One of Australia’s most widely adopted Executive MBAs to launch in Canberra in 2015

Canfan 25 November 2014


One of the leading Executive MBA programs in Australia will kick off its February 2015 Canberra intake with an information evening for aspiring leaders on 25 November 2014.

Over the past six years, Queensland University of Technology’s Canberra-based Executive Masters Program has been tackled by senior people in the Department of Defence, the Defence Materiel Organisation and the Australian Tax Office.

However, places for each new intake are limited, while demand for QUT Business School’s uniquely transformational leadership programs in general business and the business of government has been steadily increasing.

According to QUT Graduate School of Business Executive Director Bob O’Connor, the time has never been more appropriate for such an offering, with the Federal Government and industry dealing with the challenges of being able to do more with less, in an increasingly uncertain and unpredictable environment.

“QUT’s EMBA program really taps into the mood of the times,” said Bob O’Connor. “It’s designed to empower people to manage effectively in complex, ambiguous and emergent environments. We also focus quite strongly on empowering leaders to make decisions with incomplete data and in the interests of multiple stakeholders.”

QUT’s multidisciplinary approach also helps people learn how to more effectively tackle business challenges by roaming freely across borders – not restricting them to traditional subject areas or notions of management.

Recent graduate, Warren Jolly, said, “The design and content of the program enticed me to fully immerse myself in all that it had to offer.”

“I was rewarded with an astonishing journey of personal discovery and professional development that continues to this day,” he said.

The program was recently ranked in the top four by the Australian Financial Review’s Boss Magazine.

It’s further independent recognition of the quality of QUT’s programs. It follows the Business School’s landmark achievement in being the first in Australia to receive triple international accreditation from independent assessors AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

QUT’s customised programs include the Public Sector Management Program (PSMP), delivered nationally to Commonwealth, State, Local Government and NGO employees. This mid-management development program builds expertise in the business of government to deliver outcomes in the best interest of all stakeholders.

Participants in the part-time Executive MBA program undertake their journey with a high quality cohort of professionals from diverse backgrounds, which enhances networking opportunities.

The core of the EMBA builds skills in leadership and decision-making. Participants also choose one of three specialisations: (1) International Leadership; (2) Complex Program Leadership; or (3) Strategic Procurement.

The QUT Executive MBA is now available in Canberra .

The next EMBA program begins in February 2015, so prospective participants are invited to the Canberra Information Session on Tuesday 25th November from 4:30pm.

To register, go to:

Photo – recent graduate, Warren Jolly

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