Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong – where employability is top priority
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Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong – where employability is top priority

Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong – where employability is top priority

According to Forbes, some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a business school are reputation, quality of teaching and the success of the school’s alumni. Sydney Business School at the University of Wollongong (UOW) achieves top marks in all these areas and more, offering two gorgeous campuses in sunny Australia to boot.

Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to earn additional business qualifications, or you’re a working professional with several years’ experience under your belt, set your sights on Sydney Business School at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Sydney Business School, UOW is ranked in the top 100 MBA programmes by QS World Rankings and boasts the top spot in CEO Magazine’s 2018 Global MBA Rankings for Executive MBA programmes in Australia.

A global institution for a diverse student population

Sydney Business School, UOW, welcomes students from all over the world. Students can choose to study at one of two campuses: the Sydney CBD campus overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour and its impressive bridge, or the main Wollongong Campus set amongst landscaped gardens, minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.

Learning is flexible, with three trimesters, each year compared to the standard two. Classes are also offered in flexible formats including evening classes and intensive delivery, making it easy to work and study. There are 1, 1.5 and 2 year Master programmes available, allowing you to complete two specialisations within two years.

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Students also have the opportunity to gain a truly global perspective in business by participating in international study tours. The current cohort will undertake a one-week study tour in India to experience economic development, observe the Indian business landscape and local culture, and understand the nature and scale of particular industries, such as IT services development and business process outsourcing.

Affordable for international students

The University of Wollongong’s international tuition fees page makes it easy to calculate the total tuition cost for the postgraduate programme – visa fees and living expenses included.

There are two attractive scholarships available for International postgraduate students at Sydney Business School, UOW.

The first is the UOW Sydney Business School Bursary Scheme, which offers a 20 percent reduction on fees. International students from certain countries, including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal, are guaranteed recipients!

The second is the International Partial Tuition Scholarship for high achieving students, which reduces tuition fees by 25 percent. The Faculty International Committee assesses applications and awards five partial tuition scholarships each trimester to eligible students.

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Work-integrated learning

Enhancing students’ employability through work-integrated learning initiatives is the main aim of Sydney Business School, UOW’s employer-recognised degrees. Classroom learning is led by experienced academics and researchers who’ve authored dozens of books on business and taught at other world-class universities, including the London School of Economics.

Hands-on experience forms the core of Sydney Business School, UOW’s work-integrated learning philosophy. Thanks to the school’s links with local and international employers, students enjoy plenty of opportunities to network and intern with local firms, increasing their chances of finding employment after graduation.

International postgraduate students at UOW’s Sydney Business School have a unique advantage: the option to take GWP 900: International Workplace Practice, an elective specially designed for international students planning to work in Australia after graduation.

This experiential course teaches students about Australian work culture and develops their general career skills, including business writing, crafting a résumé and cover letter, and preparing for a job interview.

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Select postgraduate programmes at UOW’s Sydney Business School offer ‘Live Employer Challenges’ and ‘Research Projects’, which allows students to solve real business problems at local and international organisations.

The school’s career services also provide a wide variety of tools and resources to ensure graduates are work-ready and enjoy easy access to career opportunities.

Students can meet with a career consultant for up to two years after they graduate. Career consultants have extensive experience in business and assist students in all areas of their employment journeys, from career counselling to finding job and internship opportunities.

Careers Central is another invaluable resource that provides an online global jobs board, useful tips on applying for jobs and even a résumé review service. Careers Central also offers information on relevant workshops and career expos.

Extraordinary alumni

Counted among Sydney Business School, UOW’s successful alumni is Brendan Castle, Global Head of Product Area Staffing at Google (Yes, that Google!). Before relocating to Silicon Valley, Castle worked with Citibank, where he enjoyed a world of travel opportunities from NYC to Hong Kong.

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Patrick Jin is another Sydney Business School, UOW MBA grad who went on to become the president of Chinese stainless-steel producer, BlueScope China Coated Steel. The corporation employs more than 300 people and generates approximately $150 million USD in annual revenue.

“Without the degree, I wouldn’t have been able to convince my future employer that I had the potential to grow and learn. An MBA shows a capacity for flexibility and curiosity,” said Jin of his Sydney Business School, UOW experience.

Sydney Business School, UOW: nurturing diversity, enhancing employability

In its brief 60-year existence, the University has climbed to the top of global rankings, achieving a covetable spot in the top 250 of universities worldwide. Global employers also rank graduates in the top one percent for employment outcomes. Behind those rankings are countless extraordinarily successful alumni who work in leadership roles with some of the world’s most respected companies.

Find out more about how to apply to one of the world’s best business schools and kickstart your career in business today!

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