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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

Effective management of people and teams is critical to a business achieving its objectives. Our management major provides the tools and concepts you need to understand how organisations work and the critical role of managers within them.

An effective manager needs to be a good leader who can summarise a situation accurately and make sound decisions, delegate appropriately and inspire staff. Managers make good decisions when they understand the business they are in and how it fits into a wider context.

Studying our management major will equip you with essential leadership, teamwork and networking skills. You will build knowledge in important areas such as developing and implementing strategy, driving organisational change and leading teams to achieve organisational objectives.

This major draws on subjects from a number of disciplines in the Business School to give you a well-rounded understanding of management. You will gain a sound understanding of managing an organisation's internal processes and the relationships between organisations and their national and global business environment.

Combining management with another major can complement your understanding of management with specific skills and expertise, strengthening your career prospects.

By studying at the Business School you will be taught by internationally recognised scholars who are actively involved in leading research in a wide variety of management related areas.

Career Pathways

While the road to being a chief executive is a long one, majoring in management allows you to begin your career with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective management and some of its key skills.  

Career outcomes

  • Management consulting
  • Organisational development consulting
  • Change management
  • Sustainability management
  • Executive management
Career pathways
Courses that offer this major

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Units of study in this major

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