Investing in your professional future is one of the most important steps you can take. Postgraduate business study gives you a mastery of the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to make, defend, and be held accountable for judgements in a leadership role.
Why study postgraduate business?
The reasons for postgraduate study are as diverse as our students but include:
Perhaps you already have a recent undergraduate degree in the field. You may be eligible to gain exemptions on introductory core subjects to help you accelerate your course and advance your skills, or perhaps head into more strategic management roles with one of our Management or MBA programs.
Never studied business before? That’s OK. From graduate certificates to master degrees, our programs allow you to gain the essential knowledge to transition into business leadership from any background.
Don’t get left behind by technology or advances in practice. Keep yourself up-to-date and your skillset relevant with options ranging from individual subjects (non-award study) to full master degrees
Running your own business
Ever dreamt of launching your own enterprise? Or perhaps you just want to think more entrepreneurially within your current organisation. Either way, the MBA in Entrepreneurship is a unique solution to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence you need.
Taking the plunge
Whether it's been a while since you have studied, or this is the first time you have explored business options at uni, you may have a number of questions or concerns. Check out answers to common questions that help take the mystery out of postgraduate business study with UTS Business School.
Choose what you want to study
Accounting is focused on score-keeping for business. Postgraduate students at UTS can select the Master of Professional Accounting or the MBA with a major in Professional Accounting to enter the accounting profession, or the Master of Financial Analysis for existing accounting and finance professionals.
Finance focuses on the management of money. UTS is a CFA Program Partner of the CFA Institute, which recognises that the Master of Finance is closely tied to professional practice and suited to students who want to sit for the CFA Program exam. Other options include a Finance major within the MBA, as well as graduate programs in Quantitative Finance and Financial Analysis.
Managing people and organisations is a key professional skill. UTS offers postgraduate programs in Management, Strategic Supply Chain Management, NFP and Social Enterprise Management and Human Resource Management. In addition, UTS offers specialist education in the experiential industries with the postgraduate programs in Event and Sport Management.
Marketing at UTS focuses on developing a deep understanding of markets, identifying needs and solutions to problems. Postgraduate students either working in or seeking to enter the field of marketing can complete a Master of Marketing or an MBA with a major in Marketing.
UTS Business School's MBA program provides managers and aspirant managers with conceptual and theoretical knowledge across the full spectrum of business and managerial disciplines. The Executive MBA is for ambitious professionals seeking to transition from tactical to strategic decision-making, while the new MBA in Entrepreneurship is a unique program to get you thinking like an Entrepreneur and your ideas market ready.
UTS Business School offers a Doctor of Philosophy by research degree. For information about studying a PhD in a Business discipline, refer to the Business School's Postgraduate Research (PhD) page.
Graduate Certificates, Diplomas, and Masters options
Duration: 1 session (full-time), 1 year (part-time)
Got an undergraduate degree from another discipline, or extensive work experience but no formal business qualifications? Dip your toe in the water with a graduate certificate and study the first four (or sometimes three) subjects , or 24 credit points, of the master’s degree. These courses will help you put the foundations in place before you pursue advanced studies in a graduate diploma or master’s course.
Duration: 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
Gain core knowledge and build your specialist skills in one with a graduate diploma. This degree covers 48 credit points, the first eight subjects of the master’s degree.
Duration: 1.5 years (full-time), 3 years (part-time)
Theoretical knowledge, practical application: a master’s degree combines both in perfect balance. You’ll gain a professional level skillset, thorough theoretical foundations, and an understanding of how to apply them in your chosen field. Depending on the discipline you study, you might also gain recognition or qualifications from associated professional organisations. Most masters degrees are 72 credit points, though note that MBA programs have a different duration that ranges from 1 to 2 years full time equivalent (or 96 credit points).
Duration: 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time)
Take your knowledge one step further with an extension master’s degree. Made up of 96 credit points, this qualification provides depth and expertise in your area of interest, beyond the conventional master’s structure. You’ll benefit from flexible subject choices and a specialist qualification that sets you apart.
Why UTS Business School
Connected to the real world
Every business school claims this, but no other university can take advantage of such a fantastic location right at the nexus of Australia’s leading business, creative and technology centres to bring industry into the classroom. From live case studies to guest lectures, every theory you learn is tested in real-world application.
We understand your investment
We understand the significance of this investment – an investment of your time, effort and money. To maximise your return on this investment our programs are designed and delivered by academics and practitioners with real world experience who have tackled the challenges you will face in your career or business.
Inspiring learning environment
Headquartered in the iconic Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS Business School provides a campus experience like no other university. In addition to everything you would expect from a leading university of technology, we supply you with 24-hour access throughout the campus to award-winning individual and group learning spaces that mean you can choose where, and when, to work on your projects.
As one of Australia’s largest providers of postgraduate business education, the breadth and depth of our curriculum options allows you to construct a program that meets your individual needs.
Balancing your busy work schedule with the demands of study is made easier by being one of the most accessible campuses in Australia – located on the fringe of Sydney’s CBD and adjacent to the city’s major transport hub. With classes mainly at night or on weekends, you can apply at work tomorrow what you learn today.
Learn something new
Have you recently completed an undergraduate degree, or undertaken other postgraduate study? Don’t study the same thing twice. If your previous subjects are equivalent to ours, you can request recognition of your prior learning when you apply to study with us. Find out more about eligibility for credit recognition here.
How to apply
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.
If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident you need to apply through Applying to study at UTS.