From two years part-time

Advanced standing

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Study periods

Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Sep, Nov


$2590 per unit, find out about FEE-HELP


8-16 (depending on previous education and work experience)

Delivery mode

Online or on-campus

Become a leader in business

With an online MBA, you will gain the deep knowledge you need to enhance your business management expertise in today’s competitive global market.

With SCU Online, you can study a general MBA or choose to specialise. Specialisations include: Accounting, Health Services Management, Information Knowledge Management and Managing and Leading People.

Fast Facts:

  • Start studying in any one of our six intakes
  • Study in an engaging, social learning environment
  • One of Australia’s more affordable online MBA’s
  • Access a dedicated Student Support Advisor
  • Exit early and still gain a qualification
  • Equivalent to an on-campus qualification

Entry requirements

  • Demonstrated professional standing – either a Bachelor’s degree (or a similar qualification) from a university, or have other experience that we regard as equivalent to a degree.
  • Be proficient in English.

Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

Study your MBA Online

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Paul Betts, MBA Graduate

I work full-time, I’ve got a wife, I’ve got school-aged children and hobbies. I reckon if I can make time for an MBA, just about anybody can.

My career goals are really just to have a job that’s satisfying and has a really genuine impact on something that makes a difference, something that’s more than just bringing in a salary.

Why pick an MBA?

An MBA just is a good, general piece of education that helps you understand more broadly how company functions, and gave me some knowledge that was really important for where my career is at the moment.

What stood out from your course?

An MBA is such a diverse course and there’s a number of different standouts. Amongst them, probably, there’s an excellent marketing and entrepreneurial subject, which really challenged my perceptions on the way that enterprise and particularly innovation can be accessed in so many different parts of industry.

How are you applying your MBA to your career?

One of the great things about the SCU course is almost immediately, a number of things that I learnt I was able to apply directly at work. A good example, I’m doing a lot more interaction with the board of the not-for-profit I’m working for at the moment. The subject on governance has really helped me to navigate a field which is really unfamiliar to me in the past.

How did you benefit from study with Southern Cross University Online?

What I found from Southern Cross in the online program, particularly, is online learning is a lot more sophisticated and a lot more natural than it has been in the past. I think we understand a lot more about how to get the most out of the online environment and SCU has certainly harnessed that and taking feedback from students, and I believe are on the cutting-edge of online learning.

How did you fit study into your busy life?

The great thing about studying online is you’re not tied into lectures and timetables. I was able to be more flexible in the way that I use my time and more effective; use those grabs of time, maybe an hour here or even a half an hour there that I wouldn’t have been able to use in a more traditional study environment.

Would you recommend an online MBA with Southern Cross University?

Having compared notes, and just watching the way some of my friends have navigated the courses that they’ve done through other institutions, I’m quite comfortable that I made the right choice. I think I’ve had a better time than what they have over the past couple of years. For anyone that’s looking to do an MBA, particularly an online MBA, I would certainly recommend looking at the SCU course.

What you can study

Core units

  • Management Communication
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Marketing
  • Finance for Managers
  • Corporate Governance for Managers
  • The Positive Leader
  • Project Management Principles
  • Global Business
  • Strategy and Case Analysis
  • Managing Information Systems
  • Industry Research Project (double weighted)

Electives (select two)

If not taking a specialisation, select two of the following units:

  • Business Accounting for Managers
  • Business and Corporation Law for Managers
  • Healthcare Professional Portfolio A
  • Leading Change in Healthcare
  • Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability
  • Strategic Health Management
  • Managing Digital Enterprise
  • Strategic Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Human Resource Management

MBA Specialisations


  • Business Accounting for Managers
  • Business and Corporation Law for Managers

Health Services Management (select two of the following)

  • Healthcare Professional Portfolio A
  • Leading Change in Healthcare
  • Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability
  • Strategic Health Management

Information and Knowledge Management

  • Managing Digital Enterprise
  • Strategic Knowledge Management

Managing and Leading people

  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Human Resource Management

Flexible entry and exit options

Flexible entry and completion options are built into the online Master of Business Administration. Which means if you need to exit earlier than expected, you could still receive a postgraduate business degree through our online Graduate Certificate in Business or Graduate Diploma in Business, based on the units you’ve completed.

If you’d like to test the water before committing to the full MBA, you can enrol in our online Graduate Diploma in Business or Graduate Certificate in Business.

MBA Pathway

Student Testimonial

MBA student

Completing my MBA online merged very well with my busy work life, as I accept job contracts across Australia. I remember having a holiday in the Philippines, and yet I was able to complete my required submissions (even during a storm!)

Mary Bromley, online Master of Business Administration graduate

Download MBA brochure

Download MBA Brochure

For more details about the SCU Online business courses, complete the form at the top of the page to download your brochure. You’ll receive in-depth information on:

  • Entry criteria
  • Course duration
  • Fees and financing options
  • Courses and assessment types
  • Industry-related work
  • Student support
  • Careers pathways

Download the brochure now »


^ Southern Cross University offer both online and on-campus versions of these units. This information refers to the online version. Please check the unit listing at scu.edu.au or ask your Student Enrolment Advisor for more information.

This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University February 2019.

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