Master of Business Administration

Approved Abbreviation: MBA

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2761.4

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 is Quarter 4, 2016 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 (Q1) to 2016 (Q3) - 2761.3 - Master of Business Administration

Commencement Year 2014 (Q3 and Q4) - 2761.2 - Master of Business Administration

Commencement Year 2013 (Q4) to 2014 (Q2) - 2761.1 - Master of Business Administration

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 60 credit points (cp) in one of the following specialisations: Finance and Investment, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Resource Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, Sustainable Business, Property, Information and Communications Technology, Digital Knowledge and Innovation, and Business Analytics. Students complete: four foundation (40cp), four core (40cp), and six specialisation units (60cp) 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 (60cp) can be chosen separately from any postgraduate business units. This course has multiple intakes each year and is suitable for graduates holding a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.


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.

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 160 credit points (cp). This includes 40cp general foundation units, 40cp core units, 60cp specialist knowledge units, and a 20cp capstone unit as per the structure below:

General Foundation Units

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

Choose one of

200737Marketing Systems
200820The Contemporary Business Environment

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
SP2016Finance and Investment
SP2018Information and Communications Technology
SP2019Digital Knowledge and Innovation
SP2020Business Analytics

Non Specialisation

A total of 60cp from any postgraduate Business units


Choose one of

200829Business Project

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