Master of Business Administration (Executive)

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program is designed to accommodate professionals who may need to balance the competing pressures of family, work and lifestyle. It is offered in intensive mode, with each unit delivered over two weekends. Units are taught individually over twelve Professional Terms. The program is generalist in focus, with units covering the managing of money, people, knowledge, markets and strategy. The learning experience is designed to strengthen managerial ability and aids the move from management to executive responsibility. It includes the latest theory and practical knowledge, but is also built on reflection on experience. The aim of the program is to take students on a journey through the challenges and possibilities of modern business theories and practices. Students will be assessed on their understanding of concepts and processes and ability to apply them innovatively and ethically to real-world issues. There are three capstone components: Strategic Management for Sustainability, Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility and the International Study Tour or the International Business Environment unit. The study tour provides essential research driven learning. Students will complete assessment items which require them to critically reflect upon information that they have gathered in preparation for their visits.

Course Fee:

Australian: $33,840

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in a related discipline and evidence of suitable industry experience; or Bachelor degree in a different discipline and evidence of substantial industry experience. In special circumstances, applicants who do not meet any of the above requirements but who have a sound and sufficient basis for application can apply directly to the Course Coordinator. Applicants must provide a portfolio demonstrating that their knowledge, experience, and skills are such that they are likely to succeed in the program.


120 credit points consisting of: 30 credit points from Core Units; 80 credit points from Specified Units; 10 credit points from the Business Elective Units. 11 specified units and 1 business elective unit. It is offered in intensive mode, with each unit delivered over 2 weekends. Units are taught individually over 12 Professional Terms. The program will be delivered in seminar format, characterised by the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience, rather than formal lectures or tutorials.

Subjects you can Study:

Business administration

Study Pathways:

Exit points: Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive); Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive)

Who for:

Professionals who may need to balance the competing pressures of family, work and lifestyle

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 1.5 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 3 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.

*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.

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