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Top 10 Things to Know about the University of Adelaide’s Online MBA

The University of Adelaide’s Online MBA has a lot to offer ambitious professionals. Designed to equip you with the skills needed to navigate an increasingly complex business landscape, it offers maximum flexibility.

If you’re thinking of enrolling in an MBA, here’s what you need to know about our online degree.

1. The degree is flexible as study is 100% online

Don’t have room in your busy schedule for studying on-campus? If you already have an established career, our MBA’s 100% online delivery provides a pathway to advancement opportunities without impacting your ability to work. It gives you the freedom to study wherever and whenever you want. 


2. One-on-one support during studies 

Enrolling in our online MBA will give you access to a global network of teaching staff and alumni, many of whom are leaders in their field. Our innovative online learning environment offers a range of support and networking opportunities, so you’ll have one-on-one academic, personal and career support at your fingertips throughout your MBA studies. 

3. The University of Adelaide is a Group of Eight university 

The Group of Eight Universities (Go8) is made up of leading, research-intensive tertiary institutions in Australia. Established in 1999, Go8 universities are distinguished for their commitment to providing research-informed education and the University of Adelaide’s inclusion in the group demonstrates its institutional prestige. 


4. Adelaide Business School MBA ranks #2 

All our online MBA degrees are part of the University of Adelaide MBA suite, headed by our flagship Adelaide MBA—ranked number one in South Australia and number two nationwide. Wherever your career takes you, an MBA degree with the University of Adelaide, whether online or on-campus, will ensure you’re recognised.

5. There is a professional entry option to the MBA program  

Even if you don’t hold a bachelor’s degree, it’s still possible to enrol in the University of Adelaide’s online MBA by completing a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. Ideal for ambitious professionals looking for formal recognition of their expertise, entry requirements for the Graduate Certificate include 5 years of relevant work experience. 

Designed to advance your business skills while providing you with a pathway to the online MBA program, the Graduate Certificate is a great choice if you’re looking for professional entry options. 


6. Offers “entrepreneurial mindset” and “innovation management” units

Designed to develop future-focused managerial skills, the ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’ course provides the perfect example of how our online MBA goes far beyond fundamental business skills. Designed to empower students, it covers the following competencies: 

  • How to cultivate opportunities 
  • Adaptive decision-making skills
  • Enhanced resilience
  • A strong bias to action. 

The curriculum also focuses on fostering innovation, particularly through the ‘Innovation Management’ course. It gives you the tools to create and develop breakthrough business strategies, so you can turn ideas into effective outputs. 

7. AACSB accredited program 

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) is a voluntary, non-governmental accrediting agency that oversees the standardisation of collegiate schools of business and accounting all over the world. Having served as the academic watchdog of university business programs since 1916, it represents the gold standard in business education. 


8. Program includes a final research project 

The final research project gives students an opportunity to apply their skills in the workplace. In a team or individually, you’ll conduct research and analysis over two online teaching periods before preparing a report to be shared in a final presentation. 


9. There are six intakes throughout the year 

You’ll have six opportunities to enrol in the online MBA over the course of one year, with intakes taking place in May, July, August and October, January and March. Applications typically close four weeks before the online teaching period commences. 


10. Health management specialisation 

The University of Adelaide offers a specialised online Master of Business Administration (Health Management) for students aiming to acquire specific leadership skills in the healthcare industry. Co-designed by both health and business experts to empower future health leaders, it brings the two fields together.   


If you’re not sure which online MBA stream aligns with your professional goals, the University of Adelaide can help you find the right study pathway. Learn more about studying an online MBA with our Business School.


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