Adelaide MBA - Business School

Adelaide MBA - Business School

Adelaide MBA - Business School

Business School Adelaide MBA

Adelaide MBA - Business School

Message from the MBA Director Welcome to an exciting stage in your career. You may well be reflecting on what your next career step is and are no doubt weighing up your options on how to achieve it. I hope that the Adelaide MBA can be part of your career success. There are thousands of MBA’s in the world and dozens in Australia - all claim to be the best, or at least different. In 2013, we celebrated our 50th anniversary and as the second oldest MBA in Australia, we know what works and more importantly what doesn’t.

We know that your journey is about not only introducing you to new skills but strengthening the ones that you already have.

We also know that you will learn just as much from your cohort as you do from our professors which is why we give you the space and the framework to actively share these skills with your MBA team. What is common amongst all of my students is that they all recognise that the Adelaide MBA is a rich and transforming personal and educational journey. A journey that has helped them shape their career. The Adelaide MBA holds the prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This is the ultimate level of endorsement sought by business education providers that offers substantial benefits to students who undertake an MBA program at the University of Adelaide.

Let the Adelaide MBA be the enabler for the next stage of your career.

Damian Scanlon Director, Adelaide MBA The University of Adelaide 01  Message from the MBA Director 02  Why undertake an MBA at the University of Adelaide Business School? 04  How does the Adelaide MBA work? 06  Structure of programs 07  MBA Core Courses 08 MBA (Advanced) 08  Additional core courses 09 Elective courses 10  Frequently asked questions 11  Fees and financial support 11 Admissions requirements 12 Applications

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Adelaide MBA - Business School

The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world.* Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university with a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence and producing graduates that make an impact on the world.

The University has produced over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first Indigenous winner, with five Nobel Laureates among its alumni community. There are more than 25,000 students with 30 per cent of them international students from more than 90 countries.

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. * This is based on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and the Jiao Tong World University Rankings. 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 AACSB accreditation has raised the School’s profile in the global arena and has created opportunities for links with the world’s top universities.

The Adelaide MBA also has a 5 star rating from the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA), a nationally recognised business association that assesses MBA programs in Australia annually.

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 sought after in today’s economy. Please visit: www.business.adelaide.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 thinking 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: > > Perfect 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. (Advanced) program. Why undertake an MBA (Master of Business Administration) at the University of Adelaide Business School? 2 MBA Program

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Flexibility 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 12 week trimester. There are three trimesters in an academic year. This allows you to condense your studies into a shorter period of time. For example, undertaking the MBA in full-time mode would require only one year to complete.

To view the current timetable, visit: www.adelaide.edu.au/professions/hub/ pg/mba Study modes and time commitment All programs can be studied part-time or full-time. 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 (three 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 approximately 8 hours per week per course in reading, assignments, preparation and/or group work. Maximum completion times Graduate Certificate in 2 yrs Business Administration Graduate Diploma in 3 yrs Business Administration Master of Business Administration 5 yrs Master of Business 6 yrs Administration (Advanced) 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 3% 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, government and not-for-profit organisations both local and international. Program entry requirements 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. Leadership Journeys Three Leadership workshops will be offered to students following their completion of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Business Administration. These fee-free two day residentials will form a unique part of the MBA journey. They offer students the time to reflect and integrate what they have discovered and also provide the opportunity to further explore the concepts introduced throughout the program in a structured and supportive environment.

Student Learning Advisers All students can utilise the Learning Advisers in the Faculty who provide guidance to students on academic skills and on developing confidence in addressing the challenges of learning at university. 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, email: professions.learningcentre@adelaide.edu.au Study options Leaving the MBA program early We appreciate that circumstances and priorities change. If you start your MBA journey with us and request to leave the program, we can offer you the opportunity to exit early with either a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma, providing the required number of courses have been completed.

The opportunity to return to the program and complete a full MBA may be available to you within a reasonable time frame. 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 and are often taught by visiting international lecturers.

