University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) offers a good-value MBA program which can be taken online. While the MBA is no frills and relatively cheap, there are a good selection of majors. Recent graduates reports high levels of satisfaction with course quality.

Queensland location

USQ is based in Toowoomba and has other regional campuses at the Fraser Coast, Springfield and Ipswich. It is a medium-sized university that is known for good teaching and distance education courses.

Online learning

USQ is one of Australia’s best distance education universities. Most USQ courses are taught both on campus and online. You can get an MBA degree by turning up to classes each day or entirely from the comfort of home. Close to 3,000 students are enrolled in USQ’s postgraduate business and commerce courses (Australian Higher Education Statistics).

High ratings

Course ratings by graduates of USQ’s business management courses are excellent, with over 90% satisfaction according to the Australian Graduate Survey. The high ratings have contributed to USQ being ranked among the best universities for business and management in Australia.

Good value

Thanks to online learning and regional locations, USQ is always able to set low tuition fees for its courses. The MBA is among the top 10 cheapest MBAs offered by an Australian university.


Postgraduate business and management students can choose to specialise in one or a blend of the following disciplines: Business administration, Environmental management, Finance, Global business management, Human resource management, Information systems, Leadership, Marketing and Project management.