University of Technology Sydney

C04424v3 Executive Master of Business Administration

Award(s): Executive Master of Business Administration (ExecMBA)
Executive Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship (ExecMBA)

CRICOS code: 104623D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The UTS Executive MBA is designed for experienced professionals and aspiring change makers, innovators, start-up founders and indigenous leaders. It is for those who are looking to further develop their strategic leadership skills, confidence and innovation management capabilities to respond to complex challenges and lead sustainable economic development.

The EMBA features:

  • dedicated study pathways in corporate transformation, entrepreneurship and Indigenous leadership to suit career objectives
  • hands-on, applied and student-focused upskilling in latest discipline-based and transdisciplinary tools and methodologies
  • immersive leadership development experiences and working on real, own and client projects for developing problem-solving and strategic decision-making capabilities
  • extensive coaching and mentoring by experienced industry professionals and entrepreneurs
  • course delivery by leading UTS academics, international guest faculty and highly experienced professionals
  • blended learning via online and block-mode face-to-face classes designed for time-poor management professionals and founders
  • flexible cohort model to facilitate broad networking opportunities, peer learning and collaboration
  • completion via an accelerated one-year study plan or flexibly over up to 24 months

The program provides an integrative experience that facilitates students’ transition from tactical to strategic roles and builds their professional capabilities, networks and the confidence to create their next career chapter.

The EMBA emphasises applied and work-integrated learning that allows students to apply what they learn directly to their specific work context.

The program is designed and delivered in close collaboration with industry partners ensuring that the curriculum is relevant and aligned with leading business practices and the requirements of contemporary executive leadership.

The EMBA offers candidates the ability to customise the duration and content of their learning experience to their needs and career objectives. Students benefit from peer-learning in a small and personalised cohort experience.

Students have access to a project space, a mentor program and non-award-based master classes and events with industry partners, entrepreneurs and alumni to supplement their classroom study.

The flexible modular structure of the program allows students to study the program in stages, leveraging online and immersive, interaction-rich in-class learning.

Course aims

The course aim is to develop students' business acumen and entrepreneurial skills through an enhanced capacity for creativity, integrity, judgment and intuition. Students develop leadership confidence and master the ability to integrate perspectives, create insights and solutions to make strategic decisions. Graduates are prepared to lead and implement strategies in today's dynamic business environments.

Career options

Career options include senior general management roles in private, public and non-profit organisations, start-ups and SMEs. Graduates can be the founders and co-founders of new businesses or be employed as senior unit managers or executive managers, business strategists, corporate transformation and innovation specialists, and management consultants.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Synthesise evidence-based judgement, analytical and creative skills to evaluate and solve complex business problems
2.1 Communicate ideas, decisions and strategies clearly and apply interpersonal skills that are sensitive to diverse people, cultures and contexts
3.1 Practice ethical leadership and responsible decision-making to create culturally contextualised and sustainable economic, social and ecological business outcomes
3.2 Reflect on Indigenous perspectives and values in the growth and transformation of organisations and processes
4.1 Integrate complex business concepts and practices with professional integrity to critically evaluate the purpose and management of businesses for transformation and growth

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Professional Experience Requirement: At least six years full-time, or part-time equivalent, professional work experience.

The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organisation.

Interview Requirement: Attend an interview with the director of the EMBA.

Students who complete the UTS Graduate Certificate in Executive Business Practice (C11327) or Graduate Certificate in Executive Management (C11338) require at least a credit average for admission into the EMBA program.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58; or CAE: 185-190 with a writing score 176.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

International students

All international applicants on Student Visa are required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Executive Management (C11338) offered fully online before articulating into the Executive MBA.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning is considered on a case-by-case basis for 3 credit point subjects up to a maximum of 36 credit points, of which no more than 18 credit points may be from prior undergraduate study. No recognition of prior learning is given for 6 credit point or 12 credit point subjects.

Course duration and attendance

The course is normally completed on a one-year, full-time or fourteen months to two-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 72 credit points, comprising ten core disciplinary-based subjects delivered online (30 credit points), one study pathways in corporate transformation or entrepreneurship or Indigenous leadership (24 credit points), an experiential studio (12 credit points) and two electives (6 credit points).

Course completion requirements

STM91665 EMBA Core subjects 36cp
CBK91993 EMBA Streams 24cp
CBK92073 EMBA Options 12cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing the recommended study sequence to ensure completion of the course within the expected duration. Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

The detail course program is available at study plan management.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), the Graduate Certificate in Executive Business Practice (C11327) or the Graduate Certificate in Executive Management (C11338).

Transfer to the EMBA from any existing UTS Business School postgraduate program is not permitted. Transfer out of the EMBA is only permitted in extraordinary circumstances at the discretion of the head of UTS Business School Postgraduate Programs.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)