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Master of Business Administration

Approved Abbreviation: MBA

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2761.6

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 1, 2019 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.

For Commencement Year 2017 - 2018 - please refer to 2761.5 Master of Business Administration

For Commencement Year 2016 (Q4) - please refer to 2761.4 Master of Business Administration

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

For Commencement Year 2014 (Q3 and Q4) - please refer to 2761.2 Master of Business Administration

For Commencement Year 2013 (Q4) to 2014 (Q2) - please refer to 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 in one of the following specialisations: Management, Finance and Investment, Human Resource Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Sustainable Business, Property, Information and Communications Technology, Digital Knowledge and Innovation, Business Analytics, Policing, Public Safety and Security, Finance and Education Leadership. Students complete: four foundations (40 credit points), four core (40 credit points), and six specialisation units (60 credit points) 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 (60 credit points) 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. As the Education Leadership specialisation is fully online, onshore international student visa holders are unable to enrol in this specialisation.

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

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration with the Human Resource Management Specialisation are eligible for professional accreditation with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online. The inherent requirements articulated for this course are based on the existing inherent requirements for the Accounting courses.

Inherent Requirements


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

Sydney City Campus

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Parramatta City Campus

General Foundation Units

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

Choose one of

200737Marketing Systems
200820The Contemporary Business Environment

Core Units

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


SP2020Business Analytics
SP2022Digital Knowledge and Innovation
SP2016Finance and Investment
SP2025Human Resource Management

Note: From 2020, SP2012 will no longer be offered. Students will instead be able to enrol in SP2025 Human Resource Management.

SP2018Information and Communications Technology
SP2011Innovation and Entrepreneurship
SP2008Logistics and Supply Chain Management
ST1010Policing, Public Safety and Security
SP2010Sustainable Business

Please note Education Leadership is a new specialisation commencing from Q2, 2022.

ST1016Educational Leadership

Non Specialisation

A total of 60 credit points from any postgraduate Business units


Choose one of

200829Business Project

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