Postgraduate

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Intensive

Our MBA Intensive gives you the opportunity to enhance your career prospects through more direct contact with business leaders and a personalised leadership development program.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (Mailbag 355A) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

+61 8 6488 1000

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

The UWA MBA Careers and Employability Centre provides extensive information, resources and advice to build your resilience and versatility to ensure you are competitive to meet current and future challenges in the changing business landscape.  

We provide our MBA students with customised career solutions to help you build your individual professional footprint, accelerate and achieve your career goals.  Networking events, bespoke mentoring programs and industry presentations give you an extensive array of opportunities to enhance your personal development and career prospects through exclusive interaction with senior business executives.

We look forward to assisting you to develop your unique potential and reaching your career goals.

MBA career services

Individualised career coaching

It’s not about finding a job, it’s about realizing your potential. We’ll work closely with you as you build the skills you need to reach your goals.

Work with MBA Career Services Managers and other career education professionals to create a customized career plan, develop your personal and professional skills, make strategic decisions, and achieve your goals. We help by providing relevant connections, educational resources, and e individual support to plan and manage your career through individual, structured career consultations with our MBA Careers Services Managers who have a wealth of experience across government, corporate, not-for-profit and educational sectors. 

You will have dedicated assistance with every step of your career trajectory, from initial self-assessment and skill development, through to job search, job application, interview stage and beyond. Our MBA Career Services Managers are passionate in assisting you to achieve transformational career changes and personal development growth. 

 

Access MBA resources through our career management platform

The UWA CareerHub online Jobs Board also enables MBA students to book career consultations, register for events, and access self-help resources to support your career development.

 

Attend careers and employability workshops

Our suite of MBA career development workshops delivered throughout the year will support you to apply the fundamentals that facilitate career advancement to assist you with: 

  • clarifying career goals
  • strategies for effective job search
  • developing and reviewing resume 
  • developing and reviewing cover letter
  • addressing selection criteria
  • strategies for networking (including social media strategies)
  • LinkedIn profile review
  • practising your pitch
  • improving job interview technique
  • considering job offers and negotiating salary
  • managing work and transitions
  • learn how to get noticed and match your ambitions to the right job opportunities.

 

UWA MBA Career Mentor Program:  A personalised mentoring to connect MBA Intensive students to business and industry

Embrace the unique opportunity to be part of the UWA MBA specifically designed one-to-one mentoring program linking you directly with senior business executives and experienced business leaders. This bespoke program assists MBA students to build stronger networks through the sharing of your mentor’s knowledge, experiences and development of your career plans. 

This 6-month program comprises a series of one-on-one meetings between a student and a dedicated industry mentor such as a senior executive of a medium to large organisation. Some of our current mentors are CEOs and senior business leaders from a wide range of industries, including:

  • Andrew Friars, Partner, Markets and Business Development, Asia Pacific - Large Deals Leader, EY
  • Meg O'Neill, Executive Vice President Development, Woodside Energy
  • Diane Smith-Gander AO, Non-executive Director, Wesfarmers, and Chair of the UWA Business School Board
  • Jimmy Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, CBH Group, and Deputy Chair of UWA Business School Board

 

Industry presentations and networking opportunities on campus

Industry presentations provide a direct line of contact to some of Western Australia’s most prominent and successful industry leaders. Gain up to date information and resources from leading companies who profile their business and provide valuable updates on market conditions and roles in MBA-relevant sectors. 

 

MBA Careers Month 

You will have the opportunity to explore and examine different sectors, companies and roles through meeting professionals and executive recruitment managers to explore employment opportunities post-MBA.

Resources

Our MBA resources online resources which are available 24/7, anytime and anywhere for interview preparation and resume checks, Profiling for Success, are designed to help you stand out in an increasingly competitive, global employability market. 

Career Pathways

MBA graduates are highly sought after, progressing on to a range of senior management positions in fields such as business development, strategy, marketing and customer service.

These roles fall into a diverse range of public, private and not-for-profit sectors including government departments, resources, consulting and financial services.

MBA graduates are highly sought after, progressing on to a range of senior management positions in fields such as business development, strategy, marketing and customer service.

These roles fall into a diverse range of public, private and not-for-profit sectors including government departments, resources, consulting and financial services.

