Specialised Master Programme
Director Adelaide MBA
Institution: The University of Adelaide
Programme: Master of Business Administration
What is this programme about?
For each of our participants, the Adelaide MBA is a contemporary, rich, and transforming personal and executive leadership journey. The Adelaide MBA provides participants with both breadth of knowledge across business disciplines and depth of knowledge in how these various disciplines interact with, relate to and inform the practice of each other. In addition to the demanding academic component associated with ambitious learning outcomes, the programme also provides participants with a true MBA experience that should have an impact on how they see the world and their role in it. To create business leaders, this experience includes substantial participant engagement in the programme and business networking.
Our face to face class delivery model provides a rich learning environment, allowing participants to formulate innovative approaches to real-world leadership challenges and complex issues.
Talk about an interesting module
Today’s complex problems and challenges can no longer be tackled with the narrowly-focused, unconnected thinking of the past. Leaders must make important decisions in complex environments in holistic approach. To make things even more challenging, complex problems also transcend the jurisdictions and capacities of different private and public organisations.
One interesting module in the MBA programme is Systems Thinking for Managers which equips participants with knowledge and skills in the art of systems design and interconnected thinking. It introduces concepts, theories, and cutting edge tools for understanding the multi-dimensional character of complex systems, how to identify leverage points for systemic interventions and how to develop strategic or master plans that will have long lasting effects. Participants experience integrating different areas of interest and learning throughout the MBA programme, to develop effective solutions for managing the complex issues that face our organisation and our society.
Who should take this programme?
The Adelaide MBA is designed for aspiring leaders to gain valuable skills and insights and expand their business networks. We want people who want to make a difference in their personal endeavours, challenge accepted wisdom and be open to new ways of thinking. You need to be committed to the programme, your fellow classmates as well as your own personal development.
How will this programme help my career?
Statistically, worldwide MBA graduates’ careers are enhanced within three years from graduation both from a salary and promotion perspective. It will give you the confidence to take on the challenge to become a leadership catalyst, to seamlessly transition from one industry to another, or from a technical position to a leadership position.
While an Adelaide MBA participant, the University of Adelaide in collaboration with third party partners, offer some or all of the following:
• career advice
• psychometric testing and preparation
• a mentor programme
• networking events
• access to an extensive MBA alumni network
• overseas study opportunities