Australia's #1 Executive MBA


The Master of Business Administration (Executive) is designed for highly experienced and ambitious individuals who want to take their career to the next level. It is aimed at:

  1. Experienced senior managers who want to build their professional capabilities and move into executive level positions
  2. Entrepreneurs who are keen to grow their business venture

The Executive MBA or EMBA program is currently ranked 1st in Australia and 11th globally (CEO Magazine's Global Executive MBA Rankings 2023). 

Key information

A minimum of 5 years of senior management work experience plus a bachelor’s degree is required for entry. In exceptional circumstances, candidates without an undergraduate degree but who can demonstrate senior executive work experience will also be considered.

Candidates who meet previous education and work experience requirements will be invited for an interview with our Executive MBA Academic Program Director. 



The Executive MBA or EMBA program is delivered part-time over two years. You study one subject per trimester (three subjects in each year). This study load makes it easier for you to study whilst working full-time.

The first subject provides the foundation to the Executive MBA:

  • Leadership in Contemporary Business Environment

Following this, three subjects track the stages of the business lifecycle:

  • Managing New Business Ventures and Opportunities
  • Managing Businesses in Growth
  • Managing Mature and Declining Businesses

An international study tour subject provides the opportunity to explore these three stages through international businesses:

  • International Business and Market Analysis

A research project provides the opportunity to apply new skills, knowledge and in-depth analysis to real and current challenges faced by your organisation:

  • Business Consultancy Report

For more information, visit the Course handbook.

The Executive MBA program is designed to be interactive so you’ll share ideas and learn from other senior leaders. Moreover, as you'll progress through the course with a small diverse cohort, you'll have the opportunity to develop meaningful professional connections. 

Graduates of the EMBA program will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate and integrate business-related knowledge and theories.
  2. Lead and work with others in a variety of organisational contexts.
  3. Develop and utilise strategic networks for professional purposes.
  4. Effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders in complex business situations.
  5. Critically analyse business intelligence within diverse contexts.
  6. Apply research principles and methods to design and conduct a consultancy project.
  7. Make informed, socially responsible decisions within complex contexts using a range of resources and data.
  8. Develop innovative customer focused solutions to complex contemporary organisational problems
  • Study mode is face to face at our Sydney CBD campus and is delivered on weekends.
  • You usually only attend the campus once per month for classes. 
  • You will be provided with a two-year class schedule ahead of commencing the course.
  • The total course fee for the 2023 EMBA intake is $69,408. Please note that fees for the 2024 intake will be released soon.
  • The course fee includes tuition fees, catering whilst attending classes and orientation.
  • Fee-Help is also available for eligible students.


Take the next step

I felt my career had plateaued and I needed ‘something more.’ The Executive MBA course allowed me to learn about industries outside my own, collaborate with professionals from diverse industries and functions, and learn about strategic theories and frameworks that I could apply in my current role. Upon graduating, I was able to utilise my learnings to move into a new senior role. MERINDI BELARSKI | MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EXECUTIVE) PRACTICE LEAD, PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PRACTICE, CUSCAL LIMITED

Career-defining experience

UOW EMBA alumnus, Blake explains why he chose the course and how the experience helped him move into a senior executive role.

My name's Blake I studied the Executive  MBA at Sydney Business School.  
I studied the EMBA at Sydney Business  School for three key reasons. Firstly,  
I was looking for a point of difference and  I was looking for a point of difference in  
the marketplace and I was looking for a point  of difference that would support my technical  
skill set. Secondly, I was looking for a  program that offered real world content,  
but also mixed with real world learning.  Experiences, and the diverse cohort that I  
was able to study with within the program really  offered that. And then thirdly, it was a program  
that allowed the flexibility to balance my study  commitments alongside my business commitments,  
and that was equally really important to me.  My experience was fantastic studying the EMBA.  
Not only was it a program delivered in world class  facilities, but the flexible nature with which the  
program was delivered was really beneficial and  valuable to the cast of supporting professionals  
and individuals that helped complement the  program through their diverse insights,  
perspectives and learnings was really valuable  experience, and it's allowed go from a mid level  
role which arguably I was really comfortable  within to then stretching well outside my  
comfort zone and taking on a senior exact role for  a global business that's headquartered in Paris.

Real-world application

Jason utilised his learning from the Executive MBA program to develop a MedTech business focussed on accelerating access to life-changing medicines.

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Study your way

Thanks to the flexible nature of the EMBA course, I could study without putting my career on hold. I could apply new learnings to everyday business decisions while leading a company to success. For me, the greatest benefit was learning from lecturers who are real-world industry experts and studying alongside a small cohort, many of whom I still consider my close friends. MICHELLE AQUILINA | MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EXECUTIVE) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MOLEMAP AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Industry leading staff

Our lecturers are well-respected academics and industry experts with decades of solid business experience 

Dr Suzi Skinner
Dr Paul Mazzola
Dr Jeri Childers
Chris Petersilge
The Executive MBA program gives you the necessary skills and knowledge to not only further your career but also play a leading role to help address the challenges being faced in the world of business. The program aims to unleash a student’s full potential to enrich their lives and make a sustainable impact on society and environment. Paul J Gollan Executive MBA Program Director

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