Master of Business Administration (Advanced)

University of Wollongong

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

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Advanced is designed for experienced professionals with ambition and drive who wish to develop their responsible and sustainable leadership skills. You will gain a holistic strategic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and changing global business world.The course has been designed to cover three stages:Diagnostics, where you learn to diagnose issues in real organisations with a focus on marketing, employee engagement, talent management and accounting.Exploration, where you explore the latest thinking and practices in organisations and research worldwide, while developing skills in innovation and business transformation.Integration and Application, where you develop your strategic decision-making skills, undertake a real-world business project and enhance your personal effectiveness as a responsible leader.The MBA Advanced offers students the opportunity to specialise further in their area of interest by completing four additional subjects from a specialisation of their choice. Specialisations are available in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Project Management, or Supply Chain Management.Your learning approach will include real-world case studies, experiential learning including planning and executing an integrated and live business project towards the end of the course, and teamwork, with an emphasis on peer learning.


The Master of Business Administration Advanced requires the successful completion of 96 credit points comprising:60 credit points of core subjects,12 credit points elective subjects, and24 credit points from a selected specialisation


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Standard entry requirements

Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of at least 50%, plus a minimum of three years’ relevant full-time professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalentORa recognised Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, together with a minimum of five years' full-time relevant professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalentORfull membership of a qualifying professional body, together with a minimum of five years' full-time relevant professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalentORif candidates do not hold tertiary qualifications, the Academic Program Director may accept candidates with substantial and proven managerial and/or entrepreneurial experience who demonstrate the potential to meet the learning requirements of the MBA. We consider each case holistically on its individual merits.

Study pathways

Approved articulation arrangements between various courses are in place. Students who successfully completed 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 Advanced.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Sydney Business School International: $81,888 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
Wollongong International: $81,888 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

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

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