Global Executive Business Administration - B6017

Global Executive Business Administration

Executive master degree

The course is an intensive 15-month program for experienced managers, featuring international residential modules and a series of weekend modules.

The Global Executive MBA addresses complex, challenging, strategic issues in organisations. The course aims to develop graduates who are global in orientation and who can lead organisations at a senior level. It emphasises contemporary business and organisational challenges, and provides an integrated approach to discipline-based academic content.

The module themes are globalisation, innovation and transformation. The projects, cases and materials are strategic, global and contemporary, and the program has the active involvement of senior industry leaders locally and internationally.

The three international modules are taught in leading business schools in Europe, Asia and America. International business consulting projects in high-tech sectors – advanced manufacturing, life sciences, digital transformation – are also undertaken in these markets.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration 15 months
Start date Spring (September)
Qualification Global Executive Master of Business Administration
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification and have a minimum of ten years management experience; they should be in current employment in order to apply ideas in practice and to share executive experiences.

Applicants will be ranked based on their entire academic record, professional experience, achievements and a statement of purpose.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants reaching the final stage will be required to attend an interview with a member of the selection panel.

Making the application

Future students

Spring (September)

Apply directly to Monash using course code B6017.

Current Monash students

No, this course does not allow transfers


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 097693G

The Global Executive MBA is a fifteen-month course that is completed in four trimesters. The program comprises four modules, each focusing on a theme: Foundation, Globalisation, Innovation and Transformation.

Each module has two 12-credit-point units.

Structurally, each module features a one-week residential unit plus a unit spread over blocks of intensive days at three-week intervals.

Module 1: Foundation

The foundation module provides the academic and practice base for the GEMBA program. It is preceded by a two-day orientation residential workshop that emphasises the importance of, and competencies required for, leading management teams in fast-paced, global contemporary organisations. The first unit consists of Global political economy and business models and strategy. Then, four component topics are completed in the next unit: Executive leadership 1: Leadership mindset, design thinking, strategic marketing and business analytics. These units are presented in an integrated pedagogy, and also combine to set up the international business project to be undertaken in a European market in the following module.

Module 2: Globalisation

The globalisation module begins in Europe with a one-week immersive study of global business strategy at a leading European business school, and a live consulting project for an Australian company in a European market. The subsequent unit based in Melbourne comprises Executive leadership II: Global mindset, sustainable strategy in the 21st century, global logistics and operations and financial accounting.

The globalisation theme of the module integrates the material, develops earlier studies and international project experiences, and also contributes to setting up the content and project for the following Asian module.

Module 3: Innovation

The innovation module commences with a one-week intensive unit in China, based at a leading partner business school. China business strategy provides a deep immersion in business culture, strategy and practice in China, and involves intensive class-based work, an international business consulting project and direct engagement with business leaders in the location. The associated project will be grounded in the exploration of innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities in the China market. In the second unit of the innovation module, the class address Executive leadership III: Innovation mindset, corporate finance, innovation and entrepreneurship and commercialisation of technology. These topics are developed in an integrated design; as well as tackling the global and executive-level issues of innovation, they establish the foundation for the transformation work in the final module.

Module 4: Transformation

The transformation module builds on earlier studies and consolidates the program learning and experiences to develop transformative executive capability for a complex global environment. In the international unit based in a leading American business school, innovation and design processes are the central feature, and the applied transformation projects and engagement with innovative high-tech organisations exemplify the purpose and the approach. Subsequently, the Executive leadership IV: Transformation mindset topic supports the module theme of leading business transformation. Corporate governance deals with the legal, regulatory and board-level issues facing executives in organisations. The executive masterclass seminars and workshops provide critical opportunities to customise the program: expert faculty and leading practitioners co-create content with participants that reflects the developmental and experiential priorities of the class. Corporate strategy provides the capstone opportunity to consolidate the entire program.