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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is for experienced professionals who want to develop the analytical, cross-functional skillset that will support strong managerial decision-making in business leadership roles. If you are a business professional with at least two years' work experience and looking to take on a strategic role, the MBA can help you develop the knowledge, competencies and managerial skills to become a global business leader. At UOWD, the MBA curriculum focuses on the international business environment and addresses relevant emerging themes such as corporate governance and ethics. Students represent a range of industrial sectors at executive and senior levels, providing opportunities for peer-learning and network development. The program will provide you with a strong foundation in fundamental management concepts through current core topics, and offer you the opportunity to upgrade your knowledge and skills in particular business disciplines through various elective options. 

Career Opportunities

The universal appeal of the MBA qualification means graduates can expect to take up senior management positions in a variety of industries, or even head their own companies. Students and graduates of the MBA typically work in roles such as:

  • Business Development Managers
  • Strategists
  • Consultants
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • General Managers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Project Managers
  • Marketing Directors
  • HR Managers.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.

The University of Wollongong MBA has been ranked number one in Australia by the London-based International Graduate Forum, and the Sydney Business School, which awards the UOW MBA, has been given four stars in the international QS ranking system. 


You are required to complete 12 subjects in total. Students typically complete two subjects in a semester which consists of 13 teaching weeks. Each subject requires one evening of attendance per week for 13 weeks. Classes are held 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday – Thursday. At this rate, students are able to complete the degree program in six semesters.

The following 11 subjects form the core of the MBA program:

MGNT900 Managerial Concepts and Skills
ACCY919 Accounting for Managers
MGNT903 Leading in contemporary Organisations
MARK904 Marketing for Strategic Decisions
ECON928 Economics for Modern Business
FIN907 Financial Strategy
MGNT909 Corporate Governance
ECON947 Business Analytics
MGNT926 International Business Strategy
MGNT921 Strategic Decision Making
MGNT925 Business Research Project (MBA)

In addition, you will choose one 900-level elective subject.

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