Master of Business (Double Specialisation)

Course summary

The Master of Business (Double Specialisation) is suitable for managers and middle managers seeking to further their career in two specialised fields of business. Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills are developed through the study of foundation, specialisation specific core subjects and electives.  The specialised knowledge and skills is consolidated through the completion of an industry based research project. 

You will study the theory and practice of business including topics such as accounting and financial management, organisational behaviour, marketing and explore global business challenges from multiple perspectives.

After undertaking the foundation subjects, you will develop discipline-specific knowledge in two specialisations from the below list:

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management*
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing*


* Only available at the Wollongong campus.


You will also have the option of undertaking a Master of Business with a single specialisation that allows you to select a single specialisation and complete the course in 1 to 1.5 years full-time.

If you are considering studying business administration at a strategic level and have relevant full-time work experience you should consider the Master of Business Administration.

If you have already completed an undergraduate degree in Commerce or a related area you may be eligible to receive credit for recognition of prior learning for this course.

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.

We offer three intakes per year, where you can study from our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus. 

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

Sydney

Course Code

1529

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

082829J

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%; or a UOW Graduate Certificate in Business. Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience will will also be considered.

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

Successful completion of prior:

Undergraduate Study
Students who hold a Bachelor degree in a Business or Commerce related area may be granted advanced standing of 24 credit points (4 subjects). Credit recognition on the basis of prior completed undergraduate studies can be approved for core subjects only. To view subjects, visit the Course Handbook.

Postgraduate Study
Students who complete two Masters programs in Business through an articulation arrangement will be granted advanced standing towards the second degree.

Fees

2018 Information
Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,350
Full Course Fee: $55,200

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

A recognised Bachelors degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%; or a UOW Graduate Certificate in Business. Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience will also be considered.

Credit Transfer

Successful completion of prior:

Undergraduate Study
Students who hold a Bachelor degree in a Business or Commerce related area may be granted advanced standing of 24 credit points (4 subjects). Credit recognition on the basis of prior completed undergraduate studies can be approved for core subjects only. To view subjects, visit the Course Handbook.

Postgraduate Study
Students who complete two Masters programs in Business through an articulation arrangement will be granted advanced standing towards the second degree.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,134
Full Course Fee: $54,048

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

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

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 successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced discipline-specific knowledge in core areas of business.
  2. Synthesise relevant principles and concepts in a business context.
  3. Explain research principles and methods relevant to business contexts.
  4. Propose integrated solutions to a wide range of problems using theoretical knowledge, technical skills, critical and/ or creative thinking.
  5. Plan and execute a substantial business research project.
  6. Apply principles of social responsibility when critically evaluating situations and making business decisions.
  7. Communicate complex disciplinary information for the intended audience and purpose; (a) orally and, (b) in writing.
  8. Reflect on professional interpersonal skills whilst working with others to produce agreed outputs. 

Course Structure

Candidates may chose to study a single or double specialisation. 

Single Specialisation

Candidates who study a single specialisation are required to complete 12 subjects (72 credit points) in accordance with the list below. The 12 subjects comprise 4 foundation subjects, 7 subjects from one of the specialisations and 1 capstone research project subject (MGNT922).

Double Specialisation

Candidates who study a double specialisation are required to complete 16 subjects (96 credit points) in accordance with the list below. The 16 subjects comprise 4 foundation subjects, 5 core subjects from each of the two selected specialisations, 1 elective subject (selected from 1 of the specialisations) and 1 capstone research project subject (MGNT922).

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Foundation Subjects
ACCY801 Accounting and Financial Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON802 *** The Economics of Global Business Challenges 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT803 Organisational Behaviour and Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK804 Principles of Marketing Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
*** Note: ECON802 is compulsory for the Financial Management specialisation. Students NOT ENROLLED IN THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION may substitute this subject with OPS802 Operations Management for other specialisations with approval from Head of Students.
Financial Management Specialisation
ECON940 Statistics for Decision Making 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 921 Managerial Finance 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 923 Portfolio Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 924 Financial Statement Analysis For Business 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 958 Financial Institutions 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus select two elective^ subjects (12 credit points) from the list below:
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 961 Derivatives 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 925 Banking Theory and Practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 927 Entrepreneurial Finance 6 Not offered in this year
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 955 International Banking 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
FIN 956 Bank Lending and Securities 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2
FIN 957 Portfolio Simulation 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2
FIN 959 Enterprise Risk Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT923 Contemporary Issues in International Business 6 Not offered in this year
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
Human Resource Management Specialisation (Wollongong campus only)
MGNT908 Human Resources Development 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT930 Strategic Human Resource Management 6 Trimester 2
MGNT949 Performance Management 6 Trimester 2
MGNT963 Management of Workplace Health and Safety 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
MGNT969 Job Analysis, Recruitment and Selection 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus select two elective^ subjects (12 credit points) from the list below:
MGNT903 Leading in Contemporary Organisations 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT910 Strategic Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT911 Organisational Behaviour 6 Not offered in this year
MGNT915 Management of Change 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT920 Organisational Analysis 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT923 Contemporary Issues in International Business 6 Not offered in this year
MGNT978 Cross Cultural Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
OPS 935 Project Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
International Business Specialisation
FIN 928 Multinational Financial Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK957 International Marketing Strategy 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT978 Cross Cultural Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT982 International Business Environment 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT984 * International Business Strategies 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus two elective^ subjects (12 credit points) chosen from any of the Master of Business specialisation subjects. Students may choose to complete MGNT923 Contemporary Issues in International Business or OPS 908 Supply Chain Management as elective subjects. * Note: MGNT982 is a pre-requisite for MGNT984 
Marketing Specialisation (Wollongong campus only)
MARK920 Social Marketing 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK935 Marketing Strategy 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK936 Consumer Behaviour 6 Trimester 2
MARK940 Marketing Communications 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
MARK977 Research For Marketing Decisions 6 Trimester 2
Plus select two elective^ subjects (12 credit points) from the list below:
MARK901 Digital Marketing 6 Trimester 3
MARK956 Creating and Marketing New Products 6 Not offered in this year
MARK957 International Marketing Strategy 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK980 Strategic Brand Management 6 Trimester 2
OPS 908 Supply Chain Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
GWP 900 International Workplace practice 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
Management Specialisation
MGNT910 Strategic Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT915 Management of Change 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT920 Organisational Analysis 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT978 Cross Cultural Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
OPS 935 Project Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Plus two elective^ subjects (12 credit points) chosen from any of the specialisation subjects. Students may choose to complete MGNT903 Leading in Contemporary Organisations or MGNT923 Contemporary Issues in International Business or OPS 908 Supply Chain Management as elective subjects.
Research Capstone Unit
MGNT922 Business Research Project (MBus/MIB) 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

^ Note that a limited number of elective subjects will be offered each session.

* This capstone subject is to be completed by all students at the end of the degree.

** GWP900 Global Workplace Practice is available only to international students, once they have successfully completed 36 credit points within the degree.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Business (Financial Management) 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 (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). Graduates of the Master of Business (Human Resource Management) meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Human Resources Institute. 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.

Find out more about the Sydney Business School.