Australia's number one MBA

From C-suite executive to entrepreneur, MGSM's MBA offers learning solutions for every stage of your career development.

Designed to empower, challenge and transform, our MBA will give you the knowledge and skills demanded by our ever evolving global economy. Ranked number one in Australia and 56 in the world (Financial Times 2016 ranking), our program’s flexible study options and choice of elective units lets you tailor your studies to your interests, aspirations and lifestyle.

The program covers all aspects of management education and includes an ideal mix of theory and real-world experience, from experiential learning in the class room to internships and exchange programs with our academic and corporate partners, both in Australia and globally.

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MBA quick facts

Benefit MGSM's MBA
  • ranked as Australia's number one MBA
  • and number 56 in the world in the Financial Times 2016 ranking.
  • multiple entry and graduation points
  • part-time or full-time options
  • opportunity to move from the Certificate or Diploma program to the MBA (upon successful completion)
  • can be studied week-by-week or in an intensive block format
  • MGSM has an Online Interactive study mode
    • you also have the flexibility to study selected units online.
Duration You can complete the MBA program over two years of full-time study, or the equivalent of this depending on your schedule.

Australia: overall program fee - $76,000

MBA details

Our MBA graduates gain a number of valuable benefits from completing Australia's number 1 MBA:

  • job promotions - see how our Alumni have succeeded in their respective careers
  • increased salary - we are ranked #2 in the world for salary increase (The Economist Which MBA? Survey 2015)
  • broaden your networking group - from Argentina to Zimbabwe, MGSM student body represents over 30 countries and over 135 in our extensive Alumni network.

More on our Alumni.

Ranked as Australia's number one MBA* and among the world’s top 30**, our MBA covers all aspects of management education. The course comprises of a mix of theory and real-world experience, delivered through internships and exchange opportunities with our industry partners and partner schools.

As part of our first round of WiMBA initiatives, we will offer up to 100 partnerships to women to complete their MBA in conjunction with their employer.

More on the Women in MBA program.

The MBA program comprises of 16 course units, including 10 foundation units and six elective units that can be chose from a broad range of over 40 units.

Core units

Through 10 carefully selected foundation units, you’ll learn how to be an effective manager. These units expose you to different general management perspectives, and give you the expertise you need to help an organisation achieve and sustain competitive advantage.

Core 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

You’ll also complete six elective units. With a wide variety of management subject areas available, you can tailor your program to focus on your management field of interest.

Tailor your knowledge, expertise and qualifications with six elective units in your preferred areas of specialisation or interest:

  • Leadership And General Management
  • Financial Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Management Skills
  • Strategy
  • Logistics And Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship

More on the structure of our MBA program

You have the flexibility to complete the program part time over three to four years or accelerate your study to finish in one year. You can choose to attend weekly lectures, block classes or online interactive classes or depending on your commitments.

Undertaking postgraduate studies is a big time commitment and flexibility is a key issue for me. MGSM provides this.”

Alumni Andrew Rogers RSD Reform Programme Manager, RailCorp.

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

You can choose to study this course at one of three conveniently located campuses: North Ryde in Sydney, Sydney CBD or Hong Kong.

More on the duration and time of our MBA.

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Term dates

2017 Intakes

MGSM has a four term academic year and students can elect to start their program at the beginning of any term. Terms consist of ten weeks of class, one week for exams and one week vacation.

Upcoming MGSM term dates

Term/Year Study Ready Workshop Class Dates Application Deadline International Application Deadline Domestic
Term 1 201707 or 08 January 201709 January - 26 March 2017 11 November 201625 November 2016
Term 2 201701 April 201703 April - 18 June 201717 February 201703 March 2017
Term 3 201724 or 25 June 201726 June - 10 September 201712 May 201726 May 2017
Term 4 201716 September 201718 September - 03 December 201704 August 201718 August 2017 

Term dates include exam week.

Important application dates

TermDomestic application deadlineInternational application deadline
Term 1 201725 November 201611 November 2016
Term 2 201703 March 201717 February 2017
Term 3 201726 May 201712 May 2017
Term 4 201718 August 201704 August 2017

Scholarship application dates

TermDomestic scholarship deadlineInternational scholarship deadline
Term 1 201709 December 201621 October 2016
Term 2 201704 March 201722 January 2017
Term 3 201726 May 201714 April 2017
Term 4 201707 July 201718 August 2017

You choose where you study.

Study in Australia

The fee per course unit in 2016 is $4,750.00. This amounts to an overall program fee of $76,000. 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 unless there are 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% of the annual full-time fee in advance. The documentation you’ll 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 students in paying tuition fees. We also offer a limited number of scholarships.

For information about any tax benefits of undertaking a full-fee paying program, consult your financial adviser.

During your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a 10-week (one MGSM term) project-based internship with one of our industry partners. This will give you valuable practical experience in an Australian organisation and real exposure to management issues and challenges. You’ll be able to draw on MGSM’s large network of industry partners, including some of the world’s most well known companies.  

Applications for internships are assessed on a competitive basis, and the process includes interviews with both MGSM and the sponsoring organisation. You must have successfully completed at least six units of your program to be eligible.

More on Internships, exchanges and networking.

From expert guidance on how to obtain a great role, to new networking insights, internships, workshops, recruiting events and more, our comprehensive range of services will help you successfully chart the course of your career – or recruit the right talent for your business.

More on careers and coaching.

For direct entry into the MGSM MBA, you’ll need an undergraduate degree or higher and a minimum of two years relevant work experience at a managerial or professional level.

If you don’t have an undergraduate degree, you can enrol in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma and then progress to the MBA once you successfully complete each program level. You’ll need to have a minimum of five years relevant work experience at a managerial or professional level.

More on how to apply.

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