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Master of Business Administration (Leadership and Enterprise)

Discover our new full-time MBA (Leadership and Enterprise)

Our rankings

Global leaders in management education

  • No. 1 in Australia

    Our part-time MBA has been ranked No. 1 in Australia by the AFR BOSS Magazine biennial MBA rankings 2017.

  • 4th in the world

    The University is ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability In the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018.

Overview

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.

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Personal and Interpersonal skill development (Units 1-4) - These units focus on the development of personal and interpersonal skills needed to effectively manage and lead in business. You will learn to build individual resilience in a world of growing complexity, disruption and ambiguity.

Business knowledge and skill development (Units 5–8) - 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.

Building future enterprises (Units 9-12) - These units bring together the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous units to equip you to build and lead future enterprises. The final unit is the MBA Capstone (Design Strategy), in which you will develop customer-centric products and services aligned with the strategy of a contemporary, real-world organisation.

mba.sydney.edu.au/full-time/units-of-study

Units of Study

Capstone (compulsory project)

In this unit, students are required to develop customer-centric products and services that are aligned with the strategy of an actual organisation. Students must integrate the skills, knowledge and experience acquired throughout the MBA Program to bring a real prototype to market. Design thinking methodologies are applied to demonstrate understanding of the challenges facing strategy implementation. Students work in teams with tight milestones. To do this successfully, students must use the skills gained throughout the MBA program and critically reflect on the implications and impact of their learning.

Admission requirement

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.

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.

Career Development

Dedicated to your success

Our full-time MBA Career Services team will work directly with you, empowering you to achieve the next steps in your career strategy. Through training and development of your employability skills, we will support you to make the most of your MBA, and maximise the opportunity of having many of the world’s best employers on our Sydney CBD doorstep.

Our extracurricular opportunities, professional development workshops, career coaching, employer introductions and industry networking events will enable you to build a career-management plan and develop the tools, skills and knowledge to navigate today’s employment market and recruitment trends successfully.

Internships

We have integrated optional internships into our program, available during the study breaks.

Our dedicated careers team will work with you to place you with one of our local or international partner organisations, depending on your interests and career goals.

We have exceptional industry links with more than 250 employers offering internships to our students, including some of the world’s largest firms: Deloitte, PwC, Boston Consulting Group, Procter and Gamble, Commonwealth Bank, EY, Credit Suisse and many more.

To find out more about our career development services, please visit

mba.sydney.edu.au/full-time/careers-service

Professional accreditation

The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to achieve membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education, in addition to international accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS.

Future study options

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

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.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the 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 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 increase


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, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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 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 costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. 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, MasterCard or American Express. 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.

“The Sydney MBA equips students with the practical skills to manage change, mitigate risks and exploit growth opportunities – so it was a natural fit for me. From on-air talent management to major deal negotiations, the MBA has not only taught me how to be a good manager, but also how to make the right decisions at relevant moments.”
Darren Distefano, Master of Business Administration

 

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