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Broaden your capabilities across the whole business, back your ambition and drive with sustainable leadership skills with an award-winning MBA from Sydney Business School, UOW.

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) will allow you to lead with confidence, and gain the skills and knowledge to make strategic decisions across accounting and finance, governance, recruitment, marketing and drive innovation at all levels of the organisation.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • demonstrate your skills as an effective and confident leader
  • communicate complex concepts powerfully
  • have the critical skills to make big decisions
  • be placed at the forefront of business and professional practices
  • drive innovation working with a complex array of stakeholders
  • confidently deliver a complex business project

Are you a highly experienced professional looking for more? Consider the Executive MBA offered at our Sydney CBD campus.

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Postgraduate study with UOW is now more affordable, with Commonwealth Supported places available for all coursework postgraduate degrees in 2024 (with the exception of our Executive level courses). In 2024, the Government will pay up to 75% of the course fees of eligible Domestic students studying a postgraduate degree at UOW.

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Key facts

Who is this course for?

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.

If you are an experienced senior leader seeking executive leadership roles and are looking for an in-person learning experience networking with like-minded professionals from a broad range of sectors, consider the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).

Eligibility

Successful applicants will have an undergraduate qualification, substantial managerial experience or have completed the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. See Master of Business Administration for complete entry requirements and more information.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration can be taken over 1.5 years full-time (3 subjects per trimester). You can also choose to study part-time and work at your own pace. Students who are working full-time often study part-time, choosing to complete one to two subjects per trimester, taking two to four years to complete the full degree.

If you choose, you can exit early with a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Credit for prior learning

Students are encouraged to apply for credit at the time of application using formal credit arrangements based on previous studies or experience. 

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration requires the successful completion of 12 subjects (72 credit points).

Core subjects include (6 credit points each):

  • Accounting For Managerial Decision-making
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Responsible Talent Management Strategies
  • Design Thinking and Business Transformation
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation
  • Financial Strategy and Governance
  • Contemporary Global Perspectives on Strategy
  • Strategic Business Project
  • Responsible Leadership for a Global World
  • Global Business Challenges

Elective subjects:

Students complete 12 credit points of 900 level elective subjects from subjects offered from the Sydney Business School within the Faculty of Business and Law.

View the Course Handbook for the complete course structure and learning outcomes.

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Course Session Start date

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Trimester 1 2024

Orientation:

  • Sydney: 29 January 2024
  • Wollongong: 30 January 2024
  • Online: 1 January 2024

Lectures commence: 5 February 2024

Trimester 2 2024

Orientation:

  • Sydney: 6 May 2024
  • Wollongong: 7 May 2024
  • Online: 8 May 2024

Lectures commence: 13 May 2024

Trimester 3 2024

Orientation:

  • Sydney: 12 Aug 2024
  • Wollongong: 13 Aug 2024
  • Online: 14 Aug 2024

Lectures commence: 19 Aug

Executive MBA


Trimester 2 2024

Orientation: 6 May 2024

Lectures commence: 13 May 2024

 

 

 

Course Campus Total Course Fee
Master of Business Administration (MBA) UOW Online, Wollongong or Sydney Campus

$24,480* (2024)

(Compared to $60,264 for a Full-Fee Paying Place)

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration UOW Online, Wollongong or Sydney Campus

$8,160* (2024)

(Compared to $20,088 for a Full-Fee Paying Place)

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration  UOW Online, Wollongong or Sydney Campus

$16,320* (2024)

(Compared to $40,176 for a Full-Fee Paying Place)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Advanced UOW Online, Wollongong or Sydney Campus

$28,952 - $32,640* (2024) depending on subject selection.

(Compared to $80,352 for a Full-Fee Paying Place)

Master of Business Administration (Executive) Sydney CBD Campus $70,848 (2024)
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive) Sydney CBD Campus $45,312 (2024)
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) Sydney CBD Campus $22,656 (2024)

*Total indicative course tuition fees shown is for a Commonwealth Supported place. These fees are based on normal course length and progression and are subject to change from year to year. For up to date information on course structure and fees, refer to the UOW Course Handbook.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are University places where, for eligible domestic students, tuition fees are made up of two parts:

  • an Australian Government contribution (for some courses, up to three-quarters of the tuition fee is funded by the Australian Government)
  • a student contribution (which may be deferred and repaid later via a HECS-HELP loan)

 To be eligible for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria: Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder.

 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma:

UOW Online

The Sydney Business School, UOW integrates online learning into all subjects. However, when your course is offered through UOW Online, 100% of your course will be delivered online, including all tutorials, class discussions and submission of assessments. While classes are often scheduled, this delivery mode allows you to study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. 

Studying online still means you will be able to connect with our passionate lecturers and teachers and network with your classmates.

On Campus

When you study ‘on campus’ you will attend classes on campus where you will be able to meet your peers and teachers in-person. We offer a range of weekly, evening or weekend classes to suit your lifestyle, and integrate online learning into all subjects so the time spent on campus is spent strengthening your understanding and practising your skills.

Sydney CBD Campus

Our Sydney CBD Campus is located in Circular Quay and overlooks both the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and is well serviced by buses, trains and ferries. It provides exceptional learning and teaching facilities. Classes are offered via weekly, evening or weekend classes to suit your lifestyle.

Wollongong Campus

Wollongong is Australia’s ninth largest city, situated in the Illawarra Region on the south coast of New South Wales. Our Wollongong campus combines modern teaching and learning set amongst landscaped gardens minutes away from the beach. We have created a campus that includes academic support, accommodation, sports, culture and entertainment – so you can focus on your education in a relaxing environment.

