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Master of Business - Executive (Complex Program Leadership)

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
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years part-time
3 years part-time
Entry
February
February

Highlights

  • For experienced professionals who seek to enhance their leadership and business acumen, and accelerate their careers leading large and complex programs.
  • Course complies with the Competency Standard for Complex Project Managers (CS-CPM) as maintained by the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM).
  • Study part-time to suit your life and work.
  • Participate in an international study tour.
  • This is a sponsored program. Your enrolment must be sponsored by your employer.
  • The course is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents, New Zealand citizens and holders of a non-student Australian temporary visa.

Highlights

  • For experienced professionals who seek to enhance their leadership and business acumen, and accelerate their careers leading large and complex programs.
  • Course complies with the Competency Standard for Complex Project Managers (CS-CPM) as maintained by the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM).
  • Study part-time to suit your life and work.
  • Participate in an international study tour.
  • This is a sponsored program. Your enrolment must be sponsored by your employer.
  • The course is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents, New Zealand citizens and holders of a non-student Australian temporary visa.

What to expect

The Master of Business - Executive in Complex Program Leadership is an intensive program integrating academic knowledge, industry practice and self-awareness to expand horizons, challenge and enrich the workplace behaviour of each participant. It emphasises:

  • understanding yourself
  • influencing and leading others
  • strategic planning
  • innovative thinking
  • holistic decision making.

The program builds upon the classical ‘reductionist’, procedural and controlled approach to project management, using holistic systems thinking to explore complex projects, those often characterised by ambiguity, emergence of numerous influential stakeholders, and new or integrated technologies. 

The program is co-delivered with the Master of Business - Executive in Strategic Procurement. This allows for a classroom environment facilitating collaboration between project managers and commercial managers to foster an alignment of responsibilities and objectives, successfully delivering results in real world business environments.

The program complies with the Competency Standard for Complex Project Managers (CS-CPM) as maintained by the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM). The CS-CPM was originally developed by the Australian Department of Defence in concert with global government and industry organisations that recognise the need to reframe project management as project management and leadership.

Who should participate?

You should be an experienced project professional, seeking to enhance your leadership and business acumen, keen to accelerate your career to lead large and complex programs.

QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Business – Executive is also available to experienced practitioners who:

  • only want to undertake a small subset of units from the Master of Business – Executive program
  • seek a qualification to complement the major they’ve studied within the Master of Business – Executive program, or
  • don’t meet the entry requirements for the Master of Business – Executive program.

This is a sponsored program, so your enrolment must be sponsored by your employer.

Previous participants have been drawn from:

  • the Australian Department of Defence, Defence Materiel Organisation and the military
  • other Australian government agencies including Customs, Immigration and Queensland Health
  • industry organisations: Australian Aerospace, Aerospace Concepts, Australian Submarine Corporation, BAE Systems, Boeing, Ferra Engineering, John Holland, Kobold, Lockheed Martin, Mincom, Marand Precision, Qinetiq, Raytheon, Sikorsky, Thales, Watpac Construction and others
  • international organisations: Canadian National Defence and Lockheed Martin (Fort Worth Texas).

Flexible delivery

The program is available through a combination of blended online learning and face-to-face seminars held at QUT's Gardens Point (city) campus.

Program duration is subject to successful progression and any QUT changes to the program format or delivery mode.

For more information on this program, please contact the QUT Graduate School of Business.

Career outcomes

Possible careers

  • Executive Project Manager
  • Executive in a project-based organisation
  • Portfolio Leader
  • Program Leader
  • Stakeholder Relationship Manager

Requirements

Course code
GZ52
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 3 years part-time
  • 3 years part-time
Entry
  • February
  • February

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements for admission:

  • Be sponsored by their employer; and
  • Hold a completed recognised Bachelor Degree in any field with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale); and
  • Have a minimum five years full-time post degree work experience with a minimum of three years relevant professional work experience and two years minimum supervisory/management experience in commercial or project management; and
  • Provide a CV demonstrating relevant work experience

At the discretion of the Course Coordinator or nominee, applicants may also 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, 271.78 KB)
  • Attend an interview with the Course Coordinator or nominee

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

To discuss program costs, please contact Graduate School of Business - Executive Master of Business.

2019

To discuss program costs, please contact Graduate School of Business - Executive Master of Business.

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How to apply

You should submit your application by 11 January in the year you intend to begin your studies.

Step 1: Complete a QUT application form

Complete the application for postgraduate course admission form (PG form) (PDF file, 267.99 KB).


Step 2: Get written confirmation of sponsorship from your employer

You must provide a sponsorship letter that stipulates:

  • company name
  • Australian Business Number (ABN) (if relevant)
  • office and postal address
  • an administrative and financial contact person, phone number and email address.

The letter must also specifically confirm support for:

  • the 3-year part-time program
  • payment of program tuition fees
  • payment of travel costs associated with the 2-week study tour (GSZ517/518) scheduled for September/October
  • provision of an Apple iPad tablet and relevant applications
  • provision of a laptop computer with Microsoft Office and wireless capability.

Step 3: Submit your application documents

Mail your completed application and original supporting documents to:

Queensland University of Technology
Graduate School of Business
EMCPM Program Administration
Level 4, B Block
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane 4001
Australia

You must submit your application by mail, but to ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible, email or fax it to us as well:

Fax: +61 7 3138 1299
Email: emcpm.embsp@qut.edu.au


Step 4: Accept your offer

If your application is successful, you'll receive a formal letter of offer from QUT, with instructions on how to accept your offer through our online system QUT Virtual.

You must accept your offer in QUT Virtual to participate in the course.

How to apply

You should submit your application by 11 January in the year you intend to begin your studies.

Step 1: Complete a QUT application form

Complete the application for postgraduate course admission form (PG form) (PDF file, 267.99 KB).


Step 2: Get written confirmation of sponsorship from your employer

You must provide a sponsorship letter that stipulates:

  • company name
  • Australian Business Number (ABN) (if relevant)
  • office and postal address
  • an administrative and financial contact person, phone number and email address.

The letter must also specifically confirm support for:

  • the 3-year part-time program
  • payment of program tuition fees
  • payment of travel costs associated with the 2-week study tour (GSZ517/518) scheduled for September/October
  • provision of an Apple iPad tablet and relevant applications
  • provision of a laptop computer with Microsoft Office and wireless capability.

Step 3: Submit your application documents

Mail your completed application and original supporting documents to:

Queensland University of Technology
Graduate School of Business
EMCPM Program Administration
Level 4, B Block
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane 4001
Australia

You must submit your application by mail, but to ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible, email or fax it to us as well:

Fax: +61 7 3138 1299
Email: emcpm.embsp@qut.edu.au


Step 4: Accept your offer

If your application is successful, you'll receive a formal letter of offer from QUT, with instructions on how to accept your offer through our online system QUT Virtual.

You must accept your offer in QUT Virtual to participate in the course.

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