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MBA Lifelong Learning

The new UWA MBA Alumni Lifelong Learning Program will deliver you the opportunity to continue learning, networking and developing long after graduation.

MBA Refresher Program
All UWA MBA alumni will have the opportunity to return to class after graduation. Returning to class will expose you to the latest theories and concepts in the subjects that you completed within your MBA, or study MBA elective units that you have not studied previously. The choice is yours.

There are no additional costs associated with returning to class. Just let us know which of our classes you would like to attend. For more information, please contact mba-business@uwa.edu.au

MBA Strategy & Leadership Forum
As a UWA MBA student or alumni, you will receive invitations each year through the Graduate Management Association (GMA) to attend our annual Strategy & Leadership Forum, which features presentations from some of Australia’s most senior business leaders and also from our prominent UWA MBA alumni. In recent years, speakers have included Mark Barnaba, Diane Smith-Gander AO, Michael Chaney AO, Richard Goyder AO, Zoe Yujnovich, Meg O’Neil, John Van Der Wielen and Jimmy Wilson.

Masterclasses
As soon as you enrol in one our MBA programs, join the GMA to receive regular invitations to our Masterclass series. Numerous masterclasses are run each year by senior industry leaders, which will help you stay up-to-date with the latest developments in industry and government.

Workshops by UWA Business School
Each year, our School runs workshops on a variety of topics of direct interest to MBA students and alumni. This is a great way for MBA students and alumni to engage with the School on an ongoing basis. 

Social events
The GMA at UWA runs various social events each year. The highlight of the MBA social calendar is the GMA student ball, which is held towards the end of each year. Details will be sent to you about all of the GMA social events once you have joined the GMA.

Further Study

Graduates may choose to diversify by studying in areas such as international law or public policy.
Graduates may choose to diversify by studying in areas such as international law or public policy.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
72
Total Course Fee - 2021
$59,700.00

Course fee

The 2020 MBA Intensive course fee is $59,700. Many scholarships are also available, for which MBA Intensive applicants will be automatically considered.

Industry partner discount

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Domestic scholarships

Domestic applicants accepted into the MBA Intensive are automatically considered for the scholarships listed below for MBA Intensive only. Scholarships open to both MBA Intensive and MBA Flexible candidates will go through a competitive process:

For conditions and to search other opportunities, visit our Scholarships website.

International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
72
Total Course Fee - 2020
$59,700.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$62,100.00

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Scholarships

International

International candidates will be considered for the following scholarships:

UWA also provides 10 MBA (Intensive) International Prestige Scholarships per year to encourage eligible high achieving international students to undertake the MBA Intensive Program offered through the UWA Business School.

  • Value: 100% of the tuition fee for the year of award for the Master of Business Administration (by coursework and dissertation) for international students.
  • Duration: A maximum of one calendar year (three trimesters).

To be considered for this scholarship, a candidate must:
(a) be an international student;
(b) have applied for a place in the MBA (by coursework and dissertation) at the University;*
(c) not be fully funded or sponsored to undertake the MBA (by coursework and dissertation); 
(d) have achieved a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 650 or higher.

* Course code 43520.
Full funding or sponsorship is defined as being in receipt of funding equivalent to the eligible course fees in the year the scholarship is offered, for the purpose of undertaking the MBA (by coursework and dissertation), whether or not the funding is paid directly to the recipient.

Visit the MBA Intensive International Prestige Scholarship page for additional details and conditions.

Scholarships

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; and
(2)(a) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)* score, and at least three years of relevant, documented professional experience;
or
(b) a valid GMAT* score of at least 650, and at least two years of relevant, documented professional experience.
* GMAT scores are valid for five years.
MBA Intensive

Application deadline

For 2022 entry, applications close Friday 12 November 2021.

