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Executive Master of Business Administration

Expand your business management potential. In this program you’ll learn advanced business management skills and develop a deeper understanding of today’s business environment, to help take your business or career to the next level.

In this program you will:

  • Attend intensive weekend sessions once a month, over 2 years
  • Study a range of key business areas including leadership, strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship, finance, economics and marketing
  • Learn the latest in business thinking from USC academics and external organisations
  • Sharpen your business management skills and work on management issues relevant to both the private and public sectors
  • Use problem-solving activities to challenge and expand your skills, attitudes and perspectives

This program is not currently open for applications



2 years 2 years Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2024 fees (A$)

Career opportunities

  • Executive roles
  • Government sector
  • High level leadership opportunities
  • International and domestic opportunities
  • Managing complex issues
  • Private Business

Delivery mode
  • on campus (intensive)
Total units
2 years 2 years
UniSC program code
Program structure
Required courses (120 units)

EMB751 Design Thinking and Disruptive Innovation
EMB752 Customer and market driven planning
EMB753 Research for Decision Making
EMB754 Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation
EMB755 Financial Report Analysis
EMB756 Managerial Informatics
EMB757 Managing People in Organisations
EMB758 Managerial Economics
EMB759 Business Law
EMB760 Principles of Leadership
EMB761 Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
EMB762 Strategic Management
EMB763 Business Finance for Managers
EMB765 Human Resource Management Essentials
EMB766 Business Model Development
EMB775 Developing Personal Leadership Capability
EMB776 Creating and delivering marketing value
EMB780 Managerial Project(12 units)
EMB784 Planning and Pitching your start-up

Elective courses (24 units)

PLUS select 24 units from:

EMB771 Building Agile Organisations
EMB772 Project Leadership
EMB773 Cultural Intelligence in the Global Environment
EMB778 Managerial Project
EMB779 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Business and Management
EMB781 Managerial Business Analytics
EMB782 Research Project A
EMB783 Research Project B(12 units)

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Program requirements
In order to graduate you must:
  • Successfully complete 144 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates.
  • Not available to international students on a Student visa
Inherent academic requirements

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Business and Management discipline - Inherent Academic Requirements

UniSC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

UniSC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at UniSC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a UniSC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

Balance study and life with weekend intensives
Study alongside like-minded peers in a personalised environment
Gain experiential learning through an optional overseas study tour
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Student story

"I went into the EMBA looking to build my existing business skills so I could better help social impact organisations in developing nations become more sustainable through the volunteer work I do with a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade-funded program".

Cherrell Picton
Need advice on what to study or how to apply? 
Our Student Central team can help.

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