Monash Business School’s Global Executive MBA confirmed as the top Australian executive program

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Monash Business School’s Global Executive MBA program is now established as the premier executive MBA program in Australia after entering the prestigious and highly competitive Financial Times Top 100 EMBA Rankings at no.1 in Australia and no. 67 globally.

This is the first time the Monash GEMBA program – which launched in 2018 – has appeared on the widely-watched education rankings and follows a similarly outstanding debut on the 2022 QS Executive MBA ranking in June.

This comes off the back of Monash’s historic result in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 announced last week, skyrocketing 13 places to rank 44th globally.

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AC described the top Financial Times ranking as a proud achievement for the University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, and for the entire Monash community.

“This result is a wonderful reflection of the University’s commitment to providing our students – and tomorrow’s leaders – with a high-quality and internationally-recognised education, in collaboration with a global network of partners, so they can contribute to addressing the global challenges of our time,” Professor Gardner said.

Professor Simon Wilkie, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and Head of Monash Business School says this result is testament to the hard work and commitment of the staff and students.

“We are delighted to be recognised for the high quality of our program and the professional success of our GEMBA graduates,” Professor Wilkie said.

“The Monash Global Executive MBA sets itself apart from competitors with a strong focus on global partnerships with other world-leading business schools and highly-applied executive-level experience working with leading companies. Our Alumni are making an invaluable contribution to sustainable global business.”

Executive education is highly competitive and the Director of the Monash’s GEMBA program Professor Patrick Butler says there are several factors that differentiate Monash Business School’s 15-month intensive program.

In particular, GEMBA distinguishes itself globally by its partnerships with leading international business schools INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), China-Europe International Business School (Shanghai, China) and New York University Stern School of Business (NYC, USA).

“Monash GEMBA participants work with companies on advanced manufacturing, life sciences and digital transformation strategy projects to understand and apply cutting-edge business models in new sectors,” says Professor Butler.

“We know that today, the leadership and strategic requirements of the C-suite are less about demonstrating specialist skills and more about making mature contributions to complex strategy and consequential issues. For managers in technical roles, leadership involves engagement with the commercialisation process – often in ever-changing and disruptive marketplaces,” says Professor Butler.

The Global Executive MBA program at Monash Business School attracts engineers, physicians, policy experts and PhD-qualified scientists from diverse sectors such as energy, biotechnology, professional services, healthcare, manufacturing and infrastructure.

The Monash curriculum includes a full suite of leadership subjects to develop participants’ executive capabilities in globalisation, innovation and transformation. Among the subjects in the highly contemporary curriculum are Design Thinking, Sustainability, AI and the Future of Work, Blockchain, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance.

The Monash Global Executive MBA program offers student sponsorships to Monash University alumni from all faculties and to partners in science and law networks. The program has always sought to advance gender diversity and has sponsorship funding to support women in their professional careers.

More information about the GEMBA program can be found here: GEMBA