Our Purpose

University of Wollongong is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines.

Our commitment to our students is evident in our graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace.

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UOW is an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. Together with our partners, we make a strong and connected presence in our communities.

We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions. We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems. Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environments and our objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world's universities.

UOW History

In the postwar era of development and innovation, the then New South Wales University of Technology established a division in Wollongong to train the engineers and metallurgists of the local steel industry. That institution grew and evolved, and in 1975 legislation was passed in the parliament of New South Wales, establishing the University of Wollongong as an independent institution.

UOW is proud of the rich history that has developed since those first classes were held in 1951. The University has certainly come a long way: we still train engineers and metallurgists, but we now also train artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and innovators.

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Research & Innovation Division

At UOW we’re dedicated to research that makes a difference. We emphasise partnerships and collaborations to deliver real-world impact. We demonstrate our commitment to innovation by giving great ideas a genuine business incubator pathway. We welcome opportunities to share our research and partner with our community. We support each other to enhance UOW’s reputation for research excellence and innovation.

Our place, purpose and values

Universities have never been more important to our future. In a world facing very large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges our universities will play a central role in keeping Australia economically competitive and socially cohesive. The higher education sector will be at the forefront of shaping contemporary policies and a modern society.

At the University of Wollongong (UOW) we will continue to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments. We will develop highly sought after graduates who have experienced a research-intensive university, and an intellectually challenging curriculum.

We are committed to generating outstanding research and world-class results. Our objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world’s universities creates an opportunity to renew and refresh.

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The coming period offers major opportunities to:

  • Continue the drive to build an outstanding research environment, a strong graduate school and clear incentives to drive research focus and productivity;
  • Complete the transformation of our curriculum linked to student demand, graduate outcomes and use of new technology;
  • Invest in our people to collaborate internally and externally to achieve great things;
  • Enhance our campuses, and align our facilities to the changes in centres of population, the demand driven system and emerging research priorities;
  • Leverage our reputation as a global multi-campus university by growing our off-shore international program and portfolio;
  • Work with our partners to create greater levels of innovation and impact, and contribute to the creation of new enterprises;
  • Engage with our alumni to build a network for life;
  • Maintain an efficient and productive university focussed on adaptability and financial sustainability;
  • Aspire to make UOW a destination university and Wollongong a university city.

Professor Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor.

Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Executive courses

University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

The Master of Applied Finance (Financial Services) is for students interested in acquiring an advanced understanding of financial institutions, bank management, and lendi ... [+]

The Master of Applied Finance (Financial Services) is for students interested in acquiring an advanced understanding of financial institutions, bank management, and lending. If you are currently working in the Finance industry or a recent graduate, you will benefit from the specialised knowledge learned in this course.

You will study the theory and practice of financial management and gain an understanding of the global financial system. Additionally, competing approaches to corporate governance and business ethics will be developed, and you will learn how to provide protection against portfolio, financial and corporate risks.

You will examine the legal framework establishing, controlling and regulating financial institutions and examine bank management theory, a bank's lending process and the securities associated with it.... [-]

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The Master of Applied Finance with a double specialisation in Investing and Financial Services is for students who are interested in focusing on investment, portfolio man ... [+]

The Master of Applied Finance with a double specialisation in Investing and Financial Services is for students who are interested in focusing on investment, portfolio management and financial services. The degree will allow you to integrate technical, theoretical and industry knowledge on the operation and organisation of – and participation in – local and international finance. The Investing specialisation focuses on investment and portfolio management, while the Financial Services specialisation focuses on financial institutions, as well as bank management and lending.

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Course Learning Structure

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:... [-]

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University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

The Master of Applied Finance (Investing) is for students interested in acquiring an advanced understanding of investment and portfolio management. ... [+]

The Master of Applied Finance (Investing) is for students interested in acquiring an advanced understanding of investment and portfolio management.

You will study the theory and practice of financial management and gain an understanding of the global financial system. Additionally, competing approaches to corporate governance and business ethics will be developed, and you will learn how to provide protection against portfolio, financial and corporate risks.

Students are provided with realistic stock market simulations and are introduced to modern portfolio theory and practice with a focus on optimal investment decision-making. You will experience the pressure of live markets and learn how to manage portfolios through a portfolio simulation that allows you to trade shares, options, bonds, managed funds, international stocks with realistic stock market simulations.... [-]

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University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

The Master of Business allows you to be the Master of your degree, choosing the subjects that are of most interest to you and of most relevance to your career. You will b ... [+]

The Master of Business allows you to be the Master of your degree, choosing the subjects that are of most interest to you and of most relevance to your career. You will be equipped with fundamental business knowledge and skills through a set of core subjects, as well as a research capstone.

Graduates of the Master of Business will have knowledge across a broad range of business areas that will allow you to move into a variety of business careers.

If you wish to specialise in a specific area of business, you can combine your Master of Business with one of our specialist master’s degrees to create a 2-year program tailored for you. Select a combination of 2 of the below specialised master’s degrees, to complete 2 master’s programs in just 2 years:... [-]

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University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

The Master of Business Analytics is designed to prepare you with the essential skills to undertake real-world Business Analytics tasks on big data business problems. You ... [+]

In today’s technology-driven world, people and organisations are generating, collecting and storing more data than ever before. Organisations across various industries are seeking graduates with skills to utilise and interpret this data to inform business strategies and add value to their business.

The Master of Business Analytics is designed to prepare you with the essential skills to undertake real-world Business Analytics tasks on big data business problems. You will develop skills and knowledge in business analytics, including how to apply tools and technologies required to perform descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics and how to apply these tools to a business landscape.... [-]

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The Master of Financial Management is suitable for managers and middle managers seeking to further their career in a specialized field of business. Theoretical and practi ... [+]

The Master of Financial Management provides an opportunity for you to enhance your career opportunities by developing further professional and personal skills, and knowledge in Financial Management areas.

You will learn to plan, organise, direct and control financial activities such as obtaining funds and using funds for investments. You will study topics such as investment management, financial strategy, financial statement analysis and learn how to review the global financial system and understand the principles of descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications in the business environment.

For a 2 year program, this degree can be combined with a second Master’s degree from Sydney Business School, UOW. Choose your second master’s degree from the list below:... [-]

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University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

The Master of Human Resource Management is suitable for managers and middle managers seeking to further their career in a specialised field of business. ... [+]

The Master of Human Resource Management allows aspiring managers with a special interest in the ‘people side’ of organisations to acquire professional skills and knowledge in this area.

This specialised master’s program equips you with skills to make new opportunities and adapt quickly to changing conditions within the workplace. You will examine structures, systems, culture and leadership, including how to implement organisational change and how to leverage competitive advantage in the global marketplace. You will develop the knowledge and skills to recruit and select suitable staff, manage their performance at work, develop their skills, ensure their safety at work, and deal with legal aspects of the employment relationship.... [-]

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University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

The Master of Innovation & Entrepreneurship will allow you to explore the potential exploitation of your own business idea. You will learn to evaluate opportunities f ... [+]

The Master of Innovation & Entrepreneurship will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop ideas into sustainable business opportunities and to foster innovation in your workplace. You will learn how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, experiment with design thinking, and learn to use tools and techniques to convert your ideas into reality.

Throughout your degree, our academics will equip you with knowledge in innovative leadership, financial skills for entrepreneurs, how to navigate the complexities of innovation and entrepreneurship, business innovation planning, and creating and marketing new products. You will understand how to raise capital and gain detailed knowledge of the complexities of initiating, developing, managing and exploiting innovation.... [-]

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The Master of International Business is designed to develop and broaden the capabilities and resources of business managers in the global business environment. It provide ... [+]

The Master of International Business is designed to develop and broaden the capabilities and resources of business managers in the global business environment. It provides the opportunity to acquire contemporary knowledge and skills demanded by modern international business organisations.

You will study topics such as multinational financial management and cross-cultural management, gain an understanding of the international business environment, and learn how to develop international business strategies to achieve business objectives.

