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The Griffith MBA. It's a new kind of MBA

Like all MBAs, the Griffith MBA explores all of the business disciplines you would expect—accounting and reporting, economics, finance, people management, marketing, strategy and innovation. However, what makes our MBA different is that it's built on core values that are crucial to doing business in the 21st century: sustainable business practices, responsible leadership and an Asia-Pacific perspective. If you are looking to develop your critical thinking skills and identify new solutions that will improve the world around you, then the Griffith MBA is the right fit for you.

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MBA core values

The Griffith MBA has a focus on three core values:

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Responsible leadership

Developing responsible leaders who demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and ethical behaviour.

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Sustainable business practices

Creating value through social, financial and environmental approaches that lead to sustainable businesses and communities.

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Asia-Pacific perspective

Preparing global citizens, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

You'll undertake subjects that explore these aspects and learn about:

  • new opportunities created by sustainable business practices
  • effective marketing strategies for new products and services
  • success in the 21st century business environment
  • the impact of changing economic frameworks
  • responsible and effective change management
  • legal issues for businesses

Top rankings

Our credentials affirm the quality of our MBA and highlight the unique perspective we offer. The Griffith MBA placed fourth nationally in the 2017 Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine MBA rankings. It has received a 5-Star rating from the Graduate Management Association of Australia's 2017 MBA Star Rating. The CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings for 2018 place the Griffith MBA in Australia's top five. With a high-quality MBA from a world-class university, you'll have the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to take the next step in your career.

Your leadership journey

Griffith is the first university in Australia to partner with the Institute of Managers and Leaders to prepare fully flexible MBA students with essential leadership skills beyond the classroom. Upon graduating your fully flexible MBA, you will be on the fast-track route to becoming a Chartered Manager (CMgr), the highest status that can be achieved as a global management professional.

High-quality teaching

Our MBA teaching staff has considerable industry experience and extensive educational qualifications. More than 90% of our staff hold a PhD. This means that your teachers know how to practice business and understand the theory behind it. Through their experience and expertise, you'll learn how to make better business decisions.

Practical assessment and no exams

Whether you choose to study online, on campus, or both, you'll benefit from peer learning, group collaboration and will be supported by the latest audio and visual interactive learning tools to network with students and staff. There are no exams, so you'll be graded on practical assignments that you can use in your current or future roles.

MBA study abroad

Our fully flexible MBA offers opportunities for study abroad electives such as the Asia-Pacific Study Tour. Studying with MBA students from around the world can expand your networks and enhance your understanding of global business. With more than 200 partner institutions in 38 countries, there's an exchange to suit everyone.

Public Policy major

In addition to your core MBA studies, you can choose to complete a major in Public Policy. Courses offered as part of the Public Policy major provide the breadth and depth of public management skills to advance your career both within the public sector and the private-public sector interface.

MBA Scholarships

Griffith Business School offers a range of scholarships to support new MBA students successfully complete their degrees through direct financial support. A range of scholarships are now available to support and encourage females, First Australians and international students to study the Griffith MBA, in addition to the Griffith Business School postgraduate scholarships and the QBM MBA responsible leadership scholarships open to all students.

Professional entry option

If you don't have an undergraduate degree but do have a wealth of work experience, you may be eligible for professional entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. You will need a minimum of six years full-time work experience, including four years of relevant work experience and two years in a role requiring leadership skills. You can choose to study on-campus, online or a combination of both.

Study to suit your lifestyle

With our MBA, you can choose to study online, on-campus or a combination of both. You can also study full-time or part-time. Choose our fully flexible MBA and study online as well as face-to-face, alternating between attendance modes to suit your needs.

You can fast-track your study by completing our accelerated online MBA. Each course runs for six weeks allowing you to focus on one at a time and still graduate in two years. With six intakes a year, you can virtually start whenever you're ready.

Fully flexible mode

  • 1.5 years full-time / 3 years part-time
  • Choose to study face-to-face, online or a combination of both
  • Start in February, July or October
  • Study your degree over 3 trimesters per year
  • Choose an MBA elective option or a Public Policy major
  • Authentic assessment
  • Graduate with a Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management from the Institute of Managers and Leaders

Accelerated online mode

  • Part-time over 24 months
  • Study 100% online
  • Start in January, March, May, July, September or October
  • Study your degree one subject at a time, over a six-week teaching block (six blocks per year)
  • 12 stand-alone accelerated courses
  • Authentic assessment
  • One-to-one tailored online student support

Lyndel Smith

Lyndel Smith forged a human resources career first in Sydney and later in Brisbane, rising to a senior level. When she considered how best to take the next step forward with her career, one theme remained prominent. 'I knew an MBA worked well when it came to recruitment and I felt it could give me an edge at interview stage,' she says. 'Choosing to study an MBA at Griffith was both a strategic as well as a practical decision when I was considering which MBA best fitted my needs. The fully flexible program allowed me to juggle managing my family, studying a full-time workload, and carrying out HR consulting projects.'

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Study options

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Scholarships

Over 600 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

Make your next career move

With a Griffith MBA, you will be ready to walk into any situation and add value

An MBA from Griffith will help you take the next step in your career—whether that is towards senior management in the public or private sector, or towards starting your own business. Our graduates pursue many paths, from furthering their career in their existing organisation, to changing focus completely or starting their own business venture. With the values of responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and a global orientation inherent in our MBA, you will be prepared to meet the business challenges of the 21st century.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 18 February — Friday 22 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 25 February — Saturday 8 June

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 27 May to Saturday 8 June.

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Sunday 7 April — Monday 8 April

Adelaide Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Adelaide Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Thursday 2 May — Sunday 5 May

Melbourne VCE and Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Melbourne VCE and Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 13 May — Thursday 16 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 23 May — Thursday 23 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Tuesday 11 June — Tuesday 11 June

Discover Griffith

Get a taste of university life at our Discover Griffith event. Designed for Year 12 students, their parents and families, this event helps answer questions about what to expect on your journey to university and deciding on the right study path.

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Thursday 13 June — Thursday 13 June

Discover Griffith

Get a taste of university life at our Discover Griffith event. Designed for Year 12 students, their parents and families, this event helps answer questions about what to expect on your journey to university and deciding on the right study path.

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Monday 1 July — Friday 5 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 8 July — Friday 4 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Tuesday 8 October to Saturday 19 October.

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Monday 8 July — Friday 12 July

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Saturday 20 July — Sunday 21 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 23 July — Tuesday 23 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 5 August — Monday 5 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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