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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Executive Master of Business Administration

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the degree of Executive Master of Business Administration requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree, or equivalent;

(c) have completed at least seven years business experience, at least three of which must be at management level; and

(d) have been selected into the programme on the basis of a selection process which may include a written application, interview and practical exercises.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the degree of Executive Master of Business Administration shall follow a parts-based programme of study, totalling at least 240 credits comprising:

(a) Parts One and Two as specified in the Schedule to the Degree;

and including:

(b) the compulsory courses as specified in the Schedule to the Degree;

(c) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.


3. The Executive Master of Business Administration is awarded without a subject specialisation.

Academic Requirements

4. Over the entire period of enrolment in the degree, every candidate for the Executive Master of Business Administration shall complete, to the satisfaction of the Academic Board or their delegate, a Personal Learning Journey portfolio to be assessed in accordance with the requirements of one or more of the Part Two courses.

Student Progression

5. For progression to Part Two candidates must have achieved a B- grade average across 105 credits completed in Part One.

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the degree of Executive Master of Business Administration may be awarded with a class of honours provided that the requirements for the award of the Executive Master of Business Administration are completed within the timeframes specified in Regulation 7.

Completion Requirements

7. Unless a specified time of suspension or extension has been approved by the Academic Board a candidate's programme of study may not exceed two calendar years plus six months (30 months).

8. Permission must be sought in advance of any suspension or extension by applying in writing to the Academic Board or their delegate. Suspensions or extensions granted will appear on the academic transcript.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. For candidates enrolled in the degree of Executive Master of Business Administration the following will lead to exclusion from the qualification: failure to complete the degree within either the specified timeframes or within the timeframes specified by Academic Board or their delegate when a period of extension or suspension has been approved.

Schedule for the Executive Master of Business Administration

Part One

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

115.723 Accounting I 15 credits

115.724 Business Finance 15 credits

115.725 Leadership and People 15 credits

115.726 Marketing 15 credits

115.728 Contemporary Strategy 15 credits

115.732 Operations and Logistics 15 credits

115.745 Economics - Applied and International 15 credits

115.775 Business Law 15 credits
R 115721

Part Two

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

115.709 Applied Personal Leadership 15 credits

115.710 Governance and Responsibility 15 credits

115.735 Applied Business Research 15 credits

115.821 Strategic Management and International Business 30 credits
P 115728

115.822 Applied Research Project 30 credits
P 115735

Elective courses (At least 15 credits from)

115.736 Business Development 15 credits

115.739 Special Topic I 15 credits

115.740 Special Topic II 15 credits