MBA - Master of Business Administration (Executive) / Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096319E

Level of study: Postgraduate


This Master of Business Administration (Executive)/Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI) 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 aims to educate and develop entrepreneurial leaders and managers, providing them with the specialist skills needed to lead and manage the process of innovation, business start-ups, high growth and rapid change. This course will allow students to transition to the C-suite, senior managerial positions or to manage a start-up.

This course is for working professionals. That’s why we offer it in Intensive Mode. It’s an efficient and faster way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on your professional and personal life. Units (subjects) are either delivered after work hours or on Fridays or Saturdays, and run throughout the year in six week teaching periods instead of the usual 12 week semesters. This means you can complete more units and graduate faster, or take breaks when you need to.

Career opportunities

Students' career opportunities are enhanced by improving their leadership and management capabilities and learning to operate effectively in a changing, complex and turbulent environment. The Swinburne MBA (Executive) prepares students to successfully improve and manage their careers while leading and managing enterprises in a complex, global and competitive environment.

Aims and objectives

At completion of the Master of Business Administration (Executive), graduates will be able to:

apply coherent and advanced knowledge of business concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking

apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use advanced tools and practices of business within project work

demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and a deep awareness of professional practices in a global and sustainable context

apply business fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a business model using appropriate business methods and tools, applied in a variety of contexts

apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence as preparation for research higher degrees

reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
42,200 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
2 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122

Entry criteria

A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of three years equivalent full-time relevant managerial experience* or

For international applicants: Completion of the Masters Qualifying Program Plus a minimum of three years equivalent full-time relevant managerial experience* or

successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Executive)

Relevant professional/managerial experience and evidence of academic capability will be determined by the Faculty PVC (or delegate) with reference to Faculty determined guiding principles.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%

minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0

TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20

C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169

Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)

any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.


Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
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