Executive education

An executive education program from the ANU College of Business and Economics will help you open more doors to a brilliant career.

executive education

Why undertake executive education at ANU?

Tailor to your needs

Something for everyone

The Research School of Management within the College of Business and Economics is ranked 18th in the world in the area of "social science and management," and was rated equal best business school in Australia and "well above world standard" in the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia.

Drawing on a rich multidisciplinary background, the RSM Executive Education Program focuses on giving participants the tools and skills needed to thrive within modern organisational environments.

A superior, research-led education

The ANU was created to be a flagship university in Australia, and one of the World’s leading universities. High quality, high impact research is at the heart of everything we do, and is the bedrock of the RSM Executive Education Program. Our Masterclasses will draw on the latest academic research to guide participants through case studies, interactive activities, and will provide participants with frameworks and tools to assist them to apply what they learn.

A unique feature of the RSM Executive Education Program is the focus on evidence-based management. The Research School of Management is the first university in the World to embed an evidence-based management across the entire curriculum. This approach ensures that participants not only have the knowledge to solve today’s problems, they are given high level skills and abilities to interogate and interpret evidence and data in order to respond to an uncertain future where many of the problems confronting managers have not even been thought of yet.

World-leading experts

Our academics and programs are focused on a wide range of fundamental and cutting edge subject areas, including (but not limited to): evidence based management; marketing; strategy; international business; operational management; project management; change and leadership. The School is home to a substantial number of research units at the forefront of global debate with an impressive range of business experience and a track record of publishing in the world’s leading management journals.

Improved employability

ANU graduates are the most employable of all Australian university graduates. Ranked 20th in the world for graduate employability according to the 2014 Global Employability University Survey results, ANU graduates work in a wide range of industries including accounting, legal, auxiliary finance and investment services, central government administration and consulting firms. Students from the College of Business and Economics also report very high levels of satisfaction with the intellectual environment and the quality of the educational experience.

Flexible and personalised

Participants can undertake a single Masterclass, or combine five Masterclasses with a supervised project to obtain an advanced leadership credential. Participants can also undertake non-award courses from our MBA that can count towards a masters qualification down the track if desired. The ANU Executive Education Program can also develop a bespoke solution to address your particular organisation’s needs, including on-site training and virtual coaching. Call today to speak to our Executive Education Manager.

Advanced leadership programs »

These competive, merit-based programs will provide an opportunity for 20 high performing middle managers and 20 exceptional senior managers to undertake advanced leadership training each year. The purpose of this program is to assist aspiring leaders to develop the skills required to move to the next level.

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Executive schools »

In today’s complex and competitive environment, the leaders who succeed are those with essential business skills. Our Executive Winter and Summer Schools will equip participants with the insights and skills to deal with tomorrow’s challenges. The Executive Schools are delivered by leading academics and each day is comprised of either a full day masterclass or two captivating and impactful half day masterclass sessions. Each session will not only introduce tools and theoretical frameworks that can be used to improve your business, they will aim to embed the learning through activities, workshops and discussions to illustrate and embed learning.

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Custom programs »

Our international team of world-leading academics and industry experts will work with you to find the right solution for your business or governmental department in a continually changing global world. The industry experience and engagement of our academics and experts enables us to develop custom programs and tailored learning solutions that fit with your specific requirements. These can be delivered to multiple cohorts on our campus in Canberra or at a location of your choice.

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Non-Award courses »

Participants that meet the work experience and entry requirements can sample from a wide array of MBA and Masters-level courses in areas such as Marketing, Strategy, Leadership, Information Systems, Project Management, Operations Management, International Business, Finance, Economics, and Accounting.

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Marketing, innovation & entrepreneurship

Branding: a cultural perspective (PDF, 344KB)
Citizen-centric public sector management (PDF, 350KB)
Creating memorable customer experiences (PDF, 350KB)
Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset (PDF, 351KB)
Entrepreneurship  (PDF, 351KB)
Fostering an innovation culture  (PDF, 350KB)
Innovation foundations  (PDF, 350KB)
Design thinking & innovation  (PDF, 392KB)

Technology, operations & project management 

Business analytics & big data (PDF, 347KB)
Contestability, outsourcing & shared services  (PDF, 347KB)
Democratising access to data  (PDF, 347KB)
Disruptive digital technologies for knowledge workers  (PDF, 347KB)
Driving digital disruption through social media  (PDF, 347KB)
Introduction to project management  (PDF, 347KB)
Process-centric business transformation  (PDF, 347KB)
Project investment, analysis & management  (PDF, 347KB)

Project Management for Leaders (PDF, 347KB)

Service Innovation: Open-Systems Perspective

Strategy, leadership & international business

Corporate Strategy (PDF, 303KB)
Dynamics of Business Growth (PDF, 304KB)
Foundations of a Sustainable Enterprise (PDF, 303KB)
Intrapreneurship (Corporate Entreneurship) (PDF, 303KB)
Innovating in the Public Sector (PDF, 303KB)
Leadership Fundamentals (PDF, 303KB)
Managing in a Global Context (PDF, 303KB)
Managing Innovation (PDF, 303KB)
Strategy Evaluation (PDF, 302KB)

HRM & organisational behaviour

Creating Inspiring Cultures (PDF, 307KB)
Evidence-Based Management (PDF, 307KB)
Effective Communication Styles (PDF, 307KB)
Leading Change (PDF, 307KB)
Managing a Multicultural Workforce (PDF, 307KB)
Managing Challenging Individuals & Leaders (PDF, 307KB)
Mindfulness for Managers (PDF, 308KB)
Stakeholder Engagement (PDF, 300KB)
Strategic Teaming (PDF, 307KB)
Planning Your Future Workforce

Updated:   19 April 2016 / Responsible Officer:  Director, Research School of Management / Page Contact:  College Web Team