Think globally.
Succeed locally.

Develop a deeper understanding of complex global markets to better inform your business practice.

Make effective, insightful, data-driven business decisions.

Gain analytical skills to leverage the power of data and make sustainable, evidence-based strategic decisions.

Develop an effective and responsible leadership style.

Enhance your organisational leadership, management and governance capabilities to make independent, ethical decisions.

Master of Business Administration Global (MBA Online)

Bigger thinking leads to bigger opportunities with JCU Online’s Master of Business Administration Global

The impact of globalisation, the speed of change made possible by new technology, and the depth of insight available through increased access to data is changing the way we do business. The MBA Global at James Cook University Online is designed to respond to these advances to give you the tools needed to gain a competitive advantage in this globalised world. The course offers a unique combination of big-picture thinking, data-driven decision making as well as leadership & management.

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Entry requirements for the Online MBA program

  • Completion of a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline and two (2) years’ business experience; or
  • Completion of an Honours or postgraduate degree in any discipline and two (2) years’ business experience; or
  • Four (4) years’ business experience in a managerial role* to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator; or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business Law and Governance as equivalent to the above.

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

* Applicants must have a minimum of four years full-time equivalent professional work experience in a management, leadership or supervisory level in a business environment or be eligible for a member grade status of a relevant professional organisation. Students will have demonstrable effective management experience relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management, supported by a detailed CV and proof of work experience (e.g. a letter from an employer detailing the position and job description).

Not sure if you meet these entry criteria? Our Enrolment Advisors can assist you.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The duration of your Online MBA is dependent on your previous education levels and your work. This could reduce the number of subjects you study to gain your Master's degree. Call our Enrolment team to discuss your options.

Recognition of Prior Learning

What you will study

Over the course of 12 subjects, you’ll gain the skills to make impactful strategic decisions based on a more holistic view of global trends and more pointed data-informed insights.

You’ll be able to solve complex problems through advanced data analysis. You’ll also develop the knowledge to become a competent leader, who drives sustainable growth and creates positive outcomes for your organisation and the world around you.

Our subjects are designed to improve your knowledge across three key areas:

  • Global Perspective & Strategy
  • Data-driven Decision Making
  • Organisational Leadership & Management.

Want more details about these subjects? Find out more from our course guide.

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MBA capstone project at Orpheus Island

Enjoy a global, capstone experience

You have the opportunity to finish off your Master’s degree with the Integrated Global Capstone Project. In this project, you will explore the interdependence between business and global issues by developing a research proposal for business leaders. You will identify initiatives to align business strategies with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Observe business leaders from a variety of industries and organisations and interact with your peers - fellow future business leaders - to develop initiatives and solutions to these real world problems. Completion of the Capstone Project will also provide you with a valuable resource for your portfolio.

Course structure

The Master of Business Administration Global (MBA Online) includes what are referred to as ‘nested qualifications’. That is to say that the 12-subject Master's degree is made up of the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma qualifications.

Should you need to exit the course for some reason, depending on when you do so, you could earn either a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma qualification.

4 subjects in 8 months

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration Global (Online)

8 subjects in 16 months

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Global (Online)

12 subjects in 24 months

Master of Business Administration Global (Online MBA)

Operate with confidence through the knowledge and skills you have built, and assert yourself as a vanguard leader. Completing all 12 subjects will earn you the full Master of Business Administration Global degree.

100% online and flexible

Our courses are delivered 100% online, on any device. Maintain work, family and other commitments without the hassle of a fixed timetable.

We offer six study periods across the calendar year. This means you can enrol in up to six subjects and complete your MBA online in less time. This innovative online learning structure lets you focus on a single subject at a time and complete your Master's degree ahead of most other university programs.

The opportunity to connect with academics and fellow students – regardless of location – means you’ll build a professional network without having to leave your home or office.


Online mba student

Study your mba online from anywhere

Customised course delivery

At JCU, we’re proud to deliver online postgraduate courses tailored to the needs of part-time students. Led by a dedicated learning design team, all course materials are developed with the online student in mind.

Each MBA subject is built within LearnJCU, an interactive online environment where you can actively engage with coursework, assessment and resources.

Dedicated support for your success

We strive to create an environment that enables you to succeed. By limiting class sizes to just 25 students, our tutors have enough time to provide you with their full attention and support.

In addition to the academic support provided by your subject coordinator and tutors, you will receive individualised support from a Student Success Advisor. Your Student Success Advisor can assist with non-academic advice, whether that’s finding the right resources or keeping you motivated throughout your course.

Student success advisor support

Want to apply or need help with a specific question?

Contact us or request a call-back to discuss:

  • Entry Requirements
  • Courses Available
  • Fees/FEE-HELP
  • Study Period Options
  • Online Study Model
  • Application Assistance

Enrolment Advisors are available to chat via phone at the following times:

Monday and Tuesday: 8am - 6pm (AEST)
Wednesday and Thursday: 8am - 7pm (AEST)
Friday: 8am - 5pm (AEST)

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