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: 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 a responsible leader.
The MBA Advanced offers students the opportunity to specialize further in their area of interest by completing four additional subjects from a specialization of their choice. Specialisations are available in Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management or Marketing.
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 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.
||Critically analyze and integrate advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of recent developments in business disciplines and professional practice.
||Propose innovative, sustainable and judicious solutions to complex real-world business challenges.
||Collaborate responsibly to achieve individual and collective outcomes.
||Effectively communicate complex concepts and information, through a range of media.
||Critically reflect on personal ideas, practices and feedback from stakeholders.
||Plan and execute a Strategic Business Project, drawing on relevant research principles and methods.
Candidates are required to complete twelve (12) subjects (72 credit points). 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.
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.
Why choose 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.
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