Four reasons to study an EMBA at RMIT

Thinking about doing an Executive MBA at RMIT? Take the next step and move up in your career with an industry-connected degree centred around design thinking, run by one of the largest business schools in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Studying an Executive MBA expands your career options, connects you to other professionals with up to 15 years of experience, and gives you the tools to take the next step into executive leadership.

Professor Julie Cogin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the College of Business and Law, says the EMBA stands out because it has design thinking at its core, which is rare in the market. RMIT offers Australia’s most established human-centred design thinking and problem-solving methodology. 

“Our students come to us because we provide them with industry-relevant tools and techniques they can readily apply to their workplaces,” says Julie. 

"We’re very proud to offer such a distinctive program delivered by a world-class faculty, and hope it will positively influence the business leaders of the future." 

Here are four good reasons to study an Executive MBA at RMIT.

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#1: An Executive MBA will help advance your career

RMIT’s EMBA is tailored for ambitious executives with ample work and managerial experience looking to increase their salaries or change roles, industries or locations. The EMBA brings together students from a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds, offering ample opportunities for cohorts to engage in networking opportunities with industry experts, employers, alumni and academics.

Alumni Katie Rooke said she was looking to further her education and gain a competitive edge in her career, with an ambition to start her own business and work for herself. 

“The Executive MBA gave me a more encompassing understanding of the world that might open up down the track.

“The focus on innovation at RMIT really made the course unique – it’s quite different to what other universities focus on.” 

#2: The RMIT EMBA is a world-class qualification

RMIT’s Executive MBA has a five-year EPAS accreditation from EFMD Global, the leading international network for management development. RMIT is the only Australian university with a five-year accreditation, and one of only four universities globally.

EFMD recognised that the driving force behind RMIT’s EMBA is the “innovative spirit and clear vision of how to continue enhancing the distinctive program, combined with the engagement of faculty and staff.” 

Frank Kennedy, Honorary Professor at RMIT’s College of Business and Law, said RMIT’s postgraduate business courses give students the tools to design their own future.

“RMIT prepares students to become exceptional contributors, entrepreneurs and executives, and we want to be renowned as the go-to destination for shaping socially-conscious individuals.” 

Postgraduate students in the classroom At RMIT, students have engagement opportunities with some of the largest local and global organisations.

#3: You’ll engage with the biggest names in the industry at RMIT

Executive MBA students and alumni benefit from a professional development series that gives them the opportunity to strengthen networks and engage with prominent industry leaders.

At RMIT, students have engagement opportunities with some of the largest organisations in Australia and the world. They can learn directly from experts in the field, with opportunities available from partners like KPMG, Deloitte, APEC, Australia Post, MediBank, CapGemini and PwC.

Frank Kennedy has seen first-hand the difference these partnerships make to both industries and students. 

“We engage with industry to get the best opportunities for students to join a business, whether it’s for an internship, a semester or an exchange. 

“We find the right companies who are willing to provide the experience, coaching and mentoring that students need. Part of RMIT’s DNA is social responsibility, innovation and impact. RMIT stands for business capability and that’s our strong proposition to industry.”

#4: RMIT’s EMBA features blended learning and weekend delivery

The EMBA is designed for busy executives seeking a challenge to learn without disrupting their career or their personal life, and the majority of subjects are delivered in block study and intensives. Classes are held predominantly in intensive mode over weekends, and you will work collaboratively in small groups of like-minded students in addition to independent study.  

Students receive one-on-one tutorials with an academic from the Executive MBA team for the duration of their studies, with whom they can meet online frequently to discuss their motivations, studies and career.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.