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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree

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. The program will help you develop the knowledge, competencies and managerial skills to become a global business leader. The MBA curriculum focuses on the international business environment and addresses relevant emerging themes such as corporate governance, finance, business ethics and marketing in a manner most relevant to management and strategy.

18 – 24 months

Spring (February); Summer (June); Autumn (September)


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 Australia degree after completion.

CEO Magazine ranked the University of Wollongong Sydney Business School's MBA program No. 3  in Australia for 2016.

The QS MBA Ranking 2016/2017 ranked UOW’s MBA as superior, being above the threshold level for both employability and research excellence.

Program duration and structure

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.

For more information on fees and scholarships, entry requirements, application procedures and academic timetabling, please follow the links below:

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