Entry Requirements

Master of Business Administration (Full-Time)

To be eligible to apply for the full-time MBA, you need to have:

  • a minimum of three years of relevant work experience, and
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 or equivalent in your undergraduate degree.

If English is not your first language, you will also need to provide evidence of English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS (academic) score of 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each of the four components.

Alternative pathways

Alternative pathways If your academic record or work experience does not meet the above criteria, you will need to achieve a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 600+ (range 550–700).

We are happy to consider applicants without a first degree who have an excellent career record. Candidates with no first degree but with substantial managerial experience are advised that GMAT 600+ may be required.

We consider each case holistically and on an individual basis. We look for evidence of communication skills; interpersonal skills; leadership skills; team-building skills; integrity and ethics; initiative; cross-cultural sensitivity; motivation and commitment.


Graduate Management Admission Test GMAT is a standardised admissions test used by the world’s leading business schools. The test score gives us additional information to compare applications from around the world in an objective way. We take into consideration country or regional norms in the distribution of GMAT and GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) scores and compare scores within industry sectors.

While GMAT is not a specific requirement for candidates who meet our other entry requirements, students with GMAT scores within the target range will be more likely to receive an offer for entry into the program.

You need to have a balanced score on all parts of the GMAT. You should aim for a score of 630. Although we do not specify a minimum, we are highly unlikely to admit a candidate with a score below 500. In our current programs, the middle 80 percent range for the class is between 550 and 700.

How to apply

If you meet these requirements, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • an up-to-date CV
  • your academic transcript
  • a statement of motivation: one page outlining what you hope to achieve professionally and personally by completing the full-time MBA at the University of Sydney Business School.

If the results of your previous study aren’t available by the closing date, you can still submit an application. Your application will be considered, providing you forward the relevant results once they become available.


Shortlisted applicants for the full-time MBA will be required to attend an interview with a panel comprising the Director, MBA and an MBA Program Manager.

Application deadlines

In order to secure a place in the Semester 2, 2018 cohort you are encouraged to apply in an early admission round.

Admission round Application deadline Interview dates
Round 1 1 November 2017 December 2017
Round 2 1 February 2018 March 2018
Round 3 1 May 2018 June 2018
Round 4 1 June 2018 July 2018

Interview times are subject to availability, and only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.

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