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Experience an MBA unlike any conventional degree of its kind.
Our Executive MBA is designed for ambitious and motivated professionals with several years of experience in management, delivered in a format that suits their needs.
During four-day modules spread over 18 months, you will live and study at Melbourne Business School from Thursday to Sunday, away from the distractions of work and home. You will also gain international experience with a field study in Asia.
Admission is highly competitive and early applications are encouraged.
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People come to Melbourne Business School because they want to study with the best.
We attract some of the brightest academics from around the world, who teach in class sizes much smaller than their colleagues overseas and are accessible to you throughout your studies.
Our campus is just four tram stops from the centre of Melbourne and has vibrant communal areas with accommodation available nearby.
We offer opportunities for self-development via a wide range of electives, co-curricular activities, and host regular industry networking events.
"I got attracted to being able to spend time with my classmates away from the distractions of life and work."PATRICIO SEPULVEDA
"It really has stretched me, intellectually and professionally. I no longer consider myself just a supply chain person."MUDIWA CHIPUNGU
"It exposed me to a greater network of people, and how they operate in the world outside of fast-moving consumer goods."SIMON MILES
The Executive MBA program fee is $103,500, and can be paid in instalments. It includes:
- Full tuition for all modules
- All textbooks, instruments, case material, readings, articles and study notes
- Residential accommodation (in Melbourne and overseas) for the duration of the program
- Meals on class days
- University of Melbourne and international partner institution fees
Please note, an acceptance fee of $5,000 is required to secure your place on the program. This fee will be deducted from the cost of the first module upon commencement.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible Australian citizens and permanent residents.
Students who pay their own fees are often able to claim tuition expenses as a self-study tax deduction, provided the degree is relevant to their job. Check with your financial adviser to find out if you are eligible.
Many students share the cost of studying with their employer. Melbourne Business School is happy to provide a business case to share with your employer about the benefits of studying an Executive MBA to the organisation. Please contact us for more information.
The program fee does not include travel costs associated with the field study module in Asia, including airfares, airport transfers, visa charges and travel insurance. Students are also responsible for some meals on class days of the module in Asia, as well as incidental expenses incurred during the module, such as telephone, laundry, car parking and other personal charges.
Students located outside Melbourne are responsible for their own travel costs to and from Melbourne for modules based at Melbourne Business School.
- Commence an application to become familiar with the application process.
- Meet with us to find out more about the School and program.
- Complete and submit your application by the application closing date.
Shortlisted candidates for each round will be invited to attend a compulsory interview, which can be conducted in person, over the phone or by teleconference. The interview will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome by email. Offers may include the award of a scholarship.
As limited places are available each round, the selection committee may decide to place an application "on hold" for consideration in the next round.
Please note that entry to the Executive MBA program is highly competitive and meeting the minimum entry criteria does not guarantee an offer to the program. Unsuccessful applications will not be reassessed in following rounds.
We appreciate that considerable time and effort are required to complete an application, however we will not comment on specific factors that may have led to the selection committee's final decision.
Closing dates for the Executive MBA program are as follows:
Early Round: 30 April
Round 1: 30 May
Round 2: 30 July
Round 3: 30 September
Round 4: 30 November
The deadline for all applications is 11.59pm AEST.
Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.
Offers are issued approximately six (6) weeks after the round closing date.
To apply, you will need to provide:
- An up-to-date CV showing at least five (5) years of management experience.
- A copy of your undergraduate academic transcript and (any postgraduate transcripts, if completed)*.
- Evidence of citizenship or residency (e.g. Passport, Birth certificate or Visa)*
- An excellent command of English, with a copy of your IELTS or TOEFL score** if you are a non-native speaker.
- Personal statements relating to your goals and how you can contribute to the program.
- The names and contact details of two (confidential) professional referees.
- A GMAT may be required if you have not completed previous tertiary study. Please contact us for advice on alternative entry criteria.
You are also welcome to supply additional information that you believe will strengthen your application. The School may also request additional information to assist the admission decision.
*Original or certified copies of these documents will need to be provided if you are successful in gaining admission to the program.
**For IELTS, you will need a minimum score of 7.0 overall, with no individual score less than 6.5.
For TOEFL iBT, you will need a minimum score of 102, with a written score minimum of 24 and no individual score lower than 21.
- At least five years of management experience
- A university degree
- English proficiency
- Two confidential professional referees
For more information, visit our application FAQ's page.