Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Ranked as Australia's number 1 MBA (Financial Times Global MBA ranking 2015) and among the world’s top 50 MBA programs (The Economist Which MBA? 2014), a 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 at a managerial or professional level.

Those without an undergraduate degree, but who have a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience at a managerial or professional level, 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.



Study In Australia

The fee per course unit for 2016 will be $4,750.00. We suggest you also allow approximately $120 per course unit for textbooks.

Students who withdraw from the course unit after the census date will not be entitled to a refund of fees except in the case of exceptional circumstances.

Australian students will be charged on a term-by-term basis for the number of units enrolled in that term.

Temporary residents and international students must pay 25 per cent of the annual full-time fee in advance. The documentation you will need to apply for a student visa (the Confirmation of Enrolment) will be issued after we receive this payment.

FEE-HELP  is available to support eligible Australian students in paying tuition fees. We also offer a limited number of scholarships.

For information on any taxation benefits you may accrue from undertaking a full-fee paying program, consult your financial adviser.

Study in Hong Kong

The fee per course unit is HKD18,820.00. The programme fees are payable every two months on the previous units examination date. This equates to an overall MBA programme fee of HKD301,120.00, Graduate Diploma in Management fee of HKD150,560.00 and a Graduate Certificate in Management fee of HKD75,280.00.

There is an application fee of HKD250.00 (Cheque made payable to Hong Kong Management Association).


Once again, MGSM remains in the top spot in Australia and number 56 in the world in the Financial Times 2016 ranking. Professor Alex Frino, Dean...





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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