Master of Management (Online)

Duration

As little as 2 years

Courses

12

Study intakes

January, March, May, July, September, October

Study mode

100% Online

Program code

8431

Completion time dependent on individual study path, RPL, leave and course availability. Please speak to a Student Advisor for more information.

What you will study

Regardless of your industry, be ready to enhance your credibility and unlock your potential in a new generation of contemporary management. Explore the essentials of modern management, navigate emerging technologies to help power your strategic decision making, and join hands-on industry placements where you will turn your theory into practice. Build upon the knowledge acquired during your undergraduate degree with practical business experience, and gain sought-after communication, problem solving, and analytical skills to lead and innovate teams in an accelerating business world. 

UNSW’s 100% online Master of Management is designed to provide the most relevant, practical, and contemporary business management frameworks that are critical to unlocking your potential and gaining a competitive edge in employment across a myriad of disciplines. 

Nested within the Master of Management is the  Graduate Certificate in Business, which allows our students the flexibility to choose courses that suit their goals and career aspirations. Articulation into the Master of Management may be accessible through the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business. 

 

The UNSW Online experience

The Management program has been designed with the busy working professional in mind and offers you a learning environment where you can learn each course in eight-week blocks. This means you can graduate in as little as 2 years so you can leverage the employer demand sooner.

Our academics are some of the best in the world and even though you’re studying online, you can expect your learning experience to be of the same high standard as that of our on-campus students.

Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor, who is committed to assisting you from enrolment through to graduation. They are on hand for all non-academic queries by phone or email.

Core courses
  • Managing yourself and others
  • Financial Management
  • Business Economics
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Law, Regulations and Ethics
  • Strategies for Disruption
  • Career Navigator^
  • Industry Experience*

^Prerequisite: Completion of 36 units of credit (UOC), which is the equivalent of 6 courses.
*Prerequisite: Career Navigator.

 

 

Elective Courses

Plus, choose any 4 available# elective courses:

  • Managing with Digital Technology
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Managing People, Analytics and Change
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • International Finance
  • FinTech Ecosystems and Industry Insights
  • Analytics and Business

#Elective course availability is dependent on initial intake timing and following student participation in study periods. For more information, speak with a Student Advisor.

Entry requirements

General admission requirements

A recognised bachelor’s degree in any discipline or specialisation.

Students with a related business degree completed in the past ten years can gain RPL for the four courses outlined below, meaning they can acquire a master’s degree by studying a further eight courses.

  • ZZBU6002 Financial Management
  • ZZBU6003 Business Economics
  • ZZBU6004 Foundations of Marketing
  • ZZBU6005 Law Regulation and Ethics

 

 

Entry via nested qualification

The Graduate Certificate in Business is an entry and exit qualification for the Master of Management (8431).

For those who do not qualify for direct entry into the master’s program, you may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you may be eligible to articulate into the Master of Management.

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Frequently asked questions
What is the online Master of Management at UNSW?

The online Master of Management at UNSW is a program designed to equip students with the most relevant, practical, and modern business management skills, which are critical to unlocking potential and gaining a competitive edge across a myriad of disciplines.

Delivered through the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at UNSW’s Business School, this program is suitable for a range of business professionals who may be looking to upskill, switch careers or open the door to job growth opportunities by gaining leadership skills and the ability to provide innovative solutions to business problems. Prepare for a data-driven future as you combine the knowledge of digital technology, data analytics and business strategy to power decision-making in a new generation of contemporary management.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022

What jobs can you get with a Master of Management?

The online Master of Management will provide you with the contemporary skills and frameworks to strategically lead, motivate, and inspire teams and organisations towards success. Through highly experiential teaching, business projects and entrepreneurial practices, students will gain the practical skills required to ensure they graduate with confidence and feel empowered with their competitive career advantage.

Job roles can include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Chief Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Events Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Wealthtech And Robo-Advisors

Read more on the different management roles available, the top skills required and the average salary.

Is Management a good career option?

