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What will I learn?

Master of Education – Master of Business Administration (MEd/MBA) program is for career enhancement and to develop strong educational management capabilities. Students entering with a Business, Management or Education/training background will be able to enhance their knowledge and skills to perform leadership roles relevant to education.

Students in this program will learn contemporary approaches to leadership within education and managerial environments. A global approach will enhance students’ capacity to function effectively in diverse professional situations. Students will have important opportunities to engage in research action activities as well as a capstone major project. There is also an opportunity for participation in an internship with a professional organization.

Course Structure

The MEd / MBA program is made up of 16 Subjects. Students will undertake nine (9) core subjects and select four (4) subjects from a specified ED level 5 subject from List 1 and a further three (3) subjects from the specified List two.

Career Opportunities

In an era of increasing independence in School management, this MEd/MBA is designed for Educators who want professional development that includes business administration capabilities. The course will also appeal to students wishing a career in management with a need for understanding teaching and learning paradigms. This will enable professional managers to plan, implement and evaluate training and other professional development programs underpinned by a robust foundation of education concepts.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Management Consultant
  • Managing Director
  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Registrar
  • Academic Administrator

Please Note: This program does not lead to eligibility for Teacher Registration in Australia.



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,680.00 (18,52,585) per year
Start date

May 2022, September 2022


James Cook University Brisbane

349 Queen Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree from this or another university; or other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean.

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub score below 6.0), PEARSON (PTE Academic): 58 (no component less than 54), TOEFL ibt: 86 (minimum writing score of 21), TOEFL Paper: 570 (minimum test of written English score of 4.5), Cambridge (CP1 Advanced / CP2 Proficiency: 176 (no component less than 169), CEFR Level: B2/C1.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

James Cook University Brisbane offers below pathways course for this subject