Part-time MBA

A flexible MBA for busy professionals with study pathways that make it easier than ever to get started.

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Accelerate your career or change direction with an MBA that fits around you.

Our Part-time MBA is designed for aspiring leaders who want to make a difference without putting their life on hold.

You can choose to start with a shorter commitment by studying a Professional Certificate, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma – or jump straight into the MBA itself.

If circumstances change while you're studying, you can vary your study load to match. And when you're stuck getting to class, you can take part virtually alongside those attending in person. It's the most flexible way to study an MBA, while learning new skills that can be applied immediately at work.

Student Experience

People come to Melbourne Business School because they want to study with the best.

We attract some of the brightest academics from around the world, who teach in class sizes much smaller than their colleagues overseas and are accessible to you throughout your studies.

Our campus is just four tram stops from the centre of Melbourne and has vibrant communal areas with accommodation available nearby.

We offer opportunities for self-development via a wide range of electives, co-curricular activities, and host regular industry networking events.

Study Pathways

Jump straight into our Part-time MBA, or start with a shorter commitment first and build towards further studies later.

Professional Certificate

Equip yourself with the essential personal skills and management tools for becoming a better business executive.

What will I study?
• Business Essentials, our foundational program that will give you a taste of studying an MBA.

Graduate Certificate

Take a deeper dive and develop a core business foundation while continuing to work, applying what you learn on the job.

What will I study?
• Business Essentials
• Two core subjects (where pre-requisites are met and excluding Operations)

Graduate Diploma

Gain a complete business toolkit that will develop your understanding of how to deliver value across all areas of business.

What will I study?
• Business Essentials
• Seven core subjects (excluding Business Strategy)

Part-time MBA

Complete the Part-time MBA to unlock your full potential, transform the way you see business and maximise your career opportunities.

What will I study?
• Business Essentials
• All core subjects
• Six elective subjects

Core Subjects

Business Essentials

Develop an essential foundation for becoming an effective business executive, including the skills for successfully completing more advanced subjects of the MBA program.

You will gain a clear understanding of the key areas needed to successfully manage a business, including leading and managing people, growing demand, managing operations, and managing financial sustainability.

Leadership and Managerial Ethics

Build leadership capability by developing your intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. Explore theoretical concepts and perspectives alongside practical exercises to prepare you for the challenges of leading in a complex environment.

Managerial Ethics and Business Environment
Find out how the societal context affects organisations and their strategies, as well as why managerial ethical problems frequently arise in the business context. 

Learn to evaluate business decisions by considering various stakeholders and the moral reasoning frameworks that can help you be more aware of ethical pitfalls.

(These two half-subjects must be enrolled in simultaneously)


Data Analysis

Gain the core skills to extract information from data in order to understand business processes and make better managerial decisions.

You will learn quantitative analysis, analytical thinking and ways to measure and improve performance, which will build a framework for solving complex business problems and the foundation for advanced MBA subjects.

Managing People

Acquire the analytical skills to identify, diagnose and solve people-related challenges in organisations.

You will use tools to examine different theoretical concepts and perspectives that underlie behaviour to improve organisational, group and individual outcomes in a practical manner.

Financial Accounting

Learn to interpret and analyse financial statements in order to extract useful information for better decision-making and assessing the financial health of an organisation.

Accounting is the “language of business”, and what you learn in this subject is essential for successfully completing other MBA subjects such as Finance, Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Managerial Economics

Discover the economic principles that underlie nearly all business functions, including finance, marketing, negotiations, accounting and strategy.

You will discover tools and ways of thinking for assessing and evaluating different business options, understanding competition and different market structures, pricing new products, and negotiating winning deals.


Establish a solid foundation for valuing financial assets and selecting and managing investment projects.

You will discover how to manage a firm to increase the wealth of shareholders, subject to fulfilling contractual and legal obligations to relevant stakeholders.


Learn to manage market demand using proven demand‐side strategies.

You will learn to recognise, create, grow and protect market‐based assets that influence demand and how marketing investments help develop and translate market‐based assets into outcomes that ensure an organisation’s long‐term survival and success.


Discover the tools and frameworks to understand the role that the operations function plays in a firm’s ability to compete effectively in the marketplace.

You will focus on the design, management and continuous improvement of the business processes that help firms exceed customer expectations along measures such as cost, quality, flexibility and innovation.

Business Strategy

Come to grasp a general manager’s role and responsibilities in formulating, assessing, and implementing strategy to gain sustainable competitive advantage.

You will learn to diagnose and solve strategic business problems, organise the roles of values, clearly articulate the purpose for a strategy and plan against disruption.

