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With a focus on solving realistic problems, RMIT rankings
Master of RMIT’s MBA (Executive) offers you an
opportunity to complement your on-the-job 4 stars
business experience with integrated and practical
learning and to increase your opportunities
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administration for progression in your chosen career path.
This program provides flexibility, convenience
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(executive) and choice for the busy working professional.
With its strong links into industry, RMIT
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University’s Graduate School of Business
and Law (GSBL) has designed this program
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business environment. The program fosters Management Programs 2010
RMIT program code leadership and strategic thinking with a
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governance and developing the ‘softer’ skills
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The program integrates management theory
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Melbourne City campus and Vietnam concepts. GSBL faculty are in touch with
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Also available online in partnership with industry needs and undertake leading
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Open Universities Australia. research and consulting.
Mode and duration The MBA (Executive) offers a flexible learning
experience here in Melbourne and in Vietnam
1.5 years full-time and online via RMIT’s partnership with Open
3 years part-time Universities Australia. Additionally, there are
International students can study only full-time. opportunities for overseas study tours and
Exit points intensive course deliveries.
Graduate Diploma RMIT MBA alumni are leaders in large
corporations, entrepreneurial enterprises,
Eight, 12 credit point courses, at least six
government and the not-for-profit sector.
of which must be core courses from MBA
(96 credit points)
Four, 12 credit point courses, at least three
of which must be core courses from the
MBA (Executive) program (48 credit points)
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate are not
available to international students.
Prospective students are welcome to visit
the School and meet with Client Services
and Academic staff. Information sessions
about the MBA (Executive) program are
run throughout the year. For details visit
contact the Graduate School of Business
‘through the Mba, i gained the necessary skills to expand into
a senior management area and work with larger businesses.
studying the Mba (executive) is challenging but rewarding. it provides you
the opportunity to expand your understanding—of yourself and your potential.’
Suzanne Hogan (cover image)
Current Master of Business Administration (Executive) student
rMit | 2011 PoStGrAduAte | MBA (executive)
Teaching methods and assessment Credit transfer
Classes in the MBA (Executive) are designed to ensure that the Applicants who have completed postgraduate business or
learning aspect of the course is paramount. Classroom discussion management studies or have partially completed an MBA at another
draws strongly from your own experience, assignments focus institution may be accepted with some credits being granted for the
on the practical application of new theory and skills and you are RMIT MBA (Executive) program.
encouraged to become a reflective practitioner. Applicants with an ICAA, CPA or Chartered Secretaries or equivalent
The facilitated learning approach uses a variety of educational qualification may be eligible for three course credits.
methods including weekly classes (typically one-and-a-half hours), Credit transfer from other postgraduate programs and recognition of
seminars (typically three hours), weekend block classes and five-day other professional qualifications will be reviewed on a case by case
intensive courses. Face-to-face interaction is augmented by online basis, however, applicants should note that only relevant and recent
class activity and discussion. business postgraduate qualifications are normally considered for
Most assessment tasks require you to analyse your own practice credit transfer. These must be equivalent to RMIT University’s MBA
and that of your organisation thus ensuring relevance. Depending (Executive) course content, structure and credit point values. All
on the courses selected, your progress will be assessed by a applicants should undertake the normal application process.
combination of group and individual assignments and examinations.
While group assignments are an important component of every
course, the focus of the assessment is weighted towards individual
Flexible and convenient delivery Research programs are offered at masters and doctoral level.
Research activity within RMIT Business falls under the following
RMIT understand that working managers are time poor. The MBA
areas that aim to assist organisations and institutions to function
(Executive) has been designed to minimise disruption to your normal
more efficiently in a changing business environment:
work demands and home life.
» Development of Professional and Management Practice
» The expected course load for part-time study is two courses
per semester. You may vary your load and take intermission, » Entrepreneurship and Innovation
provided you complete the program within five years. » Financial Markets and Applied Econometrics
» Courses are offered in the traditional university semesters and » Health Services Management
also during the spring/summer session, making three study » Knowledge Management and e-Business
periods per year.
» Organisational Accountability
» Most courses are offered in the evening or in 4–5 day intensives
» Organisational Performance Measurement and Quality
and occasionally on weekends in block mode.
