Start date
February
August

Duration
1.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DMMX

Fees
2022: AUD$ 35,900 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
091989G

Degree overview

  • UniSA Business is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2020.
  • UniSA Business is accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies.
  • Develop advanced skills in leadership, strategy and decision making.
  • Join the Executive Partners Program for invaluable industry insights and expert advice from a senior business executive.
  • UniSA is ranked Top 10 in Australia and No. 1 in SA for graduate careers in Business and Management2.
  • UniSA Business is accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies.
  • Gain real-world experience as part of your studies through an internship, student exchange or mentorship opportunity.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Management3.
  • Ranked No. 1 in SA and Top 10 in Australia for Business and Management4.
  • Benefit from flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs.
  • Choose an industry specialisation and tailor your studies to your interests.

1UniSA Business is one of just 11 institutions in Australia and 191 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2021. 2ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only. 32018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 42021 QS Subject Rankings.

Snapshot

SNoonan_UniSA BusHub_231017_005.jpgThe Master of Management provides you with contemporary management skills and expertise across areas such as project management, leadership and strategy. You will gain the confidence to manage organisations and achieve business objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

Become a better leader and decision-maker, ready to make your mark at the forefront of any organisation.

You will be immersed in real-world challenges and have access to industry placements, overseas study tours and elective courses to suit your personal and professional development needs. During your studies you will develop an advanced understanding of business and management, and graduate with the capabilities to be a successful leader and decision-maker in any business setting.  

You will benefit from a range of experience-based learning opportunities, including overseas study and business mentoring by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program. Our summer and winter schools offer exciting study and learning opportunities. With options such as intensives and internships, you can spread your study load across the year, increase your exchange opportunities or fast track your degree.

What you'll learn

BUS01.pngThe Master of Management comprises 12 courses. You will complete four core courses and six management specialisation courses.

Advance your knowledge and skills in contemporary management practice. Develop your expertise in core areas such as business ethics, business analytics, leadership and performance, and strategic thinking. Learn how to effectively manage organisations and achieve key business objectives.

You will develop skills and expertise in areas that include:

  • business ethics
  • people, leadership and performance
  • managing the global workforce
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
  • managing change

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
PROGRAM CORE COURSES
Fundamentals of Data Analytics for Business INFS 5130 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Business Ethics BUSS 5384 4.5 Rule(s): 2
People, Leadership and Performance BUSS 5114 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Strategic Concepts BUSS 5074 4.5 Rule(s): 1
MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION
Managing the Global Workforce BUSS 5302 4.5
Entrepreneurship and Innovation BUSS 5080 4.5
Project Management for Business BUSS 5139 4.5
Managing Change BUSS 5065 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
BUSINESS ELECTIVES
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 3

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects, as well as to contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12–26 hours of study when at university and 14–28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

ICC_021115_003.jpgYour studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • case studies and reports
  • essays and assignments 
  • examinations 
  • an industry-relevant project 
  • an oral or online presentation 
  • a journal or a portfolio
  • a work placement

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Research

Working closely with industry, UniSA generates high-quality enterprising research that informs our curriculum and tackles real-world problems. We are renowned for our concentration of global thought-leaders and academic experts in the areas of marketing, human resource management, applied economics, tourism and international business.

Our curriculum is informed by our research expertise which ranked ‘Above World-Class’ in Business, Management, Marketing and Tourism in the 2018 Excellence in Research (ERA) rankings. This program is taught by leading business experts from our broad range of research concentrations, research institutes and centres.

Why Master of Management

One of only ten in Australia with EQUIS accreditation, UniSA Business is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1. EQUIS is the world’s leading international accreditation for business schools, awarded by the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). 

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The Master of Management is designed in consultation with our network of industry and professional partners. It is informed by world-class research in management, marketing and business, combining up-to-date theory and the practical application of management models and methods.

With flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs, this degree is delivered face-to-face, 100% online or as a combination of both. There are a range of options available to fast track your learning.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. These dual accreditations demonstrate the high standards we hold across all areas such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as our commitment to continually improving the quality of our programs.

An enriching student experience

Our flexible delivery and extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from a blend of online and on-campus study, part-time or full-time learning, Summer and Winter School intensive courses, mentoring and networking opportunities with industry, and leadership skill development. You can also explore accelerated learning pathways and seek program support from our Business Student Hub.

