What are the top MBA programs in Australia and PNG?

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) offers prospecting students, business owners and top managers an opportunity to develop their business management skills and knowledge. Though it can be expensive, the benefits of attaining an MBA may outweigh the program cost. Perhaps it is important to note that getting an MBA at a reputable university, in Australia to Papua New Guinea, is the best way to invest money. 

An MBA can be done online or on campus. Check out the top universities in Australia or PNG if are thinking about doing an MBA or Master in Business. A list of some universities is provided in this post.

MBA Online in Australia and PNG

MBA Core Units

The core units in an MBA program cover a variety of business subjects such as: 

  • Leadership and management, 
  • Human Resource Management, 
  • Business communication, 
  • Business ethics, 
  • Accounting, 
  • Statistics, 
  • Finance, 
  • Business law, 
  • and entrepreneurship. 

As mentioned earlier, earning an MBA can enhance the career path, or help secure a high-paying job. In fact, it can be expensive. Some companies and government bodies invest in their workforce where long-serving employees get to benefit from such schemes. 

If one cannot afford the cost or juggle work and study, there are fortunately other good options to consider such as a Master's degree in Finance or Economics or related business disciplines. 

Benefits of MBA

In hindsight, getting an MBA helps prospective students gain business skills and can accelerate their careers by helping them to break into the highly competitive business related work.

MBA Duration 

A full-time MBA program can last two years. Part-time and executive MBA programs, which are designed for working professionals, may vary in length. It depends on the number of credits taken each semester.

PNG Universities MBA Programs

The MBA program at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) is the Master of Business Administration-certified Practising Accountants offered by the School of Business. 

Furthermore, the other postgraduate programs in the business discipline include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Human Resource Management, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Business Administration. 

The Divine Word University (DWU) offers two MBA strands: Masters in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance).

Here is what DWU has to say about the MBA programs
DWU MBA program is a program of the Faculty of Business and Informatics offered in collaboration with Macquarie Graduate School of Management of Macquarie University, Australian Catholic University and the University of Western Sydney. Divine Word University is renowned for the high quality of its graduates. 
For more information, check out the School of Business and Public Policy at the UPNG or Faculty of Business and Informatics at DWU. 

Recommended reading: Top Universities in Australia and PNG 

Australian Universities MBA Program

Some Australian universities offer world-class MBA programs. One's choice of university and study, whether online or on-campus, depends on their personal, financial and work situations. 

As mentioned earlier in this post, if you want to invest in an MBA program for career development, the top universities provide better MBA online and on-campus programs. The top universities in Australia by World Rank 2019 are:
  • University of Melbourne (=32 in the World)
  • Australian National University (49)
  • The University of Sydney (=59)
  • The University of Queensland (69)
  • Monash University (=84)
  • University of New South Wales (=96)

Readers note: If you think that there is a better MBA provided by a PNG, Australia or overseas university, please leave a comment. The readers would be happy to know about your university's MBA program.

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