Admission requirements

For admission to the Global Executive MBA, an applicant must have:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate or equivalent at an institution approved by the University of Sydney Business School and at a standard acceptable to the University of Sydney Business School (minimum Credit (65%) grade average)
  • Approximately 10 years relevant professional experience
  • An English proficiency of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (international students).

As part of the selection process, applicants must:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Submit a 1-page (maximum) Statement of Motivation, curriculum vitae, copy of their official academic transcript, and a copy of their passport.
  • Attend an interview (either in person or remotely).

Admissions deadlines

Spaces on the Executive MBA are strictly limited. You are encouraged to apply in an early admission round to avoid missing out on a space in the 2017 cohort. Please note that a small number of spaces will be allocated for admission round 4 and that these will be offered to the most exceptional late applicants.

Admission round Application deadline Interview date(s)

Round 1

11.59pm, Sunday 11 September, 2016

Monday 19 September, 2016

Round 2

11.59pm, Sunday 23 October, 2016

Thursday 3 November, 2016
Friday 4 November, 2016

Round 3

11.59pm, Sunday 27 November, 2016

Thursday 8 December, 2016
Friday 9 December, 2016

Round 4

11.59pm, Sunday 15 January, 2017

Tuesday 24 January, 2017
Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Admission to the Executive MBA is by interview only. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview. The interview panel consists of the Director, Executive MBA; Manager, MBA Programs; Program Coordinator, Executive MBA; an Executive MBA faculty member and a representative of the Executive MBA alumni community. Interview dates are inflexible however the selection committee will permit interview by web conference or tele-conference for applicants based outside Sydney.

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Please note there is only one intake for the Executive MBA per year, with the program commencing in February.

To complete and submit this application form you will be asked to provide information relating to personal details, academic qualifications, employment history and referees. You will also need to prepare a one page statement of motivation and have your curriculum vitae, an electronic copy of your academic transcripts, and a copy of your passport ready for uploading.

Arrange a meeting with the Program Director or a graduate of the Global Executive MBA.