University of Technology Sydney MBA

university of technology sydney mbaThe University of Technology Sydney MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA) and MBA in Entrepreneurship are offered through the highly regarded UTS Business School. UTS Business School offers more than 40 postgraduate courses and over 150 postgraduate business (and related) subjects covering the full breadth of the business and professional worlds – including the MBA, Executive MBA and MBA in Entrepreneurship programs. The School is AACSB accredited.

Originally starting as a institute of technology, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) achieved university status in 1988, making it one of the country’s youngest. The educators, however, have roots that reach back as far as the 1960s. Over that time they have grown in size to become one of the country’s biggest universities – with over 37,000 students currently enrolled. They offer over 130 undergraduate courses and a staggering 210 postgraduate courses. UTS is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities: a group of five prominent universities committed to working with industry and government to deliver practical and professional courses. Largely because of their relative youth, they also have some of the most modern facilities – including 24-hour computer labs.

The UTS Business School is the largest and one of the oldest faculties at the university and recently received a new addition – the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building building – a major new $180 million facility which was designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry.

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Dr Chak Chau Wing internal staircase. Photo credit: Andrew Worssam.

The UTS MBA is driven by relevance to the workplace – offering subjects that will instil real-world skills into the students. This is achieved through initiatives like reviewing the course regularly and having an industry board approve the subjects offered. It is also designed with flexibility in mind – allowing students to develop an MBA that matches their employment aspirations. This framework helps create graduates that are some of the most employable in the country.

“Whether you pursue a career in a large private sector company, the public sector, a  community organisation or an entrepreneurial venture, your business education at UTS will provide you with a soundly based understanding of the changing world in which business and organisations operate, and of the challenges this brings. The business world of the future is yours to shape – a compelling opportunity but also a great responsibility.”  University of Technology Sydney Business School Dean Professor Roy Green

University of Technology Sydney MBA Program Structure

The program consists of 16 subjects – totalling 96 credit points – delivered through the university’s Sydney City campus. Eight of these subjects are core and eight are electives. Classes for core subjects are held during the day as well as in the evening. Electives can be completed through a few options. Students can design a major – requiring 48 credit points – or two sub-majors – requiring 24 credit points each – or as on sub-major with a mix of other electives. The MBA is normally completed in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.

Core subjects:

  • Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice
  • Managing, Leading and Stewardship
  • Accounting for Managerial Decisions
  • Economics for Management
  • People, Work and Employment
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management

The program can be completed in two years full-time or four years of part-time study. Teaching blocks are broken into three sessions. There are two main periods in Autumn and Spring – starting in February and July respectively – and a condensed session over summer. The program can also be completed earlier by taking intensive subjects during a Summer session.

Executive MBA
The two part time program is designed for busy managers with the program taking 22 months to complete. It comprises of 11 core subjects and includes an optional Global Immersion Stream. Subjects include intensive residential workshops as well as weekend and weekday classes.

Core subjects:

  • Integrative Strategy and Leadership
  • Analytic Techniques for Decision Making
  • Managing People for High Performance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Operations and Value Chain Strategy
  • Accounting for Value
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance, and the Sustainable Enterprise

Innovation and Entrepreneur Stream

  • Innovation by Design
  • Integrated Business Consulting

Global Immersion Stream

  • Global Business Practice
  • Global Integrated Business Consulting

MBA in Entrepreneurship
The one-year full time program is designed to provide students with skills, knowledge and networks needed to become entrepreneurs and innovators. The program is structured as three graduate certificates, each comprising 24 credit points. The program has four online core subjects (12 credit points) which have to be completed by students at the first point of entry into the program. The entire program comprises 72 credit points.

Core subjects:

  • Accounting for New Ventures
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Statistics
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales
  • Opportunity Commercialisation
  • Leadership, Teams & Scalability
  • Corporate Structures and Intellectual Property
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practice
  • Venture Planning and Pitching
  • Global Entrepreneurship

University of Technology Sydney MBA Requirements

A UTS recognised degree plus one of the following:

  • GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.0 of with less than 10 per cent fail grades; OR
  • GMAT overall score of 550; minimum scores of verbal 25, quantitative 35 and AWA 4.0m; OR
  • 4 years full-time relevant work experience. Students can also articulate into the MBA via a UTS recognised Graduate Certificate or Graduate diploma (with a 65% credit average).

Students whose prior education was not conducted in English are required to meet one of the following minimum English language requirements.

  • iELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing; OR
  • TOEFL (paper-based) score of 550-583 with TWE 4.5; OR
  • TOEFL (internet-based) score of 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; OR
  • PTE (Academic) score of 58-64; OR
  • CAE score of 176-184

University of Technology Sydney MBA Fees*

Domestic students: $59,808 (indicative fee of $639 per credit point. 96 credit points)

Information on fees is sourced from publicly available information in November 2016 and may not be reflective of entire 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
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. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (