Flexible study options

We understand the demands of building a successful career and offer a variety of pathways to achieving your goals.

Choose how, when and where you study

Your MGSM experience is designed to deliver true flexibility as you build your qualifications and your professional career.

Flexibility is a key element of our education and research programs – and our students’ success. You can choose from a range of different options and learning styles that allow you to study in a way that suits your schedule and lifestyle.

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

Manage your time

Study becomes easily manageable with the variety of lecture days, times and formats we offer.

  • MBA graduate

    Study load (full time, part time etc)

    No matter which entry point or study mode you choose, all course units are taught at the same academic level as the MBA.

  • MBA graduate

    Single unit

    The offer of the Single Unit, Certificate and Diploma is available to students who may not satisfy the direct entry requirements of the MBA.

  • MBA graduate

    Online Interactive Classes

    With MGSM’s unique Online Interactive study mode, you also have the flexibility to study selected units online, to the same rigorous standards as on-campus learning.

  • MBA graduate

    Weekly or block

    Programs can be studied part-time or full-time and individual units can be studied weekly or in an intensive block format.

  • MBA graduate

    Face to face study

    In weekly modes, students attend one face-to-face class per week. Classes are held in the evenings for part-time students and mornings for full-time students.

  • MBA graduate

    Group / team work

    Cooperating with others, you will broaden your perspective on business issues, along with improving communication skills and problem solving.

MBA duration and time

Our MBA program offers flexibility to cater to the career demands of busy professionals.


  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: study at your own pace

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

Our academic year

Term Month
Term 2 03 April - 18 June 2017
Term 3 26 June - 10 September 2017
Term 418 September - 03 December 2017
Term 1 08 January - 25 March 2018

Study locations

Three centres of learning

Students can take all core units and a selection of elective units across our three campuses; two in Sydney (North Ryde and CBD) and one in Hong Kong.

All campus facilities include:

  • state-of-the-art lecture theatres
  • modern, well-equipped, syndicate rooms for group work and study outside of the classroom.

Get hands-on experience

  • MBA graduate


    We are one of Australia's most connected business schools and our partnerships with local and global industry not only inform the curriculum, but also provide MBA students with internship and employment opportunities.

  • MBA graduate

    International exchange programs

    The MGSM experience offers so much more than theory and principles. Opportunities exist to participate in global study tours, exchanges and internships with Australian and international leading business schools.

  • MBA graduate

    Group / team work

    Our teaching method is transformational – not textbook-driven. Working in groups and teams is common business practice today. Our syndicate groups replicate this same environment so you develop the everyday skills needed to succeed.

  • MBA graduate

    Hands-on learning and practical application

    Hands-on learning and practical application lie at the heart of all our programs. Issues and tasks from real cases are tackled in class, and expert industry leaders demonstrate and discuss how management theory comes to life in business.

Back to the top of this page