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 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 hone your personal effectiveness as a responsible leader.

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

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.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

1433

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

013031G

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 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 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. For more details, please visit the Credit Arrangements webpage

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) offers exemptions for the Master of Business Administration.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$14,166 (2020)

$56,664 (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 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.


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. For more details, please visit the Credit Arrangements webpage

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) offers exemptions for the Master of Business Administration.

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)

$60,192 (2020)

Sydney

On Campus

$15,048 (2020)

$60,192 (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 theoretical and practical 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.

The MBA video (link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8k1-aojE7U&feature=youtu.be) provides an overview of the new MBA program, detailing the course structure and how the course-level learning outcomes are progressively developed throughout the degree.

Course Structure

Candidates are required to complete twelve (12) subjects (72 credit points) according to the list below. There are ten (10) compulsory subjects (60 credit points) plus two (2) elective subjects (12 credit points) chosen from 900 level subjects offered by the Faculty of Business.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
MBA 901  Accounting for Managerial Decision-making 6
MBA 902 Strategic Marketing Management 6
MBA 903 Responsible Talent Management Strategies 6
MBA 904 Design Thinking and Business Transformation 6
MBA 905  Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation 6
MBA 906 * Financial Strategy‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and Governance 6
MBA 907 Decision Effectiveness in Strategic Management 6
MBA 908 # Strategic Business Project 6
MBA 909 Responsible Leadership Effectiveness 6
MBA 910 Leading Edge Management Cases 6
Plus TWO elective subjects (12 credit points) selected from below or any 900-level subjects offered by the Faculty of Business as approved by the Program Director. 
MARK907 Issues and Crisis Management 6
MBA 920 Decisioning and Analytics for Next Best Action Marketing 6

PLEASE NOTE:

  • * MBA 901 is a pre-requisite for MBA 906.
  • # MBA 905 is a pre-requisite for MBA 908.
  • 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.

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

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.