Master of Business Administration Advanced

Course summary

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Advanced is designed for experienced professionals with ambition and drive who wish to develop their responsible and sustainable leadership skills. You will gain a holistic strategic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and changing global business world.

The course has been designed to cover three stages:

  1. Diagnostics, where you learn to diagnose issues in real organisations with a focus on marketing, employee engagement, talent management and accounting.
  2. Exploration, where you explore the latest thinking and practices in organisations and research worldwide, while developing skills in innovation and business transformation.
  3. Integration and Application, where you develop your strategic decision-making skills, undertake a real-world business project and enhance your personal effectiveness as a responsible leader.

The MBA Advanced offers students the opportunity to specialise further in their area of interest by completing four additional subjects from a specialisation of their choice. Specialisations are available in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Project Management, or Supply Chain Management.

Your learning approach will include real-world case studies, experiential learning including planning and executing an integrated and 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.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

1547

Duration

2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

048696M

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%, plus a minimum of three years’ relevant full-time professional or managerial experience and a one-page Statement of Motivation*. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.
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, University of Wollongong; and how the degree will help achieve your career goals and aspirations.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Approved articulation arrangements between various courses are in place. For detailed articulation arrangements view the articulation arrangement page.

Students who successfully completed a postgraduate qualification in Business from another University, will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Members of selected organisations who meet specified criteria for each may be given credit towards the Master of Business Administration Advanced. For more details, please visit the Credit Arrangements webpage

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$14,166 (2020)

$75,552 (2020)

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.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%, plus a minimum of three years’ relevant full-time professional or managerial experience and a one-page Statement of Motivation*. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.
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, University of Wollongong; 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)

86

18

18

17

17

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 FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Approved articulation arrangements between various courses are in place. For detailed articulation arrangements view the articulation arrangement page.

Students who successfully completed a postgraduate qualification in Business from another University, will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Members of selected organisations who meet specified criteria for each may be given credit towards the Master of Business Administration Advanced. For more details, please visit the Credit Arrangements webpage

FEES

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 18 credit points, i.e. three subjects.

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

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$15,048 (2020)

$80,256 (2020)

Sydney

On Campus

$15,048 (2020)

$80,256 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Orientation: 4 – 5 February 2020 (Sydney), 6 - 7 February 2020 (Wollongong)
Session: 10 February - 1 May 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 24 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Trimester 2

Wollongong, Sydney

Orientation: 12 - 13 May 2020 (Sydney), 14 – 15 May 2020 (Wollongong)
Session: 18 May – 7 August 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 1 May 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 1 May 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Trimester 3

Wollongong, Sydney

Orientation: 18 – 19 August 2020 (Sydney), 20 – 21 August 2020 (Wollongong)
Session: 24 August – 19 November 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 7 August 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 7 August 2020. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Critically analyse and integrate advanced knowledge of recent developments in business disciplines and professional practice.
2 Propose innovative, sustainable and responsible solutions to complex real-world business challenges.
3 Collaborate responsibly to achieve individual and collective outcomes.
4 Effectively communicate complex concepts and information, through a range of media.
5 Critically reflect on personal ideas, practices and feedback from stakeholders.
6 Plan and execute a Strategic Business Project, drawing on relevant research principles and methods.
7 Demonstrate an appropriate depth of integrated knowledge of the specialisation area.

 

Course Structure

In addition to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) course requirements, candidates will complete 4 elective subjects (24 credit points) from either of the specialisation disciplines listed below.

* Where specialisation includes a subject that is a pre-requisite, it must be completed prior to undertaking the other specialisation subjects.

Specialisations

Accounting 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
ACCY901 Accounting Foundations for Professionals 6
ACCY918 * Applied Management Accounting 6
ACCY962 * Professional Practice - Auditing & Risk Assurance 6
ACCY963 * Professional Practice - Taxation 6
ACCY901 is a pre-requisite for ACCY918, ACCY962 and ACCY963 , and must be completed prior to undertaking these subjects

Business Analytics 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
MBAS901 Essential Elements for Business Analytics 6
MBAS902 Techniques and Tools for Business Analytics 6
MBAS903 Business Analytics for Economic and Market Environments 6
MBAS904 Business Analytics for Services and Operations 6

Finance 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
FIN 925 Banking Theory and Practice 6
FIN 926 Advanced Managerial Finance 6
Plus TWO elective subjects from the list below *:
FIN 923 Portfolio Management 6
FIN 955 International Banking 6
FIN 956 Bank Lending and Securities 6
FIN 957 Portfolio Simulation 6
FIN 959 Enterprise Risk Management 6

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
FIN 941 Financial Skills for Entrepreneurs 6
MGNT942 Insights into Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6
MGNT943 * Business Innovation Plan 6
MGNT944 Contemporary Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs 6
*FIN 941 and MGNT942 should be completed prior to undertaking MGNT943.

Human Resource Management 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
MGNT908 Human Resources Development 6
MGNT918 Managing Employment Relations in Organisations 6
MGNT969 Job Analysis, Recruitment and Selection 6
Plus ONE elective subject from the list below *:
MGNT910 Strategic Management 6
MGNT911 Organisational Behaviour 6
MGNT915 Management of Change 6
MGNT920 Organisational Analysis 6
MGNT923 Contemporary Issues in International Business 6
MGNT949 Performance Management 6
MGNT963 Management of Workplace Health and Safety 6
MGNT978 Cross Cultural Management 6
OPS 935 Project Management 6
*   Note that a limited number of elective subjects will be offered each trimester.

Marketing

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points
MARK935 * Marketing Strategy 6
MARK936 Consumer Behaviour 6
MARK940 Marketing Communications 6
MARK977 Research For Marketing Decisions 6
Students are to complete at least 12 credit points of marketing subjects before enrolling in MARK935.

Project Management 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
OPS 935 Project Management 6
OPS 936 * Advanced Project Management 6
OPS 938 ** Negotiation Theory and Practice for Project Management 6
OPS 939 * Project Management in Practice 6
OPS 935 is a pre-requisite for OPS 939 & OPS 936 and must be completed prior to undertaking these subjects.
** OPS 935 is a co-requisite for OPS 938 .

Supply Chain Management  

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
OPS 908 Supply Chain Management 6
OPS 911 ** Strategic Procurement Management 6
OPS 913 * Advanced Supply Chain Management 6
OPS 928 ** Logistics Systems 6
*   OPS 908 is a pre-requisite for OPS 913 and must be completed prior to undertaking the subject.
**  OPS 908 is a co-requisite for OPS 911  & OPS 928 .

Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

We offer three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle 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 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.

Our dedicated student support services are built around your individual 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.

International students can take 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.