Master of Business Administration

Approved Abbreviation: MBA

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2761.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 079261D

Students should follow the course structure for the course or course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was Quarter 4 2013 - 2014.

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.

Through its research-driven and integrated focus, this degree equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to engage with contemporary business environments. The design of the degree reflects consultation with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations. The design comprises business foundation and core units which provide students with key skills such as business communication and analysis, as well as a general knowledge of the basics of business e.g., Accounting, Economics, and Statistics. Upon completion of the foundation and core, students complete six units in one of the following specialisations: Hospitality and Tourism, Human Resource Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, and Sustainable Business. Students complete: four foundation, four core, and six specialisation units as well as a 20 credit point capstone unit, for a total of 160 credit points. Students may elect to complete a non specialisation where six units can be chosen separately from the various specialisations. This course has multiple intakes each year and is suitable for graduates holding a bachelors’ degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or the part-time equivalent.


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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.

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 160 credit points. This includes four general foundation units, four core units, six specialist knowledge units, and a 20 credit point capstone unit as per the structure below:

General Foundation Units

200820The Contemporary Business Environment
200817Business Communication Skills
200825Understanding Contemporary Organisations
200831Integrated Business Experience 1

Core Units

200821Financial Reports for Decision Making
200826Contemporary People Management
200843Integrated Business Experience 2


SP2008Logistics and Supply Chain Management
SP2009Hospitality and Tourism

Note: From 2017, SP2009 Hospitality and Tourism is no longer available. Students who enrolled this specialisation prior to 2017 should consult with their Academic Course Advisor.

SP2010Sustainable Business
SP2011Innovation and Entrepreneurship
SP2012Human Resource Management

Non Specialisation

A total of 6 units from any of the specialisations


200829Business Project

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