How to fast-track your MBA

Discover how you can develop your practical leadership skills and fast-track an MBA qualification with a Women & Leadership Australia leadership development program.
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Looking to fast-track an MBA? A Master of Business Administration (MBA) can open doors to exciting careers, new skills, and higher earning potential. Traditionally, it requires a significant investment in time and money. But what if there was a faster path? We offer programs that equip our graduates with leadership skills and provide valuable credit pathways towards a number of Master’s qualifications.

Over 100 of our graduates have launched their postgraduate journey through us, saving up to 36% on course fees. Ready to take the first step? Learn more about our pathways and see if this fast-track is right for you.

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Leadership Development Programs: Your fast-track to an MBA

Our leadership development programs empower women leaders by strengthening their skills such as strategic thinking, interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, and effective decision-making capabilities. Additionally, our programs provide valuable networking opportunities and ongoing peer support for women. All of which are foundations for success in undertaking an MBA.

We’ve teamed up with top tertiary education providers to offer MBA credit pathways for our graduates to prestigious leadership qualifications at the Australian College of Applied Professionals (ACAP) or Deakin University. Click here for more details on our education partners.

Programs for All Leaders

Three of our programs offer a pathway to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management):

Additionally, our Women in Schools Advanced Leadership and Schools Executive Leadership Colloquium programs offer a pathway for school leaders towards a Master of Educational Leadership at Monash University. Find out more about this pathway.

Credits available towards your MBA qualification

Get a head start on your qualification – The credit pathways we have on offer can help you shave up to 36% off the total course time at our education providers.

Below is the full table of providers and credit offerings available.

Women & Leadership Australia Provider Pathways

Rise to your leadership potential with an ACAP MBA

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The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) is dedicated to developing the advancement of women leaders in Australia. Economic participation is a big factor and MBA programs can help reduce the gender pay gap as Dr Mark Setch (ACAP MBA & Coaching Course Leader) explains: “Women are more likely to be a senior leader and, as a result, typically earn more money with an MBA than without.”

ACAP offer an online Master of Business Administration accredited by TEQSA, made up of 11 units of study (1 Year 8 Months Full Time). Women & Leadership Australia graduates will receive credit for 2 units of study in Stage 1 of the ACAP MBA and may apply for credit for an additional 2 units of study. This means you could potentially save 240 hours of study time and complete your MBA in less than a year!

ACAP also offers Women & Leadership Australia graduates a reduction off the full program fee depending on the amount of credit from prior work or study.*

Explore the ACAP MBA and unlock your full leadership potential!

*Offer is available at time of publishing and may be subject to change.

Women & Leadership Australia pathway increases women’s participation

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More than 90 graduates from Women & Leadership Australia’s women’s only leadership programs have embarked on their MBA journey at Deakin University. “Women & Leadership Australia has notably increased the number of women applicants to our MBA programs,” remarks Dr Paul Harrison, the Director of Deakin’s MBA programs.

Through our collaboration with Deakin University, we offer a substantial credit of 4 units out of 12, translating to savings of $19,626* — a 33% reduction in total MBA costs. Plus, more than 62% of Women & Leadership Australia graduates have qualified for credits exceeding the standard 4 units! **

* Saving amount is correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change.
**Subject to prior work and study experience.

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Career advancement with an MBA

There are many benefits to obtaining your Master of Business Administration such as career advancement, professional development, and increased earning potential. Typical job roles after obtaining an MBA are Entrepreneur, Business Manager, General Manager, and even Chief Executive Officer.

According to Seek a typical salary for a General Manager is 155K and has a projected 9% job growth in the next 5 years.

There are many examples of MBA graduates across Australian government and industry. Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership winners Asha Bhat OAM and Moya Dodd AO both have an MBA qualification, as well as politician Bill Shorten, and Lisa Murphy, CEO Stroke Foundation to name a few.

Unlock your potential today

Invest in yourself and your future. Let our programs equip you with the skills and knowledge to excel in leadership roles, whilst getting a fast-track to an MBA. Submit an enquiry today and embark on a rewarding path to success.