University of Technology Sydney

C04444v1 Master of Business Administration

Award(s): Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: Online campus

Notes

This course is offered fully online.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The UTS Online MBA is designed for early to mid-career professionals seeking to extend their knowledge and capabilities into managerial roles, to change careers into a new field of business or industry, or to launch and grow their own business. The 12-subject program features a core of eight subjects that cover key managerial and business concepts, with the four remaining subjects allowing a specialisation or a choice of electives. The MBA provides knowledge and skills that are essential for superior management performance and incorporates the latest technological and socially responsible business practices that are reshaping the commercial world.

This course teaches contemporary approaches to innovative and sustainable business practices, driven by social values as well as global responsibility. With the UTS Online MBA students gain theoretical and practical knowledge to support strategic decisions and lead with impact into tomorrow.

The UTS Online MBA course content has been co-designed with learning designers and content experts to provide students with an engaging and high-quality 100% online learning experience. With personalised ongoing support and six study periods per year, students can study part-time or accelerate their studies in a flexible online learning environment.

All UTS Online MBA subjects are approved by an industry board that insists on 'relevance to workplace' as a pre-eminent subject design principle. This means students can instantly add value to their careers and organisation and gain the ability to stay relevant and successful whatever tomorrow brings.

Course aims

The UTS Online MBA aims to enable early career professionals to either prepare for more senior roles within their current field, switch to new fields of business management, or to start and grow their own business. This includes general management, function and specialist skills development.

  • 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, sustainable business, and promoting change in dynamic environments.
  • Functional skills develop competency in a number of key disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing and management.
  • Specialist skills are introduced in areas including: digital marketing; technology management; business analytics; health; and organisational learning.

Career options

The MBA is a widely recognised and transportable postgraduate degree and holds an authority and reputation that helps graduates rise into managerial and leadership positions. The MBA is also used by graduates to pivot into a new industry or area of business.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply critical thinking and advanced analytical skills to develop innovative solutions that address strategic business issues in complex contexts
2.1 Communicate ideas, decisions and strategies clearly and apply interpersonal skills that are sensitive to Indigenous peoples and other diverse peoples, cultures and contexts
3.1 Evaluate and apply principles of ethics, sustainability, social responsibility, and Indigenous perspectives, to decision-making in business
4.1 Integrate advanced skills and knowledge in professional business practice by researching and analysing complex information and concepts to support business decisions in local and international contexts

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.

Minimum Academic Requirement: At least grade point average (GPA) of 5.25 out of 7 with less than 10 per cent fail grades.

All applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirement may still be considered on the basis of:
• a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) overall minimum score of 550, or
• a minimum of at least four years' full time, or equivalent, relevant work experience.

The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
GMAT is a standardised, computer-based assessment, used by the world's leading business schools. The test score helps business schools compare applications from around the world in an objective way. 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 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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Pathway course

Students who do not meet the requirements to gain entry into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (C11353). Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate allows students to articulate into the MBA.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of four core subjects from prior undergraduate study in a relevant field (e.g., accounting, economics, finance and marketing). For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a part-time basis.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 72 credit points and consists of a combination of seven compulsory core subjects (totalling 42 credit points) and four elective subjects (totalling 24 credit points).

Electives can be taken in two ways: as one specialisation (four subjects, totalling 24 credit points) or as four mixed electives (totalling 24 credit points).

Course completion requirements

STM91724 Core subjects 42cp
CBK92160 Stream Choice MBA 24cp
STM91726 Capstone 6cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing the recommended study sequence to ensure completion of the course within the expected duration. Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

The detailed course program is available at study plan management.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (C11353) and the Master of Business Administration.

Other information

For more information, download a course guide and speak to a UTS Online Student Enrolment Advisor:

telephone 1300 477 423
email enquire@studyonline.uts.edu.au
UTS Online