Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This section outlines the course rules and other requirements for the MBA and the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration offered by the University of Sydney Business School.

 

Course
Master of Business Administration
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
CRICOS code TBC TBC
Course abbreviation MBA GradDipBA
Credit points required for completion 72 48
Duration (minimum)  2.5 years part-time  1.5 years part-time

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.

Course structures

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

To qualify for the award, Master of Business Administration (MBA), a student completes units of study totalling 72 credit points, comprising:

  • 42 credit points of core units of study
  • 24 credit points of elective units of study
  • a six credit point capstone unit of study.
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

To qualify for the award, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, a student completes units of study totalling 48 credit points, comprising:

  • 42 credit points of core units of study
  • a six credit point elective unit of study.

Core units of study

Students in the MBA or Graduate Diploma must complete all seven core units of study listed below.

  • SMBA6001 Leadership Practice and Development (must be completed first)
  • SMBA6002 Strategies for Growth
  • SMBA6003 Data Analytics and Modelling
  • SMBA6004 Financial Management
  • SMBA6005 Critical Analysis and Thought Leadership
  • SMBA6006 Innovation in Strategic Marketing
  • SMBA6007 Managing People and Organisations.

Elective units of study

Students in the MBA must complete 24 credit points in elective units of study selected from the options listed below.

Students in the Graduate Diploma complete one six credit point elective from these options.

Note. All units of study are six credit point units unless indicated.

  • SMBA6101 International Business Project (12 credit points) (MBA only)
  • SMBA6102 Individual Company Project (12 credit points) (MBA only)
  • SMBA6103 Expert Topic A
  • SMBA6104 Expert Topic B
  • SMBA6105 Business Negotiations and Decision Making
  • SMBA6106 Innovation and Corporate Venturing*
  • SMBA6107 Financial Strategy*
  • SMBA6108 Leading Project Management*
  • SMBA6109 Managing with Technology*
  • SMBA6110 Operations Management
  • SMBA6111 Coaching and Performance Management
  • SMBA6112 Strategic Use of Social Technology.

* Not offered for 2014.

Capstone unit of study (MBA only)

Students in the MBA must complete the following industry capstone unit of study in their final session of enrolment.

  • SMBA6201 Industry Capstone*

* Not offered for 2014

Please note: The capstone unit is not available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Progression guide and further information

For further details regarding how individual units will be offered, students should refer to the MBA page on the Business School website mba.sydney.edu.au/ or contact the Program Coordinator, MBA Programs.