Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The UTS MBA is distinguished from the competition by its practical, vocational orientation and by the open architecture of the course design. All MBA subjects are approved by an industry board that insists on 'relevance to workplace' as a pre-eminent subject design principle. The MBA provides knowledge and skills that are essential for superior management performance. The course provides unparalleled program flexibility. Students design their MBA to match their employment aspirations. A wide range of specialist skills is also introduced through a choice of majors and sub-majors. The teaching staff are drawn from among the finest researchers and university educators around the world, keeping students abreast of current trends and focusing on the global picture. The MBA is the most recognised and most transportable postgraduate degree. Students in the MBA know that to realise their full career potential, additional managerial skills and credentials are essential. Personal investment in a demanding MBA program that is recognised for both intellectual rigour and practical application of knowledge accelerates students' career progression or introduces new career pathways.
The course comprises 96 credit points, made up of eight compulsory core subjects (totalling 48 credit points) and eight elective subjects (totalling 48 credit points). Electives can be taken in one of three ways: as one major (48 credit points), as two sub-majors (24 credit points each), or as one sub-major (24 credit points) plus mixed electives (24 credit points). The MBA is normally completed in two years of full-time or four years of part-time study. Completion time may be accelerated by undertaking subjects in intensive mode during Summer session. Classes for core subjects are held during the day as well as in the evening.
- Organisational dialogue: Theory and practice
- Accounting for managerial decisions
- Economics for management
- Managing, Leading and stewardship
Standard entry requirements
- Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants also require: a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 out of 4 with less than 10 per cent fail grades, or a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) overall minimum score of 550, or a minimum of at least four years' relevant work experience. Applicants with a relevant graduate certificate must have completed it with at least a credit average. Applicants applying with a GMAT should achieve an overall minimum score of 550 with verbal 25, quantitative 35 and AWA 4.0. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184.
CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA); Australian Human Resources Institute; Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Students completing this degree with a major in finance are eligible to apply for associate membership at the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and are also eligible to apply for Certified Finance and Treasury Professional at the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA). Contact UTS for details of conditions to achieve this recognition.
Students may be granted a maximum of 10 subject exemptions in the MBA, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study. Further information is available at: www.gsb.uts.edu.au/student/rpl
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While the MBA is offered as a stand-alone qualification, it is also part of an articulated program of study comprising the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (C11008), the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (C06009), and the Master of Business Administration (MBA). This enables students who satisfactorily complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration to apply for entry to the MBA. Where a student articulates from one level of study to another, only one testamur is issued.