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Master of Business Administration

 

Business Course Area Overview

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location
City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time or
4 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04018v6
CRICOS: 025004A

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 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.

Course aims

  • General management skills develop expertise in strategic thinking, critical analysis, developing and implementing business plans, decision-making under uncertainty, understanding organisational dynamics, motivating others, effective communication, leadership, and promoting change in dynamic environments.
  • Functional skills develop competency in a number of key disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing and human resources management.
  • Specialist skills are introduced in areas such as: international marketing; human resource management; management in the public, private and international spheres; tourism; sport; arts management; engineering management; and information technology.

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Typical study program

Typical full-time and part-time programs are shown below for students commencing in Autumn and Spring sessions. Available majors and sub-majors are also listed.

Course programs for each individual major are available at study plan management.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice621878
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions622747
23706 Economics for Management623706
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship621937
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
25742 Financial Management625742
24734 Marketing Management624734
79708 Contemporary Business Law679708
77938 Introduction to Taxation Law677938

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $639. The total credit points are 96.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

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.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90345 Core subjects48
CBK90214 Major/Two sub-majors/Sub-major + four electives48
Total96

Course structure explained

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).

Additional information

Course duration

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.

Admission requirements

Admission 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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit 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

Articulation with UTS courses

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.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA); Australian Human Resources Institute; Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

The MBA with Professional Accounting major meets the formal academic requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia and the ICAA. In order to meet the educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia and the ICAA, students undertaking the Professional Accounting major must also complete an introductory law subject. Students who have not previously completed an undergraduate law subject by examination must study 79708 Contemporary Business Law in place of 21928 People, Work and Employment.

Students completing this degree with a major in human resource management are eligible to apply to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) for the professional member (MAHRI) status.

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).

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Business Administration in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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