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Master of Business Administration - MBA

Course summary

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed for experienced professionals with ambition and drive who wish to develop their strategic managerial and leadership skills, gaining the holistic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and evolving global business environment.

The course gives you the confidence to address the business challenges by critically analysing business situations and applying relevant management techniques to make well-reasoned, responsible, and evidence-based business decisions.

Your learning approach will include: real-world case studies; experiential learning including planning and executing an integrated, live business project towards the end of the course; and teamwork, with an emphasis on peer learning.

If you are interested in studying Business but do not have the specified work experience for the MBA, consider studying the Master of Business.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, still apply for the course, and we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Why study this course?

Our courses are: continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

You can study the course from our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus. We offer three intakes per year, and many courses are formatted and scheduled to fit in with your professional commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.

Our dedicated student support services are built around individual students’ needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad tour as their elective subject.

International Students can choose to take up the option of selecting the elective subject, Global Workplace Practice, which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.

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Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

1433

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1-1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

013031G

UAC Code

-

Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree, in any major, with an average mark of 50%, together with three years' full-time relevant professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalent, and a one-page Statement of Motivation*.

Or, a recognised Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, together with five years' full-time relevant professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalent, and a Statement of Motivation*.

Or, full membership of a qualifying professional body.

Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/ or substantial relevant professional of managerial experience will also be considered for entry.

* The Statement of Motivation should be no more than one page, written in English, and address: your motivation for studying the MBA with the Sydney Business School, UOW; and how the degree will help achieve your career goals and aspirations.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

Applicants who have successfully completed a Master of Science (Logistics or Project Management) or the Master of International Business with at least two years' professional experience, will be eligible for up to 18 credit points' advanced standing towards the MBA.

Successful completion of the Master of Business* with at least two years' professional experience provides up to 24 credit points' advanced standing.

(*New for 2015)

Fees

2017 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,176
Full Course Fee: $52,704

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,176
Full Course Fee: $52,704

Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree, in any major, with an average mark of 50%, together with three years' full-time relevant professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalent, and a one-page Statement of Motivation*.

Or, a recognised Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, together with five years' full-time relevant professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalent, and a Statement of Motivation*.

Or, full membership of a qualifying professional body.

Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/ or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience will also be considered for entry.

* The Statement of Motivation should be no more than one page, written in English, and address: your motivation for studying the MBA with the Sydney Business School, UOW; and how the degree will help achieve your career goals and aspirations.

Credit Transfer

Applicants who have successfully completed a Master of Science (Logistics or Project Management) or the Master of International Business with at least two years' professional experience, will be eligible for up to 18 credit points' advanced standing towards the MBA.

Successful completion of the Master of Business* with at least two years' professional experience provides up to 24 credit points' advanced standing.

(*New for 2015)

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,232
Full Course Fee: $44,928

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 18 credit points, ie three subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,232
Full Course Fee: $44,928

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 18 credit points, ie three subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2017 Trimester 1

Wollongong

Session Commences

6 February 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details

Enrolment and Orientation: 31 Jan - 1 Feb (Sydney); 2 - 3 Feb (Wollongong)
Session: 6 February - 28 April 2017

Sydney

Session Commences

6 February 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details

Enrolment and Orientation: 31 Jan - 1 Feb (Sydney); 2 - 3 Feb (Wollongong)
Session: 6 February - 28 April 2017

2017 Trimester 3

Wollongong

Session Commences

21 August 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details

Enrolment and Orientation: 17 & 18 August (Wollongong); 15 & 16 August (Sydney)
Session: 21 August - 16 November 2017

Sydney

Session Commences
21 August 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details

Enrolment and Orientation: 17 & 18 August (Wollongong); 15 & 16 August (Sydney)
Session: 21 August - 16 November 2017

Course structure

Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Synthesise advanced theoretical and practical knowledge that incorporates recent developments in business disciplines and professional practice.
  2. Propose appropriate solutions to complex real-world business challenges.
  3. Participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams to achieve individual and collective outcomes.
  4. Communicate complex ideas and information effectively for the intended audience and purpose, orally and in writing.
  5. Evaluate relevant responsibility frameworks when making judicious business decisions.
  6. Critically reflect on personal ideas, practices and feedback from stakeholders.
  7. Plan and execute a substantial business research project, drawing on relevant research principles and methods. 

Course Structure

Candidates are required to complete twelve (12) subjects (72 credit points) according to the list below. There are eleven (11) compulsory subjects (66 credit points) plus one (1) elective subject (6 credit points) selected from other 900-level Sydney Business School or other 900-level subjects as approved by the Program Director

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
MGNT900Managerial Concepts and Skills*6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ACCY919Accounting for Managers*6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT903Leading in Contemporary Organisations*6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK904Marketing for Strategic Decisions6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON928Economics for Modern Business6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 907Financial Strategy#6Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT909Corporate Governance6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON947Business Analytics6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT926International Business Strategy^6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT921Strategic Decision Making^6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT925Business Research Project (MBA)^6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus ONE elective subject (6 credit points) selected from other 900-level Sydney Business School or other 900-level subjects as approved by the Program Director, which may include:
GWP 900International Workplace Practice†6Trimester 1, Trimester 3

* It is strongly recommended that these three subjects are taken in the first trimester of study. 

# ACCY919 is a pre-requisite for FIN 907. 

^ These capstone subjects should ideally be undertaken only after all other compulsory subjects have been completed.

† GWP 900 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students to enrol, once they have successfully completed at least 36 cps within the degree.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all subjects are offered at all locations, and subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the Subject Database by clicking the subject codes above.

Study Abroad Options

Students may also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad tour to complete their elective subject.

Why choose this course?

Sydney Business School is the graduate school of the Faculty of Business at University of Wollongong. Our courses are delivered from campuses located in the Sydney CBD at Circular Quay in Sydney and Wollongong. They are designed for individuals seeking to expand their expertise, build their professional excellence or enhance their leadership capabilities.

Our postgraduate programs are: informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified and industry-experienced academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

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