Monash Business School

Monash University
Monash Business School
Program Strengths

Designed for experienced professionals, the Monash Executive MBA features class-based learning, experiential modules, supervised consulting projects, an overseas international business module, and an integrated leadership and professional development program.

With students who average 20 years of business experience, the Monash Executive MBA Program constantly strives for the right balance between the intellectual rigor of a graduate university program and the application capabilities necessary for executive development. To that end, the program combines the leading insights of research-oriented academic staff with the hard-won experience of reflective executives and leaders.

At the Executive MBA level, participants seek transformational opportunities. Managers in a wide range of sectors and professions want to develop the insights and capabilities to prepare them for more senior roles and responsibilities. The Monash Executive MBA specifically addresses the issues facing managers at this stage in their careers and emphasizes the necessity to address complex organizational and market dilemmas. Contemporary challenges for executives include rapid technological change, disruptive business models, the necessity for even large firms to be agile, and the management of diverse and flexible workforces. These questions for modern executives are central to the program.

Curriculum Highlights
The Monash Executive MBA Program taps the professional knowledge and insights of the experienced participants who come from diverse industries, such as automotive, life sciences, engineering, software, banking, education, professional services, and health care. Classmates not only present their current business challenges and opportunities, but also discuss in depth their assumptions and learning with their peers. Developing an evidence-based approach to analysis and decision-making and understanding those processes in multiple contexts and settings enables a more sophisticated approach to leadership. In each course and class, professors consciously promote a comparative approach to contextual learning and development, and the sharing of experiences and insights.

Leadership Development

Leadership in the modern organization requires multiple strategic, operational, political, and professional competencies. For the next generation of C-suite executives, evolving from functional specialization and engaging with more complex and challenging issues are critical. To do so involves more than simply understanding business functions and market structures; it means developing the high-level executive capabilities to lead people in difficult circumstances.

An integral part of the Monash Executive MBA, the Leadership and Personal Development Program (LDP) emphasizes empowering leadership behavior and personal development as much as it nurtures business and commercial talent. Informed by cutting-edge research and insights gained from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, the LPD program features the development of a personal leadership style, a leadership ethic colloquium, mentoring and executive coaching, executive presentation competencies, and professional networking opportunities. Throughout the program, Executive MBA students can apply their learning and put their professional, management, and business expertise to the test as part of projects tackling live challenges with high-profile partner organizations.