1UniSA Business is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 189 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2020.  

Real-world connections

Our links to UniSA’s research facilities ensure your learning is connected to the latest technologies, theories and applications of knowledge. In the Master of Management, our teachers are leaders in their field. You could be working with people from globally recognised research groups such as the Ehrenberg Bass Institute for Marketing Science.

Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. Our connections to industry create opportunities for you to grow. These experiences build confidence in the business world and give you a competitive edge.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Executive Partners Program

Have you ever wanted to have career guidance from an experienced business mentor? As part of your studies, you can apply for our Executive Partners Program.

This is a unique opportunity for you to engage with highly successful industry executives to enhance your studies and career. Our Executive Partners are either active, semi-retired or recently retired business professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and want to help you achieve your goals.

This could be you

At UniSA, you'll learn invaluable transferable employability skills to future-proof your career.

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Career outcomes

Your career

With a Master of Management from UniSA, your expert skills and advanced business knowledge will be welcomed across a wide range of industries. You will graduate equipped to be a leader and decision-maker, ready to operate at senior levels of an organisation in roles such as:

  • Business manager: driving the work of teams to run an organisation efficiently; coordinating several business units, managing resourcing, budgets and operations
  • General manager: planning and directing the operations of companies or public and private sector organisations; duties can include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources
  • Risk manager: assessing and identifying potential risks that could endanger the reputation, safety, security and financial prosperity of a client or organisation; implementing processes and procedures to ensure the client is prepared to deal with any potential risk elements

Industry facts

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In 2018, Business and Management postgraduates had the highest median full-time salary across all study areas at $108k1

1QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2018.

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Employment for business administration managers in Australia is projected to increase by 19,000 (12.1 per cent) by May 20241.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

Alternative Pathways

Australian
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Management  (four courses) may suit you. This provides a pathway into the Master of Management.
Both can be studied face-to- face, externally (online) or a combination of both.

International
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Management (four courses) may suit you. This provides a pathway into the Master of Management.

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

As a UniSA student, you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also gainaccess to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, business, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

The Business Student Hub is a dedicated convenient, support service for business students, from first year right through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties, and can help with referrals to support services across the University. The Business Student Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

You can also access a range of other international student services including

    • careers advice
    • help with student visas and health cover
    • personal counselling
    • academic counselling
    • fees and finance help
    • common rooms
    • prayer rooms
    • security officers
    • accommodation services
    • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers which you can work with face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies, and can also offer help with the English language.

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your ID cards, fees and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note, all student visa holders are required to meet their visa condition to study no more than one-third of their program in an online mode and maintain enrolment in at least one internal (face-to-face) course per compulsory study period, unless it is their final course and not available internally.  If you are currently residing in Adelaide, on-campus attendance (such as seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements would apply, as outlined on individual course pages. If you are currently overseas, online study may be available following your individual study plan.

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Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

The business and management programs at UniSA are globally recognised, industry focused, and designed to develop students’ managerial capabilities and prepare them for careers as leaders of the future. My qualifications include a PhD in Management, Master of Business, as well as being a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). I have lived and worked in several countries including Dubai, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore where I worked in senior roles for internationally recognised companies. My teaching and research focus on entrepreneurship and firm performance, consumer behaviour and marketing strategies for the tourism and hospitality industry. My extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, coupled with my prior managerial roles, allow me to have a holistic, industry-focused approach to my teaching and research.

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What others are saying

"When I commenced my studies, I was already working full-time in the Defence industry as both an engineer and a manager. I have been able to use my ongoing employment as context for learning and immediately put into practise the theory that I have learnt. The Master of Management was fundamental in preparing me to pursue career opportunities. I am now prepared to approach my current and future work opportunities with open eyes."

Luke Richardson

Master of Management

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Luke Richardson

Master of Management

My master's journey has been one of self-discovery and personal empowerment. I have been supported by world-leading academics and mentors, abundant opportunities for professional and personal development including the Executive Partners Program, flexibility and incredibly strong links to industry, both locally and abroad. My experience at UniSA has been transformative, empowering, stimulating, and challenging, and I am now confident in my future potential.

Michael Cirillo

Master of Management

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Michael Cirillo

Master of Management