Experience unparalleled academic excellence delivered in a manner that maximises focus and minimises disruptions.
Our Executive MBA program brings together the sharpest minds in business, each with at least five years of management experience, to delve into the latest management frameworks, insights, and knowledge.
Designed with the executive's needs in mind, the program is condensed into four-day modules spread over 18 months to minimise disruptions to your responsibilities and schedule.
To discover how to push boundaries, you need to cross borders, which is why a key feature of the program is an immersive international trip to Asia.
Admission is highly competitive so we strongly encourage early applications.
Why an Executive MBA at Melbourne Business School?
#1 Executive MBA in Australia
Melbourne Business School
QS World University Rankings, 2023
#1 University in Australia
Times Higher Education, 2024
Focused Residential Learning
"I was looking to make connections in Australia and I was told that the MBS Executive MBA was my best option."NED BAXTOR
"It's an amazing challenge. You get more out of it than what the brochures tell you."RENEE SHEPHERD
"It exposed me to a greater network of people, and how they operate in the world outside of fast-moving consumer goods."SIMON MILES
Diagnose managerial problems
Develop winning strategies
Understand the broader context
Hone interpersonal skills
Deepen your self-insight
We help professionals from across Australia and the world make a greater impact on the organisations and communities they lead. The Executive MBA provides a one-of-a-kind experience that challenges your worldview and grants access to a community of influential business leaders.
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By partnering with leading organisations, our Career Services can connect you to top-tier firms in Australia and around the world.
Our career coaches will help you develop your job-hunting skills, maximise your future opportunities and increase your chances of success.
The Executive MBA program fee is $119,700 (2024),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: 24 April 2023
Round 1: 12 June 2023
Round 2: 7 August 2023
Round 3: 2 October 2023
Round 4: 27 November 2023
Round 5: 22 January 2024
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.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
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.
It is a university requirement that applicants provide evidence that they meet the published entry requirements. Uncertified documentation does not provide this evidence; however we accept uncertified documents for the purpose of selection, and reserve the right to request your original certified documentation at any time.
**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.
PTE: Overall score minimum of 65, with writing skills of minimum 65 and no other communicative skill below 50
- At least five years of management experience
- An undergraduate degree
- English proficiency
- Two confidential professional referees
For more information, visit our application FAQ's page.
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