POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2011
FOR MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
SHAPE YOUR FUTURE
COnneCTIng yOU TO The WOrLd
If you are seeking a challenging aspects of the curriculum are
and practical education for developed in joint partnership
today’s complex global and with industry. UTS academics
technologically advanced have up-to-date industry and
workplace, UTS is your university professional knowledge.
employers tell us that UTS
UTS responds pro-actively to the graduates have the skills to
current workplace environment. see and move beyond traditional
Industry advisory committees professional boundaries,
regularly review our courses taking their place as creative
for relevance to make sure they practictioners in their chosen
keep pace with change and teach professions. a graduate of UTS
students’ professional and practical is equipped for ongoing learning
skills that employers need. in the pursuit of personal
development and excellence
in professional practice.
The UTS Faculty of Business has been awarded accreditation from the world’s leading
business education accrediting agency - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
AACSB accreditation confirms the Faculty’s commitment to quality and continuous
improvement to education excellence through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.
It represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools.
For further information please visit: www.business.uts.edu.au/aacsb
POSTGRADUATE STUDY AT UTS:BUSINESS
REPUTATION AND EXPERIENCE TOP RANKING
UTS:Business has been at the forefront Successful AACSB accreditation follows on
of postgraduate business education from other recent outstanding successes
since 1981. With close to 3500 students including being ranked in the top five
currently enrolled, our Graduate School Business and Economics faculties by the
of Business is one of the largest and most Australian Government Learning and
successful postgraduate business schools Teaching Performance Fund (2007 & 2008).
in Australia. This is testimony to the quality UTS:Business is also ranked in the top
and reputation of our courses and the high eight among 39 Australian Business and
employability, salary outcomes and career Law disciplines in the recent Melbourne
futures of our graduates. University Institute of Applied Economic
and Social Research Rankings (2006).
UTS has achieved accreditation from the FACULTY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools UTS:Business is honoured by the
of Business (AACSB) and is now part of outstanding group of industry leaders who
an elite group that comprises less than serve on its Executive Council. This council
10 percent of the world's business schools. provides high level strategic advice and links
The achievement of AACSB accreditation to key business, industry and government
demonstrates the Faculty’s commitment to bodies. Further details at
continuous improvement and its desire to www.business.uts.edu.au/about/council
benchmark programs in accordance with
INDUSTRY RELEVANT TEACHING Our comprehensive range of business FLEXIBLE STUDY MODES*
UTS:Business courses are regularly reviewed courses include the Executive MBA, the We cater to your busy lifestyle by offering
for relevance in joint partnership with industry MBA and a number of specialist Master options such as after-hours classes, part-
advisory committees to make sure they keep degrees in: Accounting, Arts Management, time study or intensive mode to enable you
pace with change and match students’ skills Community Management, Events, Finance, to tailor your timetable to fit your needs. We
with what employers need. The contribution General Management, Human Resource also provide high level after-hours and off-
of industry representatives helps keep our Management, Marketing, Operations & campus library and IT support to make your
graduates amongst the most employable in Supply Chain Management, Professional balancing act that much easier.
the country. Accounting, Quantitative Finance, Sport and
Tourism. The choice is yours! RELIABLE SUPPORT SYSTEM
COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF PROGRAMS & UTS provides a wide range of support
UNIQUE SPECIALISATIONS SMART NETWORKING services and facilities including: English
Many of our competitors offer a ‘one size fits UTS:Business gives you the opportunity to language support, learning assistance
all’ approach to postgraduate qualifications. network with your peers and develop those centres, student and career counselling,
However, we understand how diverse the all-important business and industry contacts health and housing services and 24 hour
business sector has become and in response that are part of your professional and career access to computer labs.
we have developed a full spectrum of both development.
generalist and sector-specific postgraduate IDEAL LOCATION
qualifications. The Graduate School of INNOVATIVE RESEARCH Our central location means we’re easy to get
Business offers over 150 postgraduate Teaching is supported by a vigorous program to, particularly by public transport. The city
business and business-related subjects of research. We are renowned as an campus has the added benefit of being close
covering a range of business related areas. innovator in postgraduate business, with a to Chinatown and darling Harbour if you
track record of success in the application of want to socialise after class or eat out.
technology to teaching.
* International students must undertake a full-time load.
MaSTer OF BUSIneSS adMInISTraTIOn
Institute of Marketing
REALISE YOUR POTENTIAL The graduate diploma in Business PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
The MBa is the most recognised and most administration is designed to provide a basis Completion of the MBa program with
transportable postgraduate degree. Students for the development of careers in management a major in Banking or Finance meets
in the MBa know that to realise their full for graduates who require a solid foundation in the educational components of the
career potential, additional managerial skills business administration skills. criteria for membership for the Financial
and credentials are essential. personal The graduate Certificate in Business Services Institute of australasia (FInSa).
investment in a demanding MBa program administration provides foundation skills Completion of the MBa program with a
that is recognised for both intellectual rigour used in the general management of a major in Finance meets the educational
and practical application of knowledge business enterprise. Students without a components of the criteria for membership
will accelerate your career progression or degree but with extensive relevant work at the Certified Finance & Treasury
introduce new career pathways. Completing experience and evidence of a general capacity professional (CFTp) level. graduates of the
the UTS MBa will equip you with a to undertake tertiary education can apply for MBa program with a major in professional
remarkable array of new skills. entry to this program. accounting are eligible to apply for
membership of Cpa australia, nIa and ICaa.