For a 2 year program, this degree can be combined with a second Master’s degree from Sydney Business School, UOW. Choose your second master’s degree from the list below:... [-]

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The Master of Management provides an opportunity for you to enhance your career opportunities by further developing theoretical and practical skills and knowledge in key ... [+]

The Master of Management provides an opportunity for you to enhance your career opportunities by further developing theoretical and practical skills and knowledge in key management areas.

Graduates of the Master of Management will have examined organisational structures, lead and implemented organisational change, managed projects and leveraged organisational competitive advantages in the changing global marketplace.

For a 2 year program, this degree can be combined with a second Master’s degree from Sydney Business School, UOW. Choose your second master’s degree from the list below:

–– Master of Business

–– Master of Business Analytics

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The Master of Marketing involves an exploration of the motives of consumers during the purchase of products and services. You will learn how to use this market research t ... [+]

The Master of Marketing involves an exploration of the motives of consumers during the purchase of products and services. You will learn how to use this market research to make more effective marketing decisions.

Leading Marketing academics will teach you to examine who the customer is to develop a competitive advantage by effectively positioning products/services in the market. You will study how to utilise promotional tools an organisation may use to create this competitive advantage and enhance a brand’s equity, whether the organisation is a commercial, non-profit, or social entity.

This master’s degree will ultimately enable you to develop and demonstrate technical knowledge and skills in marketing, a field increasingly important for all types of organisations that need to deliver value through the products and services they create. You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of advanced topics in marketing and gain professionally oriented generalist and specialist marketing skills.... [-]

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The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed for students who want a career in the accounting profession and therefore the learning experience and knowledge ar ... [+]

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed for students who want a career in the accounting profession. The learning experience and knowledge areas for this program are focused on the practice of accounting.

The course first introduces the fundamental principles of accounting, economics and aspects of the economic system and then proceeds to the study of specific knowledge areas which are vital for accounting professionals. You will develop knowledge and skills to apply accounting principles in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements and, to enable you to research current accounting issues. You will also have an understanding of the differences between accounting principles and taxation law and the tax implications of business activities.... [-]

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The Master of Professional Accounting Advanced is a two-year course designed for non-accounting graduates who want a career in the accounting profession and want to enhan ... [+]

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed for students who want a career in the accounting profession. The learning experience and knowledge areas for this program are focused on the practice of accounting.

The course first introduces the fundamental principles of accounting, economics and aspects of the economic system and then proceeds to the study of specific knowledge areas which are vital for accounting professionals. You will develop knowledge and skills to apply accounting principles in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements and, to enable you to research current accounting issues. You will also have an understanding of the differences between accounting principles and taxation law and the tax implications of business activities.... [-]

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The Master of Project Management explores how efficient management can provide organisations with improved ability to plan, implement and control their business activitie ... [+]

The Master of Project Management explores how efficient management can provide organisations with improved ability to plan, implement and control their business activities. This master’s course provides comprehensive project management skills and capabilities on the full project lifecycle; from project initiation, planning, execution to project closing, and teaches strategies for dealing with a broad range of issues encountered within business organisations. The growth of new forms of technology in project management has prompted organisations to look for skilled project managers who can enhance the performance of their businesses.

For a 2 year program, this degree can be combined with a second Master’s degree from Sydney Business School, UOW. Choose your second master’s degree from the list below:... [-]

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The Master of Supply Chain Management gives professionals working in logistics, supply chain management and operations management the skills to manage the flow of materia ... [+]

The Master of Supply Chain Management gives professionals working in logistics, supply chain management and operations management the skills to manage the flow of materials and information within and between organisations and other relevant stakeholders.

You will learn how to diagnose existing processes and supply chains and how to implement a supply chain strategy within an organisation. Skills and capabilities are developed on topics such as forecasting, sales, and operational planning and procurement to name a few.

For a 2 year program, this degree can be combined with a second Master’s degree from Sydney Business School, UOW. Choose your second master’s degree from the list below:... [-]

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