GMAT

  • Last date to sit GMAT (in-person exam) – Saturday 16 October 2021
  • Last date to sit GMAT (online exam) – Wednesday 27 October 2021
MBA Intensive

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) two satisfactory references, as recognised by UWA;
and
(c) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on demonstrated leadership potential, with invitation to attend the interview based on—
(i) a ranking of GMAT scores; and
(ii) the proportion of candidates to be interviewed, determined by UWA, depending on the number of eligible applicants.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
MBA INTENSIVE

Application requirements

Applicants should submit their application online with the following documentation:

  • personal statement of 1000 words detailing why you wish to undertake this course and drawing attention to the relevant aspects of your current and prospective employment which would benefit from completing the course.
  • a current curriculum vitae (CV). Your CV should include the start and end date (month/year) and key responsibilities of each position.  It should also highlight details of your management and leadership experience.
  • evidence of academic English language skills
  • a valid GMAT test score report. As your application is assessed holistically, taking into consideration your professional experience, tertiary qualifications and GMAT score, there is no set minimum requirement. Each application is assessed and considered individually on its own merits.  Please ensure you share your GMAT result with UWA, as we need to verify the details on your Test Taker copy directly with GMAC. 
  • two referee reports
  • original versions of academic transcripts (unless previously from UWA)

It is strongly advised that you sit a mock GMAT, prior to sitting the actual GMAT, and consult Dr Paul Crompton for a review and discussion of your mock test score.

Note: Hard-copy original transcripts and degree certificates from previous studies may be requested at any time as part of the process of verifying the authenticity of any documents provided with an application. Read more here about uploading scanned documents.

MBA INTENSIVE

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

In this accelerated program, our cohort-based MBA Intensive offers an accelerated course of study that will enhance your career prospects anywhere in the world. The strong leadership focus is tailor-made for the next generation of leaders and influencers.

The UWA MBA experience

The practical business and leadership skills that you will acquire from an MBA makes it one of the most valuable graduate degrees for your career. An MBA provides you with a competitive advantage in the job market by equipping you with the knowledge, skills and professional network to add immediate value to your organisation. An MBA can also adjust your career goals, lead to new opportunities and open new pathways to success that were not available to you before.

The right MBA can transform your career by changing the way you think about yourself, your potential and the world around you.
An MBA from UWA, Western Australia’s leading university, will give you the very best chance of achieving your career aspirations.

 

The classroom

At UWA, we focus on not only what you learn, but how you learn. Our teaching methods help you acquire a deep understanding of all areas of business, which allows you to apply what you have learned for the rest of your career.

Our School uses a variety of teaching methods that extend well beyond traditional case studies and one-way lectures. A unique advantage of the UWA MBA is that all of our teaching School staff are active researchers and practitioners who are at the frontiers of their fields and this will make your classroom experience richer and more rewarding.

During your MBA at UWA, you will also have the opportunity to learn from numerous senior industry leaders (including CEOs and Board members of some of Australia’s largest companies), both in-class and through our extra-curricular Masterclass Series and our Strategy and Leadership Forum

Experiential learning

Our MBA courses have incorporated experiential learning for more than 30 years. Working alongside UWA Business School, fellow students and corporate partners, you will quickly begin to understand the complexity of the challenges faced by business leaders today, and by working on real-world case studies and projects, you will quickly begin to apply your knowledge to address such challenges.

Team learning

Perhaps the most engaging aspects of the program is that you will learn in collaboration with an experienced cohort of professionals. Study groups, team projects, and extracurricular activities afford opportunities for you to support one another. Courses like Negotiation Behaviour and Organisational Change and Transformation provide opportunities for you to challenge one another. And through it all, you will develop strong relationships with your classmates that will last throughout your career.

 

Our staff

At UWA, you will be taught by UWA Business School staff that are at the frontiers of knowledge in their fields. Our MBA teaching staff have extensive experience in the classroom at the postgraduate level. But not only are our MBA teaching School staff world-class professional educators, they also have extensive commercial experience, which ensures that your professional development is in the very best of hands. 

Meet a selection of our MBA teaching staff:

About the course

If you are seeking career progression, then an MBA from UWA will provide you with the technical expertise, interpersonal skills, agility and confidence required to transform your future.

As Western Australia’s leading MBA program, and one of the highest-ranked MBA programs in Australia, you will be challenged to expand your business knowledge, sharpen your critical thinking and decision-making skills and boost your leadership potential.

UWA attracts brilliant people, so there is no better place to learn, explore, network and pursue your goals in a highly collaborative and innovative environment.

Master of Business Administration Intensive

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Every January
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 43520
CRICOS code
  • 081415F
Master of Business Administration Intensive
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Every January
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 43520
CRICOS code
  • 081415F
Full time/part time duration
  • 12-18 months
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Business Administration Intensive

#1 in Oceania for Alumni Outcomes

UWA's MBA program is ranked number one in the Oceania region for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes (QS World University Rankings 2021 Global MBA Rankings).

