Senior Executive MBA


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29 July 2017, 12pm
Hotel G - Union Square, 386 Geary Street, San Francisco, 94102
United States of America

8 August 2017, 11am
Canberra, 2600

10 August 2017, 11am
Brisbane, 4000

16 August 2017, 11am
Adelaide, 5000

16 August 2017, 6pm
200 Leicester Street, Carlton, 3053

19 September 2017, 6pm
200 Leicester Street, Carlton, 3053


Senior Executive MBA

The bar is higher than ever for executive performance. Executives need a sound grasp of sophisticated business and financial concepts, and the confidence to draw on multiple approaches to problem solving. They need a thorough understanding of policy, strategy and operational matters to take up leadership roles.

Developing and honing executive capabilities at senior levels in organisations requires considerable time and energy. Few executives and senior managers can take 12 to 18 months for full-time study, which can be disruptive to careers, difficult to sustain financially and hard on employers who do not want to lose valued managers. Part-time study can also be problematic for busy executives who find it difficult to manage personal and professional commitments with evening and weekend study.

Melbourne Business School’s Senior Executive MBA (SEMBA) program specifically addresses the challenges of studying for experienced executives. It comprises 10 x 9-day residential modules over an 18-month period, but requires only five weeks away from work in each of two calendar years.

Our SEMBA program is a global experience, with seven modules delivered in Melbourne and three overseas in Asia, Europe and North America.

By bringing together an exceptional cohort of ambitious, talented and experienced managers from diverse sectors and professions, the SEMBA program provides a highly supportive environment for developing intellectual potential and gaining cutting-edge competencies.

Our participants, professors and international partners represent one of the most prestigious and influential business networks in the world. We invite you to become part of this powerful collective.

Melbourne Business School’s Academic Director of executive MBA programs, Associate Professor Vivek Chaudhri, recently wrote about the rhetoric of innovation and what’s really needed from executives to change and thrive. Read the article here.