Executive MBA

Sydney CBD - On Campus

The Executive MBA is delivered with face-to-face classes at our Sydney CBD Campus, on weekends via intensive mode. You only usually attend the campus once per month for classes and will be provided with a two-year schedule ahead of commencing the course.

See how our MBA helped Peter fast-track his career

Peter Buckley shares how the UOW MBA set the foundations for his future career, laying the groundwork for his current role in the community where he was raised.

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I finished the master’s degree and we found out we were expecting triplets. We welcomed three identical girls into the world, nappy changes, sleep patterns, the routines of feeding. The triplets are 10 now, so I've got my son, his 12, Fraser, and then Eliza, Bronte, and Chloe are our beautiful daughters.

My current role is director of Shire Services for Wollondilly Shire Council. For me personally, it was always an ambition that I would grow up, I would go to high school, and I would one-day study at the University of Wollongong, and to come back today and work in Wollondilly Shire where I grew up, my family grew up there, my grandfather, and their parents grew up there. So there’s a real connection to place that just evolves into being part of the community, part of my workplace, and serving people that I work with.

They say you can’t be what you can't see. So if there’s somebody else in the family who has been to university and now look at them, look what Peter's done, he's had these senior positions in so many different industries, found his real niche, his fabulous job at Wollondilly and seen that success.

To come back today and see Grace and be able to see some of the new buildings that have been built over the last few years, I don’t think I would be where I am today without that connection with the University of Wollongong.

Peter took every bit of learning that he could, but he started with who he was as a person. He’s never changed.

27, 28 years old, I was in a fairly senior role for a public company to really apply myself to the MBA, I thought once I was committed, each course was another layer in the foundations that I had for my future career.

The job now suits him absolutely perfectly because he's always learning something new and he's serving the community and that is absolutely who he is.

Really taking those building blocks that I learned in the MBA, I was able to then fast track more of my career development, particularly into the senior roles in ASX companies and some startups.

You take your learning with you and you add to it and you carry on and all that becomes part of who you are and then you come to that wonderful place where it all comes together and you can do your best work.

I use my MBA all the time. I use strategic decision making principles around decisions we make on a daily basis here at Australian Pathology, I use it in my board roles, I use in marketing. For me it’s been fundamental in giving me more strings in my bow to be able to deliver. Leisel Wett Master of Business Administration CEO, Australian Pathology

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Ranked #1

UOW’s Sydney Business School ranked 1st in Australia for the Global Executive MBA Rankings.

CEO Magazine's Global MBA Ranking 2023

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The University of Wollongong Sydney Business School's MBA ranked in the top 10 in Oceania for providing training and skills needed for job readiness and entrepreneur success.

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Convenience

You have the choice to study online, at our Sydney CBD Campus in the heart of Circular Quay, or at our Wollongong Campus.

Class times

As well as weekdays, classes are also scheduled in the evenings, on weekends or via block delivery* to enable you to fit study around your other commitments. 

  • Evening classes: classes are scheduled after 5:30pm
  • Weekend classes: classes are scheduled on Saturdays and in some cases on Sundays
  • Block delivery: some of our postgraduate degrees are offered in successive full-day classes allowing you to rapidly cover course material.

*Not all delivery modes are available for every subject. Please check the website for details.

Pathway options

Upon successful completion of a Graduate Certificate, students have the option to enrol in an associated Master’s Degree, with credit for subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate. 

For Business Administration and Business Administration (Executive) courses, students may progress from the Graduate Certificate, to the Graduate Diploma, then to a Master of Business Administration, with credit for subjects completed in both the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma.

Learn more about articulation agreements.

Sydney Business School, UOW is ranked among the finest institutions in the world for both teaching, student experience and research. We are proud of our:

  • Prestigious AACSB Accreditation, which means we are ranked in the top 6% of business schools world-wide (AACSB).
  • Our Masters degrees have received global and regional ranks in the Eduniversal 2022 Rankings.
  • Tier One rating globally for our Master of Business Administration by UK based CEO Magazine (2023).
  • Ranked #1 in Australia for our Executive MBA (CEO Magazine's Global Executive MBA Ranking 2023).
  • Top 200 in the world for Accounting & Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).
  • 5 star rating for postgraduate Business and Management, for student support and skills development (Good Universities Guide 2023).

Learn more about our Awards and Rankings.

Sydney Business School, UOW students have access to a wealth of free support.

Career support and advice 

Throughout your study and for two years after you graduate, you will have access to a qualified Careers Consultant who specialises in Business. The consultant can help you improve your employability and provide up-to-date information on the Australian job market, additional career programs, jobsearch resources and career expos. 

Professional development

UOW’s Sydney Business School offers a range of free events designed to develop your skills in core business functions delivered by experts in their fields. These events give you the opportunity to network with employers, alumni and students. 

Academic and personal support 

As a student, you’ll have the support you need to succeed. Not only do we offer academic support, but our campuses include personal support such as UOW wellbeing, health, medical and counselling services, peer mentoring, childcare services (Wollongong only) and religious spaces. 

Other services include: 

  • Advisors and postgraduate coordinators 
  • Learning development support 
  • Library 
  • Peer academic coaches

I love the online MBA because I was still given the same experience as an on-campus student. In one of my units I was able to connect and work with UOW in Dubai. The course is designed to fit into our lives. Julie Najjar Master of Business Administration

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