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Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Winter - 14 Jun 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40214

Study an executive MBA

The Executive MBA is a practice-oriented graduate business degree, designed for experienced employees wishing to learn alongside like-minded people to advance leadership, business and management skills. You will typically be a team leader or a mid to high-level manager seeking to broaden your knowledge base and skill sets and take your career to the next level.

Entrepreneurial in theory and practice, the Executive MBA provides genuine global business insights that empower you to make a difference in your employer’s organisation and the wider world.

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Why study with us?

  • Complete your degree in one year - Achieve fast results, with minimal interruption to your professional and personal life. Each of the eight courses comprises 28 hours face-to-face contact time, and eight hours blended learning time (online), to enable you to complete your Executive MBA in one year of study.
  • Co-designed with industry - The program has been co-designed with industry, which will translate to immediate impact in the workplace.
  • Only Chartered Executive MBA in Australia - The only Executive MBA in Australia to embed the internationally recognised Chartered Manager designation
  • Intensive ‘block’ study-mode - This mode of study will provide you with an immersive experience, which means there is less interruption to your busy working schedule and you can complete your degree in less time. You will complete the Executive MBA program by participating in classes on Fridays and Saturdays, scheduled throughout the year from February through to November, with breaks in between.
  • WiMBA Scholarships available - The Faculty of Business and Law is proud to support aspirational and high-achieving females with the Women in MBA (WiMBA) scholarship. WiMBA scholarships are available to candidates of the Executive MBA.
  • Cohort-learning model - Work with a group of like-minded candidates, building in-depth relationships that enable you to work together effectively and support each other throughout the program.
  • Action-based learning and engagement with industry experts - With the emphasis on real, work-related projects, and through the integration of leading academics and expert practitioners as visiting lecturers, there are dual opportunities to develop your skills, while providing value to your organisation.
  • Employer sponsorship - Ideally, you will be sponsored by your employer at a minimum of 25% of the program cost (or equivalent in-kind). Please see the Guidelines for Participant Employers (Sponsors) for further information. It is expected that organisational sponsors will spend approximately four hours per course with Executive MBA participants to assist their development and completion of work integrated projects.
  • IML Accreditation - The Executive MBA is an Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) pathway partnership, providing individual membership in the IML and Chartered Manager status on graduation. Read Professor Tony Travaglione’s interview with IML, on ‘Learning new ways: Education keeps pace with a changing business landscape’.
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What you will study

The Executive MBA will provide you with the fundamentals of executive strategy and business management with an action learning-based approach. It will build on your professional experience adding greater depth to classroom discussions by sharing work challenges and solutions, helping you to flourish in a collaborative learning environment.

The eight courses in the Executive MBA comprise of intensive workshops, distributed over 12 months, to provide an immersive learning experience. Although the eight courses are considered to be full time, the Executive MBA can be completed while working. Assignments will involve work-integrated projects that are relevant to your current organisation, while supporting your learning in each of the eight courses:

  • Mindful Leadership (click here to listen to our webinar on the topic)
  • Sustainable Organisational Change
  • Enterprise Strategy for Global Uncertainty
  • Tools, Techniques and Transitions in a Digitally Changing Environment
  • Innovation Management and Design (click here to listen to our webinar on the topic)
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Project Design and Implementation
  • Executive Consulting for Managers and Leaders

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Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

Additional documents

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Why Study an Executive MBA?

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Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle’s Executive MBA program will enable you to become a more effective leader while applying your learning to your role. This program has been designed to enable you to enhance your career while progressing towards a range of leadership roles.

Global opportunities

Given the University of Newcastle’s strong focus on international business, consider the reality of a leadership role in a global corporation located locally or abroad.

Engage with industry

The University of Newcastle’s Executive MBA is delivered by some of our leading strategic thinkers. Business, academic and professional practitioners from a range of difference sectors work together to provide you with contemporary, tangible real-word learning experiences. The course is deeply-rooted in industry engagement and business networking opportunities that expose you to challenges that can lead to exciting career prospects.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Executive MBA is an Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) pathway partnership providing membership of the IML for graduates.

Practical experience

Practical experience

With an emphasis on work integrated projects and the support of leading experts and practitioners, the teaching approach will assist your dual goals of developing your skills, while providing value to your organisation.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.