The University of Western Australia
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MBA Flexible

Learn how to lead in any situation – whether it be building a commercial enterprise or not-for-profit organisation from the ground up, or running a large, multinational company.

Introduction

UWA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) has a strong focus on current business trends and is highly desirable for professionals looking to move into higher levels of management.

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Course description, features and facilities

The MBA Flexible is ideal for experienced professionals looking to transform their career and build on their skills in leadership and management.

As an MBA Flexible student, you will complete core studies in all the principal areas of business – accounting and finance, decision making, economics, organisational behaviour, marketing, and strategic management – giving you the skills and knowledge necessary to take on the greatest business challenges.

In addition, you are able to choose from a range of option units, allowing you to tailor the course to suit your interests and goals. The MBA Flexible includes specialist focus areas in Leadership, Natural Resources or General Management, as well as option units in areas such as finance, entrepreneurship, and social impact.

Our flexible delivery mode allows you to tailor your studies to suit your lifestyle. MBA Flexible classes are offered on weeknights and weekends, as well as in intensive teaching blocks and intensive overseas programs. From 2015, select core units will also be available in a fully online mode, with high levels of interactivity. You may choose to study up to four units each trimester, or even take a break from study altogether for a trimester—the decision is yours. The MBA Flexible can be completed in sixteen months full-time or up to five years part-time.

The MBA Flexible has intakes in January, May and August each year.

Further information:
mba.uwa.edu.au

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Student profile

Student profile – Matt Delmenico

Choosing to study an MBA at UWA pushed me out of my comfort zone, giving me a real personal challenge and offering a different perspective. The MBA provided countless networking and career development opportunities. It also encouraged strategic thinking and ‘bigger picture’ understanding, gave me an opportunity to deepen my technical expertise and analytical ability, and improved my communication skills.

It never stopped with the lectures – there was always something exciting on, whether it be Case Club, Panorama Seminars, GMA Twilight Networking events, or student boardroom lunches. The chance to learn from other students from a broad range of sectors (for example, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Government, IT) as well as the opportunity to study abroad (Operations Management in Germany and International Marketing in the USA) and attend lectures at UCLA and Columbia simply enriched the overall experience.  

The MBA was a real investment in my future and will set up me up for future General Manager roles.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (42 points):

NS, T1, T2, T3ACCT5602Accounting
NS, T1, T2, T3ECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
NS, T1, T2, T3FINA5530Managerial Finance
NS, T1, T2, T3MGMT5501Organisational Behaviour
T1, T2, T3MGMT5513Data Driven Decision Making
NS, T1, T2, T3MGMT5700Strategic Management
NS, T1, T2, T3MKTG5550Marketing Principles

Take unit(s) to the value of 30 points:

NSECON5504Global Energy and Mineral Markets
NSFINA5601Valuation and Risk Analysis for Resource Companies
NSFINA5603Mergers and Acquisitions
N/AMGMT5505International Management
NSMGMT5514Demonstrating Social Impact
NSMGMT5516Social Impact: Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation
NSMGMT5517Leadership for Social Impact
NSMGMT5518Social Investment and Philanthropy
T1MGMT5520Legal Principles for Management
NSMGMT5522Leading Global Collaborations
NSMGMT5523Becoming a Leader: Perspectives on Leadership Development
NSMGMT5524Strategic Management of Resource Companies
NS, T2MGMT5570Organisational Change and Transformation
T2MGMT5601Small Business Management
T1MGMT5608Entrepreneurship and Innovation
NS, T3MGMT5615Selected Topics in Management
NS, T1, T3MGMT5616Advanced Topics in Management
N/AMGMT5618International Study Program
N/AMGMT5623Leadership Effectiveness
NS, T3MGMT5647Negotiation Behaviour
NS, T1MGMT5665Project Management
T1, T2, T3MGMT5782Management Case Study
NSMKTG5603Management of Technology and Innovation

Career opportunities

MBA Flexible students have gone on to senior management roles such as Company Partner, CEO, Managing Director, Executive Manager, General Manager, Regional Manager and Functional Manager. Graduates can also find positions in the areas of business development, marketing and sales.

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Further study opportunities

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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These pages are under review and are being updated.

Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into this course an applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

(a) a bachelor’s degree of this University, with a weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and at least three years’ professional experience; or

(b) a Graduate Certificate in Business of this University, with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.

Please note: The Graduate Certificate in Business (GCB) is a pathway to the MBA for students with significant work experience but no undergraduate qualification. Students completing the GCB and admitted to the MBA will automatically have their GCB credited towards their MBA studies and will only need to complete a further eight units to qualify with an MBA.

Applicants must provide a CV and personal statement.

English competency

IELTS: a minimum of 7.0 overall with no band less than 6.5 is required.

See the full list of English language requirements.

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact details - admission information

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys).

Note: Please upload the following documents with your application:

  1. A current CV
  2. A personal statement of 300-400 words detailing why you wish to undertake this course and drawing attention to the relevant aspects of your current and prospective employment which would benefit from completing the course

Fees

Annual fee: $33600.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

Apply online

UWA representatives offer application advice and support to future students in various countries. Visit the link below to find an authorised UWA agent near you.

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Fees

Annual fee: $62400.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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MBA Flexible: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3. Please note that orientation begins one week before the start of each trimester.
Weekly first year time commitment
The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit per week which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Standard full-time completion
16 months
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
Postgraduate Student Centre
Business School building
postgrads-business@uwa.edu.au
Ask UWA
6488 3980
Course code
42520
CRICOS Code
046894K
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