Yes, a career in management can be incredibly diverse and also rewarding. The flexibility to work across various business functions, strong future growth, competitive salaries, and promising career advancement opportunities are just of the some benefits that await future managers.

How do I know the Master of Management is the right program for me?

The online Master of Management is a post graduate-level program that provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the business world.

The program is designed to give students a strong foundation in business and teach them about the latest trends and developments in the business world. It teaches students the fundamentals of business, as well as contemporary subjects. Theory is blended with practical application through highly experiential teaching, business projects and entrepreneurial practices to ensure you graduate with confidence.

“About 50 per cent of our students are recent graduates,” says Professor Nick Wailes, Director, AGSM and Deputy Dean, UNSW Business School. “And the remaining 50 per cent are people with quite a lot of experience transitioning into managerial roles.”

Whether you’re looking to move into a management role or want to gain a deeper understanding of business principles, the online Master of Management will give you the skills and confidence you need to lead for success.

How much does it cost to study the online Master of Management at UNSW?

The total indicative cost of completing a Master of Management depends on the elective courses you choose to complete and any recognition of prior learning before the commencement of your studies. The 2023 indicative Domestic tuition fee for the Master of Management is $55,800*. More information can be found at international tuition fees.

FEE-HELP loans are available to assist eligible full-fee paying domestic students with the cost of a university program. This Government loan scheme helps to pay for all or part of their tuition.

*All prices are listed in Australian dollars. Go to our Fees page for up-to-date information inclusive of 2023 indicative International program fees. Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. Study plans and completion times might vary depending on the choice of elective courses, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), leave and course availability. For more information, please speak with a Student Advisor.

Can I study Master of Management without a bachelor's degree?

If you are looking to study the online Master of Management at UNSW but do not have a recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification), then you will need to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Business.

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Business without a bachelor’s degree, you must have a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience. Relevant work experience includes clerical or administrative work in a commercial or public service organisation, supervisory or management, banking, finance or marketing experience or other business-related positions.

Generally, upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you may be eligible to articulate into the Master of Management.

Can you articulate to the online Master of Management from the online Graduate Certificate in Business at UNSW?

The Graduate Certificate in Business is an entry and exit qualification for the Master of Management (8431).

For those who do not qualify for direct entry into the master’s program, you may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you may be eligible to articulate into the Master of Management.

What type of commitment is required for each week?

UNSW Online advises a minimum of 15-20 hours of study per week for the Master of Management. The study mode is 100% online so there are no on-campus requirements.

Discover some tips on how to maximise your study.

How long does it take to complete a Master of Management at UNSW Online?

You can graduate from the Master of Management in as little as two years. This program has been designed with the working professional in mind and offers you a 100% online learning environment, meaning you can study anywhere, any time, without having to take time out of the workforce.

Each course is taught over seven-week blocks, allowing you to focus and to add immediate value to your organisation while blending study into your lifestyle.

What is the maximum Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the Master of Financial Technology and how do I know if I am eligible?

Your previous studies can be acknowledged as credit towards your online postgraduate studies provided that they meet relevant course requirements. If you are eligible for admission and you have undertaken previous studies at another institution, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Students can apply for RPL during the program application process and must ensure all relevant supporting documents are submitted for assessment if requested by Admissions, including course outlines from the same year they completed the relevant course/s as content may change over time. Courses successfully completed within the past 10 years can be used for credit transfer within a program as provided within the program rules and the University rules on credit. To receive guidance around the RPL process, speak with a Student Advisor today.

If completed similar courses in postgraduate business studies or an undergraduate degree in a business related area, Master of Management students can claim up to 4 courses (24 units of credit) of RPL advanced standing for the four courses outlined below, meaning they can acquire a master’s degree by studying a further eight courses.

  • ZZBU6002 Financial Management
  • ZZBU6003 Business Economics
  • ZZBU6004 Foundations of Marketing
  • ZZBU6005 Law Regulation and Ethics

RPL advanced standing is not permitted for Graduate Certificate in Business students.

Find out more about RPL and credit transfer at UNSW.