MBA (Leadership) Information for International Students

As business landscapes and industry continue to change, we too need to grow and evolve our global business acumen to keep pace as well as maximise opportunities for career progression and salary increase.

CQUniversity’s MBA (Leadership), a unique online MBA newly available to international students, can help you get there and beyond. It is a globally recognised Australian qualification, and a formal recognition of your leadership potential and skills for yourself, your current or new employer – regardless of where you are in the world.

What’s more is that unlike a traditional online MBA, all your learning materials are accessible within CQUniversity's unique Be Different platform, a convenient online one-stop-shop for all things MBA (Leadership). You’ll benefit from the flexibility to make learning fit around you in your home country, and the convenience of starting when it suits you most, not having to adhere to our usual three intakes per year (March, July or November) or apply for a student visa. Equally as important, you can fast-track or take your time (over five years) to achieve your dreams of gaining an Australian MBA – with a twist.

Fit our world-class MBA (Leadership) into your life and be part of the first group of international cohort to experience the course through our Be Different platform – a fresh, innovative, streamlined and one of a kind online delivery.

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If you are ready to apply, simply submit your application via iStart. Applications are open all year round and you can start your studies anytime. Once you’ve applied and your application is successful, and you will gain access to the Be Different platform where the MBA (Leadership) course is delivered.

Please note as this course is delivered online, international students must reside outside Australia to enrol.

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Register your interest

We encourage you to register your interest so we can keep you informed about course developments and other important information relevant and specific to international students.

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If you have further questions, check out our helpful International student FAQs or email us at

An investment for your workforce

If you are looking to upskill your employees with current, practical management and leadership skills, the MBA (Leadership) represents incredible value for fully funded or supported professional development. Download the International brochure to find out more, or get in touch with our international team to talk next steps.

The MBA (Leadership) has brought so many benefits to me personally and professionally. I could name a million new skills, but the most important to me has been learning different leadership styles and the impact of each style on staff, how to communicate better, how to manage the finances and how to think strategically.

Susan Morey

MBA (Leadership)






*Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS Rankings) 2020.

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