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2 CONTENTS 1 Welcome from the Head of School 2 Why Undertake an MBA at the University of Adelaide Business School? 4 How does the Adelaide MBA work? 5 Study Options 6 Frequently Asked Questions 7 Structure of Programs 7 MBA Core Courses 9 MBA (Advanced) Additional Core Courses 9 Elective Courses 10 Fees & Financial Support 10 Admission Requirements 11 Applications
3 Welcome from the head of school Welcome to the University of Adelaide Business School - a new era in business education. Delivering world-class, relevant programs in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and post-experience arenas, the University of Adelaide Business School is the premier provider of tertiary business programs in South Australia. The Business School brings together a talented team of over 70 academics with a wealth of experience in teaching, researching, consulting and business practice. Staff are at the forefront of global business research and have truly international perspectives. The Business School is currently pursuing accreditation through the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This is the ultimate level of endorsement sought by business education providers and offers substantial benefits to students who undertake an MBA program at the University of Adelaide. This brochure sets out the details of the MBA suite of high quality programs, including the nested Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Our emphasis is on assisting you to develop problem-solving and communication skills, leadership and team building skills, critical and analytical abilities which enable you to better understand and deal with the complex issues of management in a changing business environment. In selecting students we look for high quality people with the potential to not only benefit from but also contribute to the educational experience. While practical in orientation, the learning experience will provide you with a solid theoretical grounding in management. You will have opportunities to apply what you learn through workplace-based projects. I invite you to review our programs and contact us to discuss your study options. Associate Professor Barry Burgan Head, Business School.
4 WHY UNDERTAKE AN MBA (MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE BUSINESS SCHOOL? The University of Adelaide Established in 1874, The University of Adelaide is one of Australia s finest universities and it has a strong international reputation. The University of Adelaide was recently ranked 4th in Australia and 73rd in the world among over 9000 universities in the Times Higher Education Rankings. This places it firmly in the top 1% of universities across the globe. It enjoys status as a first rate, forwardlooking and innovative university. It is directly associated with five Nobel Prize winners and has produced more than 100 Rhodes Scholars. The University regularly attracts more research funding per capita than any other university in Australia. The University of Adelaide is a member of prestigious Australian Group of Eight elite Universities. In line with its reputation for innovation, in 1963 The University of Adelaide established the first MBA program in South Australia and one of the first in Australia. The University of Adelaide Business School Cutting-edge research combines with real-world industry experience to deliver programs that are stimulating, relevant, and provide students with skills that are transportable to any profession. The pursuit of AACSB accreditation has raised the School s profile in the global arena and has created opportunities for links with the world s top universities. In addition, close affiliations with crucial professional bodies ensures that all programs offered by the University of Adelaide Business School impart relevant, quality skills that are soughtafter in today s economy. Please visit: edu.au for biographies, qualifications, professional memberships, active research and publications of the University of Adelaide business school s team of more than 70 academic staff. Why should you do an MBA at Adelaide? The MBA provides a broad base of knowledge to equip our students for managerial roles, rather than just the acquisition of an off-the-shelf set of skills. The aim is to develop problem solving and communication skills, leadership and team building skills, and analytical and critical abilities that will enable you to understand better and deal with the complex issues of management in a rapidly changing business environment. The MBA program emphasises the development of abilities to: Master leadership skills Understand the functional interrelationships between different areas of an organisation and the broader interaction of the organisation with its environment Recognise and act effectively on problems and opportunities confronting an organisation Coordinate and apply an organisation s financial, physical, technological and human resources in pursuit of important objectives Understand and communicate effectively with people inside and outside an organisation Evaluate current management policies and practices to develop new ways to improve organisational effectiveness. Students in the program come from a wide variety of disciplines, professional backgrounds and cultures, many with high standing from undergraduate areas. The School seeks to provide them with a solid grounding in academic disciplines relevant to management. Students will acquire the conceptual and analytical abilities they need to make and carry out decisions at a senior managerial level. While the 12 course MBA program suits the needs of many, some students seek to build further on this foundation by undertaking the 16 course MBA (Advanced) program. 2 MBA PROGRAM
