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Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Campus
Gardens Point
Canberra
Duration
23 months part-time
23 months part-time
Entry
January

Why choose this course?

The concept of ‘knowing one’s self’ lies at the forefront of the program, facilitating the development of a deep understanding of personal goals and leadership traits.

In addition to self-realisation and leadership, the unique model for this Executive MBA program integrates fundamental units with more advanced elements that include organisational transformation, entrepreneurship, governance and corporate accountability. The program culminates in an international study tour to China, honing abilities to meet the demands of a quickly changing globalised society. During the tour, participants will learn the intricacies of negotiating and conducting business in a foreign land and applying commercial expertise in a vastly different culture.

You will also be assigned an individual leadership coach who will work with you to focus your efforts on achieving your life and career goals.

You have the choice of two distinct pathways:

  • International leadership
  • Complex program leadership and strategic procurement.

 

Highlights

  • Ranked number one nationally by the Australian Financial Review BOSS EMBA ranking in 2017 and awarded five stars by the Graduate Management Association of Australia in 2016.
  • Our unique EMBA program is offered in both Brisbane and Canberra. Find out more at our upcoming information evening in Brisbane.
  • As business challenges no longer reside within the neat, predictable framework of a single discipline, this program enables you to take a truly multi-disciplinary view of each new business challenge
  • Participate in an international study tour to China, where you will learn to meet the demands of a rapidly globalising society
  • Work with a leadership coach to establish clear goals for your career path and personal life
  • Undertake a leadership practicum in the International Leadership concentration by shadowing a senior executive from industry, commerce or government.
  • Study weekend classes in a 23 month intensive part-time mode.

 

Highlights

  • Ranked number one nationally by the Australian Financial Review BOSS EMBA Ranking in 2017 and awarded five stars by the Graduate Management Association of Australia in 2016.
  • Our unique EMBA program is offered in both Brisbane and Canberra. Find out more at our upcoming information evening in Brisbane.
  • As business challenges no longer reside within the neat, predictable framework of a single discipline, this program enables you to take a truly multi-disciplinary view of each new business challenge
  • Participate in an international study tour to China, where you will learn to meet the demands of a rapidly globalising society
  • Work with a leadership coach to establish clear goals for your career path and personal life
  • Undertake a leadership practicum in the International Leadership concentration by shadowing a senior executive from industry, commerce or government.
  • Study weekend classes in a 23 month intensive part-time mode.

 

What to expect

As one of Australia's top ranked programs, QUT’s Executive MBA is designed to take experienced managers to new levels as highly skilled leaders.

Our Executive MBA is ranked number 1 by the Australian Financial Review BOSS MBA Ranking in 2017 and has been awarded five stars by the Graduate Management Association of Australia in 2016.

Our unique Executive MBA program is now also available in Canberra.

QUT has been a power-broker in Canberra for years, with our Executive Masters creating effective leaders for the Department of Defence, the DMO, Taxation and others since 2008.

Career outcomes

Requirements

Course code
GS50
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Canberra
Duration
  • 23 months part-time
  • 23 months part-time
Entry
  • January

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale); and

A minimum five years full-time post degree work experience with minimum of three years relevant professional work experience and two years minimum supervisory/management experience.

Additional entry requirements

Some applicants may be required to:

  • Sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) (the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs), and achieve a minimum score of 550. GMAT details (PDF file, 271.8 KB).
  • Attend an interview with the MBA Director to demonstrate relevant work experience

Referees

All applicants must nominate two referees as part of the application. At least one referee report should be from your current employer and we may contact your referees as part of the application process.

Referee Report proforma (DOCX file, 132.3 KB)

Work experience

Relevant work experience indicates applicants will be able to contribute to class discussion. A minimum of five years full-time equivalent professional or managerial work experience is required after the completion of an undergraduate degree. To enable us to assess your work experience, a current curriculum vitae providing details of your roles, responsibilities and achievements is required.

Pathways

Applicants without a Bachelor Degree may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with a minimum of 9 years work experience (6 years minimum equivalent professional work experience plus 3 year minimum supervisory/management experience). Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with a GPA 4.5 (or higher) students can articulate into the Executive Master of Business Administration.

Minimum academic requirements

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: $2,952 per unit (6 credit points)

EMBA GS50 program has a two week international study tour invoiced separately.  $7,000 (approximate) includes all in-country transportation, accommodation, company/site visits and most meals and flights

2019

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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Referees

You must nominate two referees as part of your application. At least one referee should be from you current employer. We may contact your referees as part of the application process.


Personal statements

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