Master of Management (CEMS)

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

If you are fluent in a second language, the Master of Management (CEMS) will open doors for you internationally. We are the only university in Australia to offer this prestigious program, which enables you to complete the CEMS Master's in International Management program as part of your degree. You will spend at least one semester overseas at a top university belonging to the exclusive CEMS network.

If you’ve just finished your first degree, the Master of Management (CEMS) could be what you need to set you apart from the crowd.

For upcoming events and information sessions relating to this degree and the University of Sydney Business School visit: sydney.edu.au/business/events.

Course outline

OUTLINE OF COURSE STRUCTURE

The Master of Management (CEMS) requires the completion of 72 credit points comprising:

  • a 12 credit point business project, and
  • 60 credit points in additional units of study (including a maximum of 36 credit points in CEMS exchange units of study completed at international CEMS partner institutions).
Business project

You complete this 12 credit point unit:

CEMS6011

CEMS Business Project

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Additional units of study

You complete ten units from:

  • CEMS6003 Advanced Strategy,
  • CEMS6004 Global Management Practice,
  • CEMS6006 Chinese Institutions and Business,
  • CEMS6007 Chinese for Business,
  • MMGT6003 Accounting and Financial Management,
  • MMGT6004 Managing People and Organisations,
  • MMGT6008 Global Marketing Management,
  • MMGT6012 Business Tools for Management,
  • MMGT6100 Advanced Management Applications
  • MMGT6688 The Future of Business.

In addition to the units listed above students can select up to six CEMS exchange units as additional units.

Further course information

Progression rules

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 a progression guides for this degree, please refer to the Business School (Postgraduate) Handbook.

Capstone experience

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

Graduate opportunities

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.

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 Management (CEMS) 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 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 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 guidelines of the most common international entry requirements at sydney.edu.au/business/study/courses/admission_requirements.

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.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

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

For students commencing in Semester 2, 2016, limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available. To be eligible for consideration for a CSP, you must submit your application by the 8th of July, 2016.

Please note that CSP places in PG coursework will only be available to students newly commencing in their program of choice who are directly admitted to the Masters level.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply:

  1. directly to the University, or
  2. through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount

The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the 2017 amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

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

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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