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C04018v6 Master of Business Administration

Award(s): Master of Business Administration (MBA)
CRICOS code: 025004A
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

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

Overview

The UTS MBA is designed for early career professionals seeking to either extend their knowledge and capabilities into managerial roles or to change careers into a new field of business. The flexible 16-subject program features a core of eight subjects that introduce students to key managerial and business concepts, with the eight remaining subjects allowing a choice of major, sub-majors and or electives. All MBA subjects are approved by an industry board that insists on 'relevance to workplace' as a pre-eminent subject design principle. The MBA provides knowledge and skills that are essential for superior management performance.

There are many reasons to do the UTS MBA, with the course providing the flexibility to adapt to each student's unique educational needs, background and career aspirations. Students can structure the program to include a choice of majors, or two sub-majors, or one sub-major plus up to four electives from throughout the business school.

Course aims

The UTS MBA aims to enable early career professionals to either prepare for more senior roles within their current field, or to switch to new fields of business management. 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, and promoting change in dynamic environments.
  • Functional skills develop competency in a number of key disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing and human resources management.
  • Specialist skills are introduced in areas such as: international marketing; human resource management; management in the public, private and international spheres; tourism; sport; arts management; engineering management; and information technology.

Career options

The MBA is a widely recognised and transportable postgraduate degree. Students in the MBA know that to realise their full career potential, additional managerial skills and credentials are essential. Personal investment in an intellectually demanding and practically applied MBA program may provide students with the knowledge and skills required for career progression or career change.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Research and analyse complex information and concepts to support business decisions
2.1 Apply critical thinking to address strategic business issues
3.1 Communicate information clearly and fluently in a written form appropriate for stakeholders
3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently with others in a professional context
3.3 Interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome
4.1 Evidence understanding of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice and accountability for related personal outputs
4.2 Critically evaluate and apply sustainability principles to decisions in business contexts
5.1 Apply broad technical and professional skills effectively within business administration
5.2 Execute a substantial research-based or professionally focused project

Dual program of study

MBA students have an attractive opportunity to obtain two top-quality, internationally recognised degrees. After successfully completing the program, participants receive two degrees: Master of Business Administration (C04018) from UTS and Master in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

The Double Degree Program takes two years to complete. Students complete the first year at UTS and the second year at WU. Applicants are selected based on academic merit, past work and extracurricular experiences. Further information, including about the application process, is available from Global Exchange at UTS. UTS Business School and WU offer scholarships to two UTS students per year, totalling A$2000 and up to €4500 per student.

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.

Applicants also require:

  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 out of 4 with less than 10 per cent fail grades, or
  • a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) overall minimum score of 550, with verbal 25, quantitative 35 and AWA 4.0, or
  • a minimum of at least four years' full time, or equivalent, relevant work experience.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or 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; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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 (C11008) or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (C06009). Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate, or satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Diploma, allows students to articulate into the MBA.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of 10 subjects exemption, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study. For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Course duration and attendance

The MBA is normally completed in two years of full-time or four years of part-time study. Completion time may be accelerated by undertaking subjects in intensive mode during Summer session. Classes for core subjects are held during the day as well as in the evening.

Course structure

The course comprises 96 credit points, made up of eight compulsory core subjects (totalling 48 credit points) and eight elective subjects (totalling 48 credit points).

Electives can be taken in one of three ways: as one major (eight subjects, totalling 48 credit points), as two sub-majors (usually four subjects, totalling 24 credit points for each sub-major), or as one sub-major (24 credit points), plus four mixed electives (24 credit points).

Course completion requirements

STM90345 Core subjects 48cp
CBK90214 Major/Two sub-majors/Sub-major + four electives 48cp
Total 96cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing a suggested study sequence. Most of the core subjects are offered in both Autumn and Spring sessions. Each student's course program depends on the major, sub-majors and electives selected. Available majors and sub-majors are also listed.