6 HOW DOES THE ADELAIDE MBA WORK? Flexibility The table below provides an explanation of the four programs and the articulation between them. There are four entry and four exit points. Study completed in one program can be counted towards the next level program. For example, you may enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and proceed through to the Graduate Diploma, MBA or MBA (Adv) with credit for courses completed. Conversely, provided you meet the entry requirements, you may choose to enrol in the highest qualification, the MBA (Adv) and then, upon meeting program requirements, exit with a lesser qualification, e.g. the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. You decide how many courses you enrol in each trimester and, provided you complete your selected program within the maximum completion time, you may suspend your studies for a trimester to cope with employment or other commitments. Fast-track Each course (subject) is delivered over a twelve week trimester. There are 3 trimesters in an academic year. This allows you to condense your studies into a shorter period of time. For example, undertaking the MBA in a full-time mode would require only one year to complete. To view the current timetable, visit: timetable/ Study modes and time commitment All programs can be studied part-time or fulltime. Program structures are flexible and allow students to choose a study pattern that suits the competing demands of work, family and other commitments. Study load A part-time study load is typically one or two courses each trimester and a full-time load is three or four courses each trimester. It is recommended that part-time students enrol in one course in their first trimester of study in order to determine the workload requirements. The total contact time for most courses is 36 hours (3 hours per week), excluding the open book examination in core courses. In addition, students will be required to spend extra time on private study and group work. It is estimated that most students will spend 8 hours per week per course in reading, assignments, preparation and/or group work. Maxiumum Completion Times Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration (Advanced) 2 yrs 3 yrs 5 yrs 6 yrs Learning Environment Small Class Sizes Classes have a maximum number of 35 students and the average is 25 students. This allows individuals time to contribute in class, without being overwhelmed by large numbers. Balanced Number of International and Local Students Adelaide classes include approximately 15% of students from overseas. This provides valuable diversity in the classroom and group work situations. Experience and Calibre of Peers Participants in the programs are middle to senior level managers and professionals from a diverse range of commercial and government organisations, both local and international. Program entry prerequisites ensure that you will be sharing a classroom with high-calibre students, well prepared for study. The varied experiences of these participants produce a rich learning environment, which also fosters unique, long-lasting business and social networks. Face-to-Face Learning The Business School maintains the view that an MBA should be taught face-to-face in order to facilitate beneficial interaction between students and academic staff. It also fosters valuable networking opportunities. Student Learning Advisers All students have access to the Learning Advisers in the Faculty. This includes access to bridging programs, advice regarding research, analysis and assignment writing, a Program Handbook, and a student Communication Skills Guide. For more information, PROGRAM NUMBER OF COURSES GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION +4 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION +4 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Advanced) +4 4 MBA PROGRAM
7 Study Options After Hours Teaching Classes are scheduled to accommodate fulltime working professionals. They are generally held on weeknights from pm. Some courses are delivered on alternate Saturdays, in a six-hour teaching block typically from 8.30am-2.30pm for six sessions. Intensive Courses Some courses are offered in intensive mode over three to six weeks with classes generally held over a Friday and Saturday. Summer School The Business School operates an MBA Summer School over a two week period each January. This gives students the option to speed up the progress of their studies. Classes are held in intensive mode, with six hours of study on alternate days, over a 12 day period. Real World Application Business Project This is a formally assessed course in which students undertake either an individual or group-based project for a real organisation. This demonstrates the direct value of skills acquired through the MBA to a business and gives students a unique opportunity to add direct value to an organisation. Management Project This project provides an opportunity for an individual student or a team of students to complete an applied research project based on a real business problem or issue. Students may choose either a case study project which analyses a real-world management issue or a project which undertakes the investigation of a particular problem and makes recommendations. A program of activities will be completed and lead to a case or project report and presentation. Internship Students have the opportunity to undertake a professional internship within an organisation as part of their MBA study. Short term placements are designed for full-time students GLOBAl perspective/ study abroad MBA students studying at Adelaide have the opportunity to study overseas in some of the most highly ranked MBA programs in the world. The University of Adelaide Business School has partnerships with the following Business Schools, which enable its students to undertake one or two MBA courses via intensive study in Helsinki, Milan, Paris, Frankfurt or Maastricht. Some programs incur no additional study fee as they are part of the University exchange agreements. Exchange programs vary from 2 to 3 weeks, with the option to credit either 1 or 2 courses towards the Adelaide MBA. The benefits of networking with international MBA students from around the world is priceless and those that have participated often report that it has been a life changing experience. A sample of the opportunities available to MBA students: Intensive courses in the MBA program at Aalto University, Finland (previously Helsinki School of Economics) 2 week ESSAM summer program at Aarhus School of Business, Denmark ESCP-EAP Grand Ecole s 6 week summer semester in Paris, France Handelschochsule Graduate School of Management in Leipzig, Germany 3 week summer program at the European Business School in Frankfurt, Germany Audencia School of Management in Nantes, France 2 week summer program at Bocconi s Business School in Milan, Italy and are carefully tailored to suit everyone s needs. Internships are offered across a diverse range of industries and organisations, from government departments to large private companies and not-for-profit organisations. Alumni Support The MBA Alumni Association (MBAAA) is an important part of the life and community of the Business School, as it forms an integral part of the School s business relationships. MBA students may apply to become members of the MBAAA (free of charge) from the time they enrol, enabling them to immediately benefit from graduate experience and connections. The MBAAA conducts regular events, including monthly breakfasts and forums featuring graduates. The network is diverse, including students and graduates who work and live locally, interstate and overseas. The MBAAA offers an annual prize for the best student in the foundation course Fundamentals of Leadership. For events and the current list of the MBAAA Executive Committee, visit: MBA PROGRAM 5