We are flexible How does the Adelaide MBA work? After hours teaching Classes are scheduled to accommodate full-time working professionals. They are generally held on weeknights from 4.30pm-7.30pm. 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. 4 MBA Program

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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 international Business Schools, which enable its students to undertake one or two MBA courses via intensive study in Denmark, Finland, France or Germany. Some programs incur no additional study fee as they are part of the University exchange agreements. Exchange programs vary from two to six weeks, with the possibility to credit either one or two 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) > >  Two week ESSAM summer program at Aarhus School of Business, Denmark > >  ESCP Europe’s six week summer semester in Paris, France > >  HHL Graduate School of Management in Leipzig, Germany > >  Three week summer program at the European Business School in Frankfurt, Germany Study Abroad 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 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 Network 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 MBA Alumni Network (free of charge) from the time they enrol, enabling them to immediately benefit from these connections.

The MBA Alumni Network conducts regular events featuring graduates. The network is diverse, including students and graduates who work and live locally, interstate and overseas.

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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. 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 Graduate Certificate, they may apply to transfer into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, and then into the MBA or MBA (Advanced) program.

The four Graduate Certificate courses will be credited towards the higher level program. Graduate Diploma in Business Administration An eight course Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is also available and consists of seven compulsory core courses and one elective. Students who are considering enrolling in the MBA or MBA (Advanced) in the future are encouraged to choose one MBA required core course in place of the one elective in the Graduate Diploma program. Master of Business Administration 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 ten compulsory core courses and two 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.

Program Details The courses within the MBA form a nested sequence. The details of each program are outlined below Structure of programs 6 MBA Program

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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. Systems Thinking for Management Today’s complex problems and challenges can no longer be tackled with the narrowly- focused, unconnected thinking of the past.

Leaders must make important decisions in complex environments in which finance, economics, people and nature are all highly interconnected.

This course contributes to the development of new era leaders by equipping students with knowledge and skills in the art of systems design and interconnected thinking. It introduces concepts, theories, and cutting edge tools for understanding the multi- dimensional character of complex systems, how to identify leverage points for systemic interventions and how to develop strategic or master plans that will have long lasting effects. Group projects provide unique learning opportunities to gain firsthand experience of integrating different areas of interest and learning throughout the MBA program.

This enables participants to develop effective solutions for managing the complex issues that face our organisations and our society.

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.

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Managing in a Global Context This course prepares students for conducting 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 of the global business environment. Specific topics included in this course comprise two clusters. The first cluster focuses on under- standing theories of international trade and investment as well as variations in political, economic, sociocultural, and legal systems and risks involved in cross-border business operations.

The second cluster focuses on exploring how the firm formulates international business strategy and adapts 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 basis 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. Social Enterprise Project Social enterprise uses a business model of buying and selling goods or services but, unlike a traditional business, its prime motivation is to fund or support social causes. Such causes might include reducing poverty, providing employment for various societal groups or tackling environmental problems. Unlike charities, social enterprises derive their income from business activities, not donations.

We are asking our students to either contribute in a unique way (e.g. an improvement program or innovation) to an existing social enterprise project anywhere in the world, or create one themselves. This provides students the opportunity to apply their business acumen to make a difference in the community.

As the final course in the Adelaide MBA, this group project aims to draw on all the new skills and insights that students will have developed up to this point including both technical skills like accounting and marketing and more developmental experiences in systems thinking and leadership. The project group will have academic supervision. MBA (Advanced) Additional core courses In addition to completing the compulsory 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- Core courses Fundamentals of Leadership (1st course • Accounting for Managers • Marketing Management • Systems Thinking for Management • Economics for Management • Managerial Finance • Managing Contemporary Organisations • Managing in a Global Context • • Strategic Management • • Social Enterprise Project • • Services and Operations Management • Business Law • Business or Management Project • Electives Depending on the program enrolled in, the following number of elective courses 0 1 2 3 Master of Business Administration (Advanced) Master of Business Administration Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 8 MBA Program

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. Services and 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. Electives The Adelaide MBA offers a range of electives each year. Students may choose all their electives from a particular discipline or from a range of disciplines. Academic discipline areas include the following: > > Family Business > > People Management > > Strategy > > Marketing > > International Business > > Technology/Project Management > > Entrepreneurship > > Finance > > Law Profiles 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.

