Skip to main content
Courses_

Study Australia's No. 1 Master of Management

Our rankings

Global leaders in business education

  • No. 1 in Australia

    The Economist, Financial Times and QS World University Rankings have all ranked our Master of Management number 1 in Australia.

  • No. 4 in the world

    We are ranked first in Australia and fouth in the world for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.

Overview

Specifically designed for recent graduates from any area of study, our Master of Management provides you with a strong foundation in business along with the soft skills to help you pursue your dream career. All in just one year.

Rankings

Ranked number 1 in Australia by The Economist (2017 and 2019), The Financial Times (2013-2019) and QS (2020 and 2021), our Master of Management will dramatically increase your employment prospects.

The Financial Times has recognised the program as the best Master of Management in Australia for the last seven years running - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In the Financial Times Masters of Management rankings 2019, our Master of Management was also ranked in the world for career progress of the program's graduates.

Who is the Master of Management for?

Our unique program 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.

Real-world, industry experience

You will gain hands-on experience working with multinational corporations such as Deloitte, PwC and Procter and Gamble, making invaluable contacts and forging future networks.

Duration

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.

Graduate opportunities

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

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

Subject areas
Shared pool

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

Your funding and scholarships

Explore your options.

Discover our Business School International Scholarships for exceptional students.

How to apply

Apply online or for more information visit our how to apply page.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

Closing dates

Semester 1 – 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 – 15 July of the commencing year

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. Separate CSP closing dates apply, see above.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

Apply online or for more information visit our how to apply page.

Closing dates

Semester 1 – 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 – 30 June of the commencing year

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

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Core units of study

  • Business Tools for Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Financial Management OR Advanced Financial Management
  • The Future of Business
  • Leadership
  • Strategy

Elective unit of study options

  • Business in China
  • Contemporary Topic in Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Marketing

Capstone unit of study

You complete a 12 credit point project unit: MMGT Business Project.

Units of Study

Completion requirement

The Master of Management requires the completion of 10 units of study (60 credit points) comprising:

  • 36 credit points in core units of study.
  • 12 credit points in elective units of study; and
  • a 12 credit point capstone unit of study (business project).

Capstone unit of study - MMGT Business Project

The business project gives students an opportunity to work with corporate partners on real-world business challenges. You will explore and address key innovations and emerging trends in current management practice. 

Previous topics include business strategy, executive coaching and performance, e-technology, social media, social enterprise, entrepreneurship, organisational diversity, sustainability and governance.  

As part of the project, you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice and create solutions and recommendations to some of the most pressing contemporary business issues. 

Completing this project provides you with the experience and skills needed to deliver a high-level consulting report and advice to a corporate partner, as well as developing the interpersonal and problem-solving skills required in your future career.

Admission criteria

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.

Any grade requirements listed are based on the University of Sydney guide to grades.

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

For a guide to common international qualifications and equivalent admission criteria, please download the Business School Admission Criteria (pdf, 81.2KB).

Application process

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 application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. 

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

  • Your academic qualification details, for example, completion year and grade average
  • Resume / CV
  • A statement of motivation (maximum two pages) outlining:
    • what you hope to achieve professionally and personally by completing the Master of Management
    • community involvement and extracurricular activities
    • leadership qualities
    • awards and recognition
    • academic achievements

If the results of your previous study aren’t available by the closing date, you can still submit an application. Your application will be considered, providing you forward the relevant results once they become available.

We require all requested documents or applications cannot be assessed. Please do not supply any additional documents.

Step 3: Interview (or video)

Shortlisted applicants for the Master of Management will be required to attend a selection interview establishing the candidate's suitability.

Course opportunities

Business experience

We understand the importance of gaining real-world experience during your degree. That's why our program connects students with leading firms to work on current projects and help solve real business and management problems.

Our corporate partners

Strategic links with the corporate world play a crucial role in all our teaching, research and engagement activities, and we are actively connected to our industry partners.

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
  • Nab
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Westpac
  • CISCO
  • Oroton
  • Landor
  • THE ICONIC
  • Rocket
  • Reckon
  • Vision Critical
  • Fresenius Medical Care

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

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

Business in China

Take part in an intensive immersion, delivered in China, during your degree. The unit will introduce you to the Chinese business environment, including both the private and state sectors. Featuring site visits and insight into the cultural features of the Chinese economy, you will explore key areas such as the management challenges of entering new markets, managing across cultures and regulatory environments, identifying and realising new opportunities and management and coordination challenges in multinational firms.

Professional accreditation

The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to hold the coveted triple crown accreditation from AACSBAMBA and EQUIS, in addition to achieving membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education.

Career Pathways

The Master of Management degree supplements your existing degree to help you to work at the top level in your chosen field and actually use your knowledge to be successful. Combining your undergraduate area of expertise with management knowledge and skills will dramatically increase your employment prospects in your chosen field.

Future study

A postgraduate degree can open doors to further study, whether you are interested in pursuing a research degree, or expanding your postgraduate qualifications and skillset by embarking on a management degree, MBA or specialised business masters.

The Business School offers two research degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), which may be studied full-time or part-time. Embarking on a PhD or masters by research is an opportunity to join a community of recognised leaders in scholarship and make a significant contribution to your area of study. We are home to many leading researchers and attract generous funding in support of our research projects, and the University of Sydney is consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world.

If you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate study, our postgraduate coursework business degrees cater to students from any background and career stage, with pre- and post-experience options available, to help you achieve the future you’ve imagined. Combine your interests and develop specialised skills to be well positioned in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Will Edwards - Master of Management '12

Domestic students

International students

Ashleigh Gluckman

Ashleigh Gluckman
Master of Management '17 | Personalisation Graduate, Qantas

"After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, I was uncertain about my career path. I believed taking the Master of Management would introduce me to the fundamentals of business. While gaining practical experience with PwC working on the urban planning of Wentworth Racecourse, I had the opportunity to network within areas of business that I was interested in. I have found my passion and was able to secure a position with Qantas."

Vamshi Krishna Grandhe

Vamshi Krishna Grandhe
Master of Management '19 | Program Manager, AI Australia

"The Master of Management at the University of Sydney Business School has broadened my leadership, strategy and digital innovation skills, giving me a head start into a mid-level management role at an international level. With a background in aerospace engineering, the course provided an opportunity to learn key business subjects, build networks across the world, learn new skills and work on real-world projects. It is a great investment for students from any educational background to improve their employability and take the leap into management roles."

Meet our Master of Management alumni and find out where postgraduate study has led them

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.