8 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS How relevant is MBA classroom and private study to real life? You will learn tools and techniques with immediate application. You will also take away practical frameworks and ideas that you can use in your workplace. Learning involves the application of academic theory. Case studies, readings and exercises bring the theory to life. Your learning is also shaped by the input of experienced professionals and managers who make up the student body. The Adelaide MBA draws high calibre students: middle and senior managers from a wide range of industries, and professionals with a wealth of work experience. The average age is 28-45, and many students have more than 10 years management experience. When are the intakes and how long are the study periods? Courses are offered in trimesters, commencing late January, mid May, and early September. Each trimester is approximately 13 weeks long, including the exam week. There is a two week vacation break after the first trimester and the second trimester. The MBA academic year concludes in early December and recommences at the end of January the following year. In January students who have already completed the prerequisite core courses may enrol in the intensive Summer School. Held in Adelaide, Summer School also attracts students enrolled in the School s Singapore MBA Program. How much time do I have to spend studying for each course? You should set aside around 8 hours per week, per course for private study outside of the typical 3 hour classes, to complete readings and group work. What is the fee structure and what is included in the fees? Please refer to page 10 for current local and international tuition fees. Fees must be paid up-front each trimester, for the courses enrolled in for that trimester. In addition to tuition fees, you should budget around $100 per course for textbooks. All other course materials and readings are provided by the School. Taxation rebates may apply. Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa may be eligible for a FEE-HELP government loan. For information about this, please refer to Can I apply without a degree? The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is the entry pathway for applicants without a degree. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of seven years of management experience. For those not yet ready to enter an award program, the Executive Education Unit offers a Professional Management Program. This is a 12-month part-time, practical and applied management program that gives credit for two courses in the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or MBA. For further information, please visit: Can I get credit for studies I have undertaken elsewhere? We treat applications for credit and substitution on an individual case basis to ensure that the level of studies you have undertaken is comparable to the quality of courses offered at the University of Adelaide. Students are invited to submit their applications for credit or substitution with as much supporting documentation as possible to the MBA program adviser.
9 STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMS Program Details and Articulation The School s programs form a nested sequence. The details of each program are outlined below. Graduate Certificate in Business Administration For managers who wish to take an introductory management program we offer the four course Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA). Applicants who do not have a bachelor degree but who have a minimum of seven years relevant work experience, in management or leadership roles, must enrol in this program first. After successfully completing the GCBA, they may apply to transfer into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, and then into the MBA or MBA (Adv) program. The four GCBA courses will be credited towards the higher level program. Graduate Diploma in Business Administration An eight course Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) is also available. The GDBA consists of six compulsory core courses and two electives. Students who are considering enrolling in the MBA (12) or MBA (Advanced) in the future are encouraged to choose two MBA required core courses in place of the two electives in the GDBA program. Master of Business Administration (12) The MBA program is designed for managers who wish to advance their career, gain valuable skills and insights and expand their business networks. It is the most popular of the programs, striking a balance between depth of skills and knowledge covered and overall time commitment. Students in this program must successfully complete nine compulsory core courses and three elective courses. Master of Business Administration (Advanced) The MBA (Advanced) program is designed to cater for several different needs. Students seeking the highest levels of organisational leadership have an opportunity to go beyond the standard 12 course MBA degree to broaden their managerial knowledge. Students wishing to specialise in particular areas of general management can add to their MBA. MBA CORE COURSES Fundamentals of Leadership Fundamentals of Leadership is the foundation course for all programs. Upon completion, students will possess an understanding of the development of management thought and practice, providing a background against which new trends in management can be viewed. They will be able to identify and discuss the major challenges facing management in today s environment and develop the understanding