Doug Schmidt General Manager Demand Network Management SA Power Networks 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.

Nicole Graham CEO scosa 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. The University of Adelaide 9

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 eight hours per week, per course for private study outside of the typical three hour classes, to complete readings and group work.

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: www.adelaide.edu.au/professions/execed 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. Frequently asked questions 10 MBA Program

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 at least 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. 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) The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is a verbal, quantitative, analytical writing and integrated reasoning skills test.

The GMAT is an internationally recognised qualification in its own right and is used by top MBA Programs all over the world as an admissions tool. Before researching or taking the GMAT, please contact our MBA Program Adviser. E: mba@adelaide.edu.au T: +61 8 8313 6455 Meet the MBA Director The Adelaide MBA Director would be delighted to meet you to discuss how you can start your journey in the Adelaide MBA. Arrange your meeting now. T: +61 (8) 8313 6455 E: mba@adelaide.edu.au Admissions requirements Financial assistance A range of incentive packages are available for Adelaide MBA students to apply for.

Incentives will be available based on merit and for students from specific industries. Other incentives will also provide support for our regional, interstate and overseas students that choose to study in Adelaide. Incentives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are also available.

For more information, visit: www.business.adelaide.edu.au/mba/admissions/fees-financial-incentives/ 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: www.goingtouni.gov.au Tuition fees For information about tuition fees please go to: www.business.adelaide.edu.au/ mba/admissions/fees-financial-incentives/ Tuition fees are subject to an annual increase. Students will be liable for the tuition fees current in each year.

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. The University of Adelaide 11

Local student admissions Local students must apply through the Adelaide MBA Program Adviser. All applicants must prepare and submit an application along with supporting documentation to the address on the application form or as listed below. The forms can be downloaded from: www.business.adelaide.edu.au/mba/ admissions/entry-requirements/ application-process You will then be invited to meet with the Adelaide MBA Director who will assess your application and have a personal interview with you. The Adelaide MBA Program Adviser will respond to successful applicants with an offer and advise of any incentives or discounts that may be available and what is required to fulfil any outstanding conditions of your offer.

Please send your applications to: Adelaide 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: E: mba@adelaide.edu.au T: +61 8 8313 6455 Refer to: www.business.adelaide.edu.au/mba for further information including application deadlines. International student admissions International students must submit their applications online. Applicants must include the following documents: > > Academic transcript > > Degree parchment > > GMAT results > > IELTS (if applicable) > > Resumé > > Statement of purpose.

Forms and further details are available at: www.business.adelaide.edu.au/mba/ admissions Enquiries and further information Enquiries can be directed to: Adelaide MBA Program Adviser Faculty of the Professions Postgraduate Hub The University of Adelaide South Australia 5005 E: mba.international@adelaide.edu.au T: +61 8 8313 6455 Refer to: www.business.adelaide.edu.au/mba for further information.

If you wish to lodge an application online, or make an enquiry about an application which you have already lodged, please visit: www.international.adelaide.edu.au/enquiries/ 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 one to two months before the start of their preferred trimester. International students should allow at least three to four months, which will include time for visa processing by the Australian government. Applications Vanessa Vartto National Operations Manager CSC 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.

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For further enquiries The Faculty of the Professions The University of Adelaide SA 5005 Australia Telephone: +61 8 8313 4650 Facsimile: +61 8 8313 4521 Email: business@adelaide.edu.au business.adelaide.edu.au/mba facebook.com/uniofadelaide twitter.com/uniofadelaide youtube.com/universityofadelaide DISCLAIMER: The information in this publication is current as at the date of printing and is subject to change. You can find updated information on our website at adelaide.edu.au With the aim of continual improvement the University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the degrees, diplomas, certificates and courses on offer.

As a result the specific programs and courses available will change from time to time. Please refer to adelaide.edu.au for the most up to date information or contact us on 1800 061 459. The University of Adelaide assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information provided by third parties. CRICOS 00123M © The University of Adelaide. Published December 2013