Aspire and UTS partner for MBA pathway

Students wishing to pursue the ultimate in business education can now take a pathway through Aspire Institute towards achieving a prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) with University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

“The Aspire Graduate Certificate in Business complements our existing nested courses within our MBA to provide an alternative pathway to study at one of Australia’s most respected business schools,” said Professor Sara Denize, Associate Dean (Education), UTS Business School.

Aspire Institute, which is owned and operated by the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), has partnered with UTS to offer students the opportunity to earn advanced standing for up to four subjects of the 16 subjects required to complete the UTS MBA. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business at Aspire Institute, students can further their study to complete the UTS MBA in the second, third and fourth semester.

“By starting their Graduate Certificate at Aspire Institute, students get the full benefits of our supportive programs which assist them in achieving their educational and career goals in gaining entry into the UTS MBA,” Chief Operating Officer Rowan Courtney-O’Connor said.

Aspire Institute, with two campuses located in Manly (Northern Beaches), NSW, and in the Sydney CBD, offers a range of pathway courses articulating to a variety of degrees.

The Graduate Certificate of Business covers a range of areas that will lay a solid foundation for business success, giving students a deeper understanding of economics and finance, management in a global context, the value of contemporary marketing and accounting for business decisions.

“The Graduate Certificate of Business is a real ‘pathway’ to achieving an MBA which is the pinnacle of business education,” Courtney-O’Connor said.

The UTS MBA is designed for early career professionals seeking to either extend their knowledge and capabilities into managerial roles, or to change careers into a new field of business. The UTS MBA subjects are approved by an industry board that insists on ‘relevance to workplace’ as a pre-eminent subject design principle. The MBA provides knowledge and skills that are essential for superior management performance.

For more information on the Graduate Certificate of Business, a pathway to the UTS MBA, click here: