Master of Business Administration (MBA) University of Wollongong Faculty of Business
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.
You can study our Master of Business Administration as a 1.5 year degree or choose to study the Master of Business Administration Advanced as a 2 year degree. The MBA Advanced allows you to differentiate yourself by under undertaking a fourth phase in your degree and specialise in one of the following areas:
•Supply Chain Management
•Innovation and Entrepreneurship
•Human Resource Management
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 Learning Structure
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 demonstrate:
Critically analyse and integrate advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of recent developments in business disciplines and professional practice.
Propose innovative, sustainable and responsible 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.
A recognised bachelor’s 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. IELTS Overall 6.5 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6)
^ The Statement of Motivation should be no more than one page, written in English, and should address your motivation for studying the MBA with the UOW Sydney Business School; and how the degree will help achieve your career goals and aspirations.
Why Study With Us?
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.
Over 90% of our graduates are employed within 4 months of graduating and our postgraduate students average starting salary is $108,800 AUD, 4% higher than the nation’s average*.
Choose to study your program from one of our two campuses: the Sydney CBD campus in the overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour and its impressive bridge, or our Wollongong Campus set amongst landscaped gardens, minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
We offer a variety of Scholarships available for both Domestic and International students ranging from 10% to 100%, so you are able to invest in your future.
Our courses are continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by employers, 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.
*QILT 2016-2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey.