The biggest and best online MBA degrees in Australia, with rankings based on program size and features.

MBA business people

Here is a ranking of the top 25 online MBAs in Australia based on program size.

The list shows how many students are enrolled in 100% online postgraduate courses in the field of Management and Commerce. As you can see from the table, RMIT is on top, followed by Deakin University and UNSW. The biggest online MBA programs have 1,500+ Australian students.

Size rank Online graduate business program Australian students
1 RMIT University 2,026
2 Deakin University 1,736
3 University of New South Wales 1,708
4 Charles Sturt University 1,282
5 Queensland University of Technology 1,268
6 Griffith University 1,258
7 Southern Cross University 930
8 University of New England 709
9 University of Southern Queensland 624
10 Swinburne University of Technology 491
11 Torrens University Australia 397
12 University of Newcastle 355
13 University of Tasmania 306
14 University of South Australia 301
15 CQUniversity 299
16 Curtin University 260
17 Monash University 231
18 Edith Cowan University 200
19 Macquarie University 192
20 Victoria University 176
21 University of Melbourne 161
22 James Cook University 160
23 Murdoch University 158
24 Flinders University 153
25 La Trobe University 148
Source: uCube. Updated: 18 June 2021

MBA Rankings Based on Program Features

Some websites have also ranked online MBA programs in Australia based on features. One of the major features for many students is price – that is, tuition fees. Other features include the option for accelerated learning and whether students have to sit exams.

Online Study Australia

According to Online Study Australia, the top 6 online MBA programs in Australia are headed by James Cook University, Ducere Global Business School and the University of Adelaide.

1. James Cook University

James Cook University leads the way as an affordable program that you can easily do while working full-time. The JCU online MBA also has good student support and three concentrations to choose from.

2. Ducere Global Business School

The Ducere Global Business School MBA is project based and, therefore, exam free. Many students also finish within 12 months while also working.

3. University of Adelaide

The online MBA from the University of Adelaide is a flexible, modern program. While providing a good learning experience, students graduate with an MBA degree from one of Australia's top universities.

4. SCU Online

The SCU Online has similar features to other highly ranked programs while also being one of Australia's cheapest.

5. UNE (Data and Cyber Management MBA)

Managers with a technology interest have another cheap MBA option with the Data and Cyber Management MBA from the University of New England.

6. Griffith University

Rounding out the top 6 for Online Study Australia is the Responsible Leadership MBA from Griffith University.

SOURCE: Top 6 Online MBA Programs in Australia You Are Actually Likely to Complete

Good Universities

Good Universities shows a number of MBA rankings, including by program size, university reputation and tuition fees. The site also identifies Australia's top 3 most innovative online MBA programs.

  1. SCU Online MBA
  2. UNE with Ducere Global Business School MBA
  3. Innovation and Leadership MBA (Ducere and Torrens)

SOURCE: Best MBA Programs in Australia

Learning Lab

Tuition fees are a big consideration in the top 5 online MBA rankings at Learning Lab. Programs are ranked according to tuition fees while also accounting for other factors such as study flexibility.

  1. SCU Online
  2. Torrens University Australia
  3. James Cook University
  4. University of New England
  5. University of Adelaide

SOURCE: Top 5 Online MBA Programs in Australia