Master of Business Administration

Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

This MBA is designed for experienced professionals who wish to develop their managerial skills in order to excel in their chosen career. The program is designed for those who are already qualified and experienced in specialised fields and need to deepen their understanding of the core business disciplines in order to enhance strategic performance. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed for experienced professionals with ambition and drive who wish to develop their responsible and sustainable leadership skills. Students will gain a holistic, strategic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and changing global business world.


The MBA comprises 12 subjects including two elective subjects. Core subjects include Accounting for Managerial Decision Making, Strategic Marketing Management, Responsible Talent Management Strategies, Design Thinking and Business Transformation, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation, Financial Strategy and Governance, Decision Effectiveness in Strategic Management, Strategic Business Project, Responsible Leadership Effectiveness, and Leading Edge Management Cases. Plus two electives from an approved list.


  • Business administration

Standard entry requirements

Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%, plus a minimum of three years relevant full-time professional or managerial experience and a one-page Statement of Motivation*. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered. Or, a recognised Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, together with five years full-time relevant professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalent, and a Statement of Motivation*. Or, full membership of a qualifying professional body. Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience will also be considered for entry.

Study pathways

Students who successfully complete a postgraduate qualification in Business from another University will be assessed on a case by case basis. Members of selected organisations who meet specified criteria for each may be given credit towards the Master of Business Administration. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) offers exemptions for the Master of Business Administration.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $60,192 Yes
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
Sydney Business School International: $60,192 Yes
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

Further information

* The Statement of Motivation should be no more than one page, written in English, and address the students motivation for studying the MBA with the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong; and how the degree will help achieve their career goals and aspirations.

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