University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Executive Master of Business Administration

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Executive MBA is designed as a general management qualification for ambitious individuals with considerable work experience who are looking to further develop their business and strategic leadership skills. The overarching goal of the course is to produce graduates who can operate a business function, unit or organisation by building students' capabilities in technical, professional and interpersonal skills. The Executive MBA curriculum is strongly experientially oriented and provides students with decision-making experiences that emulate the real world of business. The requirements of professional bodies; recent research and scholarship data on successful graduates; information from employers and advisory committees; and industry groups have informed the attributes and learning goals. The course is structured in such a way that students can choose to progress through the degree in a group. The cohort model is designed to foster a sense of union, facilitate networking and encourage cooperative relationships with a focus on leadership and group dynamics. Career options include senior general management roles in business or business unit manager, business planning, business strategist, and general management consultant.

Designed for

Experienced managers looking for a postgraduate degree focusing on business and leadership


The course comprises 96 credit points, made up of nine 8 credit point core subjects and a choice of either the Global Immersion Stream or Practice Stream (24 credit points in each stream). The course is expected to be completed in two years of part-time study. The course is normally only available in Spring session each year. Teaching is conducted in both block and evening classes. Dates and times are available from the UTS timetable. Integrative Strategy and Leadership is a residential subject taught off campus. Students must attend the EMBA Induction Day at the start of the course.


  • Business administration

Standard entry requirements

  • UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants also require 5 years' relevant work experience at managerial or above level, or a UTS Graduate Certificate in Executive Business Administration, or a UTS Graduate Certificate in Executive Business Administration (Global), with a credit average. All applicants are required to attend an interview with the director of the EMBA and undertake an assessment on quantitative skills. Applicants may be required to complete relevant bridging courses as advised by the director. The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.

Study pathways

Students in the Executive MBA are not granted exemptions for any prior studies.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $72,072 Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), the Graduate Certificate in Executive Business Administration and the Graduate Certificate in Executive Business Administration (Global). Transfer to the EMBA from any existing UTS Business School postgraduate program is not permitted. Transfer out of the EMBA is only permitted in extraordinary circumstances at the discretion of the head of UTS Business School Postgraduate Programs.

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