Ranked Top 100 in consulting specialisation

UWA has been ranked in the top 100 universities globally for its MBA program consulting career placements for graduates (QS Career Specialisation Rankings for 2021). 

The MBA career specialisation rankings collect data from more than 37,000 global employers as well as from millions of research publications and seeks to analyse career placements of MBA graduates globally.

In the QS Career Specialisation Rankings, UWA performed strongly in the QS assessment of research strength, combining full-time MBA research and MBA specialisation research. The MBA program also performed strongly in career placements, which combines insights from graduates entering industry, functions and starting their own businesses.

Course Accreditation

UWA Business School has been awarded EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation for excellence in business and economics education. This is the leading business school accreditation in Europe and is highly valued by employers.
UWA Business School is accredited internationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB is a worldwide, not-for-profit membership organisation of educational institutions, businesses and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education.
Keystone unit

Authentic Leadership Program

Jenny Hoffman

Associate Lecturer Jenny Hoffman is a highly experienced leadership consultant and coach who coordinates the unique Authentic Leadership Program, a keystone of the UWA MBA Intensive:

"My aim is to provide a transformational space where participants can go on a journey within, unlocking leadership ‘mindtraps’ and transforming self-limiting beliefs. To discover their Aspirational Purpose and Values and to start to let go of the expert’s mindset and become more curious. This willingness to dwell in the unknown creates the opportunity to lean into the emerging future while staying present, curious, compassionate, and courageous."

Keystone unit

Natalie Sim

Natalie Sim
International Study Tours

MBA students visit LinkedIn office at San Francisco, United States

mba students at linkedin in san francisco

UWA MBA students have the opportunity to undertake an international study tour. During a tour of the LinkedIn office at San Francisco, students were exposed to the latest developments in advanced data analytics and changes to the future of work. They also visited on-demand streaming video platform Kanopy, automotive and energy company Tesla, network startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform Plug and Play, and the Knight Management Center at Stanford University, among other businesses.

International Study Tours
Meet the UWA Business School

Dee Roche

Jenny Hoffman

"My role is to prepare students for the relentless and ever-accelerating rate of change."
--Dee Roche

Dee specialises in leadership, strategic change and transformation. She has won multiple teaching awards and coordinates the popular MBA Organisational Change and Transformation unit.

Meet the UWA Business School
STUDY OPTIONS

MBA Flexible

You can also study this on a part-time basis through our similar Master of Business Administration (Flexible) course.
STUDY OPTIONS

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Core
Take all units (48 points):
Option - Group A
Take units to the value of 24 points from Option Group A or B.
Option - Group B
Students can choose up to 6 points.

Course structure - electives

MBA students may wish to select from our list of new elective units, pulled from other UWA Business School postgraduate course offerings. View full details below for more information. 

UWA MBA graduates earn  highest salaries nationally

Graduates of the UWA MBA program earn the highest salaries in Australia, almost $200,000 per annum after completing their course, at an average age of 34 (QS Top Universities Global MBA Rankings for 2021).

Industry partner discount

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.
Study options

MBA Intensive

Various study modes are available. Below are example study plans for the 12, 15 and 18-month study modes: these all commence with the same dedicated orientation session in January, where the incoming cohort will meet and begin preparing for the program together. 

Table of MBA Intensive study plan

To talk through your preferred study modes and length of program that suits your career, please speak to our Professional Programs Adviser: future-mba-business@uwa.edu.au.

Study options

MBA news

Upcoming Masterclasses

  • April 28: Mathias Cormann (Secretary General of the OECD) “Global economic trends post-COVID-19”
  • May 12: Meg O’Neill (Executive Vice President Development and Marketing, Woodside) “My leadership journey in oil and gas”
  • June 2: Nathan Roost (Partner, EY) “TBC”
  • June 9: Michael Chaney (Chairman, Wesfarmers) “Reflections on some current issues facing corporate Australia”
  • June 30: Stephen Choo (Managing Director, DSR Insight) “TBC”

 

MBA (Oil and Gas)

Our new MBA specialisation in Oil and Gas, which is taught face-to-face on our Crawley campus, is the only program of its kind in Australia. These courses are taught by our world-class UWA Business School and expert practitioners, and will be of interest to those currently working in the industry and seeking to develop industry-relevant commercial skills or those considering a future career in the oil and gas industry. 

