Admission is open for MBA Semester 2, 2020 at the University of Queensland, Australia with applications closing on May 31.
The Queensland MBA offers the option of completing the program in one year or take up to seven years in a part-time flexible study mode. The program offers two entries, in January and July.
Placed at number 1 worldwide for student quality and number 2 overall in Australasia by the Economist 2019 International Ranking, the program claims to offer good connect with the industry and learning through real-world experience across 13 client-facing projects.
The students have an average of 12.5 years of work experience with at least 6 years in managerial roles. Average salary after graduation was reported at $170,000, with 77% of graduates changing careers.
Apply by May 30 for Queensland University MBA Semester 2, 2020
Three Study Options for MBA
In the accelerated version the MBA is completed in 12 months full-time. The teaching takes place in intensive blocks between early January and November. This option is best suited for International students.
The streamlined MBA program can be completed over 24 months alongside your work commitments. It includes some evening classes, weekend intensive classes, and some one-week intensive mode offerings.
The third option is a flexible study, in which you are allowed to structure the program to suit your personal needs. It is a personalized study plan that can incorporate weekday, weeknight and weekend study options. The program can be tailored around your work and personal life, making sure that you strike the right balance.
How to Apply
You should have at least four years of full-time work experience post-graduation including at least two of the four years in a dedicated management role. You should possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale. A Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale is also accepted.
International applicants must complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550 and achieve at least 6.5 overall in the IELTS test (or equivalent test)
Applicants without a completed degree can apply on the basis of significant work and management experience. Those without the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor’s degree are able to enter via the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration as long as they have at least seven years of full-time work experience.
At least three of those seven years should be in a dedicated supervisory/management role. Upon successful completion of the first four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements, students articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Successful completion of the next four MBA courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements allows for entry into the MBA program to complete the final four courses.
Fee and Scholarships
The Indicative annual fee for MBA 2020 is AUD $80,808. International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organizations.
Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information about eligibility and how to apply are available on the University’s scholarship website.
MBA Program Structure
Part A comprises Management Frameworks, Integrated Strategic analysis, Leading People & Teams, Information Technology for Business Value and Business Economics.
Part B has Operations Design, Accounting & Business Analysis, Strategic Human Resources Management, Financial Management, Innovation Leadership, Financial Management and Marketing Management.
Part C has Entrepreneurship Capstone or Industry Engagement Capstone or Special Topics in Management.
Short-term Global Experiences
UQ Abroad offers short-term international opportunities that are optionally available to MBA students. A short-term global experience is a two-to-five week program where you’ll study at an international partner institution and receive credit towards a UQ program at the completion of the course, as approved by the Business School.
The Harvard Summer School program offers courses taught by Harvard Professors and visiting scholars during the summer months in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Copenhagen Business School’s CBS International Summer University program is one of the world’s longest-running and biggest short-term programs in Europe,
The University of Glasgow European Summer School for Advanced management offers an opportunity for MBA students to work together and explore opportunities of the future in an international environment.
The Digital Business Master Class at Aalto University School of Business provides insights into the Finnish digital business landscape and companies through industry lectures and company visits. Lectures are delivered by Aalto faculty and visiting faculty.
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. In a class with a maximum of 25 students, you will engage in discussions with a unique group of peers, from all parts of the world.
The ESSEC Business School “The Global Manager in Europe” Summer program brings together a select group of highly motivated MBA students to introduce them to current management issues in Europe through courses, conferences and cultural visits.
The module runs over a 3-week period and is designed for students interested in business and management practices in Europe as well as intercultural relations.
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