MBA Capstone

In this final subject, you will revisit and consolidate the learnings from throughout your MBA journey as you prepare for what lies ahead in your career.

As you reflect on your MBA experience, we’ll look ahead to your future career aspirations, commitments, and transitions. This will serve as an opportunity to engage in extensive personal reflection and will provide you with tools to help navigate your career as it unfolds over the coming years.

(This subject marks the completion of your MBA)

Elective Subjects

Students will complete six elective subjects as part of the Part-time MBA program. View all MBA Elective Subjects.


Exchange Program

Broaden your global network beyond the diversity you'll find in the Melbourne Business School classroom by studying part of your MBA in another country.

We have the world covered with a network of business school partners, offering unique MBA programs in 23 countries.

View the full list on our MBA Exchange Program page.

Want to take a deeper dive?

Download the brochure to find out more about studying a Part-time MBA at Melbourne Business School.

Meet With Us

Let us answer your questions face-to-face.

Let us answer your questions face-to-face.

The best way to find out more about studying at Melbourne Business School is to speak with us. We can meet with you one-on-one at our Carlton Campus, or set up a video conference for an online face-to-face conversation. 

We can assist you with information on subjects and study materials, campus life, funding your course or any other areas you might be interested in. 

If you're interested in studying at Melbourne Business School, please join us for an online information session or contact us to arrange a time that suits you.

Career Management Centre

Recruitment Partners

By partnering with leading organisations, our Careers Management Centre can connect you to top-tier firms in Australia and around the world.

Individual coaching session at the hub

Our career coaches will help you develop your job-hunting skills, maximise your future opportunities and increase your chances of success.


Program Fee

The 2021-22 program fee is $4,300 per subject (12.5 credit points equivalent). Fees are paid per subject, per term in advance*.


FEE-HELP is available for eligible Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Company Sponsorship

Many students share the cost of studying with their employer. Melbourne Business School is happy to provide a business case to share with your employer about the benefits of studying a Part-time MBA to the organisation. Please contact us for more information.

Other Costs

Approximately $120 per subject is a reasonable amount to budget for textbooks and other study-related expenses.

*Fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted to take into account cost increases. The School guarantees that fees will not increase by more than 10 per cent from year to year.


We have a wide range of scholarships available to support your study at Melbourne Business School. Our scholarships encourage diversity, provide opportunity and reward talent.

You will automatically be considered for a scholarship when you apply – but to be eligible for some, you need to apply by a certain date.

For more information, visit our Scholarships  page

How to Apply

Application Process


  1. Commence an application to become familiar with the application process.
  2. Meet with us to find out more about the School and program.
  3. Complete and submit your application by the application closing date.


The Selection Committee will make the final decision on each applicant, usually within four weeks. All applicants will be notified of the outcome via email.

Application Deadlines

Closing dates are as follows:

January Intake
Application deadline: 15 November (2021)
Class Commences: 14 January

April Intake
Application deadline: 11 March
Class Commences: 08 April

July Intake
Application deadline: 03 June
Class Commences: 01 July

September Intake
Application deadline: 26 August
Class Commences: 23 September

The deadline for all applications is 11.59pm AEST.

Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

Application Requirements

For a successful application, you will need:

  • An up-to-date CV, showing a minimum of two (2) years’ of professional work experience.
  • A copy of your undergraduate academic transcript and any postgraduate transcripts, if relevant.
  • A passport or verified document showing current citizenship / residency status.
  • An excellent command of English (copy of IELTS or TOEFL score*, where required) if you are a non-native speaker.
  • Personal statements relating to your goals and how you can contribute to the program (not required for the Professional Certificate or Graduate Certificate).
  • The names and contact details of two (confidential) professional referees (not required for the Professional Certificate or Graduate Certificate).

You are also welcome to supply additional information that you believe will strengthen your application. The School may also request additional information to assist the admission decision.

This program is only open to domestic students (Australian/NZ citizens, Australian PR visa holders or any Australian visas without study restrictions).

*For IELTS, you will need a minimum score of 7.0 overall, with no individual score less than 6.5.
TOEFL iBT, you will need a minimum score of 102, with a written score minimum of 24 and no individual score lower than 21.

Entry Requirements

  • Two years of work experience
  • A university degree or six years of work experience
  • Two confidential professional referees
  • English proficiency

For more information, visit our application FAQ's page.

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April 2022 Part-time MBA
Applications close 11 March 2022
April 2022 Graduate Diploma
Applications close 11 March 2022
April 2022 Graduate Certificate
Applications close 11 March 2022
April 2022 Professional Certificate
Applications close 11 March 2022

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