 

These courses can be supplemented by our regular masterclass series. Recent industry speakers have included Richard Goyder (Chairman, Woodside), Zoe Yujnovich (Executive Vice President, Shell Australia) and Meg O’Neill (Executive Vice President Development and Marketing, Woodside). Upcoming speakers include Al Williams (Managing Director, Chevron Australia).

 

The following elective units are available:

 

  • ECON5504 Global Energy and Mineral Markets
  • MGMT5239 Oil and Gas Sector Management
  • MGMT5240 Project Management in Oil & Gas
  • FINA5601 Valuation and Risk Analysis for Resource Companies
  • MGMT5524 Strategic Management of Resource Companies
  • LAWS5589 Australian Oil and Gas Law
  • LAWS5532 Oil and Gas Agreements
  • LAWS5111 Corporate Governance for Resources Companies
  • LAWS5521 Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading
  • GENG4410 Fossil to Future – The Transition
  • OCEN4003 Strategic Leadership for the Blue Economy

 

These units are available in both the MBA Intensive and MBA Flexible programs.

What to look for when choosing an MBA program

MBA students in class at UWA

 

If you’re considering undertaking an MBA or MBA pathway graduate certificate, it’s important to weigh up your options carefully before deciding which program to join.

International study options

Numerous international study options exist within the UWA MBA.

A highlight of many of our students’ programs is our annual International Study Program (MGMT5618), which you can take as an option unit towards your MBA. The two most recent tours took our students to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Students spent a day at Stanford University receiving lectures from Stanford professors in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. Company visits included Google, Linkedin, Kanopy, Kahn Academy, and a tour of the Tesla factory, among many others. Cultural activities included a visit to the Napa Valley, a walking tour of the Golden Gate Bridge and lunch in charming bayside Sausalito.

Many of our students also take intensive courses at other leading universities overseas and credit these courses towards their UWA MBA. We have special exchange arrangements with the universities below, however, you are not restricted to studying at only these universities in seeking out an international MBA experience. 

In recent years, our MBA students have studied at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and more, as part of their UWA MBA. 

Student exchange opportunities

-WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management - Vallendar, Germany
-Queen's University - Kingston, Canada
-University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, United States
-Waseda University - Tokyo, Japan
-University of Alberta - Edmonton, Canada
-McMaster University - Hamilton, Canada
-Haskayne MBA Summer Program - Calgary, Canada
-Queen's University MBA Summer Enrichment Program - Kingston, Canada
-St Gallen's Short Term MBA Program - St Gallen, Switzerland
-WHU - European MBA Summer Institute - Vallendar, Germany

More details of our international study opportunities as a UWA MBA student are available through the UWA Global Studio.

Meet our 2021 cohort

We would like to introduce to you our impressive full-time MBA students of 2021. The talented students have followed 12 months of intensive and experiential learning, been involved in a personalised Authentic Leadership program and participated in one-on-one mentoring from a senior industry leader. 

To find out more and to view the 2021 cohort, click here

Meet our MBA students

Lorraine Ponti

Lorraine Ponti
BE (Civil Engineering), University College Dublin
MEngSc (Water Resources Research), University College Dublin
 
Current full-time student
Previous positions
Project Manager (construction / production)
Deputy Sales Director

Please tell us about your career to date.
I started my career as a project manager for the design and construction of industrial facilities in China. From there I moved to France and was responsible for product development (design, certification and manufacturing) of specialist components for the nuclear industry. Most recently I was working in business development for an engineering consultancy in Russia. I spent two years living in Argentina before coming to Australia. I have been involved in a number of charitable organisations addressing poverty and youth development.
 
Where do you want to take your career after the MBA?
My objective is to bridge my project management background and advance into a strategic management role. I am passionate about developing sustainable industries and would like to move into this sector. I am particularly interested in assisting firms and communities to address their impact on the environment through the use of renewable energy, recycling and resource management.
 
Tell us about your experiences with the MBA Career Mentor Program.
The career mentor program has just begun and I have been matched with an executive in the renewables sector. Soon we will meet our mentors and start a 5-month mentoring program. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain insight into my preferred sector, build up a professional network and identify future career possibilities.

