2018 Postgraduate Courses
  • Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.

    However, the subject links below do not contain the subject information for the current year. You can view current subject information through the new Course Handbook.

Master of Business Administration | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Business Administration



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Business

Intake Session(s):

Trimester 1, 2, 3

Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus:

Sydney, Wollongong


In this course, students are able to integrate advanced knowledge of recent developments in business disciplines and professional practice, analyse real-world business situations, and create innovative, sustainable and judicious solutions to such challenges. Additionally, students are able to execute ideas and plans through their development of a range of organisational and communication skills.

Guided by the Faculty’s commitment to responsible and sustainable leadership, the MBA is structured around a set of ten core subjects, organised in three phases, and commences with Diagnostics, where students learn to diagnose issues in real organisations with a focus on accounting, marketing, and employee engagement and talent management; followed by Exploration, where students explore the latest thinking and practices in organisations and research worldwide while developing skills in business transformation, innovation and entrepreneurship, and financial strategy and governance; and culminates in Integration and Application, where students develop their strategic decision-making skills, undertake a real-world business project, hone their personal effectiveness as responsible leaders, and address challenges and opportunities from participant organisations through engagement in masterclasses and a conference.

Students’ learning activities include relevant and current case studies that compare theory with examples of leading edge organisational practices, guest lectures delivered by industry professionals, peer learning and critical reflection, followed by assessments that focus on using and applying knowledge and skills in real-life settings. The collective learning experience and authentic assessments enable students to attain knowledge and skills to standards that are commensurate with those of international business education requirements, and a Level 9 AQF qualification. 

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course.

CLO Description
1 Critically analyse and integrate advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of recent developments in business disciplines and professional practice.
2 Propose innovative, sustainable and responsible solutions to complex real world business challenges.
3 Collaborate responsibly to achieve individual and collective outcomes.
4 Effectively communicate complex concepts and information, through a range of media.
5 Critically reflect on personal ideas, practices and feedback from stakeholders.
6 Plan and execute a Strategic Business Project, drawing on relevant research principles and methods.

The Master of Business Administration Curriculum map illustrates where course learning outcomes are taught, practiced and assessed within subjects in the program.


The MBA video (link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8k1-aojE7U&feature=youtu.be) provides an overview of the new MBA program, detailing the course structure and how the course-level learning outcomes are progressively developed throughout the degree.

Course Structure

Candidates are required to complete twelve (12) subjects (72 credit points) according to the list below. There are ten (10) compulsory subjects (60 credit points) plus two (2) elective subjects (12 credit points) chosen from 900 level subjects offered by the Faculty of Business.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
MBA 901 # Accounting for Managerial Decision-making 6
MBA 902 Strategic Marketing Management 6
MBA 903 Responsible Talent Management Strategies 6
MBA 904 Design Thinking and Business Transformation 6
MBA 905 ## Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation 6
MBA 906 Financial Strategy‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and Governance 6
MBA 907 Decision Effectiveness in Strategic Management 6
MBA 908  Strategic Business Project 6
MBA 909 Responsible Leadership Effectiveness 6
MBA 910 Leading Edge Management Cases 6
Plus TWO elective subjects (12 credit points) selected from below or any 900-level subjects offered by the Faculty of Business as approved by the Program Director. 
MARK806 Applied Public Relations 6
MBA 920 Decisioning and Analytics for Next Best Action Marketing 6


  • # MBA 901 is a pre-requisite for MBA 906
  • ## MBA 905 is a pre-requisite for MBA 908
  • Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Study Abroad Options

Students may also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad tour to complete their elective subject.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
Website: www.sydneybusinessschool.edu.au
Email: business-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 May, 2018