MBA (Marketing/ HRM/ Finance)

MBA (Marketing/ HRM/ Finance)



  • Specialized MBA (HR, Marketing & Finance) for executives and entrepreneurs
  • Taught by University of South Australia faculty and local practitioners
  • Can be completed in 1.5 years
  • 3 intakes per year: January, May and September
  • Exemption up to 4 subjects
  • Informed by world class research and industry


  • Top 1% of Business Schools Worldwide^
  • EQUIS Accredited^
  • AACSB International Accredited+
  • No.1 Australian University Delivering an MBA in Hong Kong#
  • Ranked 25th in the 2020 THE Young University Rankings
  • Ranked 29th in the 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50 Rankings
  • Awarded five QS Stars for Excellence – 2019 QS Stars Ratings
  • Approximately 35,000 students – over 6,500 being international students
  • Industry informed curriculum

* UniSA Business awarded Five-Stars for Excellence – 2019 QS Stars Ratings.

^ UniSA Business is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 189 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2020

+ The University of South Australia is an accredited member of AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

# Times Higher Education Rankings 2018

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Information at a Glance

Commencement Date:

January 15, 2021

Deadline for New Application:

December 14, 2020

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University of South Australia

More than just a degree, the MBA of your choice

Mr. Peter Stevens
Executive Director of MBA and Executive Education



Invaluable industry networks
Providing invaluable networking opportunities across a wide network of engaged, experienced and connected industry and alumni.

Be informed by leading, cutting edge research
Our curriculum is informed by research ranked ‘Above World-Class’ in Business Management and Marketing, in the 2018 Excellence in Research (ERA) rankings from the University’s leading research institutes and centres.

Real-time applicability and impact
Our MBA is informed by industry to address real-world scenarios, delivering an education that can be applied in the work place in real-time.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
To enhance your business skills and knowledge in a shorter timeframe, or if you require a pathway for entry into SAMBA’s MBA, you can apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. This program requires completion of: Strategic Thinking: Concepts and Tools, and any other three core courses.

  1. Strategic Thinking: Concepts and Tools
  2. Accounting for Decision Making
  3. Managerial Finance
  4. Managing People and Organisations
  5. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  6. International Business
  7. Strategic Marketing
  8. Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
  9. Leadership for Growth
  10. Strategic Industry Project

  1. Brand Management
  2. Advanced Marketing Analytics
  1. Managing the Global Workforce
  2. Managing Employee
    Performance and Rewards
  1. Investment Management
  2. International Finance


Esther Roberts
General Manager, International Trade
Investment, Trade and Immigration,
Department of State Development

"The MBA has allowed me to make more informed decisions faster than before. It has given me an understanding of the core business of other units within my organisation, allowing me to ask the right questions before I make my own business decisions. UniSA Business delivers a professional program and is well connected with international universities and industry. Importantly, the university is flexible enough to address the needs of full-time workers that are juggling multiple family and work demands whilst still holding students to account for deadlines and quality outcomes".

Rod Ellis
General Manager, Parsons
Brinckerhoff Australia-New Zealand

"Absolutely everything that I have learned from my MBA has been directly applicable in my current senior management role. It has made my job so much easier and the benefit has been noticeable to my superiors, which has resulted in more opportunities for further application."

Kym Myall
Director, Australian Taxation Office

"I decided to study an MBA to expand my thinking professionally and improve my business qualifications. The University of South Australia program provided me with the flexibility to fit in with fulltime work and family and enabled me to expand my knowledge and networks. Completing the MBA has demonstrated not just my dedication to learning and applying my knowledge in the workplace, but also my commitment, time management and resilience."

Nicole Dwyer
Chief Executive, Workskill Australia

"The MBA is a motivating, challenging and enjoyable program, which gave me valuable insights into other businesses that you wouldn't normally have access to, providing solutions to problems within my own workplace. It is a great program to develop genuinely strong networks and its practical teaching approach means learnings can be implemented straight back into the workforce."

Andrew Chan
Founder & CEO, ACI HR Solutions

"I benefited during the program as I was able to apply much of the theory into practice immediately back into the workplace, and at the same time was able to use real examples during class. Having facilitators and professors from the university come overseas for lectures kept me connected to the university whilst studying abroad."

Stephen Sze
Senior Investment Manager, China Everbrite. President, UniSA Hong Kong Alumni

"There is no doubt in my mind that my MBA has helped me forge a successful career into senior management. As President of the Hong Kong Chapter, I am determined to help our members respond to the pressures of social and economic change in Hong Kong. I will help them to better meet these challenges, to fully develop their potential, to find their professional and personal footing in an ever-changing business and social environment by maintaining important personal, business and cultural links."

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HK$ 148,800 [+ Application Fee HK$250] The total fee HK$148,800 is to be collected in 6 instalments over two years, i.e.HK$24,800 per instalment.

*This programme is an eligible programme under The Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) provided by the Government of HKSAR. For details, please refer to:

Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent with 3 years management experience (including experience in supervision and financial management);


A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent, with 7 years management experience (including experience in supervision and financial management);


Obtained either one of the following:

  • IELTS of 6.5 with reading and writing sub-scores of 6.0 within the last 2 years;
  • An English test score in the last 2 years deemed equivalent to the required IELTS score;
  • Recent tertiary study taught and assessed in English;
  • Recent work experience in an English speaking environment

Applicants with the required 7 years management experience but without Bachelor Degree / Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate can be given an offer of Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate to the required standard, students are eligible for MBA enrolment with full credit for previous study, ensuring identical total study duration to a direct enrolment into the MBA.


Course Details

Ms Hannah Sit
Phone: 2774 8596

General Enquiry / Course Enrolment / Membership

Phone: 2774 8500 or 2774 8501
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Fax: 2365 1000

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.