Master of Business Administration
This degree is designed for those who require the knowledge, competencies
and managerial skills necessary to operate in a challenging and changing
global environment. The program of study requires a commitment to teamwork
and enthusiasm to achieve. Candidates are required to complete 14 subjects.
The first part of the program offers an introduction to the key managerial
concepts and skills required of the modern manager. These subjects provide
a foundation for the core and elective subjects, that follow.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to enable
candidates to undertake four elective subjects in a specialised area of
interest. Alternatively students may use their electives as an opportunity
to study generally across a wide range of advanced management issues.
It is expected that the compulsory foundation and core subjects will be
studied first, followed by the elective units.
Through the University of Wollongong - Graduate School of Business
and Professional Development and the Sydney Business School, the Master
of Business Administration (MBA) is a 12 to 18 month full-time or 24 to
36 month part-time course and is offered on a flexible, modular basis.
In both Business Schools, students may take subjects in a variety of modes,
that includes on-campus, intensive sessions and on approval via distance
education. The Graduate School of Business and Professional Development
aims to offer busy professionals the flexibility to choose the mode most
suited to their circumstances.
The degree is awarded at either Pass or Merit level. For award at Merit
level, a student must satisfactorily pass all subjects at the first attempt
and maintain a grade average across all subjects of 70% or higher.
Candidates are required to complete 14 subjects at 900 level according
to the sequence of study listed below. The first section of the program
offers an introduction to key managerial concepts and the skills required
of the modern manager, providing a foundation for the core and elective
subjects that follow.
||Accounting for Managers
||Statistics for Decision Making
||Managing People in Organisations
||Economic Analysis of the Business Environment in Australia and Asia
||Information Systems for Managers
||Supply Chain Management Strategy
||International Business Strategy
||Strategic Decision Making
Elective Units: Four subjects selected from other 900 level Graduate School
of Business and Professional Development or Faculty of Commerce subjects
or any other 900 level subject, as approved by the MBA Course Co-ordinator
or Deputy-Director of the Graduate School of Business and Professional Development
Note: Students undertaking the program through the Sydney Business School
will have a restricted range of electives available.
- Applicants must possess an Australian equivalent undergraduate degree
from a recognised university or institution of equivalent standing with
a grade average of at least 60%
- Applicants holding a relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised
university or institution of equivalent standing with a grade average
between 50% and 59% may also be admitted, provided that they have completed
a minimum of two years full-time relevant work experience, post graduation.
- In special circumstances, applicants who hold other academic or professional
qualifications and have a minimum of five years full-time, or ten years
part-time, relevant work experience, may be granted admission to the
Applicants must meet the University's English Language requirements.
NOTE: Due to different entry criteria and programs of study, students
will NOT be permitted to transfer between the MBA and Master of Commerce
Articulation from the MBA to a range of other eight subject Masters programs
is possible (e.g. the Master of International Business) with completion
of a minimum of four subjects depending on the student's sequence
of study. Approval is required by the relevant Course Co-ordinator or
Deputy-Director of the Business School.
Alternatively, Candidates who have successfully completed a selected
range of eight subject Masters programs from the Faculties of Commerce,
H&BS, Informatics, Engineering and Education who fully satisfy the
entry criteria for the Master of Business Administration, may apply to
enrol in the MBA program with eight subjects of advanced standing. These
candidates who progress to the MBA will be required to successfully complete
a further seven subjects of study at 900 level approved by the MBA Course