Master of Business (Operations Management)

Approved Abbreviation: MBus(OpMgt)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2624.6

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 044855M

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Quarter 4, 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Years 2015 (Quarters 1 to 3) - 2624.5 Master of Business (Operations Management)

Commencement Years 2014 - 2624.4 Master of Business (Operations Management)

The course is designed for those who wish to prepare for senior operations management roles in manufacturing or service organisations, in both the private and public sectors. The course includes operations management, supply chain management, logistics, and project management. The course is intended to assist graduates to develop the perspectives and skills necessary for an integrated approach to planning, implementing, upgrading and managing business operations that enhance customer value and organisational effectiveness.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in a business discipline;


Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline AND a minimum of two years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in a related field;


Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline AND a minimum of five years general work experience in a related field.

International applicants must achieve IELTS 6.5 overall score with a minimum 6.0 in each subset.

Work experience will require validation by employer and cannot be used both as a means of admission and as the basis of an application for advanced standing. Work experience will be evaluated to assess whether prospective students have demonstrated a verifiable capability in operations management such that they are enabled to undertake the discipline-specific learning contained in this Masters-level course. This criteria is impacted directly by the requirements of a curriculum that addresses AQF Level 9 knowledge and skill outcomes including a stipulation that graduates have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge in operations management and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include four core units, two alternates and a choice of a capstone unit worth 20 credit points.

Core Units

200838Business Operations and Logistics
51240Project Management
200776Compliance Management
200329Supply Chain Management

Alternate Units

Choose two alternate units from the pool below

200836Logistics Processes in Enterprise Resource Planning
200853Creating Sustainable Organisations
200841Strategic Business Management
51259Purchasing and Materials Management

Choose one of

200829Business Project

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