Master of Business Administration

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The University of Sydney MBA is a general management degree that has been specifically developed to equip managers with the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to succeed in an increasingly complex global business environment. Designed in close consultation with leading businesses and industry experts, the University of Sydney MBA will expose students enrolled in the program to cutting-edge business knowledge, give them practical experience applying theory to real world commercial challenges and provide them access to unique opportunities to develop and enhance their personal professional skills.

A key feature of the University of Sydney MBA is its focus on developing the personal professional skills of emerging leaders and this is addressed in two core units of study-Leadership Practice and Development and Critical Analysis and Thought Leadership.

Our partnership with Korn/Ferry International, world leaders in executive talent, will give students in our new MBA access to the same leadership assessment tools that are used to evaluate senior executives and CEOs in many of the world's leading companies. The assessment forms the basis of a tailored program designed to build the individual leadership skills and competencies that will help our MBA graduates make a difference.
The thought leadership program is designed to further develop students' critical analytical skills and to enhance their ability to clearly articulate well reasoned opinions on key issues of relevance to their organisations and the broader community. This unique offering brings to life our commitment to an MBA which is about developing the personal as well as the professional competencies of graduates.

Units of study

Further course information

Study plan

The Master of Business Administration requires the completion of 72 credit points comprising four components:
- seven core units of study
- four elective units of study
- a capstone unit of study

Candidates must also complete the zero credit point unit MBA Online Primers.

CORE UNITS
- Critical Analysis and Thought Leadership
- Data Analytics and Modelling
- Financial Management
- Innovation in Strategic Marketing
- Leadership Practice and Development
- Managing People and Organisations
- Strategies for Growth

Find out more about above units of study visit http://mba.sydney.edu.au/mba/units_of_study

Progression rules

A candidate for the Master of Business Administration completes their core unit Leadership Practice and Development in the first semester of enrolment. The Industry capstone core unit is completed in the final semester of enrolment.

Capstone experience

Industry Capstone
A key focus of the Sydney MBA is its focus on the practical application of theory to real world business situations. The result is an industry challenge where you work in a small team to develop recommendations for a prominent industry partner. The industry challenge is developed in close collaboration with leading Australian and international companies and throughout the challenge you have the opportunity to work with and receive feedback from managers and executives from the industry partner.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The Sydney MBA has been tailored to equip experienced managers with the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to adapt, lead and succeed in the context of change.

Further study

The University of Sydney Business School has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its research across a wide range of academic disciplines. The Master of Business Administration is an entry pathway to our higher degree by research programs, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

The postgraduate research programs offered by the Business School attract a large number of domestic and international students each year. With more than 180 research students currently enrolled, we have one of the largest and most diverse higher degree by research programs in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more information about Sydney research at http://sydney.edu.au/business/research

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Business Administration will hold a Bachelor's degree (credit average); or graduate certificate, graduate diploma or equivalent from an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School (with originals to be submitted at interview), with
- At least three years' work experience and experience in a management position
- A Statement of Motivation
- A selection interview establishing the candidate's suitability for the degree.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Business Administration.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Business Administration.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students not available for Master of Business Administration.

Annual review

Annual review not available for Master of Business Administration.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Master of Business Administration.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Master of Business Administration.

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