• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


Throughout the Master of Business Administration (Executive) at Swinburne University of Technology course, you’ll tackle real-life business scenarios, designed to prepare you for the next step in your career – whether that be a move between management roles, or the leap up into executive leadership.

With a strong focus on innovation and preparation for change, this course gives graduates the skills to confidently navigate the fast-paced world of business.

Course description

This Master of Business Administration (Executive) course focuses on leadership and change, strategic thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship, finance and ethical practices and social responsibility to equip graduates for career satisfaction and success.

The course has a strong focus on solutions to business scenarios and is designed to equip students with the capacity to start new ventures or initiate organisational improvements successfully and to assist students to transition into higher executive management roles with a focus on achieving innovation and business success.

Broadly, our Master of Business Administration (Executive) course is designed to:

  • develop skilled and competent managers and leaders who are entrepreneurially oriented, globally aware and socially conscious in a world of uncertainty, change and complexity
  • meet the demands of business and industry to achieve and sustain international competitive advantage
  • enable students to have more rewarding and satisfying career outcomes.

Our Master of Business Administration (Executive) is focused on developing students’ capabilities to operate in organisationally critical domains of practice that we have identified as fundamental to their own and their organisations’ success in today’s turbulent environment. These domains of practice are not the same as subjects or streams. These domains of practice cover:

  • leadership
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
  • life-long learning

Career opportunities

On completion of the course, students’ career opportunities in business and management will be enhanced. Students will graduate with the skills to lead their organisation towards success, or further their studies in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Information and Managerial Decision Making 
  • Strategic and Entrepreneurial Marketing 
  • Opportunity Discovery, Creativity and Design 
  • Business Finance and Quantitative Analysis 
  • Delivering Innovation and Other High Risk Strategies 
  • Managerial Economics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time option is only for domestic students.

  • Credits
    150 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

CRICOS code- 095606F

  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of three (3) years equivalent full-time relevant managerial experience or
  • successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Executive

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37480 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    31920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31920 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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