The RMIT University MBA (Executive) offers you the opportunity to complement your 'on-the-job' experience with integrated and practical learning. It has been specially designed to provide you with flexibility, convenience and choice. The course is designed to minimise disruption to your normal work demands and home life. The MBA (Executive) is offered over three sessions each year, providing you with the option to fast track your studies.
This course offers you the chance to build your knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of today's fast-paced and increasingly complex global business environment. It fosters leadership and strategic thinking and has a strong emphasis on corporate responsibility, governance and successful leadership.
It is possible to study the MBA (Executive) course fully 'face-to-face' where offered, or through a combination of face-to-face and online modes. This is a great advantage for students who may be relocated in their jobs or for those who want greater flexibility in their lifestyle. RMIT University's Graduate School of Business and Law is represented on campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Melbourne.
Two of the electives are offered as intensive study tours in Vietnam and France. Students must have completed two core units before enrolling in an intensive study tour.
Please note: Some units in this course require you to attend sessions in Melbourne.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs - Business Administration (MBA Executive) Program (PDF, 77 KB)
The key objectives of this course are to:
- Integrate work and learning
- Provide a practical emphasis with strong links to industry
- Bring technology and business together to analyse relevant world issues
- Provide an international focus
- Provide the opportunity to pursue a ‘specialist’ major in international management or health industry management
- Encourage an ethos of corporate responsibility.
The MBA (Executive) course has two entrance pathways:
Academic + work experience
Applicants require a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution, in addition to substantial, relevant work experience (with at least 5 years management experience).
Management + work experience
Entry may be granted to applicants who do not have the academic qualification but who can demonstrate through extended professional work experience their capacity to successfully undertake this course.
How to Apply
This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by the RMIT University Graduate School of Business and Law before they can enrol in units through OUA.
Applications for the MBA (Executive) are due one week prior to the close of enrolment.
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Most units in the MBA (Executive) are delivered online.
The introductory unit, OMBA600 Business in a Global Context, requires attendance in Melbourne, Australia plus online follow-up work. Further information about this requirement will be provided at the time you accept your place into the course. The capstone unit, OMBA700 Strategic Business Leadership, requires attendance in Melbourne, Australia.
Applicants with enquiries about units with attendance requirements are encouraged to contact the Course Administrator.
To qualify for the MBA (Executive) students must complete 9 core units and 3 electives for a total of 12 units.
Students may complete 4 units for the exit award of Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Executive) (including not more than 1 elective) and 8 units for the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Executive) (including not more than 2 electives).
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
Credit may be awarded for postgraduate study undertaken at another tertiary institution within the past 5 years. Applicants with an ICAA, CPA or Chartered Secretaries qualification may be eligible for three unit credits. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Course Administrator for advice prior to submitting their application.
Recommended Study Pattern
MBA (Executive) students should follow these guidelines:
- OMBA600 Business in a Global Context is the introductory unit and must be studied first.
- OMBA700 Strategic Business Leadership is the capstone unit and must be completed as the last of the core units.
- The remaining seven core units may be studied in any order.
MBA (Executive) students may select any three electives from the Elective list below.
MBA students who have completed units before 2011 and have not yet transferred to the revised program should contact RMIT for enrolment advice.
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