Why the Master of Business Administration?
The UTS MBA is about developing your strategic thinking skills as you move upward – or take new turns – in your career. It’s also about flexibility: being able to tailor an MBA to suit your particular needs.
This is a two-year degree (four years part-time) that gives you time and space to build a really solid and broad foundation of general business skills, before capping that with your preferred specialisation – or specialisations.
My name is Hussain Rammal. I'm the director of the Master of Business Administration programme at UTS Business School.
The UTS MBA fills the needs of the industry. Business is seeking out for talent that have a broad understanding of basic business functions but also have the ability to strategize and make decisions that can give the organisations competitive advantage. The UTS MBA is flexible, provides you with a broad general knowledge that you need about business activities. This provides the base knowledge for students to learn about how business is done in the current form but also in the future. But it provides you the opportunity to specialise in areas and that can be a career transition point or it could be something that can help you with career progression. It is a two-year full-time programme, but it can be done in four years for those professionals who are working full-time.
The other good thing about the programme is the cohort experience you get in the classroom is very unique. Not only do you get students from different educational backgrounds, different professional backgrounds, but also different countries and that allows learning outside OF just the classroom.
The classroom, we provide different opportunities for learning. So we have evening classes because the MBA is of course targeted for professionals, but we also provide options on weekends in our block classes. And that again, takes into consideration the fact that a lot of our MBA students are working full-time. So what you learn, you apply straightaway.
The UTS business school is located right in the middle of the Sydney CBD, and that means we are engaging with business on a daily basis. We are engaged with large multinationals. We're engaged with domestic firms, even small family-owned businesses. That for students means that all the activities that they undertake, the assessment tasks they do, they're all practical and related to what you would need to do in business in the future.
We understand that choosing an MBA is a important decision you make and we encourage you to explore our programme and ask us any questions you may have related to the UTS MBA.
Our MBA classes are well sized, with people from diverse professions, personal and geographic backgrounds. That means you’ll not only learn from us but also from each other, while building your networks.
You’ll do this in the striking, Frank Gehry-designed, headquarters of UTS Business School, a stroll through Darling Harbour for those working in the Sydney central business district or a short walk away from the Central Station transport hub.
What you'll learn
Our flexible, practice-based program features a core of eight subjects that introduce you to key managerial and business concepts. You then have access to a range of majors, sub-majors and more than 150 electives from which to complete your second set of eight subjects.
Want to advance an existing specialty like marketing but learn other skills as well? The UTS MBA allows you to do that. Coming from a strong background in a field like engineering and want to build your business knowledge? You can do that. If you want to specialise in two areas in your second year, that’s possible as well.
Strategy is at the heart of our MBA, and this comes together in your final, capstone strategy-making subject.
UTS MBA graduates emerge as well-rounded people who are able to combine strategic thinking with their functional skills to make great business decisions.
How the UTS MBA works
Once you have done your core subjects, you can choose from a huge range of majors (8 subjects or 48 credit points), sub-majors (4 subjects or 24 credit points) and up to 4 electives.
You can choose to study full-time (4 subjects at a time) or part-time. Either way, you study at night - usually from 6pm to 9pm one night per week per subject, meaning you can apply what you have learnt the next day, doing what you do now better.
You can also choose to do the shorter Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, consisting of 4 core subjects, or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, consisting of 7 core subjects and 1 elective.
Who is the MBA for?
The UTS MBA is designed for professionals seeking to make the transition into managerial roles. Your previous degree can be in any field, and your professional work experience can be in any industry or sector.
My name is Hussain Rammal, I'm the Director of the Master of Business Administration Programme at UTS Business School. The UTS MBA is for a broad range of people. We have experienced professionals in the programme, but we also have people who've just joined the industry, are in their first few years of their career. The idea behind the UTS MBA is that it gives you a broad range of knowledge, and you can choose what knowledge you pick. You can specialise in areas that can help you transition into a different career, or you can choose areas that can help you progress in your field. If you are someone who's curious, if you're keen to learn, and you're someone who thinks outside of the box. You like to make decisions but also look at different areas and different forces that influence the decision, your curiosity will help you succeed in the MBA.
Our MBA has an international reputation, and we are AACSB accredited, and that means that we have students coming from Asia, Europe, North America, South America, basically everywhere in the world. And that compliments the knowledge we have with our domestic cohort. So it's split quite evenly with half of our students being international students and the other half being domestic students. Gender wise, again we have a very good split, with 50% gender mix. So that allows, again to bring in that mix to collaborate, learn from each other. If you're coming with a business background, you've done your undergraduate degree in business, you would still gain a lot from the MBA. The MBA is there to advance your knowledge and to give you new knowledge about how things are done in the industry. So you may get credit for prior learning from your undergraduate degree, but you would still gain a lot out of your MBA experience at UTS. We understand that choosing an MBA is a important decision you make, and we encourage you to explore our programme and ask us any questions you may have related to the UTS MBA.
Why choose the UTS MBA
Discover why our MBA remains one of the most popular MBA programs across Australia for the business leaders of today and tomorrow:
Valued by employers
In the QS Global Business Schools Report 2017, UTS was one of only three Australian universities to appear in the top tier for employability.
Work on real-world projects
You will have the opportunity to work with real-world clients, so you’ll learn from their real-world needs, challenges and opportunities.
Complete the course your way
Complement core leadership knowledge with your choice of majors, sub-majors and electives from across the Business School.
Learn from the best
We are consistently listed as one of the top 100 schools world-wide for Business and Management as well as Accounting and Finance.
Don’t learn the same thing twice
If you recently undertook university study in related business or management fields you may be eligible for generous recognition of prior learning.
Partnership with Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
In partnership with Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU), UTS Business School offers select MBA students the opportunity to complete a combined degree program. After completing the core subjects in the MBA course at UTS, students spend a year in Vienna completing the Master in Strategy, Innovation and Management Control. More information about the course structure can be found here and more information about the program are detailed here.
After successfully completing the program, participants receive two top-quality, internationally recognised degrees – the Master of Business Administration (C04018) from UTS and Master in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).
Scholarship support is available from both universities - UTS Business School and WU offer scholarships to two UTS students per year, totalling A$2000 and €4500 per student.
For more information about these international exchange opportunities, including how to apply, please contact the Global Exchange Office.
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Ask us a question by filling out our information request form or give us a call on (02) 9514 3074 to talk through your options with us.
Applications can be lodged online and are free for domestic students. The process should take around 20 minutes. Before you start your application, check out all the documents required here.
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