Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong MBA

The Sydney Business School's Sydney CBD campus was opened in 2011.
The Sydney Business School’s Sydney CBD campus was opened in 2011.

The Sydney Business School MBA is offered through the graduate school of the Faculty of Business at University of Wollongong. The School offer a range of postgraduate business programs including an MBA, MBA (Advanced) and MBA (Executive).

Program are delivered from campuses located at Circular Quay in Sydney, and Wollongong and are designed for individuals seeking to expand their expertise, build their professional excellence or enhance their leadership capabilities.

“I’M DELIGHTED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL, THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG. WE BUILD ON THE WORLD RENOWNED STRENGTHS AND REPUTATION OF THE FACULTY AND THE UNIVERSITY, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, EMBEDDING OUR PROGRAMS IN THE SYDNEY BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE DELIVERED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. EARN YOUR DEGREE FROM OUR STUNNING LOCATION IN CIRCULAR QUAY OVERLOOKING THE SYDNEY HARBOUR.

CATCH A GLIMPSE OF AUTHENTIC AUSTRALIAN BEACH CULTURE WHEN YOU STUDY IN THE BEAUTIFUL, NATURAL SURROUNDINGS OF THE WOLLONGONG CAMPUS. YOU CAN EVEN COMPLETE SOME DEGREES IN SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA AND DUBAI.

NO MATTER WHERE YOU CHOOSE TO STUDY, YOU’LL EXPERIENCE FIRST-HAND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT IN CLASSES AND VIA NUMEROUS EXTERNAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

WHETHER IT’S PREPARING FOR THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE, LEARNING THE LATEST APPROACHES TO SOCIAL MARKETING, UNDERSTANDING HOW THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS WILL TRANSFORM THE WORKSPACE OF TOMORROW, OR DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN ENTREPRENEUR IN YOU, WE WILL EXPOSE YOU TO LEADING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AT EVENTS DESIGNED TO FURTHER YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES.

I HOPE TO SEE YOU IN ONE OF OUR CLASSES OR PROFESSIONAL EVENTS SOMETIME SOON!”

PROFESSOR CHARLES ARENI, EXECUTIVE DEAN, FACULTY OF BUSINESS.

The Sydney Business School was the first Australian business school to be accepted into the Global Business School Network, which aims to educate local managers and entrepreneurs in the developing world. As part of the network, which consists of 55 leading business schools spanning 26 countries, UOW’s Sydney Business School is committed to sharing best practices and strengthening business education for emerging markets. The network provides the School and its alumni, including those from Malaysia, with a wealth of networking opportunities across the globe.

The Sydney Business School established its first campus in South East Asia, in Malaysia, in late 2013.

University of Wollongong MBA Program Structure

The MBA can be completed in 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent and is available in Wollongong or the School’s Sydney CBD campus.

The MBA comprises 12 subjects including one elective subject.

MBA core subjects:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Analytics
– Business Research Project
  • Corporate Governance
  • Economics for Modern Business
  • Financial Strategy
  • International Business Strategy
  • Leading in Contemporary Organisations
  • Managerial Concepts and Skills
  • Marketing for Strategic Decisions
  • Strategic Decision-Making

Plus one elective from an approved list.

The MBA (Advanced) program offers students the opportunity to further specialise in their area of interest by completing additional elective subjects. Specialisations are available in Supply Change Management, Project Management, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Marketing.

The two-year Master of Business Administration Executive (EMBA) delivers an integrated suite of sophisticated theoretical and professional capabilities for executives, those aspiring to executive positions, and entrepreneurs.  The program is taught on an intensive mode over long weekends, including a residential weekend. The program also includes an intensive two-week offshore component

University of Wollongong MBA Entry Requirements

Applicants need a recognised bachelors degree, in any major, with an average mark of 50%, together with three years’ full-time relevant professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalent, and a one-page Statement of Motivation*.

Applicants may also be eligible to study an MBA through the University of Wollongong if they have:

  • A recognised Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, together with five years’ full-time relevant professional or managerial experience, or part-time equivalent, and a Statement of Motivation*.

Or

  • A full membership of a qualifying professional body.

Applicants with other relevant tertiary qualifications and/ or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience will also be considered for entry.

* The Statement of Motivation should be no more than one page, written in English, and address: your motivation for studying the MBA with the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong; and how the degree will help achieve your career goals and aspirations.

University of Wollongong MBA Fees*

MBA

Domestic student fee: $47,160

International fee: $52,704

MBA (Advanced)

Domestic students: $59,904

International students: $67,584

MBA (Executive)

Domestic students: $55,272

International students: N/A

*Information on fees was sourced from publicly available information in November 2016 and may not be reflective of actual costs. Current costs per subject/unit/course may change in the future, altering the overall cost of the degree. Consult course providers for fee confirmation. 

Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize.

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