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Master of Business Administration (MBA Flexible)

Course Description

UWA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) has a strong focus on current business trends and is highly desirable for professionals looking to move into higher levels of management.

Course description, features and facilities

The MBA Flexible is ideal for experienced professionals looking to transform their career and build on their skills in leadership and management.

As an MBA Flexible student, you will complete core studies in all the principal areas of business – accounting and finance, decision making, economics, organisational behaviour, marketing, and strategic management – giving you the skills and knowledge necessary to take on the greatest business challenges.

In addition, you are able to choose from a range of option units, allowing you to tailor the course to suit your interests and goals. The MBA Flexible includes specialist focus areas in Leadership, Natural Resources or General Management, as well as option units in areas such as finance, entrepreneurship, and social impact.

Our flexible delivery mode allows you to tailor your studies to suit your lifestyle. MBA Flexible classes are offered on weeknights and weekends, as well as in intensive teaching blocks and intensive overseas programs. From 2015, select core units will also be available in a fully online mode, with high levels of interactivity. You may choose to study up to four units each trimester, or even take a break from study altogether for a trimester—the decision is yours. The MBA Flexible can be completed in sixteen months full-time or up to five years part-time.

The MBA Flexible has intakes in January, May and August each year.


Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (42 points):

NS, T1, T2, T3 ACCT5602 Accounting
NS, T1, T2, T3 ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy
NS, T1, T2, T3 FINA5530 Managerial Finance
NS, T1, T2, T3 MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour
T1, T2, T3 MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making
NS, T1, T2, T3 MGMT5700 Strategic Management
NS, T1, T2, T3 MKTG5550 Marketing Principles

Take unit(s) to the value of 30 points:

NS ECON5504 Global Energy and Mineral Markets
NS FINA5601 Valuation and Risk Analysis for Resource Companies
NS FINA5603 Mergers and Acquisitions
N/A MGMT5505 International Management
NS MGMT5514 Demonstrating Social Impact
NS MGMT5516 Social Impact: Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation
NS MGMT5517 Leadership for Social Impact
NS MGMT5518 Social Investment and Philanthropy
T1 MGMT5520 Legal Principles for Management
NS MGMT5522 Leading Global Collaborations
NS MGMT5523 Becoming a Leader: Perspectives on Leadership Development
NS MGMT5524 Strategic Management of Resource Companies
NS, T2 MGMT5570 Organisational Change and Transformation
T2 MGMT5601 Small Business Management
T1 MGMT5608 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
NS, T3 MGMT5615 Selected Topics in Management
NS, T1, T3 MGMT5616 Advanced Topics in Management
N/A MGMT5618 International Study Program
N/A MGMT5623 Leadership Effectiveness
NS, T3 MGMT5647 Negotiation Behaviour
NS, T1 MGMT5665 Project Management
T1, T2, T3 MGMT5782 Management Case Study
NS MKTG5603 Management of Technology and Innovation

Career opportunities

MBA Flexible students have gone on to senior management roles such as Company Partner, CEO, Managing Director, Executive Manager, General Manager, Regional Manager and Functional Manager. Graduates can also find positions in the areas of business development, marketing and sales.

Visit the Master of Business Administration (MBA Flexible) page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree of this University with a weighted average mark of 60 per cent or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and at least three years’ professional experience; orA Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, or Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from UWA with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;Minimum English language competence – View Website must also provide a CV and personal statement.

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