MC162 - Executive Master of Business Administration

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Plan: MC162P15 - Master of Business Administration (Executive)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Business Administration (Executive)
Award abbreviation: MBA(Exec)
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Graduate School of Business and Law (660H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 080301
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

Leadership infused with Business Design Thinking: Empowering aspiring professionals to lead change with innovation.

The Master of Business Administration (Executive) develops forward thinking leaders underpinned by contemporary business knowledge, practice and research. The program is infused with principles of business design, enabling you to create, innovate, lead and manage complex initiatives within uncertain globally connected environments.

Business leadership grounded in design means that as a graduate, you will understand the importance of analysing the architecture of business problems and the value that prototyping, creativity and synthesis bring to the creation of sustainable solutions that are end user driven. You will be equipped with the skills to effectively drive innovation and change so as to create ongoing value for your organisation and the communities it serves. The program uses an adult and facilitated learning approach to delivery, and authentic assessment. Learning activities and experiences are a combination of issue-based seminars, case study analyses, simulation, exploration of readings and research, and facilitated discussions.  Assessment tasks will require you to integrate relevant academic theory with contemporary practice, and apply this within authentic,  workplace settings.

The capstone course BUSM4522Executive Consulting will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this program’s curriculum. The course will promote the integration and synthesis of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program and the application of these in discipline related real-world scenarios leading to work readiness.

The core research course of this program is BUSM4448 Business Research Design. This course is designed to develop your knowledge of research principles and methods and how to apply them within the contemporary business environment. You will have the opportunity to conduct a research project/proposal and further develop your skills in research methodology.

This program is available for on-campus study.  

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Articulation and pathways

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements
Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (out of 4.0); or

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum GMAT of 600


Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) 


Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (out of 4.0); or

Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum GMAT of 600

Work Experience Requirement
A minimum of 3 years experience in a management role with supervisory responsibilities.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the professional bodies listed in the table below.

The professional bodies may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional Body Accreditation Description Membership and Opportunities

European Foundation for Management Development

Program satisfies the quality and content standards defined by the European Foundation for Management Development for the European Foundation for Management Development Program Accreditation System [EPAS] recognising quality MBA programs. None

Institute of Managers and Leaders [IML]

Not Applicable
  • Students may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow [depending on experience]
  • Graduates may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow [depending on experience]


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

All MBA(Exec) courses have a well-developed range of learning materials, including PowerPoint slides, indicative texts and academic journal references detailed in the course information documents.

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Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

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Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

 We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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