Master of Business Administration - MBA

Ranked among the world’s top 50 MBA programs (The Economist Which MBA 2014), an MGSM Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a learning experience that is both invigorating – and invaluable.

Providing a strategic business perspective and a complete grounding in the core elements of general management, this program extends, challenges and ultimately, transforms today’s management professional.

You will emerge a potential leader of the future, by focusing on the competitive advantages of enterprise and learning how to manage functional areas and the language they use (not their technical performance).

As flexible as it is dynamic, this program is designed to suit professionals with high management and leadership promise, who already hold positions of responsibility.

You can complete the MBA in one year of full-time study or two to three years part-time. Regardless of the structure you choose, the 16-course unit program is exactly the same.

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Program Structure

The MBA Program comprises 16 course units, including three foundation core units, six non-foundation core units and seven elective units.

Core Units (Foundation) 

Effective managers must be able to manage money, people and markets. Our MBA has three foundation units to provide you with a solid grounding in these areas:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Management.

Core Units (Non-Foundation)

Six non-foundation units expose you to different general management perspectives, and give you the expertise required to see an organisation achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Non-foundation core units include:

  • Economic Context of Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information and Decision Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management.

Elective Units

Seven 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 can be completed in one year of full-time study, or two to three years of part-time study, depending on timetable availability.

Each course unit involves 40 hours of face-to-face lectures, and an additional workload of approximately 80 to 120 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 and Hong Kong campuses, however, availability of course units will vary between countries.

Entry Requirements

Students should have an undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience (managerial or professional) for direct entry into the MGSM MBA.

Limited places are available for candidates with an undergraduate degree who have achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.3 (or the equivalent), and have a minimum of two years’ work experience at a managerial/professional level.

Alternatively, you may transfer to the MBA Program after successfully completing the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma (providing you have a first degree) and/or the Master of Management

If your recognised studies were not taught in English, you will need to demonstrate your language proficiency. For details of the recognised courses and scores required, visit see our International Students section.


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