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

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.

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 3 2017 24 or 25 June 2017 26 June - 10 September 2017 12 May 2017 26 May 2017
Term 4 2017 16 September 2017 18 September – 03 December 2017 04 August 2017 18 August 2017
Term 1 2018 06 or 07 January 2018 08 January - 25 March 2018 10 November 2017 08 December 2017
Term 2 201831 March 201802 April - 10 June 201816 February 201802 March 2018

Term dates do not include exam week.

You choose where you study.

Study in Australia

The fee per course unit in 2016 is $5,000 AUD. This amounts to an overall program fee of $80,000 AUD. 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.

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.

See the full list of steps and documents required to apply.

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