How the EMBA works
The UTS EMBA is an experiential and self-reflective program that takes you on a journey.
Your first subject will be … you. In Integral and Ethical Leadership, you’ll join your classmates on a residential stay where you’ll apply the tools of strategy to yourself, reflecting on your own leadership style, capabilities and ethos. At the beginning of your second year, in the Innovation by Design subject, you’ll undertake a strategic consultancy with a client or partner. Finally, in the Transformation and Renewal subject that caps the EMBA, you’ll draw on all of the tools, theories and frameworks covered throughout the program to develop and champion a strategy or policy within your own business. There’ll also be an optional Global Business Practicum (we realise you may travel a lot already).
Sitting in the background will be a new online suite of materials called Executive Essentials. It’s quite possible you haven’t undertaken formal study for a while now, so this is where you can reacquaint yourself with the basics of tools like Excel before you embark on the formal program.
The decisions we make today, define who we become tomorrow. UTS Business School transforms knowledge into experience, builds strategic thinking skills learned in theory, but also practically, with real clients, to solve real business clients.
It’s what we learn collectively that sets us apart individually. Join a select, experienced cohort. Network with professionals from every sector, and study innovative skills for current industries and those yet to be developed.
The most precious resource we have at our disposal is time. The Executive MBA lets you tailor your time so you can meet demands for success. Learn what you need. When you need it.
The future begins with the decisions you make today. Apply now, or discover more at the Executive MBA Information forum.
How it's taught
We know you’ll want to connect with your teachers and mentors face-to-face to discuss ideas and concepts – just as you’ll learn directly from discussions with the diverse group of people who’ll be your peers in this program. And you’ll need time and space to reflect. But we also understand that you’re busy juggling career, family and life. So you’ll experience a blend of weekly and block sessions, and have access to supporting materials online.
The Executive MBA has an average number of face-to-face hours of 485 hours over 20 months, comprised of approx. one evening and one Saturday class per month. Students commencing in 2020 calendar commit to 36 Saturdays, approx. 24 evenings and 2 residentials over the period of 20 months.
The Executive MBA program is taught over two years of part-time study in block and evening classes, allowing you to apply your new strategic insights while you work. The course has a set executive leadership program of 12 core subjects and one elective.
|26803 Executive Essentials
This online, self-paced subject develops your competencies across a range of foundational knowledge areas and techniques to develop evidence based decisions and communicate them effectively. Materials cover topics such as fundamentals for strategic, critical and inferential thinking, excel fundamentals, foundations of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods, techniques for accessing and synthesising information and basics of professional writing for business.
|21921 Integral and Ethical Leadership
The first subject in the EMBA is delivered in an intensive, residential mode, and is integral to building the cohort experience. You will be introduced to a range of leadership approaches and engage in reflective and diagnostic processes to raise you self-awareness and development your unique style, ethos and mantra. A particular focus is to heighten one’s ability to enable and foster effective workplace cultures that are diverse, inclusive and function on the basis of trust and respect.
|22802 Accounting for Financial Decision Making
Accounting is the language of business and aids in assessing internal and external organisational value and in decision-making. This subject provides you with a managerial perspective of accounting and its role in modern business organisations. The subject is broadly divided into two components. The first component focuses on understanding the external value of organisations. The second component looks at the role of accounting in measuring and managing internal organisational performance and value.
|21892 Strategic Value Creation and Capture
This, the first of three experiential learning subjects, develops your strategic thinking capabilities and provides you with the concepts, tools and frameworks through which to understand how value is created, captured and sustained using different business models and strategies. After focusing on real world cases in different industry settings and analyses how the case companies have created and sustained competitive advantage, you will apply these learnings to you own workplace experiences.
|25886 Data Analysis and Decision Making
Advances in information technology have provided organisations access to vast amounts of data. A fundamental challenge facing organisations is how to best make use of this data. This subject provides you with an understanding of how data can be harnessed to inform managerial decision making through the application and interpretation of analytical techniques and models as well as how the results of data analysis can be communicated effectively to facilitate organisational decision making.
|25887 Applied Corporate Finance
Develop your managerial perspective on corporate financing, with a focus on analysing and developing investment and financing information for informing strategic decisions. You will be provided with knowledge on key principles, analytical tools and techniques to enhance your skills in dealing with financial issues and to make a contribution to supporting the business strategy of the organisation.
|24809 Strategic Marketing
Strategic marketing is about creating distinctive and valued offerings that service customers’ needs while establishing a competitive positioning. In this subject, you will learn how to develop, implement and evaluate marketing-oriented strategies in competitive global environments where they need to deliver superior value to customers and firms. You will develop competencies to implement strategic marketing decisions in a cross-functional and integrated manner and to establish brand across a portfolio of services and differing channels.
23801 Managerial and Behavioural Economics
|21875 Managing People for Sustainable Performance
This subject focusses on effectively managing, leading and influencing people for sustainable performance and impact. The subject draws on contemporary concepts from leadership theory and practice, organisational behaviour, human resource management and psychology, to enrich your cognitive perception of the complexities and dynamics of successful people management.
|21891 Innovation by Design
This subject provides a collaborative and practical learning experience. Framed as a strategic consultancy, you will work closely with a client or strategic partner who shares with you a ‘live’ case study that outlines one of their key current challenges or opportunities. From this, in teams and under the support of hand-picked coaches, you will apply project management and consulting techniques to design and undertake a mini project that will provide an innovative outcome for the client that will enhance organisational resilience.
26802 Global Business Practicum
CBK91877 Elective (EMBA)
|21874 Governing in Complex Systems
This subject examines best practice management and oversight in the face of new priorities and challenges for top teams and boards, resource constraints and other transformative trends, shifting stakeholder expectations, new thinking on concepts of organisational value and performance, and on the purpose of business itself. Analytical frameworks are introduced as are areas of law relevant to the modern business environment such as business entities, sale of goods, consumer protection, agency and property, and the commercialising and licensing of Intellectual Property.
21893 Transformation and Renewal
Your first year commences in February and you will have subjects running throughout the year per the indicative calendar that include:
- Integral and Ethical Leadership: Intensive session, 6-9 February, plus Saturday 15 February and Friday 20 March
- Strategic Value Creation and Capture: 5 x Saturdays, March-May
- Accounting for Financial Decision Making: 10 x Monday nights, March-June
- Data Analysis and Decision Making: 3 x Saturdays and 4 x Thursday nights, June-July
- Strategic Marketing: 4 x Saturdays, August-September
- Applied Corporate Finance: 4 Saturdays, October
- Managerial and Behavioural Economics: 3 x Saturdays, 3 x Tuesday nights, November-January 2021
Embedded Graduate Certificate
If you have plenty of professional experience but no previous degree, you may be eligible to enter into the Graduate Certificate in Executive Business Administration. This consists of the following first subjects of the full Executive MBA.
If you complete these with a Credit Average, you will be eligible to articulate into the EMBA and continue your journey to complete the full program.