Masters Qualifying Program

Approved Abbreviation: MQP

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2811.2

CRICOS Code: 097009M

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 2019 or 2021.

For Commencement Year 2018 - please refer to 2811.1 Masters Qualifying Program

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.

In the Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) you will participate in an intensive program of learning to prepare you for study at postgraduate level. This non-award program comprises four units designed to ensure you have the skills, competencies and knowledge necessary to undertake postgraduate study in business. You will further develop your skills in a range of contemporary business areas including finance and accounting, marketing, management and verbal and written communication skills. You will be required to demonstrate a sound appreciation of the ethical and professional practice in business enterprises, and you will demonstrate practical business communication skills To complete the Masters Qualifying Program students must pass all four units.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.


To be admitted to the Masters Qualifying Program applicants must have:

  • an Associate Degree, or higher in any discipline; Or
  • a three year post-secondary qualification, or higher in any discipline; Or
  • a minimum of three years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience; Or
  • submitted other evidence of qualifications that demonstrate potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

As a guide to international applicants the following additional information is provided regarding admission:

  • India/Pakistan - 3 year qualification post Standard/Class XII
  • China - 3 year qualification post Senior High School Certificate

International applicants who do not meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements for postgraduate courses and have an IELTS equivalent of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands will be eligible to study the Masters Qualifying Program concurrently with the English Enhancement Program. Students who successfully complete the English Enhancement Program will also be eligible for a Certificate in English.

English Language Entry Requirements

Students who need to further develop their English language skills can complete one of the English language courses offered by Western Sydney University The College. Students who successfully complete English Academic Program 5 (EAP5) with The College do not need to take any further English language tests to gain entry to their study at Western Sydney University.

Western Sydney The College English Language Programs

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

Recommended Sequence

Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Parramatta City Campus

Quarters 1 and 3

201032Management Fundamentals
201033Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Quarters 2 and 4

201034Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting
201035Marketing Skills

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