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Master of Business Administration
Testamur Title of Degree:
Master of Business Administration
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Business
Trimester 1, 3
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed for experienced professionals who wish to develop their managerial skills in order to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and evolving global business environment.
Our program is designed for those who are qualified in a specialised field and who wish to develop their business acumen and business skills. MBA students develop a portfolio of key management competencies that range from strategic analysis and decision making skills through to an appreciation of global business challenges, complemented by people, economics, financial and marketing analysis skills.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- Use self-assessment, reflection, evaluation, feedback and developments in theory and evidence-based practice to improve their ethical business practice in a variety of contexts.
- Apply a deep understanding of relevant theory and practices to predict outcomes and create business solutions in complex situations.
- Work independently and in teams to synthesise and evaluate complex ideas and generate innovative solutions.
- Communicate key issues effectively and creatively using numerical, graphical, oral and written skills.
- Conduct ethical research on business topics, based on critical analysis of academic research and professional practice, and communicate findings.
Candidates are required to complete twelve (12) subjects (72 credit points) according to the list below. There are eleven (11) compulsory subjects (66 credit points) plus one (1) elective subject (6 credit points) selected from other 900-level Sydney Business School or other 900-level subjects as approved by the Program Director.
|Subject Code||subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|TBS 900||Managing for Success*||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 3|
|TBS 901||Accounting for Managers*||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 3|
|TBS 903||Managing People in Organisations*||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 3|
|TBS 904||Marketing Management||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 2|
|TBS 905||Economic Analysis of Business||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 2|
|TBS 907||Financial Strategy#||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 3|
|TBS 909||Corporate Governance||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3|
|TBS 910||Business Analytics||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3|
|TBS 920||International Business Strategy^||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3|
|TBS 921||Strategic Decision Making^||6||Trimester 2, Trimester 3|
|TBS 922||Management Project***||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3|
|Plus ONE elective subject (6 credit points) selected from other 900-level Sydney Business School or other 900-level subjects as approved by the Program Director, which may include:|
|GWP 900||International Workplace Practice†||6||Trimester 1, Trimester 3|
* It is strongly recommended that these three subjects are taken in the first trimester of study.
*** This subject is offered for current students who are at their last trimester of study.
# TBS 901 is a pre-requisite for TBS 907.
^ These capstone subjects should ideally be undertaken only after all other compulsory subjects have been completed.
† GWP 900 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students to enrol, once they have successfully completed at least 36 cps within the degree.
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Study Abroad Options
Students may also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad tour to complete their elective subject.