Professional Accounting major, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
Spring session
25742 Financial Management   6cp
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
77947 Companies and Securities Law   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
21928 People, Work and Employment 6cp  
79708 Contemporary Business Law 6cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis   6cp
22753 Cost Management and Analysis   6cp
22754 Corporate Accounting   6cp
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
Spring session
22705 Management Planning and Control   6cp
22730 Auditing and Assurance Services   6cp
22743 Business Valuation and Financial Analysis   6cp
77938 Introduction to Taxation Law   6cp
Finance major, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
Spring session
25742 Financial Management   6cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
25705 Financial Modelling and Analysis   6cp
25765 Corporate Finance   6cp
25721 Investment Management   6cp
Spring session
25743 Advanced Corporate Valuation   6cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Marketing major, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
Spring session
25742 Financial Management   6cp
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
24710 Buyer Behaviour   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
24720 Introduction to Marketing Research 6cp  
24730 Marketing Strategy 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
24790 Business Project: Marketing (Capstone)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
24720 Introduction to Marketing Research 6cp  
24730 Marketing Strategy 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
HRM major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
Spring session
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
21720 Human Resource Management   6cp
Spring session
21702 Industrial Relations   6cp
21926 Managing Culture and Change   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21717 Managing in International Contexts   6cp
21724 Human Resource Strategies   6cp
Spring session
21760 Performance and Talent Management   6cp
21811 Global Strategic Management   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
21741 Operations and Quality Management   6cp
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
Financial Analysis major, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
Spring session
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
25705 Financial Modelling and Analysis   6cp
25721 Investment Management   6cp
25765 Corporate Finance   6cp
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
Spring session
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis   6cp
22754 Corporate Accounting   6cp
77938 Introduction to Taxation Law   6cp
25743 Advanced Corporate Valuation   6cp
International Business major, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
Spring session
25742 Financial Management   6cp
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
21811 Global Strategic Management   6cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21012 Governance and Sustainability   6cp
25731 International Finance   6cp
21741 Operations and Quality Management   6cp
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
Spring session
21724 Human Resource Strategies   6cp
24738 Strategic International Marketing   6cp
21854 Problem Solving, Creativity and Solution Setting   6cp
21717 Managing in International Contexts   6cp
Project Management major, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
Spring session
25742 Financial Management   6cp
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
15315 Project Management Principles   6cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp
Two sub-majors/sub-major+ four electives, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
Spring session
25742 Financial Management   6cp
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp
Spring session
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
List of majors
MAJ09362 Business Law   48cp
MAJ08940 Finance   48cp
MAJ08934 Financial Analysis   48cp
MAJ08020 Human Resource Management   48cp
MAJ02044 Information Technology   48cp
MAJ08941 International Business   48cp
MAJ08476 Management   48cp
MAJ08480 Marketing   48cp
MAJ08483 Professional Accounting   48cp
MAJ08974 Project Management   48cp
MAJ08938 Technology Management   48cp
MAJ08982 Operations and Supply Chain   48cp
List of sub-majors
SMJ08098 Accounting Information Systems   24cp
SMJ09037 Business Law   24cp
SMJ08075 Engineering Management   24cp
SMJ08213 Event Management   24cp
SMJ08147 Finance   24cp
SMJ08066 Human Resources Management   24cp
SMJ02038 Information Technology   24cp
SMJ08148 International Business   24cp
SMJ10028 International Exchange   24cp
SMJ08208 Management   24cp
SMJ08084 Marketing   24cp
SMJ08111 Marketing Research   24cp
SMJ08209 Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management   24cp
SMJ08037 Operations and Supply Chain   24cp
SMJ08086 Project Management   24cp
SMJ08153 Strategic Communication   24cp
SMJ08155 Sport Management   24cp
SMJ08038 Strategic Management   24cp
SMJ08205 Strategic Marketing   24cp
SMJ10087 Sustainable Enterprise and Responsible Management   24cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (C11008), the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (C06009), and the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Professional recognition

Accounting: CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA); Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

The MBA with Professional Accounting major meets the formal academic requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia and the ICAA. In order to meet the educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia and the ICAA, students undertaking the Professional Accounting major must also complete an introductory law subject. Students who have not previously completed an undergraduate law subject by examination must study 79708 Contemporary Business Law in place of 21928 People, Work and Employment.

Finance: Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), Certified Finance and Treasury Professional at the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA)

Students completing this degree with a major in finance are eligible to apply for associate membership at the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and are also eligible to apply for Certified Finance and Treasury Professional at the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA).

Human Resources: Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

Students completing this degree with a major in human resource management are eligible to apply to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) for the professional member (MAHRI) status.

Project Management: The MBA with a major in Project Management is accredited with the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email
business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)