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5 Best Accelerated Online MBA Programs

The top 5 fast-track MBAs in Australia, offering a flexible and high-quality education.

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UTS Online

The UTS Online MBA develops practical business skills and a positive mindset. Customise your studies by selecting electives or specialising in fields like Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, Health, Organisational Learning, and Technology Management. The 12-subject course has been developed in consultation with learning designers and content experts, guaranteeing an engaging and high-quality online learning experience. The AACSB-accredited UTS Business School offers six intakes per year: January, March, May, July, August, and October.

James Cook University

The 12-subject Master of Business Administration (Global) from JCU Online can be completed in as little as 24 months of part-time study. The 100% online program has 6 start points across the year: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Oct. A bachelor degree in a cognate discipline OR 4+ years of management experience are prerequisites. Students are assessed based on practical projects and assignments. You have the opportunity to specialise in Data-Driven Decision Making, Organisational Leadership and Management, or Global Perspective and Strategy.

RMIT University

With RMIT's MBA online, you study one course at a time across each 7-week study period. The accelerated program contains 16 subjects, reduced to 12 if you have a bachelor degree or equivalent. Four minor specialisations are available: Leadership, Design Thinking, Technology and Innovation, and Project Management. The University provides a social online learning platform. Participants have access to current, industry-informed content, and are well connected to instructors and classmates. Themes include technology and modern management practice.

Southern Cross University

The flexible and affordable online MBA from Southern Cross University consists of 8 to 16 subjects, depending on your level of advanced standing. At a completion rate of one subject every couple of months, the program takes from 16 months to 32 months of part-time study. You have the opportunity to specialise in Accounting, Health Services Management, Information and Knowledge Management, or Managing and Leading People. To gain entry, you should have a bachelor degree or equivalent professional experience.

Australian Graduate School of Management

The MBAX (Finance) from the AGSM at UNSW offers a flexible, part-time program available online or in-person over two years. It covers 12 subjects, including leadership, strategy, marketing management, data analytics, advanced finance, financial analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and financial modelling. Graduates are well-prepared for specialist finance and general management roles. Participants benefit from career services and global exchange opportunities. Gain strategic leadership and practical financial decision-making skills.

† Online courses are available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Gold Coast, Newcastle. Australia-wide.