Brisbane, QueenslandLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1971established year

    Master of Business Administration [M.B.A]

    1.5 years
    120 Credits
    full time

    Field of Study 

    $ 30,780 

    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must have a bachelor’s degree or bachelor's (Honours) degree with a GPA of 4.5 (using a 7.0 point scale) or higher in business.
    • The student must have a minimum of three years equivalent full-time work experience post-degree which includes:
      • two years of relevant work experience and
      • one year in a role demonstrating leadership experience
    • Also, students must hold a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 4.5.
    • Entry to the course is a competitive and academic achievement in the final 2-semesters of undergraduate study, or equivalent is considered.
    • Students must be qualified in IELTS(6.5) or TOEFL(79) and GMAT (550) to get admission in this program.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Completed a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university (or institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a 7 point scale) or a three-year post-secondary (post-Australian Year 12 equivalent) qualification.
    • Hold an Indian School Certificate or All India Senior School Certificate with 60% in English subject
    • Students with no formal education in English need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


    If a student does not meet the required GPA for direct admission, the student may submit the result of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with an overall score of 550.

    Program Description

    • Griffith University offers a master’s in Business Administration for a duration of 1.5 years (3 trimesters).
    • This program is offered on a full-time(1.5 years) and part-time(3 years) basis at the Gold Coast campus.
    • Griffith is ranked among the top 2% of universities worldwide. It’s a reputation for research and teaching excellence along with strong ties to industries, making it one of the institutions in the Asia–Pacific.
    • At Griffith two MBA programs are offered, both are focused around their values of responsible leadership, sustainable business practices, and a global perspective with the aim of making students an effective globally responsible business leader. 
    • The two programs Giffith offer differ in their delivery style, one is fully flexible and can be studied online or face to face in a standard 12 week trimester (MBA program 5158) and accelerated program is online-only, and each course is delivered over a 6 week period (MBA program 5670). 
    • Through these programs, students will study courses in:
      • sustainability,
      • accounting and reporting,
      • finance,
      • people management,
      • strategy, innovation and managing change through responsible leadership
    • Griffith University is in a partnership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ) allowing graduates to be awarded the internationally recognized professional designation immediately after graduation.
    • Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.
    • The faculty and student ratio for this program is 1:14.
    • Students could be eligible for different scholarships based on their academic background.
    • The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).
    • The average salary goes up to 54,510 USD after completing this program.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration1.5 years
    Total Credits120
    Fees$ 46170 for 1.5 yearsor 120 Credits Program
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission IntakeTrimester 1 (Deadline - Jan 31)
    Admission IntakeTrimester 2 (Deadline - July 12)
    Admission IntakeTrimester 3 (Deadline - Sept 30)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Program URL

    Required Document List

    The Documents required are:

    • College Transcripts: The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
    • Financial Documentation: The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
    • Award certificates: A document that is presented as a form of recognition for participation or achievement. 
    • Letter of Recommendation: This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
    • Statement of purpose: This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
    • Resume/CV: This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
    • Tests Score statement: IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English proficiency testing results.
    • Supplementary documents: Students may be required to provide additional information with the application, depending on which Griffith University course student chooses.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    Trimester 1 Jan 31, 2022
    Trimester 2 Jul 12, 2021
    Trimester 3 Sep 30, 2021

    Scores Required

    79 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in


    58 / 90

    Avg. Score in


    550 / 800

    Avg. Score in


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition Fee$30780$15390

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Living Expenses$ 14518


    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

    Ranked #201 / 400

    Business [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    International Student Excellence ScholarshipsVariableYesAug 7, 2021
    Griffith Remarkable ScholarshipVariableYesApr 17, 2020
    International Student Postgraduate Scholarship- South AsiaVariableYesN/A
    Griffith University Family Scholarship$ 661YesJan 31, 2021

    VISA & Work Study


    An international student must obtain a Student VISA for study and work in Australia for a period longer than 6 months. There are different types of visa such as:

    • Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.
    • Visitor Visa: After completing the course, students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa to attend the graduation ceremony or stay to have a holiday.
    • Relative’s Visitor Visa: If student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
    • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after they finish their studies. It has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Workstream.
    • Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR). 
    • If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.
    • Students will need the following documentation when applying for a Student VISA:
      • A copy of the offer letter
      • Valid Passport
      • A copy of electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
      • The visa application payment specified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

    Work Study

    • Australian students' visa allows international students to work part-time while pursuing their full-time degree courses.
    • A student visa of Australia under subclass 500 allows the student to work for up to 40 hours every fortnight during the academic session.
    • Students can work for unlimited hours during holidays or scheduled breaks with an Australian student visa.
    • To ensure working while studying in Australia, a student must pursue a minimum 2-year degree course from an Australian university.
    • The international students working in Australia have the same basic rights in their workplace as other Australian workers have.
    • The student can start working while studying in Australia, once have started their course of study.
    • Having a minimum lawful pay rate is mandatory.
    • The minimum wages in Australia are generally calculated on an hourly or weekly basis.
    • As per an announcement made by the FWC (Fair Work Commission), the national minimum wage for employees in Australia has been increases by 3.5%. The new pay rate has been set at 13.07 USD per hour.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Followings are the career/Job opportunities after Master in Business Administration:

    • Account Manager
    • Marketing Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Human Resources (HR) Manager
    • Management Consultant


    6.5 /10

    Opting was this university was one of the best decisions that I ever made as I know success often comes from being an exception to the norm- challenging convention, adapting and innovating, creating bold new trends, and pioneering solutions ahead of my time. At Griffith, remarkable is the norm, thus encouraged me. After securing a GPA of 8, I was required to submit a common application and paid $50 for it.

    Course Curriculum :

    An MBA is an advanced general management degree trains us to become managers who wish to develop a solid business foundation, as well as skills and knowledge of cutting-edge business practices for the 21st century. At Griffith they offer two MBA programs, both are focused on the values of responsible leadership; sustainable business practices; and a global perspective with the aim of making me an effective globally responsible business leader.

    9 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular

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