» Organisational Policy, Practice and Market Effect
» Concentrated international study tours provide the opportunity
to complete the face-to-face component of an elective course » Project Infrastructure and Construction Innovation and
in intensive mode (typically five days). Management
» You are provided with learning materials plus digital access » Sustainable Business Practices
to the required readings via the RMIT library. » Transport Logistics
» Through RMIT’s partnership with Open Universities Australia RMIT Business are proactive in establishing close links with
(OUA), you can study the RMIT MBA (Executive) program fully industry and addressing research issues that are relevant to
online or as a combination of both online and on-campus. This business and the communities in which we operate. Collaborative
gives you the ability to study anywhere, anytime while staying in ventures yield research that has broad economic, social and
contact with your class facilitator and class. You can also move environmental implications beneficial to business, industry and the
comfortably between online and on-campus modes wherever the broader community.
MBA (Executive) is offered—here in Melbourne or in Vietnam. For more information about research in Business visit
‘completing overseas study builds an international aspect into the degree
which is invaluable for anyone who wants to work overseas or obtain an edge
in today’s multicultural society.
‘Working intensely with other students forges a deeper relationship than
would normally be formed locally. the networks formed during these tours
are invaluable, and studying at an overseas institution gives you access to
academics who are global leaders in their field.’
Master of Business Administration (Executive) graduate
Program structure Sequences of three electives forming a major field of study are
For full course descriptions visit www.rmit.edu.au/gradbuslaw. available in, but not limited to:
The MBA (Executive) comprises nine core courses and three electives Project Management
(144 credit points).
The core courses are designed to provide you with the necessary
foundations for business management practice. You are required Manufacturing Management
to commence the program with Business in a Global Context and Supply Chain Management
conclude with the capstone course Strategic Business Leadership.
While flexibility with the order of some of the core courses is Human Services Management
permissible, the following order is strongly recommended: Finance
BUSM3902 Business in a Global Context
BUSM4131 Leading People and Organisations
Applied Business Technology
BUSM4126 Accounting for Business Decisions
Communication and Information Technology
BUSM4136 Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
Students with a particular area of interest are welcome to discuss
BUSM4141 Financial Management
with the School other possible study areas which may be available.
MKTG1276 Marketing The Graduate School of Business and Law also offers international
BUSM3922 Business Strategy study intensive tours:
BUSM4146 Change and Innovation BUSM2169 European Management
(in partnership with L’Ecole de Management Grenoble, France)
BUSM3927 Strategic Business Leadership
BUSM4119 Asian Management Issues
Electives (at RMIT Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City)
In addition to the nine core courses, you will complete three elective
These electives are delivered over five days and students
assume additional costs associated with travel, accommodation
The Graduate School of Business and Law offers electives each and incidentals. For further information visit
semester on a rotational basis. These may be studied individually or www.rmit.edu.au/gradbuslaw/studytours .
grouped to form specialisations in areas such as:
A further four electives in international management are available
online via RMIT’s partnership with Open Universities Australia:
Entrepreneurship Financing International Business
Innovation International Trade
Knowledge management Knowledge Management
Management and E-Commerce
A key feature of the MBA (Executive) is the provision of a wide range
of elective ‘majors’ offered through other schools at RMIT*. In this way
You can also choose to undertake a research project as part of the
the MBA (Executive) offers considerable flexibility to tailor your studies
elective component of your program.
to suit your career plans.
* Availability of majors and their constituent courses may vary from time to time.
‘rMit was aware of the pressures of study and catered
to those undertaking the program part-time, allowing
a great balance for those pursuing a full-time career.
‘i found myself studying with like-minded and driven
professionals which further enhanced the learning
experience. the program has been real hard work
but incredibly rewarding.’
Current Master of Business Administration (Executive) student
Double Masters—MBA (Executive)/
Key features of the Master of Commerce
Graduate with a second masters by studying
» Integrates work and learning. the Master of Commerce (MCom). On
» An applied and practical emphasis completion of your Master of Business
with strong links to industry. Administration (Executive), an additional
» Brings technology and business four courses of study from a business
together to analyse relevant world discipline will allow you to gain a second
issues. qualification—a Master of Commerce.
For more information visit
» A dedicated business school, located
in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.