and communication skills required to effectively lead and manage a diverse workforce. Accounting for Managers Participants in this course will develop the essential ability of all managers, to use complex accounting information as a platform for decision-making. The course develops skills in interpreting earnings statements, balance sheets and cash flow reports. In the second phase of the course students will take away highly relevant skills in areas such as budgeting, product and service costing and short-run decision-making. Marketing Management Marketing lies at the core of all business. Whatever the character or size of your entity, its profit can come from only one place: the marketplace. All businesses are dependent on the income they earn from their customers, clients or buyers. In most businesses it is Marketing Managers who are primarily responsible for keeping their company close to its customers. All those who have a direct responsibility for identifying, reaching and satisfying customers are engaged in marketing and everybody in a business needs to understand its marketplace activities. This course offers a complete introduction to professional marketing thought and action. Economics for Management This course provides an introduction to economic thinking and its relevance and application to managing organisations. The first part of the course deals with the structure of markets, including perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly, and the competitive regulatory environment. The second part deals with the determinants of the aggregate level of output and employment, and elements in the determination of macroeconomic policy including interest rates, inflation and foreign trade and capital flows. The focus of the course is on current issues and their implications for managers and competitive organisations. Managing Contemporary Organisations This course exposes students to some key influences and perspectives on the management of organisations. Its focus is primarily on human issues that affect and are dealt with by managers day-to-day. The course is an extension of Fundamentals of Leadership and provides the background and theoretical framework for more advanced studies in business management. The course begins by examining the nature of organisation as an open system. Then the management challenge in relation to various facets of organisation is reviewed learning, motivation, politics, performance, ethics, culture, innovation, decision-making, structure and change. Managerial Finance Initially this course will cover the concepts of valuation in finance and show how they can be applied to valuing corporate securities. Adopting a value creation perspective, the course will then consider capital expenditure decision approaches and their application to a range of situations, as well as evaluation of the results. Then, risk is considered, with a risk-return model developed that can be applied in managing for value creation. The course examines the concept of the weighted average cost of capital, before turning to consider corporate financing and capital structure decisions. GLOBAL BUSINESS This course prepares students for doing business in the global environment. The broad content introduces the core theories, frameworks and issues in global business at the supranational, country and firm levels to assist students in developing the ability to deal with the complexity and multiplicity of the global business environment. Specific 7 MBA PROGRAM
10 topics included in this course comprise two clusters. The first cluster focuses on understanding theories of international trade and investment as well as variations in political, economic, socio-cultural, and legal systems between countries and pertinent risks involved in cross-border business operations. The second cluster focuses on exploring how the firm formulates international business strategy and adapts various functional areas of the enterprise for successful international operations. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop skills in identifying opportunities and challenges in the international marketplace as well as understanding the impact of global developments on local enterprises. Strategic Management This course presents a unified way of thinking about the issues of strategic thinking and the management of change. Strategic thinking involves searching for a favourable and sustainable competitive position in an attractive industry; while the management of change, from a strategic perspective, is concerned with innovation and the transformation of resources and skills into strategic capabilities that provide the bases for sustainable advantages. Strategic Management is important because it can help focus the firm in terms of the customer. It identifies a direction for the firm and enables a clear articulation of the path chosen. Operations Management Operations is the term used in management to refer collectively to the many processes through which an organisation s strategies for competing in the marketplace are put into action. Obviously, in any organisation s operations there are many kinds of processes that must be managed inbound logistics, production, outbound logistics, and customer support in many forms, to name only a few. In this course, we will first develop an overview of the range of processes that can make up the operations of an organisation. We then focus on some key issues in managing certain fundamental processes that are critically important to the strategies of many organisations today. MBA (ADVANCED) ADDITIONAL CORE COURSES In addition to completing the compulsary core MBA courses, the following are the required courses for students undertaking the MBA (Advanced) program. Business or Management Project Business Project This course draws on the work undertaken in the compulsory core MBA courses. Projects may be undertaken by an individual student or by a team of 3-5 students who take on the role of consultant(s) to an organisation and analyse a real business issue and produce recommendations. Projects may be sourced by students or the Business School. Each project will be allocated an academic project supervisor. Much of the time for this course will be in practical fieldwork or desk research. The project will conclude with a presentation by the student or student group, to members of the client organisation and the