The Australian Catholic University is well known for its combination of low tuition, world class academic environment and excellent facilities. This enticing combination extends to the coveted masters in business administration (MBA) program.
With a student population of over 30,000, and an academic staff strength of over 2000, it is among the few Universities in Australia to have a physical study center in Europe.
The MBA program at ACU shares all the defining qualities of the university. The tuition is comparatively cheaper, the academic standards are excellent and the facilities are top-notch.
Cost of Living
For international students coming to ACU, the cost of living would depend on their location and lifestyle. The MBA program is spread across three cities in the country: Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney. Therefore, the cost of living would be influenced by which campus you choose.
However, Students would need about $20,000 per year to live decently in Australia. This amount covers food, rent, transportation, utilities and other incidentals that might come up.
The table below lists the prices of some common items in Australia:
|Food and transport (1 month)||AU$300|
|Rent in advance||AU$300|
|Bond (refundable after leaving)||AU$500|
|Furniture, bedding and kitchenware||AU$1000|
|Connection charges (for utilities)||AU$200|
|Litre of milk||AU$2-3|
|Loaf of bread||AU$2-6|
|Cup of coffee||AU$3-4.50|
|Lunch on campus||AU$6-12|
|Fast food (McDonalds)||AU$8-15|
|Dinner at a restaurant||AU$15-20|
|Bus or train ticket (single trip)||AU$2-5|
Study abroad students wishing to study MBA at ACU must have taken the IELTS (Academic) test with an overall score of at least 6.5. Individual scores for each of the tests must not be below 6.
Also, intending students must have a recognized bachelor’s degree in any discipline or a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline.
Documents required for admission
The following documents would be needed for the application to be processed:
- Transcripts of all or relevant academic qualifications
- Proof of your proficiency in English
- Documents of professional work experiences if required
How to apply
There are three ways you can apply to study MBA at ACU.
1. Apply online: this is the preferred method if you are not staying close to ACU in Australia and you have good Internet access in your location. Apply here.
2. ACU authorised Education agent – these are qualified ACU representatives trained to guide international students through the application process.
If you don’t have Internet access or you find the online application process confusing, this option is best for you especially if you live outside Australia.
To find the contact details of the ACU agent in your location, check this link.
3. If you live in North Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne, you can head to the ACU international office to apply
An application fee of AUD $110 is charged if you apply online without using an agent.
2 years or 4 semesters.
However, you can complete the course 12 months if you have an undergraduate degree related to business. These undergraduate degrees include, bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, marketing and international marketing.
Currently, the tuition for the 2-year MBA program stands at AUD $52,480 or AUD $26,240 per year.
Most international students coming to Australia are normally granted a student visa. This visa is eligible for the duration of your program.
To get a student visa, contact the nearest Australian embassy where you would be informed on documents to present and procedure to follow.
ACU offers a wide range of accommodation options to help all her students settle down quickly. Visit this page to get all the answers to the accommodation issues you might face.