Note: The sequence of study cannot
» An international focus with
be reversed; MBA (Executive) must be
opportunities to study in Europe Emily McPherson Building
» Opportunity to pursue ‘specialist’ Master of Biotechnology and
Business (MBB) A Brand New Home
» Flexibility and convenience of course The Master of Biotechnology and Business The Emily McPherson Building, a magnificent
delivery. (MBB) is a partner program of the MBA heritage property on the corner of Russell
(Executive) program offered with RMIT’s Street and Victoria Parade, has been
» Encourages an ethos of corporate
School of Applied Sciences. The MBB is a completely refurbished as a new home for
unique program supporting the biotechnology RMIT’s Graduate School of Business and
industry. It links advanced scientific expertise Law. The building which reopened in July
with business skills relevant to biotechnology 2010, provides executive education style
management and the commercialisation of facilities for the delivery of the School’s
MBA (Executive) student profile research product. The program is aimed at postgraduate programs.
Typically: people working in biotechnology, life sciences Facilities include a student lounge,
or related industries who wish to broaden or conference suite and high-tech lecture
» Already in a managerial or professional
upgrade their scientific skills and acquire new theatres and classrooms that provide for both
business skills. traditional and collaborative learning spaces.
» Looking for further career advancement Proximity to the Old Magistrate’s Courts
For more information visit
» Combining work and study www.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences which are used for law moots is a particularly
» Seeking a facilitated, adult learning advantage.
approach By choosing RMIT at the start of this exciting
» Degree qualified with substantial, relevant era for your MBA/law qualification, you will
work experience (typically at least five be one of the first students to enjoy the
years post graduation in a managerial benefits of a bright and stimulating learning
position) or environment which is amongst the best
Do not possess the required academic available for postgraduate business studies
qualification but have substantial anywhere in Australia.
professional experience (typically a
minimum of 8–10 years, at least five of
which will have been at managerial level)
‘the rMit Mba (executive) is a challenging program
but with commitment and a willingness to learn, you
are ensured of an extremely memorable experience.’
besides stephen’s professional success—he owns his
own business consultancy—he also left his footprint in
the academic world, winning the school’s corporate
strategy award in 2009, as well as the chandler
Macleod Leadership price and the dr ayman shrebahi
Memorial price in 2008.
Current Master of Business Administration (Executive) student
Fees Entrance requirements Application closing dates and how to apply
Tuition fees The MBA (Executive) program has two » 31 May each year and
entrance pathways: » 10 November each year
Local full fee-paying Australian residents
(i) Academic + work experience Late applications will be accepted subject to
2011: A$37,440 total master program
A bachelor degree in any discipline from a places being available. Prospective students
($260 per credit point)
recognised tertiary institution and evidence of are encouraged to enquire about possible
Fees are payable at the commencement of substantial, relevant work experience. Typically vacancies in the program at any time.
each semester and are calculated annually. this will consist of at least five years experience
in a managerial position after completion of an Local students
International full fee-paying students
2011: A$41,760 total master program undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply on a Direct Application
or Form available from Info Corner
FEE-HELP tel. +61 3 9925 2260,
(ii) Management + work experience
Australian citizens and holders of a permanent visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/applications
Entry may be granted to applicants who
humanitarian visa are eligible to apply for a do not have an undergraduate degree but International students
FEE-HELP loan through the Commonwealth can demonstrate through professional work
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experience their capacity to successfully International Services
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A special feature of the MBA (Executive) at RMIT is the ability to complete courses via study intensives around the world. MBA (Executive) electives
in international management have been offered in Vietnam and France since 2006. Many students are keen to add an international experience
to their MBA but find it difficult to fit this into their busy work and personal lives. RMIT’s approach has proved very popular because students can
schedule a relatively short block of time off work to attend classes and undertake assignments overseas (typically 5–6 days) and then complete the
rest of their assessment tasks upon their return. The School recently introduced the option of completing core courses in intensive mode at any
one of the locations where the MBA (Executive) is offered (Vietnam and Melbourne) giving students even more opportunities to experience working
overseas, manage a culturally diverse workforce and network with colleagues in the Asia–Pacific region.
Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is accurate and current at the date of printing. For the most up-to-date information, please
refer to the RMIT University web site before lodging your application. Prepared by: RMIT Design and Publishing, September 2010. RMIT University Provider Code: 00122A. 11328 0910