DESIGN YOUR MBA SKILLS & EXPERTISE Students completing a major in human
Our MBa is designed for those who desire a general management skills help to develop resource Management as part of the MBa
head start in their career as a generalist or expertise in strategic thinking, critical program will be eligible to apply to the
specialist manager and want a competitive analysis, developing and implementing australian human resources Institute (ahrI)
advantage in the work place. This program business plans, decision making under for professional Member status. Students
is distinguished from the competition by its uncertainty, understanding organisational completing a major in Marketing as part of the
practical, vocational orientation and by the dynamics, motivating others, effective MBa program will be eligible to apply to the
flexibility of the course design. communication, leadership and promoting Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
UTS:Business believes you are the best judge change in dynamic environments. Functional The UTS MBa is offered as a part-time*
of your educational requirements. skills develop competency in a number or full-time program, with classes for core
of key disciplines including economics, subjects held during the day and evening.
The graduate School of Business allows you
accounting, finance, marketing and general
to choose 50 percent of your MBa subjects The MBa is made up of 16 subjects (96 cps).
from a vast range of electives so you can eight are compulsory core subjects (48 cps)
design your MBa to match your employment Specialist skills are introduced in areas such and eight are electives (48 cps).
aspirations. as corporate finance, banking, corporate
accounting, operations and supply chain The electives can be taken as one major
MBa subjects are approved by an Industry (48cps), or two sub-majors (2 x 24cps), or one
management, human resource management,
Board which insists on relevance to the sub-major (24cps) plus 24cps of electives
management in the public, private and
workplace as a pre-eminent subject design from the MBa program.
international spheres, tourism, sport,
principle. Theoretical and academic concepts
arts and event management, engineering For a comprehensive list of MBa elective
are naturally a part of all MBa subjects, but
management, health management, project subjects and their descriptions, please visit
only to give insight into and understanding of
management and information technology. www.gsb.uts.edu.au/mba
the development of best business practice.
The UTS MBa also provides unparalleled
* International students must undertake a full-time load.
MaSTer OF BUSIneSS adMInISTraTIOn
SUBjECT ANd CREdIT POINTS ACCUMULATION FOR THE MBA
MASTER OF CORE BUSINESS 1 x MAjOR 2 x SUB-MAjORS 1 x SUB-MAjOR
BUSINESS SUBjECTS +
AdMIN 24CPS ELECTIvES
CPS 96 CPS 48 CPS 48 CPS 48 CPS
GRAdUATE CORE BUSINESS 1 x ELECTIvE
dIPLOMA IN SUBjECTS
CPS 48 CPS 42 CPS 6
GRAdUATE CORE BUSINESS
CPS 24 CPS 24
21878 STUDIES IN BUSINESS 25706 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGEMENT
COMMUNICATION This subject aims to explain economic
This subject contributes to the MBa through principles, market forces and the role of
the development of students’ communication government in managing the economy.
and reasoning skills. Students will develop The first part of the subject examines the
an understanding of the requirements economic problems and the models used by
of effective communication within both government to manage the economy in an
academic and business contexts. The international context. In the second part, the
impact of technology and other contextual role of market demand and supply forces on
factors including organizational culture business decisions are considered in order to
and strategic purpose upon notions of develop a capacity to analyse industries and
effective communication will be examined. their impact on the firms.
By developing students’ skills in effective
communication, this subject provides a 21844 MANAGING WORK AND PEOPLE
foundation for their enhanced performance This subject provides students with the
in other studies. Students will acquire an knowledge and skills to make critically
understanding of the use and implications of informed and responsible business decisions
different forms and styles of communication as they relate to managing people in a work
for effective leadership in building organisation. Students will learn about
commitment to organisational strategic theoretical approaches to understanding
goals, within a business context. the factors impacting upon the effective
management of people at work and the
22747 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERIAL management practices conducive to building
DECISIONS productive and innovative workplaces.
accounting for Managerial decisions Theoretical foundations and connections
covers topics in the two major accounting including the nature of work and the legal
disciplines, namely Financial accounting and socio-political context will be explored.
and Management accounting. This subject Students will acquire knowledge of people
provides students with the necessary management practices suited to building
accounting skills to develop and use sustainability and nurturing intellectual
financial information products to evaluate capital.
