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Duration1 year full-time.1 year full-time.
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Start datesTrimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Trimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
Program Code40214

Program handbook


The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is a practice-oriented graduate business degree pursued by experienced employees wishing to learn alongside like-minded participants to advance their leadership, business and management skills. Participants will typically be team leaders, mid-to-high-level managers looking to broaden their knowledge base and skillsets, or those individuals in a technical position looking to advance into management. Their professional experience will allow them to add depth to seminar discussions by sharing work challenges and solutions and they are likely to flourish in a collaborative learning environment.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to leadership and business management and be proficient in their application.
  • Expertise in applying research principles and methods for the purpose of conducting substantial consulting/organisational projects.
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills to support the recognition, definition, analysis, and solving of complex organisational and business problems, successes, and more importantly, failures.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Critical analytical and decision-making skills that incorporate ethical, social and global issues in relation to managing people in organisations.
  • Awareness of and openness to self-reflection and their impact on those they seek to influence.
  • Effective interpersonal skills demonstrated through management/leadership capability and the capability to work effectively in teams to deliver expected outcomes.
  • Professional proficiency in the utilisation of information and technology in business management contexts.


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Program code40214
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face - All courses are delivered via intensive block mode including both face-to-face on campus and online components.
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Relevant University rules and policies

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Entry into the Executive Master of Business Administration will be available to applicants who have:

  • An undergraduate degree (AQF level 7 equivalent) or higher in any field of study plus a minimum of seven years relevant organisational experience, OR
  • A minimum ten years relevant organisational experience, including three years in a management position.

Admissions are reviewed on a case by case basis. If you do not meet this requirement and wish to enrol apply for admission to the program please email emba@newcastle.edu.au

All potential participants will be required to attend an interview and submit an Admission Writing Task which will assist in establishing whether potential participants are committed to, and prepared for, this type of MBA program.

Please see the Interview and Writing Skills Rubric and Guidelines for Participant Employers (Sponsors)for further information. It is expected that organisational sponsors will spend approximately four hours per course with EMBA participants to assist their development and completion of work integrated projects.

The EMBA program is available to domestic participants only and intake will be by cohort with the intention that participants will be sponsored by their employer to attend. Sponsorship may take the form of funding and/or time off for study.

All potential participants will be required to attend an interview to help establish whether potential participants are committed to, and prepared for, this type of MBA program. The purpose of these items is to ensure that the EMBA program details and expectations are clear for all parties. Please see the Interview and Writing Skills Rubric for further information.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.

Additional selection criteria

  • Interviews -
  • Written Statement - All potential participants will be required to submit a statement of intent to help establish whether potential participants are committed to, and prepared for, this type of MBA program. Please see the Interview and Writing Skills Rubric for further information. Interview and Writing Skills Rubric: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/536544/EMBA-Interview-rubric-for-Program-Handbook.pdf

Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time.

Program requirements

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program requires students to complete 80 units of Core courses (8 x 10 unit courses).

Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Students must complete all Core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EMBA6001Mindful Leadership
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
EMBA6002Sustainable Organisational Change
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
EMBA6003Enterprise Strategy for Global Uncertainty
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
EMBA6004Innovation Management and Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
EMBA6005Strategic Financial Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
EMBA6006Project Design and Implementation
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
EMBA6007Tools, Techniques, and Transitions in a Digitally Changing Environment
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
EMBA6008Executive Consulting for Managers and Leaders
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

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