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C04161v10 Master of Business and Technology

Award(s): Master of Business and Technology (MBusTech)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus


This course is only offered to local students.

This course is not offered to international students.

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


This course is designed to provide the educational foundations required to lead Australian and global businesses innovatively and successfully.

Through this program, students build a comprehensive range of skills; broad and deep knowledge bases that have been enhanced through the interactivity with leaders of well-respected businesses; and the capacity for collaborative critical reflexivity. Graduates of this program are expected to enter senior roles in which they can exercise the skills and capabilities built through the program.

Course aims

The course aims to produce the future leaders of Australian organisations in all sectors of the economy. In addition to the strong knowledge bases built through the program – with particular emphasis on leadership, strategy, change and entrepreneurship – the program connects students to a knowledge-rich community consisting of alumni and industry partners.

Career options

After successful completion of the course, graduates seek out senior leadership roles in business and other organisations. The business skills and knowledge gained from the course, together with the enriched work experience that the work-based assessment tasks offer students, combined with their strong technical backgrounds, place graduates in an ideal position to progress to senior leadership roles.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.0 Engineering and IT take place within the larger context of society and the environment, which encompasses social, economic and sustainability needs.
A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs.
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
B.0 Engineering and IT practice focuses on problem-solving and design where artifacts are conceived, created, used, modified, maintained and retired.
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specification
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision-making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solution
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualization inform decision-making, and are underpinned by mathematics, as well as basic and discipline sciences.
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.0 Graduates must have capabilities for self-organisation, self-review, personal development and lifelong learning.
D.1 Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.0 Engineering and IT practice involves the coordination of a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities to arrive at problem and design solutions.
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose.
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.0 Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally-diverse workplaces and a chnaging global environment.
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications)

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.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in information technology, engineering, management or commerce.

Applicants must have at least five years' full-time equivalent professional work experience in an appropriate industry, some of which should be in a management position. Given the nature of the work-based assessment tasks required in many of the subjects, applicants need to be employed in a relatively senior position in a Sydney-based organisation.

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; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have previously undertaken postgraduate study at a UTS recognized university may be eligible for up to 24 credit points of recognition of prior learning of core subjects if the subjects previously completed are deemed by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology to be equivalent. The prior study must have been completed no earlier than three years prior to the commencement of this course.

The substitution of core subjects to an alternative/advanced postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted.

Subject substitution and recognition of prior learning are subject to faculty approval.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is three years of part-time study. The course is not available on a full-time basis.

Course structure

This course totals 72 credit points, comprising eight core subjects and four electives.

Course completion requirements

32553 Leadership and People Management 6cp
32930 Management Research Methods 6cp
32703 Information Technology Strategy 6cp
32005 Strategic Leadership for Innovation 6cp
32932 Management Research Project 6cp
42016 Strategic Finance 6cp
32561 Leading Organisational Change 6cp
32562 Strategic Business Management 6cp
CBK90639 Electives 24cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical part-time program is shown below.

Note: Electives are only offered in a particular session (or year) if there is sufficient demand and the necessary resources.

Year 1
Autumn session
42016 Strategic Finance   6cp
32553 Leadership and People Management   6cp
Spring session
32005 Strategic Leadership for Innovation   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
32561 Leading Organisational Change   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
32562 Strategic Business Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
32703 Information Technology Strategy   6cp
32930 Management Research Methods   6cp
Spring session
32932 Management Research Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program of study comprising the Graduate Certificate in Business and Technology (C11138), the Graduate Diploma in Business and Technology (C06060), and the Master of Business and Technology.

Students articulating from the graduate certificate are typically eligible for advanced standing of 24 credit points.

Other information

Students enrolled in UTS: Information Technology degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

Building 10 Student Centre
Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222