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Learn in the global marketplace

Based on real experiences spanning four continents this hands-on program takes a fresh look at business from a global perspective. Where other management education programs teach you about globalisation, our Global Executive MBA offers you first hand experience and exposure to a wide range of business challenges that could take years to gain through the natural course of your professional career. You will be placed in high-pressure environments and solve real problems for international clients around the world. You will build trust, develop strategies and sell your completed project to your host company. You will adjust to local conditions, from India's rapidly developing and vibrant economy, to the fast pace of Silicon Valley and the proud traditions of France.

Sydney, Australia

The gateway to Australia, Sydney is renowned as a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, combining excellent business and education facilities with great leisure. Australia's oldest and largest city is set on one of the world's most stunning harbours, fringed by easy-to-reach, sandy beaches and was voted "world's best city" by readers of US travel magazines Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. The city has a sunny, moderate climate, a multicultural dining scene and a dynamic arts and cultural scene. It is the financial hub for Australia and one of the world's most economically resilient, politically stable and globally competitive business locations.

Bangalore, India

The youthful energy and imagination of the Bangalore "ITocracy" fuels a progressive dining, entertainment and shopping scene - one of the best in India. An IT boom town, Bangalore is the capital of the Karnataka state, located on the Deccan Plateau. The third most populous city in India, this large and ever-growing metropolis is home to some of the most well recognised colleges and research institutions in India. With numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organisations located here, Bangalore is well-deserving of its moniker the, Silicon Valley of India.

Silicon Valley, USA

The Silicon Valley lies in the south of California's San Francisco Bay. The area underwent explosive growth with the creation of the high-tech industry in the 1960s, and remains the leading high-tech hub of the US, due to its large number of engineers and venture capitalists. Much of the area is overtaken with urban development, but the charm of the nearby Santa Cruz mountains and the tourist attractions of the Palo Alto district and museums of San Jose are ideal for downtime.

The Languedoc, France

The Languedoc region is steeped in history. Located in the central region of the south of France, it stretches from the Rhone Valley in the east, to the Spanish border in the southwest. The thriving modern capital city Montpellier is home to an attractive historic centre. Of course, the main attraction of the region is the wine industry - this is the land of the robust red, a traditional area that is one of the oldest vineyard regions in the world. Vibrant, sun baked - beaches and historical villages abound in this beautiful area.

London, United Kingdom

London has been a beacon for people around the world for centuries, seamlessly absorbing their colourful influences while remaining quintessentially British. London's foundations were laid almost 1000 years ago and immigrants, who are the city's lifeblood, continue to be attracted to the city. London offers an irresistible sense of energy and dynamism, set against a backdrop that blends political, cultural and architectural tradition, in a location that is the ideal centre point for any European exploration.

Complete real projects

Traditional MBAs are known for drilling participants in the various management disciplines of marketing, finance and HR. The Global Executive MBA takes these core subject areas to the next level by bringing them together in a real-life context.

You will tackle problems and challenges faced by a CEO while navigating the complexities of practical leadership. Over the course of the degree you will also develop a major strategic project (Executive MBA Report) for the company or organisation you are employed by or for a new product, service or business, hence immediately utilising your newly acquired insights into leadership.

Diverse world-class curriculum led by industry leaders

Thought leaders will stretch your cognitive abilities throughout the program using business, military, political, philosophical, ethical, dramaturgical and musical perspectives. You will discover creativity and teamwork in leadership - not to mention step out of your usual area of expertise - by improvising jazz at The University of Sydney's Conservatorium of Music and developing robust and compelling arguments in the School of Philosophy. You will learn from renowned University of Sydney academics, as well as thought leaders from globally recognised business schools, business executives and local industry experts from Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. Many of these people have assisted in developing this course to meet the needs of future leaders like you.

Built with and for business

The program has been developed in collaboration with leading global businesses. The Global Executive MBA has been tailored to give experienced, high performing managers a competitive edge in today's global marketplace. In a series of two-week units of study spread over 18 months, busy executives are able to complete the degree in tandem with work commitments.

"Let's forget about studying management in the artificial environment of a seminar room: this course gets participants out in the real world, managing real businesses and that's a great innovation. It's essentially a masterclass in practical leadership."

David Mortimer AO
Chairman, Crescent Capital Partners

"This program will help create a new generation of global leaders who will do extraordinary things for the organisations they work for."

Adjunct Professor John Egan
Chair, Board of Advice; Company Director
Egan & Associates

Alumni network

By participating in the Global Executive MBA you will become part of a powerful network of over 25,000 alumni living in Australia and in over 100 countries. The University of Sydney Business School is extremely proud of its graduates, many of which have become leaders in their chosen fields and are genuinely committed to establishing contact and staying connected. In recent years the alumni outreach program has gained momentum with the launch of a quarterly magazine, Sydney Business Connect and a number of events, which offer alumni an opportunity to engage with and reap the benefits of connecting.