 

Stephanie Rossi

Stephanie Rossi
Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Management), Curtin University
Management Consultant (Manager), Nous Group

Why did you choose UWA to do your MBA? 
I chose to do my MBA at UWA because it is one of the most distinguished MBA programs in Australia. An MBA at UWA also appealed to me as it provides flexible study options, access to bespoke mentoring programs and connects you with successful industry leaders.

Where do you want to take your career after the MBA? 
In the immediate future, I would like to further progress my career in management consulting, with a focus on strategy. In the long-term, I hope to take up a senior strategy position in industry. 

What would be your advice to someone considering doing a UWA MBA?
My advice would be to reach out to the UWA Business School and speak to the advisors and current students. Before applying, I connected with the Business School to discuss my potential options, my fit for the program and how it could benefit me. The advice and encouragement I received gave me the confidence that a UWA MBA was the right choice for me. 

 

Matthew Clark-Massera

Matthew Clark-Massera
Bachelor of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, UWA
Operations Manager, Digital Matter Pty Ltd 
 
Please tell us about your career to date.  
I joined Digital Matter (a GPS device manufacturer) in 2017 after completing my undergraduate at UWA. I began in the role of Technical Support Engineer, assisting clients with our products. Over my time, this role has grown to also include inventory management, becoming involved in the finance, as well as managing firmware, software and other engineering teams.
 
Why did you choose UWA to do your MBA?
I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate experience and UWA and everything it had to offer – especially the university experience outside of the coursework. Coming back to UWA was natural, but also I believe UWA has a well regarded program internationally, so was a strong choice.
 
What has been the most rewarding aspects of the UWA MBA so far? 
The highly engaging workshops and seminars. These have helped me learn quickly and broadened my horizons. I am already applying new knowledge to my day-to-day life and work, half-way through my first unit! I have a fresh interest in business topics. As an engineer this is not something I thought I would enjoy quite as much as I have been – but the course content and delivery really makes it great fun to learn!

Daisy Chen

Daisy Chen 
Bachelor of Economics, UWA 
Supervisor Maintenance, BHP 

Why did you choose UWA to do your MBA? 
I had a good experience in my undergrad at UWA, so it felt like the natural choice to come back and do my MBA here. The Flexible also allowed me to adjust my course load around work and life, and that balance is important to me. 
 
What has been the most rewarding aspects of the UWA MBA so far? 
Being amongst a high calibre of people who are genuinely interested in developing themselves to be better more well-rounded leaders. The strong sense of community. This has made a real difference to the experience, especially in making the transition to back to study with other commitments. 
 
Where do you want to take your career after the MBA?
I am passionate about people and capability, STEM and the future of work. The MBA will support me in a role where I hope to enable the team’s leading these transformations. 

 

Adelaide Bevilaqua

Adelaide Bevilaqua
Bachelor of Science, Conservation Biology and Management with honours, UWA
Associate Principal Marine Ecologist , BMT Commercial Australia

Please tell us about your career to date.  
I graduated from the University of Western Australia with a BSc (Hons) in Conservation Biology and Management in 2009, at which point I was already working on a casual basis for Oceanica (now BMT Commercial Australia), as a laboratory assistant. Shortly after graduation I was offered a full-time position and have been with the company ever since. As a junior consultant I was trained as a commercial diver and led marine monitoring programs throughout Western Australia. Over the last decade, I have gained experience managing and implementing small to large coastal and offshore marine infrastructure projects in the energy, resources, ports and harbours sectors. Specific technical and project experience includes provision of State and Federal regulatory approvals advice, feasibility and environmental impact assessments, operational compliance monitoring, environmental audits and scope development. 

Why did you choose UWA to do your MBA? 
I completed my undergrad at UWA and so I am probably biased. UWA does offer very flexible options for completing the MBA program but I was also interested in the access to premier guest speakers and social networking opportunities. 

What would be your advice to someone considering doing a UWA MBA?
There are several people in my office interested in completing an MBA. My advice is to enrol, it is by far the hardest part of the degree. You can always defer, but once you enrol you start to receive information and get a feel for the degree structure, and it just isn't as daunting anymore. Also, go to the information nights and ask questions. Everyone has similar apprehensions about starting post-graduate studies, which is refreshing.