Executive MBA

Executive Master of Business AdministrationExecutive MBA


Study the 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 skillsets 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 8 courses comprises 28 hours face-to-face contact time and 8 hours blended learning (online) and complete your EMBA in one year of study.
  • 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 EMBA program by participating in classes on Fridays and Saturdays, scheduled throughout the year from 7 February through to 14 November with breaks in between.
  • Cohort-learning model - Work with a group of experienced students, 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 experts and practitioners as visiting lecturers, there are dual opportunities to develop your skills, while providing value to your organisation.
  • Employer sponsorship - You will be sponsored by your employer by a minimum of 25% of the program cost (or equivalent in-kind).
  • IML Accreditation and Chartered Management title - The Executive MBA is an Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) pathway partnership. This provides chartered accreditation of the EMBA program and individual membership to IML for students and graduates.

What will you 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 intensive workshops, distributed over 11 months, to provide an immersive learning experience. 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
  • Sustainable Organisational Change
  • Enterprise Strategy for Global Uncertainty
  • Innovation Management and Design
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Project Design and Implementation
  • Tools, Techniques and Transitions in a Digitally Changing Environment
  • Executive Consulting for Managers and Leaders


  • AACSB accredited business school
  • World Top 200 for Business and Economics
  • Top 8 in Australia for Business Administration
  • World Top 150 for Business Administration


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. It has been designed to enable you to enhance your career while progressing to wards 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.

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.

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The University of Newcastle, Sydney Campus is a leading provider of short courses in Australia, with industry qualified and experienced educators that bring up-to-date real-world skills directly to the classroom.