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Experience with Australian EMBA programs?

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Hi all,

I'd love to hear anecdotes or advice from anyone who's had experience with EMBA programs in Australia. I'm based in QLD but am willing to travel domestically. That said, I'm also interested in hearing from anyone who has done a non-Australian EMBA while living in Australia (i.e. flying overseas for residential stints).

My background
Work experience: 6 years in consulting at a Big 4, followed by 2+ years in senior management at a technology consulting start-up
Undergrad GPA: 6.7 (which is apparently equivalent to a 4.0 based on Scholaro's GPA Calculator)
GMAT: 760

Why I'm doing this
My primary reason is leadership capability development. I'm not using this to try to segway into a different industry, nor am I pushing for a major promotion - though I'm certainly working to prepare for future opportunities. I've risen through the ranks fairly quickly and have built up my confidence and experience along the way, but I believe the right EMBA will help me hone a range of soft skills and increase my effectiveness as a leader.

Apart from that, I'm also interested in rounding out my business knowledge, injecting fresh ideas and perspectives into my life, and developing my network ("intense boot camp" style). I also want to stay sane through it all!

Current thinking
EMBAs appeal to me for two reasons: firstly, their "time block" structures will be easier to fit around my FT work commitments; secondly, I'm excited to learn from and bounce ideas with an experienced cohort.

I've been looking into Queensland University of Technology's EMBA, which was ranked Australia's top EMBA by Boss in 2017, and the University of Sydney's Global EMBA, which is fairly new but is appealing due to 3 fortnights of international study across different continents. The former is an established program that focuses more on the core areas that interest me, including leadership and soft skills, while the latter is at a more highly-ranked university and may be more eye-opening from a global perspective. (I'm also a sucker for international study tours.) Monash's Global EMBA would also have been in the running, but its intake schedule didn't align well with my other commitments.

Any thoughts, experiences or advice would be welcome!
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As you probably aware, Australian employers are a bit less influenced by the MBA degree in general and rather seem to focus on work experience and prior accomplishments. Having said that, MBA is more than just something for the employer - it is an experience, it is learning, and it is figuring out better who you are, what you are capable of, and where you should be.

You have an amazing GMAT score - that's 99th percentile while most Australian programs, even FT are unlikely to break the 700 average. Have you considered other programs? I am not sure how suitable or comfortable they will be but you have an option for Singapore, HK, or possibly something global such as Fuqua's Cross Continent (technically an online program with a travel component). Or this: https://www.ust.hk/about-hkust/media-re ... ghth-time/ and http://emba.ust.hk/overview/testimonials/

Ultimately you want the right tool for the task and traveling 10 hours each way may not be feasible... or it may be fun....
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Ultimately you want the right tool for the task and traveling 10 hours each way may not be feasible... or it may be fun....


Thanks bb, really appreciate the advice. I'll definitely look into the programs you suggested - at least timezone differences are minimal across the Asia Pacific.

I started down the EMBA journey mainly for personal development reasons, and I only took the GMAT to improve my odds at getting a scholarship (as most Australian programs don't require a GMAT score for entry, but some do require one for scholarship considerations). The past 24h have been interesting because they've made me question whether I should set my sights higher or broader!

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There is also the Sloan Program at Stanford. That’s called Stanford MSx now - a 1 year MBA for 35+ year olds. It is pretty unique but it is full time.

Not sure about Australia, but in the US EMBAs rarely provide scholarships. This is a for-profit side of the business and often paid by employers. You may get lucky however But don’t expect it. Though your gmat score is pretty amazing for an EMBA applicant.

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