Master of Business Administration (Leadership and Enterprise)

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

Our full-time MBA is taught over 18 months and has a precise limit on class size. The program is delivered in an intensive format, where students complete two units of study at a time over a seven to eight week period.

You will ‘learn by doing’ through workshops with industry leaders; intensive group work; and tackling real world issues with a diverse cohort. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to build and lead future enterprises in a digital, hyper-connected world – from tech start-ups to major corporations.

The program comprises of 12 units of study, which are grouped around three key focus areas: personal and interpersonal skill development, business knowledge and skill development and building future enterprises.

You will learn from internationally-renowned academics from the Business School and across the University, as well as from a host of industry leaders.

The program finishes with a capstone unit, enabling you to apply everything you have learnt throughout the MBA to bring a real product prototype to market.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

There is a strong demand for University of Sydney graduates from multinational employers both in Australia and around the world.

Our graduates are the most employable in Australia and are among the top five most sought-after by employers worldwide, according to the latest 2017 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

With over 320,000 university alumni and 56,000 Business School alumni across the world, from a number of industries and sectors, you will also have access to a powerful global network.

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, such as the 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 degrees by research programs in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more information about Sydney research at sydney.edu.au/business/research

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Entry requirements
To be eligible to apply for the full-time MBA, you need to have:
- a minimum of three years of relevant work experience, and
- a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 or equivalent in
your undergraduate degree.

If English is not your first language, you will also need to provide evidence of English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS (academic) score of 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each of the four components.

Alternative pathways
If your academic record or work experience does not meet the above criteria, you will need to achieve a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 600+ (range 550–700).

We are happy to consider applicants without a first degree who have an excellent career record. Candidates with no first degree but with substantial managerial experience are advised that GMAT 600+ may be required.

We consider each case holistically and on an individual basis. We look for evidence of communication skills; interpersonal skills; leadership skills; team-building skills; integrity and ethics; initiative; cross-cultural sensitivity; motivation and commitment.
Graduate Management Admission Test
GMAT is a standardised admissions test used by the world’s leading business schools. The test score gives us additional information to compare applications from around the world in an objective way. We take into consideration country or regional norms in the distribution of GMAT and GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) scores and compare scores within industry sectors. While GMAT is not a specific requirement for candidates who meet our other entry requirements, students with GMAT scores
within the target range will be more likely to receive an offer for entry into the program.

You need to have a balanced score on all parts of the GMAT. You should aim for a score of 630. Although we do not specify a minimum, we are highly unlikely to admit a candidate with a score below 500. In our current programs, the middle 80 percent range for the class is between 550 and 700.

How to apply
If you meet these requirements, we invite you to apply online at mba.sydney.edu.au/apply

You will need to submit the following documents:
− an up-to-date CV
− your academic transcript
− a statement of motivation: one page outlining what you hope to achieve professionally and personally by completing the full-time MBA at the University of Sydney Business School.

If the results of your previous study aren’t available by the closing date, you can still submit an application. Your application will be considered, providing you forward the relevant results once they become available.

Interviews
Shortlisted applicants for the full-time MBA will be required to attend an interview with a panel comprising the Director, MBA and an MBA Program Manager.

International students

How to apply

Entry requirements
To be eligible to apply for the full-time MBA, you need to have:
- a minimum of three years of relevant work experience, and
- a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 or equivalent in
your undergraduate degree.

If English is not your first language, you will also need to provide evidence of English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS (academic) score of 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each of the four components.

Alternative pathways
If your academic record or work experience does not meet the above criteria, you will need to achieve a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 600+ (range 550–700).

We are happy to consider applicants without a first degree who have an excellent career record. Candidates with no first degree but with substantial managerial experience are advised that GMAT 600+ may be required.

We consider each case holistically and on an individual basis. We look for evidence of communication skills; interpersonal skills; leadership skills; team-building skills; integrity and ethics; initiative; cross-cultural sensitivity; motivation and commitment.
Graduate Management Admission Test
GMAT is a standardised admissions test used by the world’s leading business schools. The test score gives us additional information to compare applications from around the world in an objective way. We take into consideration country or regional norms in the distribution of GMAT and GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) scores and compare scores within industry sectors. While GMAT is not a specific requirement for candidates who meet our other entry requirements, students with GMAT scores
within the target range will be more likely to receive an offer for entry into the program.

You need to have a balanced score on all parts of the GMAT. You should aim for a score of 630. Although we do not specify a minimum, we are highly unlikely to admit a candidate with a score below 500. In our current programs, the middle 80 percent range for the class is between 550 and 700.

How to apply
If you meet these requirements, we invite you to apply online at mba.sydney.edu.au/apply

You will need to submit the following documents:
− an up-to-date CV
− your academic transcript
− a statement of motivation: one page outlining what you hope to achieve professionally and personally by completing the full-time MBA at the University of Sydney Business School.

If the results of your previous study aren’t available by the closing date, you can still submit an application. Your application will be considered, providing you forward the relevant results once they become available.

Interviews
Shortlisted applicants for the full-time MBA will be required to attend an interview with a panel comprising the Director, MBA and an MBA Program Manager.

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