costs.

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF). You may be able to defer the fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.


Postgraduates of business or management studies or who have partially completed an MBA somewhere else with similar entry criteria similar may be accepted. Credits or exemptions may be granted.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Further study

Business research programs are offered at Master and Doctoral level.

Owning school

Grad School of Bus and Law

Contact details

Info Corner
330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
Make an enquiry


Graduate School of Business and Law

Information for prospective students

Prospective students are welcome to contact the school and meet client services and academic staff. Information sessions are run throughout the year. For details visit the College of Business Postgraduate studies page or contact the school.

For further information about two-year master by coursework programs offered by the College of Business, please visit the FAQ web page at


Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.