Master of Business Administration (Executive)

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time (8 Professional Terms per year).

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The Master of Business Administration (Executive) is designed to accommodate professionals who may need to balance the competing pressures of family, work and lifestyle. The course is offered in intensive mode, with each unit delivered over two weekends. Units are taught individually over twelve Professional Terms. The degree is generalist in focus, with units covering the managing of money, people, knowledge, markets and strategy.

The learning experience is designed to strengthen managerial ability and in particular aids in the move from management to executive responsibility. It includes the latest theory and practical knowledge, but is also built on reflection on experience. As such, only managers or professionals with at least three years’ experience can be admitted to the course. The aim of the course is to take students on a journey through the challenges and possibilities of modern business theories and practices. Each of the twelve units is taught by highly qualified and experienced specialists in a small group setting.

The course will be delivered in seminar format, characterised by the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience, rather than having formal lectures and tutorials. Students will be assessed on their understanding of concepts and processes and their ability to apply them innovatively and ethically to real-world issues.

The MBA (Executive) includes 11 specified units and 1 business elective unit. There are three capstone components included in the MBA (Executive): the Strategic Management for Sustainability unit, the Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility unit, and the International Study Tour or the International Business Environment unit.

The intensive international study tour provides essential research driven learning. Students will be completing assessment items which require them to critically reflect upon information that they have gathered in preparation for their visits, during the visits and following the visits to a number of organisations.

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive) may exit from the course with the relevant award by arrangement with the Course Coordinator.

Special teaching arrangements can be made for corporate clients who sponsor cohorts.

MBA Course Guide

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time (8 Professional Terms per year).

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

120

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Professional TERM 1: 03 January 2017
  • Professional TERM 2: 30 January 2017
  • Professional TERM 3: 06 March 2017
  • Professional TERM 4: 10 April 2017
  • Professional TERM 5: 19 June 2017
  • Professional TERM 6: 24 July 2017
  • Professional TERM 7: 28 August 2017
  • Professional TERM 8: 02 October 2017

Note: The Peter Faber Business School reserves the right to withdraw a unit from offering or to change this pattern according to student demand and staff availability. In such cases students will be notified and given the opportunity to register in an alternative unit.

  • Average first year fee: $22560 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Each unit studied in the MBA (Executive) course costs only $3650.

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in a related discipline and evidence of suitable industry experience; or
  2. Bachelor degree in a different discipline and evidence of substantial industry experience; or
  3. In special circumstances, applicants who do not meet any of the above requirements but who have a sound and sufficient basis for application can apply directly to the Course Coordinator. Applicants must provide a portfolio demonstrating that their knowledge, experience, and skills are such that they are likely to succeed in the program.
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Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
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The Master of Business Administration (Executive) is designed to accommodate professionals who may need to balance the competing pressures of family, work and lifestyle. The course is offered in intensive mode, with each unit delivered over two weekends. Units are taught individually over twelve Professional Terms. The degree is generalist in focus, with units covering the managing of money, people, knowledge, markets and strategy.

The learning experience is designed to strengthen managerial ability and in particular aids in the move from management to executive responsibility. It includes the latest theory and practical knowledge, but is also built on reflection on experience. As such, only managers or professionals with at least three years’ experience can be admitted to the course. The aim of the course is to take students on a journey through the challenges and possibilities of modern business theories and practices. Each of the twelve units is taught by highly qualified and experienced specialists in a small group setting.

The course will be delivered in seminar format, characterised by the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience, rather than having formal lectures and tutorials. Students will be assessed on their understanding of concepts and processes and their ability to apply them innovatively and ethically to real-world issues.

The MBA (Executive) includes 11 specified units and 1 business elective unit. There are three capstone components included in the MBA (Executive): the Strategic Management for Sustainability unit, the Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility unit, and the International Study Tour or the International Business Environment unit.

The intensive international study tour provides essential research driven learning. Students will be completing assessment items which require them to critically reflect upon information that they have gathered in preparation for their visits, during the visits and following the visits to a number of organisations.

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive) may exit from the course with the relevant award by arrangement with the Course Coordinator.

Special teaching arrangements can be made for corporate clients who sponsor cohorts.

MBA Course Guide

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time (8 Professional Terms per year).

Important Note on Fees

Each unit studied in the MBA (Executive) course costs only $3650.