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.
1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
Campus availability and study mode
Deferment, credit points & course units
DefermentNo deferment available.
Course Units (Subjects)Schedule of Unit Offerings
|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|
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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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.