Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Ranked among the world’s top 50 MBA program (The Economist Which MBA? 2014), an MGSM Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a transformational experience.

The program is designed to extend the knowledge, skills and experience of its students through the analysis of problems and challenges facing industries and organisations. Covering all key aspects of business management, the MGSM MBA curriculum is grounded in industry reality which, combined with a highly practical approach, bridges the gap between theory and ‘real world’ application.

As flexible as it is practical, over the course of 16 units, you can tailor your experience by selecting 6 elective units, enabling you to deepen your knowledge within a certain field.

This program will challenge and ultimately transform you.


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Program Structure

The MBA Program comprises 16 course units, including ten foundation and six elective units.

Foundation Units

Ten carefully selected foundation units ensure that you learn the skills required of an effective manager. The ten foundation units expose you to different general management perspectives, and give you the expertise required to see an organisation achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Foundation units include:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Frameworks
  • Information and Decision Analysis
  • Economic Context of Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Foundations of Management Thought
  • Strategic Management.

Elective Units

Six elective units are required to complete the program. With a wide variety of management subject areas available, you can tailor your program to focus on a particular management field of interest.

Program Details

The MBA program is completed over two years of full-time study. This study time can be accelerated or extended depending on timetable availability.

Each course unit involves 40 hours of face-to-face lectures, and an additional workload of up to 140 hours over the 10-week term. Students spend this time preparing for lectures, projects, presentations and exams, as well as completing individual and group assignments.

The MBA Program is available at our North Ryde, Sydney CBD (Australia) and Hong Kong campuses.

Entry Requirements

For direct entry into the MGSM MBA, candidates must have an undergraduate degree or higher and a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience (managerial or professional).

Those without an undergraduate degree, but who have a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience (managerial or professional), can enrol in either a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma and can progress to the MBA via the successful completion of each program level.


MBA students have the opportunity to develop valuable management skills through a 10-week (one MGSM term) project-based internship. This provides practical experience in an Australian organisation and real exposure to management issues and challenges.  

Applications for internships are assessed on a competitive basis, including interviews with both the School and sponsoring organisation. You must have successfully completed a minimum of six units of your program to be eligible.


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“During my time at MGSM, I have pitched to venture capitalists and senior management, studied overseas, worked as a management consultant for a multinational organisation and contributed to M&A related research. MGSM is a hub of business knowledge, bridging management theory and practicality. My MGSM experience has provided me the perspective I need to conduct global business effectively.”

Rino J. Vangeli Full-Time MBA 2012