Business School, at which time a final written report will be given to the organisation. Management Project This project provides an opportunity for an individual student or a team of students to complete an applied research project based on a business issue. Students may choose either a case study project which analyses a real-world management issue or a project which undertakes the investigation of a particular problem or issue and makes relevant recommendations. A program of activities will be completed and lead to a case or project report. Business Law This course will introduce managers to a range of legal issues that impact on their business and on their duties and responsibilities as managers. There is an increasing trend in the law to make managers personally liable for breaches of the law by their business. The course will help managers to identify areas of legal liability and risk and suggest how to minimise legal risk. The topics covered in the course include an introduction to the Australian legal system, the law of business structures, contract law, intellectual property law, employment law, law of business torts, consumer protection law, competition law and electronic commerce law. ELECTIVES The School offers a range of electives each year. Students may choose all their electives from a particular discipline, or select electives from a range of disciplines. Elective offerings vary depending on enrolment, demand and availability of visiting professors. Academic discipline areas include the following: Family Business Issues & Perspectives People Management Management of Change Negotiation Skills Knowledge Management Strategy Corporate Strategy Mergers and Aquisitions Marketing Marketing Strategy Services Marketing International Business Managing Various Business Models Across Borders Cross-Cultural Management Technology/Project Management Project Management Strategic Performance Drivers Business Performance Improvement Statistical Quantitative and Analytical Thinking Enterpreneurship Entrepreneurship General Management/Cross-Disciplinary Organisational Sustainability Management Research Project Finance Global Wealth Management Financial Modelling Law Business Law 8 MBA PROGRAM
11 PROFILES Graduate Certificate in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Graduate Diploma IN Business Administration MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (advanced) CORE COURSES Fundamentals of Leadership (1st course) Accounting for Managers Marketing Management Economics for Management Managerial Finance Managing Contemporary Organisations Global Business OR an approved International Business elective OR approved International Study Abroad Strategic Management Operations Management Business Law Business or Management Project ELECTIVES Depending on the program enrolled in, the following number of elective courses NICOLE GRAHAM CEO, scosa Spastic Centres of South Australia Inc. The MBA program has been a key contributor to my career successes and a major influence in gaining my first CEO role. I commenced my MBA studies whilst I was General Manager Client Services with scosa, the Spastic Centres of South Australia. Six months after my graduation I was appointed as the Chief Executive. Studying the MBA was instrumental for me attaining the CEO position. The program developed my understanding of key business principles and has given me the confidence and knowledge to identify issues, analyse the situation and formulate the appropriate strategies to deliver the best outcome. The program has expanded my thinking, knowledge and business skills and provided opportunities to explore and develop my full potential. Doug Schmidt General Manager Demand Network Management, ETSA Utilities The Adelaide MBA curriculum and coursework have equipped me with a broad range of general management skills that have proven invaluable in advancing my professional career. Equally as important is the learning experience provided by the MBA course structure of classroom study and group assignments, being undertaking while working full time. This has provided me with skills essential for managing in today s high paced business environment including; prioritising and managing time effectively; working in teams comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds and industries; delivering high quality outputs within tight deadlines. David Hill Partner Deloitte. The Adelaide MBA has been vital to my career progression without it I was a Corporate Finance practitioner, with it I have the privilege of being a trusted corporate adviser. Without it I was an aspiring Associate Director with Deloitte in Adelaide, with it I have the privilege of leading Deloitte s Transaction Services business in Australia. The MBA broadened my skill set thereby giving me the confidence to pursue challenges outside of my traditional comfort zone. MBA PROGRAM 9
12 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Scholarships There are very few University of Adelaide scholarships available each year, and competition is very keen. Unless an applicant has a very high level of academic achievement, it is very difficult to obtain one. There is no separate application process for MBA scholarships, and all program applications are assessed at the same time for their eligibility for scholarship support. For more information, visit: FEE-HELP The tuition for the School s programs can be paid through the Australian Government s FEE-HELP (Higher Education Loans Program). This is a non means-tested interest-free loan facility for eligible Australian citizens and those who have a permanent Humanitarian Visa who are enrolled in fee paying, postgraduate non-research programs. It is not available to Australian Permanent Residents. Students can elect to: Pay the full course fee up-front Receive a FEE-HELP loan for the full course fee Pay some of the course fee up-front and receive a FEE-HELP loan for the remainder of the course fee. If a student receives a FEE-HELP loan, then the Australian Government pays the loan amount directly to the University on the student s behalf. A FEE-HELP debt is then recorded for the student with the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Students in the FEE-HELP scheme must still pay for a relevant text book for each course. For more information, visit: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Although it is not mandatory for students applying directly into this program to have a Bachelor degree, applicants without a degree must have a minimum of seven years full-time relevant work experience. This experience must be substantiated with a current resumé that outlines the applicant s current and previous managerial roles and achievements. Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, MBA and MBA (Advanced) The minimum requirement for entry into these programs is a Bachelor degree and a minimum of three years full-time work experience in a managerial role. Those without a degree may be eligible to enter through the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. Work experience must be substantiated with a current resumé which outlines current and previous managerial roles and achievements. Referee Report Forms All applicants must provide two supportive Referee Reports with their application. Your referees should be people who are able to relate specific and relevant details about your professional performance in an employment setting. Referee Reports are required to confirm your suitability and ability to perform well in a rigorous academic program. English Language All programs at The University of Adelaide are taught in English. Students with a degree that was not completed in English at an approved University are required to undertake an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic test. The minimum required overall score is 7, with a minimum band score of 6.5 for each section. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) All applicants must submit their GMAT results with their application. We look for a GMAT score of at least 550. To schedule a GMAT appointment, go to: TUITION FEES For information about tuition fees please go to: Tuition fees are subject to increase. Students will be liable for the tuition fees current in each year. For enquiries relating to the test, contact: Educational Enterprises Australia Pty. Ltd Coglin Street, Adelaide SA For background information on the GMAT, go to: Students are invoiced for the courses they are enrolled in during the current trimester only. In addition to the tuition fee, students should budget for one text book per trimester. Taxation rebates apply to eligible students. 10 MBA PROGRAM
13 APPLICATIONS DESIGN: THIS BIG DESIGN Local Student Admissions Local students must apply online through GradStart on the SA Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) website: Find the options on the left-hand side and CLICK on the following: UniWeb GradStart January to June (for 1st or 2nd intake) OR July to November (for 3rd tri intake) Want to apply for a GradStart course? Apply now in GradStart Create your login and password and submit Enter the SATAC Code for the program you are applying for: MBA (Advanced) 3CM035 MBA (12 Course) 3CM034 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 3GD018 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 3GC027 Note: If you do not complete the process immediately you can complete it later by logging in with your SATAC reference number. All applicants must provide a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a GMAT score to the address below. In addition applicants must also provide 2 completed Referee Report forms, which can be downloaded from: application Send to: MBA Program Adviser Faculty of the Professions Postgraduate Hub The University of Adelaide South Australia 5005 Enquiries and Further Information Enquiries can be directed to: Refer to: for further information including application deadlines. International Student Admissions Vanessa Vartto International students must submit their applications to the International Office. Applicants must include the following documents: Application form Academic transcript Degree parchment GMAT results IELTS (if applicable) Resumé Referee reports Statement of purpose. Forms and further details are available at: Enquiries and Further Information Enquiries can be directed to: MBA Program Adviser Faculty of the Professions Postgraduate Hub The University of Adelaide South Australia Refer to: for further information. National Operations Manager, CSC President, MBA Alumni Association I was looking for an executive program that would provide me with the skills and knowledge to shift my career to the next level. The University of Adelaide MBA did just that. The investment in the program in terms of time and effort has delivered real results. This is a degree that is truly focussed on maximising the amount of information you are exposed to. Theoretical topics are presented in conjunction with real-life case studies, which assisted me greatly in converting academic knowledge into actual business solutions. The diverse backgrounds of both lecturers and students from a number of countries - with so many years of experience, provided a fantastic variety of learning interactions. An MBA from the University of Adelaide will enhance your leadership potential, broaden your vision and enable you to see more opportunities than previously imagined. If you wish to lodge an application online, or make an enquiry about an application which you have already lodged, please visit: Intakes and Application Closing Dates There are intakes in each of the three trimesters. Trimesters commence in February, May and September. When submitting applications, local students must allow 1-2 months before the start of their preferred trimester. International students should allow at least 3-4 months, which will include time for visa processing by the Australian government. For updated information Programs Tuition Fees Disclaimer With an aim to continual improvement the University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers students. As a result, the specific courses available to students may vary from year to year. The University of Adelaide assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided by third parties. MBA PROGRAM 11
14 This publication is printed using soy-based inks on Mega Recycled FSC Silk paper, made from 50% Recycled post consumer waste and 50% fibre sourced from sustainably managed forests. Mega Silk is manufactured under the environmental management system ISO The Faculty of the Professions The University of Adelaide South Australia 5005 Australia Information contained within this publication was correct as of June The University of Adelaide CRICOS Provider Number 00123M