1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

ACU Executive Education is delivering the Master of Business Administration (Executive) on behalf of the Peter Faber Business School.


A pinnacle business qualification for individuals that believe in more than just maximising profits.

The corporate landscape is shifting; companies focused exclusively on maximising shareholder wealth are being challenged to consider their broader social and community obligations and how they are contributing to the common good. To what extent should corporations be ethically or values-driven rather than shareholder focused?

At ACU we believe this is a false dichotomy – and an illusory trade-off. Emerging evidence suggests that serving the social good is a winning model for driving sustainable long-term profit growth and value creation.

Our Executive Master of Business Admiration (MBAE) challenges participants to consider how contemporary business models can embrace ethical values and sustainable profit growth, and how these two apparently competing ambitions are, in fact, intertwined and interdependent.

The MBAE is robust by design. We aim to challenge you, to engage you in lively debate, to give you skills that enable you to think critically, differently and outside of the standard, to tackle the big questions, and create bigger results with true mutual value and benefit.

It is a refreshing interdisciplinary learning journey, drawing from the fields of psychology, sociology, humanities, business, economics, accounting, finance, education, and philosophy, and focusing on the core elements of business.

MBAE Course Guide

Course duration

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Deferment, credit points & course units


No deferment available.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Unit Intensive Seminar Dates Study Period
Unit 1: Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour
19 – 21 October and
10 – 11 November 2018
Professional Term 8 2018
Unit 2: Money Management
11 – 13 January and
2 – 3 February 2019
Professional Term 1 2019
Unit 3: Managerial Economics in a Global Environment
22 – 24 March and
6 – 7 April 2019
Professional Term 3 2019
Unit 4: Corporate Finance
17 – 19 May and
1 – 2 June 2019
Winter Term 2019
Unit 5: Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility
16 – 18 August and
31 August – 1 September 2019
Professional Term 5 2019
Unit 6: Strategic Management for Sustainability
20 – 22 September and
12 – 13 October 2019
Professional Term 7 2019
Unit 7: Foundations of Management Thought* 1 – 3 November and
23 – 24 November 2019
Professional Term 8 2019
Unit 8: Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Professional Term 1 - 2020 Intensive class dates to be confirmed Professional Term 1 2020

Course costs

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and 5 years post-graduation full time (or FTE) work experience of which at least 3 years is in a management/leadership role; OR
  2. Graduate certificate in any discipline and a minimum of 5 years full time work experience of which at least 3 years is in a management/leadership role; OR
  3. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management/leadership role outlined in a portfolio demonstrating knowledge, experience, and skills suitable to the level required for participation in the program.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

More course information

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive) may exit from the course with the relevant award by arrangement with the Course Coordinator.

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