Executive Master of Business Administration

Approved Abbreviation: ExecMBA

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2762.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 079922E

Students should follow the course structure for the course or course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2013 - 2014 - 2762.1 Executive Master of Business Administration

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is an advanced management degree for professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of the core elements of general management and business administration. Taking an applied approach within a flexible learning environment, the curriculum is designed around integrated knowledge to challenge business professionals in the issues of day-to-day operations and strategic planning; both locally and internationally. Using a range of hands-on teaching techniques, students will learn about important topics such as ethics and corporate social responsibility, human resource management and diversity, marketing, leadership, and entrepreneurial innovation. The Sydney Graduate School of Management EMBA offers students a valuable start to their lifelong career development.

Study Mode
Two years full-time, or four years part-time.


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline and have a minimum five years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience


Successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or Graduate Certificate in Business or equivalent qualification and have a minimum five years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to The University should also use the information provided on the UAC website

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University

Course Structure

Qualifications for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points. This includes twelve core developing expertise units and four core expert practice units. Students are expected to complete the developing expertise units prior to undertaking the expert practice units.

Foundation (four units)

200784Financial Decision Making
200785Foundations of Management
200786Marketing Management
200783The Business Environment

Developing Expertise (eight units)

200788Contemporary Organisation Behaviour
200791Customer Value Management
200790Developing Business Expertise
200789Emerging Leaders
200792Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
200793Managerial Economics
200787Managerial Finance
200794Strategic Management

Expert Practice (four units) - includes project and capstone experience units

200798Applied Business Project
200795Corporate Governance and the Global Environment
200796Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Management
200797One Hundred Days

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