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What is an online MBA?

An online MBA in Australia allows professionals to study and obtain an MBA entirely online. They follow a similar structure and include the same coursework as an in-person MBA, but the lessons are delivered online. That means you can study from anywhere in the world and schedule your learning around your existing commitments. 

At AGSM, our online MBAs are called MBAX programs and include seven specialisations (with the option to complete a generalist program) to suit your interests and career aspirations. The ‘X’ in MBAX represents the opportunity to specialise. The ‘X’ will not appear on your official university academic transcripts or graduation testamur. 

Our Executive MBA can also be studied mostly online, accommodating the needs of busy professionals. All AGSM programs incorporate online elements to provide a comprehensive and accessible learning experience.

Why study an online MBA? 

Studying online MBA in Australia allows you to advance your education without putting your career on hold. AGSM’s MBAX programs are built around practical and relevant learning experiences, allowing you to apply new skills directly to your current job. If you’re looking to advance quickly or make a significant change in your career, an online MBA can give you the tools to make it happen in your own time and your own way.

Why study an MBA online at AGSM?

AGSM is part of UNSW Business School, the #1 ranked business school in Australia*. Our online MBA programs are ranked #1 in Australia and #4 globally**, meaning your qualification will carry weight around the world. AGSM’s MBAX and Executive MBA programs are led by industry-leading academics and practitioners who are committed to helping future leaders realise their potential and maximise their positive impact. 

Our flexible online MBAs can be completed in as little as two years or spread out across six years to help you further your education at your own pace. In most cases, part-time study only requires 10-12 hours per week, so you can maintain your existing commitments. 

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Specialisations available with the online MBA

AGSM's MBAX programs allow you to specialise in one of seven areas, providing a focused and relevant education tailored to your career goals. Alternatively, you can complete a generalist program to keep your options open. You’ll choose from over 30 electives to further customise your study plan. The available specialisations include:

MBAX (General)

Gain an MBA from a leading business school while you balance full-time employment and further your career.

MBAX (Change)

Position yourself as an effective change leader who can diagnose situations and propose change management interventions.

MBAX (Finance)

Understand the fundamentals of corporate financial decision-making and to solve real-world financial problems at both the personal and corporate level.

MBAX (Law)

Learn key concepts of law and legal research whilst building your leadership and management capabilities.  

MBAX (Policy Leadership)

Gain the skills and knowledge to be effective in a contemporary policy environment. Build your capability to manage the changes and challenges that government will face in the future.

MBAX (Social Impact)

Understand the dynamics of the social economy, and how business, social enterprise, government, foundations and community organisations can work together for positive social change.

MBAX (Sustainable and Inclusive Business)

Drive purposeful change and thrive as a sustainable leader responding to the environmental, social and economic challenges reshaping the way we do business.

MBAX (Technology)

Learn to lead an organisation through digital disruption in today’s accelerated world and position yourself as a leader of tomorrow.

The LLM MBA (Law)

The LLM MBA (Law) is a double degree that combines the Master of Laws (LLM), led by UNSW’s prestigious faculty of Law & Justice, with the top-ranked MBA program delivered by AGSM @ UNSW Business School. This program provides a comprehensive understanding of both business management and advanced legal concepts. It’s ideal for practising lawyers, legal counsels, executives and senior public administrators who are looking to enhance their expertise and career prospects.

Cost of studying an MBA online

Costs will vary based on your chosen specialisation, however, we’ve included some estimates below. You’ll find detailed information about course costs on the individual program page. 

  • Domestic students can expect to pay between $60,660 and $64,080 for an online MBA at AGSM. 

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    We offer a range of scholarships to help you cover the cost of your online MBA. You may also be eligible for the Australian Government's FEE-HELP scheme. Please visit Study Assist for more information.


  • International students can expect to pay between AUD$64,080 and AUD$74,160. 

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Career opportunities for online MBA graduates

Graduates of AGSM's MBAX programs go on to excel in leadership roles across various industries. Our alumni have successfully transitioned to senior management positions, started their own businesses, and made significant contributions to their fields. The practical skills and strategic insights you gain from studying an online MBA in Australia will prepare you to navigate complex business challenges and thrive in your career. 

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*AFR BOSS Best Business School for 2023 for the second consecutive year
**The QS 2022 Online MBA Rankings