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Master of Business Administration

Designed for small business owners, entrepreneurs, leaders and those with the innate drive to rise up the ladder, this program gives you the competitive edge you need to upskill and make your mark. Study our MBA and you are destined to be a new kind of leader. To inspire genuine change within your organisation and community, and along the way, transform your career into something remarkable.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Winter 2023
Summer 2023
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2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
The Federation MBA will consolidate your professional experience. It will challenge the way you think about business, decision making and your own management style - giving you the perspective and experience to succeed in senior roles, no matter what discipline you're coming from.Tailored to meet the demands of the community, while also maintaining a global perspective on modern organisational changes, our revised curriculum is focused on developing leaders who are agile, decisive, innovative and ethically responsible. 

Our cohort-based approach to learning means you'll study with the group of people throughout the entire program, and potentially work alongside them after you graduate. 

Flexibility and convenience are built into our MBA, from the way it's taught to where our campus is located. Importantly, we know that balancing study, work and life can be difficult, which is why we offer a blended mode of learning. Here's how this works:

  • Over 18 months, you'll complete one course at a time over a six week period (except your project).
  • During this period, you are expected to attend a number of full-days of classes in a face-to-face mode and/or via the Connected Classroom learning and teaching strategy.
  • As part of each 15-credit point subject, you will have 24 hours of face-to-face facilitated time through four full day classes over a six - week period. 
  • In this modality, you will be supported with teachers and/or facilitators with a wide range of expertise. 
  • These courses offer flexibility between self-directed learning opportunities, innovative pedagogy, authentic assessment and breadth that can be tailored to areas of interest.

Other streams available:


  • Account manager
  • Brand manager
  • Business development manager
  • Business manager
  • Commercial manager
  • Communications manager
  • Construction manager
  • Department manager
  • Events manager
  • Facility manager
  • Front office manager
  • Group manager
  • Health manager
  • Hospitality manager
  • Hotel manager
  • IT manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Middle manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Maintenance manager
  • Product manager
  • Project manager
  • Senior manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Recruitment manager
  • Business analyst
  • Business owner
  • Manager
  • Strategic planner
  • Business consultant
  • General manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Researcher

The Federation University's MBA program aims to build skills through knowledge gained from the classroom and expertise from industry engagement and real-world projects.

Study our MBA and you're destined to be a new kind of leader. To inspire genuine change within your organisation and community, and along the way, transform your career into something remarkable.

Four full day classes over a period of six weeks plus online study for each course.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Not applicable.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

An undergraduate degree in any discipline.

The MBA is intended for applicants who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline. In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree may be admitted on the basis of three years work experience, and demonstrated capacity to undertake the program as determined by the school.

Extra Requirements

You must submit a copy of your current CV with the application. An interview will be conducted once application is received with the MBA Director

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: MM9

CRICOS code: 085210J

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$15,142 student contribution amount

If you're offered a Commonwealth Supported Place, your fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.

Your fees (student contribution) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.  Each course (subject) falls into a band which determines the student contribution amount.

2023 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,124 Band 1 to $15,142 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each course, check the Sample structure or refer to the 2023 subject listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only. It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this program. For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) programs the certificate fee is displayed. Total cost will vary depending on the courses you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your program and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.


Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

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Course coordinator

Shoaib Riaz