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Fast track your career in business.
Supplement your undergraduate degree with the 1 year Master of Management or 1.5 year Master of Management (CEMS) degree.

Studying a management degree will opens doors to a world of career opportunities. Through the practical application of theoretical concepts and learning by doing, you will graduate with an understanding of all aspects of business so that you can launch your career with confidence.

Master of Management

Fast track your business career in 1 year. 

Our Master of Management program is similar in style to an MBA, but for a younger market. In just one year, you will develop the skills that businesses demand, regardless of your previous experience or undergraduate area of study.

Apply now for Semester 1 2023.

Our Master of Management is specifically designed for recent graduates from any area of study. This degree is designed for those seeking a dynamic business career, who want to gain experience in the essential areas of business, from strategy to digital innovation.

No prior work experience is needed and graduates from any area of study are encouraged to apply. You will be part of a hand-picked group of around 50 students who work together in an inspiring environment.

The degree is a 60 credit point (12 months full-time or 2 years part-time) pre-experience program that will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in management in your chosen field.

Graduating with our Master of Management will arm you with all you need to create the future you want, faster. 

You will develop the skills that businesses demand in their future leaders by working directly with companies and in highly interactive learning environments.

Some of our graduates have gone on to work at Deloitte, EY, Google, Vodaphone, NAB, Woolworths, Oracle, IBM and AppNexus.

There are many employment opportunities around the world in a range of industries, including:

  • change management
  • education and training
  • executive management
  • government and non-profit
  • management consulting
  • organisational development consulting
  • project management
  • sustainability management.

The University's tuition fees are reviewed annually and may vary during the period of study. For information relating to fees, please visit the Master of Management course details page.

Scholarships: 

University of Sydney Business School Master of Management Scholarship

To be considered for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor's degree or higher with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian bachelor's degree or higher with less than a credit average (minimum 50 percent required), and satisfactory performance in the GMAT (for guidance, the class average score is 630) or equivalent Business School approved admissions test.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and admission criteria are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Step 1: Check the admission criteria

You will need to meet the necessary admission criteria before you will be considered for entry. Please check the admission criteria above.

Step 2: Apply online

You can apply online via the Master of Management course details page.

In order to complete your application online you will need to upload the following documentation:

  • Your most recent academic transcript
  • Your recent Resume / CV
  • A statement of motivation (maximum two pages) outlining what you hope to achieve professionally and personally by completing the Master of Management program

Note: You can still apply to the program if the results of your previous study aren’t available by the closing date.

Step 3: Motivational Video

If you meet the entry requirements you will be contacted to submit a short motivational video to assess your suitability for the program.

Step 4: Outcome

The result of your application will be communicated via the online application portal.

Master of Management (CEMS)

Graduate with 2 degrees in 1.5 years. 

We are the only university in Australia to offer this program, which enables you to complete the CEMS Master in International Management program as part of your degree.

You will spend at least one semester at a CEMS network University where you will gain valuable cross cultural experience whilst undertaking study and business experience. In turn, CEMS graduates are eagerly sought by leading multination corporations.

Apply now for Semester 1, 2023.

If you are from a business background, the Master of Management (CEMS) will open doors for you internationally. 

If you've just finished your first degree, the Master of Management (CEMS) could be what you need to set you apart from the crowd. A renowned alliance of business and higher education leaders, CEMS – the Global Alliance in Management Education, offers the top-ranking Master’s in International Management program.

The University of Sydney is the only university in Australia to offer this program, and we are the only business school in Australia and the first non-European institution to be admitted as a member of CEMS. Upon completion of this program students will graduate with two degrees:

  • Master of Management (CEMS) from the University of Sydney
  • CEMS Master’s in International Management from CEMS

The Master of Management (CEMS) is a 72 credit point degree (three semesters of full time study) pre-experience program.

What is CEMS?

CEMS is a global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and NGOs jointly delivering a pre-experience Master’s in Management programme that prepares future generations of responsible leaders. CEMS was founded in 1988 and there are currenetly 34 CEMS Member Schools and a presence on every continent.

CEMS Vision

CEMS is recognised as a unique global community, comprising the world’s finest students, schools, alumni, corporate and social partners, delivering the leading international Master’s in Management (MiM) that prepares responsible leaders contributing to a more open, sustainable and inclusive world.

Mission

The Mission Statement is a reflection of CEMS' ethical and responsible approach to management education.

CEMS is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders.

