The MBA provides knowledge and skills essential for superior management performance encompassing a socially committed perspective. The UTS MBA offers extensive flexibility for students to build a broad foundation of general business skills before expanding their skill sets with their preferred specialisation(s). The course features a core of six subjects that introduces students to key managerial and business concepts. These core subjects are offered only to our MBA students, allowing an immersive experience with students from diverse industry, cultural and educational backgrounds. Beyond the core subject, students choose from a wide choice of majors, sub-majors and/or electives from faculties throughout UTS, including design, IT, engineering and law. These choices can be selected and/or changed after commencing the course, providing on-demand flexibility. Students benefit from the UTS MBA Careers Advantage program, providing tailored career support, experience solving real industry problems and industry networking throughout the course. Students have the opportunity to complete an internship and engage in social justice-focused volunteering and leadership during the course.
The UTS MBA aims to enable early career professionals to either prepare for more senior roles within their current field, or to switch to new fields of business management. This includes general management, functional and specialist skills development. General management skills develop expertise in strategic thinking, critical analysis, developing and implementing business plans, decision-making under uncertainty, understanding organisational dynamics, motivating others, effective communication, leadership, and promoting change in dynamic environments. Functional skills develop competency in a number of key disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing and human resources management. Specialist skills are introduced in areas such as professional accounting, human resource management, management in the public, private, non-for-profit, sport and international spheres, and technology and sustainable enterprise management. Students acquire these specialist skills through an extensive choice of majors, sub-majors and electives available through different faculties.
The UTS MBA provides a flexible and tailored course that is widely recognised and transportable. The course is intellectually demanding and practically applied, providing students with the knowledge and skills required for career progression or career change. Students participate in the UTS MBA Careers Advantage program, enabling students to realise their full career potential. The program is tailored to each individual student’s needs, recognising that students’ career aspirations and objectives vary widely. Students have the opportunity to engage in a design thinking approach to career and life design in a core subject and then receive UTS Careers support throughout the MBA course to achieve their aspirations. The support is provided through within-subject content and extra-curricular opportunities.