Master of Management (CEMS)
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Sydney Master of Management (CEMS) is a pre-experience program designed to provide students who are fluent in a second language, with the opportunity to go one step further with their management education through the CEMS component of the degree.
CEMS – the Global Alliance in Management Education – is a highly prestigious alliance of leaders in business and higher education and offers the number one ranked (by the Financial Times in 2009), Master of International Management (MIM ) program. We are the only faculty in Australia to offer this program and were also the only Australian business school and the first non-European institution to be admitted as a member of CEMS.
As part of the CEMS MIM program you will spend at least one semester at a top overseas university where you will carry out business projects and internships with leading international companies – an opportunity that will open doors for you worldwide.
If you’ve just finished your first degree, the Sydney Master of Management (CEMS) could be what you need to set you apart from the crowd.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- BUSS6101 - Elective Option
- BUSS6500 - Industry Placement
- CEMS6001 - CEMS Business Project A
- CEMS6002 - CEMS Business Project B
- CEMS6101 - CEMS Exchange 1
- CEMS6102 - CEMS Exchange 2
- CEMS6103 - CEMS Exchange 3
- CEMS6104 - CEMS Exchange 4
- CEMS6105 - CEMS Exchange 5
- CEMS6106 - CEMS Exchange 6
- CEMS6107 - CEMS Exchange 7
- CEMS6108 - CEMS Exchange 8
- MMGT5001 - Fundamentals of Management
- MMGT6001 - Strategy and Entrepreneurship
- MMGT6003 - Accounting and Financial Management
- MMGT6005 - International &Cross-Cultural Management
- MMGT6008 - Global Marketing Management
- MMGT6009 - MMgt Business Project A
- MMGT6010 - MMgt Business Project B
- MMGT6011 - Teamwork and Innovation
- MMGT6012 - Business Tools for Management
- MMGT6013 - Project Management in Context
- MMGT6100 - Advanced Management Applications
Further course information
The Master of Management (CEMS) requires the completion of 72 credit points comprising two components:
(i) ten core coursework units; and
(ii) a business project.
Candidates must complete the following ten core units of study selected from the following:
- MMGT6001 Strategy and Entrepreneurship,
- MMGT6003 Accounting and Financial Management,
- MMGT6005 International and Cross Cultural Management,
- MMGT6008 Global Marketing Management
- MMGT6009 MMgt Business Project (Part A)
- MMGT6010 MMgt Business Project (Part B)
- MMGT6011 Team Work and Innovation,
- MMGT6012 Business Tools for Management,
- MMGT6013 Project Management in Context, and
- up to six CEMS exchange options.
For the business project, candidates complete CEMS6001 CEMS Business Project (Part A) and CEMS6002 CEMS Business Project (Part B).
The CEMS exchange units are completed at a CEMS partner institution. Students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) will meet with the Academic Program Director to agree on a recommended path of study that takes into account prior learning and the requirements of the CEMS MIM. For degree progression examples see the University of Sydney Business School handbook [link to handbook].
The capstone experience in the Master of Management (CEMS) is a business project which comprises two units of study, designed to provide students with a real life learning experience and to provide assurance of learning for the program as a whole. Students will work in small groups of four or five and partner with a real organisation over a six week period to provide solutions to a real business problem identified in consultation with the partner organisations. Projects will range from social entrepreneurship programs, where students work with community groups and NGOs, through to consultancy projects for large multinational corporations.
Course outcomes and further study
The Sydney Master of Management (CEMS) degree supplements your existing degree to help you to work at the top level in your chosen field and actually use your knowledge to be successful. Combining your undergraduate area of expertise with management knowledge and skills, will dramatically increase your employment prospects in your chosen field. In addition, the opportunity to study and complete a business project at a top overseas CEMS partner university, will open doors for you worldwide.
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 Management (CEMS) 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 .
A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Management (CEMS) will hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree, graduate diploma or graduate certificate in commerce/business or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum credit (65%) average; and attend a selection interview. Potential candidates must also submit a CV and statement of motivation, and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in a minimum of two languages, one of which can be English. Qualifications awarded outside Australia can also be used for admission but equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification. You can find a guideline of the most common international entry requirements at
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Management (CEMS).
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Management (CEMS).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2013, 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 2012 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 tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2013, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are 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.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, 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.