The CEMS academic and corporate members work collectively to develop knowledge and provide education that is essential in the multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world.

The joint CEMS Master’s in International Management is the main vehicle for achieving this goal.

Common to all activities is the aim of promoting global citizenship, with particular emphasis placed upon the following values:

  • The pursuit of excellence with high standards of performance and ethical conduct;
  • Understanding and drawing upon cultural diversity with respect and empathy;
  • Professional responsibility and accountability in relation to society as a whole.

Graduating with our Master of Management (CEMS) will arm you with all you need to create the future you want, faster. 

You will develop the skills that businesses demand in their future leaders by working directly with companies and in highly interactive learning environments.

A wide variety of host organisations have partnered with the Business School and engaged in our projects to date, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY, HILTI, National Australia Bank, Virgin Mobile and Westpac.

Our multi-national corporate partners include Electrolux, Thomson Reuters, SAP, Symantec and L'Oreal. Our other national corporate partners are Bluestar, DC Strategy and Futurestep.

We have also partnered with not for profit organisations such as Future Direction Network, The Smith Family and Fitted for Work.

The University's tuition fees are reviewed annually and may vary during the period of study. For information relating to fees, please visit the Master of Management (CEMS) course details page.

 

To be considered for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor's degree or higher in a related discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification, or 
  • an Australian bachelor's degree or higher in a related discipline with less than a credit average (minimum 50 percent required) or equivalent qualification, and satisfactory performance in the GMAT (for guidance, the class average score is 630) or equivalent Business School approved admissions test. 

Applicants must also fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Complete a selection interview
  2. Provide a statement of motivation
  3. Provide a recent resume / CV
  4. Meet the below CEMS MIM language requirements:
    • Australian citizens: From 2023 Australian citizens will be exempt from the CEMS language requirements (they will be admitted based on English as a mother tongue). As part of the program, these students will be required to learn a second and third language to a beginner/elementary level. Please note that the CEMS language requirement is an exit requirement and must be completed prior to graduation.
    • International students: Must be fluent in a minimum of two languages, one of which can be English. If a student's mother tongue is not English then they will not be required to undertake language testing, unless they wish to. If a student's mother tongue is English then they will be required to undertake language testing in their second language. As part of the program, students will be required to undertake a third language to a beginner/elementary level. Please note that the CEMS language requirement is an exit requirement and must be completed prior to graduation.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and admission criteria are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Step 1: Check the admission criteria

You will need to meet the necessary admission criteria before you will be considered for entry. Please check the admission criteria above.

Step 2: Apply online

You can apply online via the Master of Management (CEMS) course details page.

In order to complete your application online you will need to upload the following documentation:

  • Your most recent academic transcript
  • Your recent resume / CV
  • A statement of motivation (maximum two pages) outlining what you hope to achieve professionally and personally by completing the Master of Management (CEMS) program

Note: You can still apply to the program if the results of your previous study aren’t available by the closing date.

Please ensure that you submit all the required documentation.

Step 3: Motivational Video

If you meet the entry requirements you will be contacted to submit a short motivational video to assess your suitability for the program.

Step 4: Outcome

The result of your application will be communicated via the online application portal.

Students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) degree and CEMS students on an exchange are encouraged to join the CEMS Club Sydney.

The club aims to enhance the career prospects of all members and support sustainable careers by developing lifelong global networks between current students, alumni and corporate partners. The club also acts as a part of the international CEMS club network, liaising with other CEMS clubs and contributing to overall CEMS initiatives.

Visit the Sydney CEMS Club Instagram for information on how to get involved and to view upcoming events. 

Why study Management?

Specifically designed for recent graduates from any area of study, our Master of Management, ranked No. 1 in Australia, provides you with access to business projects with industry leaders, personalised career coaching and opportunities to network with decision-makers in a diverse set of industries.

  • We are home to Australia's No. 1 ranked Master of Management.
  • The University of Sydney is the only university in Australia to offer the Master of Management (CEMS).
  • We are ranked no. 4 globally for graduate employability.
  • Work alongside our business partners including Deloitte, PwC, Procter and Gamble, HILTI, Lendlease, Commonwealth Bank, NAB, Virgin Mobile, Westpac, CISCO, Oroton, The Iconic, L'Oreal and Electrolux.
  • Connect you with leading firms to work on current projects and help solve real business problems.
  • Learn from a diverse range of world-leading academics.
  • Access our dedicated Careers and Employability Office for specialised services that will help you achieve your career aspirations.
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