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Global leaders in business education

  • No. 1 in Australia

    We are ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022.

  • Top 25 globally

    Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked top 25 in the world in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2021.


Students and professionals seeking to further develop their skills in Business, commerce, finance, marketing and management in order to meet professional requirements may apply to undertake individual units of study as non-award students.

This study is non-award and will not count towards a degree within the Business School.

Please Note. All SMBA coded units of study are not available for selection for Non-Award study.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

Admission as a non-award student is assessed on an individual basis. Permission is required from the department through which each unit is administered and is necessary for the application to be processed.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the same year.

Semester 2 - 15 July of the same year.

Late applications may be considered subject to availability of places. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the same year.

Semester 2 - 15 July of the same year.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - please check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Admission criteria

Your admission to a unit or units of study at the University of Sydney is subject to approval, which may include the fulfilment of prerequisites in previous study or your professional experience and availability.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

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“My course has given me a solid grounding in supply chain management theory, strategy and practice, backed with technical skills. The enthusiasm among the teaching staff is infectious, and industry professionals were regular guest lecturers, enabling me to connect my studies to the real world. As a result, I graduated industry-ready and secured a permanent job before I completed my studies.”

Kerry Zhuang
Master of Commerce (specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
Procurement Manager, SPOS Group

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