Master of Business Administration - MBA

Course summary

Our MBA is currently undergoing a review, with a new course structure to be launched in Trimester 1, February 2018. The current course structure is relevant if you are starting your MBA in Trimester 3, August 2017. You will then have the option to transfer to the new course structure in 2018. For more information visit our MBA website.

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 has been designed to cover three stages: Diagnostics, where you learn to diagnose issues in real organisations with a focus on marketing, employee engagement, talent management and accounting; Exploration, where you explore the latest thinking and practices in organisations and research worldwide while developing skills in innovation and business transformation; and Integration and Application, where you develop your strategic decision-making skills, undertake a real-world business project and hone your personal effectiveness as responsible leaders. 

Your learning approach will include relevant and current case studied as well as guest lectures delivered by inductry professionals, with an emphasis on teamwork and peer learning.

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. 

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

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.

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 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.

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

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic 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)

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

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.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

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

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 18 credit points, ie 3 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.

Sydney
On Campus

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

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 18 credit points, ie 3 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.

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 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, University of Wollongong; and how the degree will help achieve your career goals and aspirations.

Credit Transfer

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.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,790
Full Course Fee: $47,160

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: $11,790
Full Course Fee: $47,160

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Session Commences
5 February 2018

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 & Orientation: 1 & 2 February (Wollongong)(TBC); 30 & 31 January (Sydney)(TBC)
Session: 5 February - 27 April 2018

2018 Trimester 2

Wollongong, Sydney

Session Commences
14 May 2018

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
Orientation: 10 & 11 May (Wollongong)(TBC); 8 & 9 May (Sydney)(TBC)
Session: 14 May - 3 August 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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 Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
MGNT900*Managerial Skills and Concepts6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ACCY919*Accounting for Managers6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT903*Leading in Contemporary Organisations6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK904Marketing for Strategic Decisions6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON928Economics for Modern Business6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 907#Financial Strategy6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT909Corporate Governance6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON947Business Analytics6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT926International Business Strategy6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT921Strategic Decision Making6Trimester 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 practice6Trimester 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.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration (Finance) may be eligible for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and the Finance & Treasury Association (FTA). Graduates of the Master of Business Administration (Marketing) may be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI), the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMRS) and The Communication Council (TCC). For more information, visit http://business.uow.edu.au/professional-recognition/index.html

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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