business operations and then utilise this
data to prepare information to support
GRAD CERT C11008
GRAD DIP C06009
21800 ManageMenT and OrganISaTIOnS 6cps • • •
21878 STUdIeS In BUSIneSS COMMUnICaTIOn 6cps • • •
25706 eCOnOMICS FOr BUSIneSS 6cps • • •
22747 aCCOUnTIng FOr ManagerIaL deCISOnS 6cps • • •
21844 ManagIng WOrK and peOpLe 1
6cps • •
24734 MarKeTIng ManageMenT 6cps • •
25742 FInanCIaL ManageMenT 6cps • •
eLeCTIveS (See Majors and Sub-majors offered in the MBa) 2 48cps 6cps
21715 STraTegIC ManageMenT (FInaL COre SUBJeCT) 6cps •
TOTAL CReDIT pOINTS 96cps 48cps 24cps
24734 MARKETING MANAGEMENT 21800 MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONS Footnotes:
aims to help participants become effective The subject will assist students to develop 1. Students who wish to seek ICaa, nIa or Cpa australia
membership on completion of the professional
market oriented managers. In this subject an understanding of both the practical accounting major and have not previously completed
marketing related issues are addressed and ethical responsibilities in becoming an undergraduate or postgraduate law subject by
which are relevant to managers in diverse a manager through presentation of the examination, will be permitted to replace MBa core
subject 21844 Managing Work and people with law subject
and changing environments. The emphasis is central concepts, frameworks and theories 79708 Contemporary Business Law.
on developing a sound understanding of the of management, organisations and 2. For a major or sub-major to be noted on a students
underlying logic of marketing frameworks ethical practices. Students will be able to transcript upon graduation, the student must complete
at least 75% of the subjects in that major or sub-major
and their interaction with other management demonstrate an appreciation of the key at UTS under any approved postgraduate course. 25%
disciplines. It is a foundation subject and issues and constraints facing organisations may be allowed as approved exemptions from other
is designed to provide a strong basis in as they balance the application of postgraduate studies.
marketing required for general management management theories to practical situations.
decision-making. This course identifies the nature of the
political, economic, technological, social
25742 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT and cultural environments within which
Financial Management explores the concepts organisations operate.
of time, cash flow and risk and how they
are interrelated. Financial Management is 21715 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
important to individuals, governments and This is an integrating subject concerned
organisations including not-for-profit firms. with top management strategy of change
In general, the goal of each user is the same in the economic and social environments
and that is to maximise wealth considering of business. Case studies addressing real
the risks involved and this is achieved business situations are examined. Topics
through the appropriate use of financial include strategy formulation, strategy
theory. Finance is one of the most important planning, management audits, management
aspects of business management. Managing of change and social responsibility and
cash flow is essential to ensure a secure corporate effectiveness.
future, both for the individual and business.
Without proper financial planning a business
is unlikely to be successful.
mASter of BuSineSS AdminiStrAtion
MAJORS (48 CREDIT POINTS)
A mAjor conSiStS of 8 SuBjectS, eAch 6 credit pointS.
Accounting informAtion SyStemS mAnAgement
Accounting & finAnce humAn reSource mAnAgement 2
informAtion technology internAtionAl BuSineSS
BuSineSS lAw mArketing 3
technology mAnAgement profeSSionAl Accounting 4
SUB-MAJORS (24 CREDIT POINTS)
A SuB-mAjor conSiStS of 4 SuBjectS, eAch 6 credit pointS.
Accounting informAtion SyStemS mArketing
ArtS mAnAgement mArketing reSeArch
informAtion technology mAnAgement
BuSineSS lAw operAtionS And Supply chAin
community mAnAgement project mAnAgement
engineering mAnAgement puBlic relAtionS
event mAnAgement Sport mAnAgement
finAnce StrAtegic mAnAgement
humAn reSource mAnAgement StrAtegic mArketing
internAtionAl BuSineSS touriSm mAnAgement
internAtionAl exchAnge vAlue creAtion in ServiceS
1. mBA with a major in finance meets the educational components of the criteria for
membership for the financial Services institute of Australasia (finSA) and membership
at the certified finance & treasury professional (cftp) level.
2. mBA with a major in human resource management is eligible to apply for professional
membership with the Australian human resources institute (Ahri).
3 mBA with a major in marketing is accredited with chartered institute of marketing (cim).
4. mBA with a major in professional Accounting is accredited by the icAA, niA and cpA
Australia meeting the formal academic requirements for membership.
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MBA ADMISSION REQUIRMENTS
a UTS recognised degree plus one of the
> gMaT overall score of 550; minimum
scores of verbal 25, quantitative 35 & aWa
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4.0m OR UTS CITY CAMPUS
> gpa of at least 2.75 out of 4.0 of which 90%
of all subjects are completed at a
minimum pass level OR
> 4 years full-time relevant work experience
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> TOeFL (paper based) score of 575 with email: firstname.lastname@example.org CRICOS CODES
TWe 4.5, OR Internet: www.gsb.uts.edu.au Masters of Business administration
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