Facts & figures
In a world of growing complexity, disruption and ambiguity, the traditional MBA is dead. At the University of Sydney Business School, we offer far more than the fundamentals of business. Future business leaders need to be resilient, adaptable, progressive and influential to succeed on the global stage. That’s why we’ve launched our new MBA (Leadership and Enterprise).
Our full-time MBA is taught over 18 months and has a capped 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. Like most MBAs, our program offers a deep understanding of finance, marketing and strategy, but you’ll also learn how to lead teams in a digital world, harness big data, leverage the power of creativity and explore the nature of complex systems. You will also have the option to undertake an internship.
Our full-time MBA (Leadership and Enterprise) consists of 12 units of study grouped around three key focus areas:
The first four units of the full-time MBA focus on developing personal and interpersonal skills needed to manage and lead effectively. You will learn to build individual resilience in a world of growing complexity, disruption and ambiguity.
Once you complete the first four units, you will focus on core business knowledge and skills, with an overarching theme of building business resilience and sustainability. You will have an opportunity to combine assessments from these four units to form a business project that will examine the sustainability of an existing business.
Your final four units will bring together the knowledge and skills you have gained in the previous units to equip you to build and lead future enterprises. The final unit is the MBA Capstone (Design Strategy) – you will develop customer-centric products and services that are aligned with the strategy of an existing organisation. You will integrate the skills, knowledge and experience acquired throughout the MBA to bring a real prototype to market.
A key goal for our part-time MBA is to prepare you for real-world business situations. Find out more about the MBA capstone: Design Strategy.
For detailed information about units of study, please visit the full-time MBA course page.
Our program offers optional internships during a study break towards the final third of the program.
Our internship program is about much more than work experience. It has been designed to offer exciting and meaningful projects for both individuals and teams across a range of organisations in emerging sectors including start-ups, social enterprises, non-profits and technology enterprises.
Along with your own industry experience, you will draw on the skills and knowledge gained from the first two-thirds of the program to develop compelling new propositions with impact for businesses and society.
Our full-time MBA will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to achieve your future anything. You will:
The University's tuition fees are reviewed annually and may vary during your period of study. For information relating to fees, please visit the full-time MBA course details page.
We offer two types of scholarships valued at varying amounts to local and international self-funded candidates for our full-time MBA program. They include:
If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please provide detail of this in your statement of motivation (see How to apply, below).
If English is not your first language, you will also need to provide evidence of English language proficiency.
For more detailed information about admission criteria, please visit the full-time MBA course page.
You will need to meet the necessary admission criteria before you will be considered for entry. Please check the admission criteria above.
In order to complete your application online you will need the following documentation:
If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please provide details of this in your statement of motivation.
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.
Shortlisted applicants for the full-time MBA will be required to attend a selection interview establishing the candidate's suitability. These interviews take place in the month following the application deadline.
For detailed information about how to apply and application deadlines, please visit the full-time MBA course page.
In order to secure a place in the August 2020 cohort you are encouraged to apply in an early admission round.
|Admission round||Application deadline||Interview dates|
|Round 1||1 August 2019||September 2019|
|Round 2||1 November 2019||December 2019|
|Round 3||1 February 2020||March 2020|
|Round 4||1 April 2020||May 2020|
|Round 5||1 June 2020||July 2020|
Interview times are subject to availability, and only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.
Note, applications will be accepted throughout the year, and outside of the above admission round deadlines.
“The full-time MBA at the University of Sydney is unlike any other in that it emphasises leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity. Business is evolving so quickly and requires innovative problem solving skills, which is at the core of the Sydney MBA. The beauty of the coast, the infinite opportunities for outdoor adventure, and the many cultural attractions of the city make Sydney the perfect place to earn a degree.”
“I chose the full-time MBA at Sydney for the international perspective of business and to expand my cultural approach towards life. For me, Australia offers the perfect balance to achieve a great education and amazing experience. The full-time MBA is helping me become more entrepreneurial and to find new ways of doing business. I am also learning from the many diverse cultures of my cohort and expanding my networks worldwide.”