Executive Master of Business AdministrationProgram details
This executive-level program offers working professionals a highly flexible learning experience that fosters leadership, strategic thinking and corporate responsibility.
RMIT is one of only three Australian universities in CEO Magazine's Executive MBA global rankings (2017).
You will have access to study options in Vietnam, international global intensives, online study through Open Universities Australia and intensive course delivery.
The Executive MBA builds on your professional experience through collaborative-style learning and business problem-solving to facilitate your career progression.
Alternatively, the MBA program is suited to recent graduates with a degree in any discipline but with limited work experience.
How you will learn
Your Melbourne-based classes will normally be held at the Emily McPherson College Building, a magnificent heritage property on the corner of Russell and Victoria streets. Classes may also be held at the award winning Swanston Academic Building or at other locations on RMIT's City Campus.
Courses run in the evening, or in 4-5 day intensives and on weekends in block mode at the Melbourne City campus.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. In addition, you will have access to online and digital resources such as lecture notes, assessment tools, discussion boards and podcasts through myRMIT. College of Business educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
Global intensives are a unique feature of the program. You can combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework completed in intensive mode and have this credited towards your degree. They depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations and are usually undertaken in the final semester of the master degree. Each year, the Graduate School of Business and Law conducts study intensives to Vietnam and France, equivalent to one 12-credit point elective.
If you are planning to include a global intensive as part of your program, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.
Other global mobility options available for this program include:
- Study abroad
- Student exchange
- Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP).
You can also study the Executive MBA at RMIT Vietnam.
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.
For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.
The Master degree comprises ten core and two elective courses. Not all courses are available in each semester; it is recommended that you follow the sequence of courses presented in the enrolment structure.
- Explore a complex problem, and test and evaluate potential solutions with industry and community stakeholders in the course Business Research Design.
- The capstone course Executive Consulting draws together the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the program. It focuses on the practical aspects of business leadership with an emphasis on corporate decision-making in an international setting.
If you are interested in starting up your own business, you may want to find out more about BUSM4598 Business Skills for Start Ups, an elective course that covers the key stages of enterprise formation from concept through to launch.
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