Open programs

Open programs

How we work with individuals

Enabling your growth and career development is central to our purpose.

You might be looking to:

  • Step into a leadership or management role
  • Manage the demands of a new role
  • Reinforce your on-the-job learning with formal education
  • Develop cross-functional capability
  • Enhance your effectiveness as a leader.

I really came away from the program feeling empowered to be a great manager. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

Our open programs:


Leadership skills are distinctly different from those required of managers. Leadership requires new ways of thinking, style and approach. It also requires a more active approach to self-development.


Innovation concepts such as Wicked Problems, Design Thinking, Stealth Innovation, Minimum Viable Product and Whole of Organisation Change are increasingly being recognised as essential by market leaders for the effective development of a clear point of difference. Innovation tools such as Business Model Canvas, MGod, Skunkworks and Crowdsourcing are becoming mainstream for a lot of sectors looking for growth.

Management and strategy

Stepping up into management and embarking on a successful managerial career requires a range of fresh skills and a rich understanding of business issues and leadership skills.

Communication and interpersonal skills

These programs help validate your current instincts, but also push your personal boundaries and accelerate your professional development for greater long-term success for you, your team and your organisation.


Our targeted finance programs have been tailored for busy executives and senior managers who want to expand their business acumen to include strategic financial analysis.

Customers tell us our comprehensive portfolio of open programs gives them the opportunity to develop their leadership and interpersonal skills, with a group of cross-industry peers.  They also appreciate our programs are experiential and informed by current research.

It was a great opportunity to get an insight into the latest teaching in management in innovation – things have moved on since my MBA.

It is rare to participate in a program that delivers at both the personal level and the conceptual. I have much to reflect on, and new skills to use with my clients.

Instantly usable, support for why my stuff works when it does, falls flat when it doesn’t and what I can do to bridge the gap and take it much further.

Our programs help push your personal boundaries and accelerate your professional development for greater long-term success for you, your team and your organisation.  How can I learn which program is right for me?

There is rarely a simple answer to this important question. Our team is here to discuss your career aspirations and performance goals. With that information we can assist you in selecting a program that will focus on the skills and competencies that will support you in reaching those goals.

Connect with a consultant today so that we can assist you in selecting the optimal program for your individual needs.

The MGSM Wallet

Investing in an MGSM Wallet allows your organisation access to significant discounts on Open Programs, as well as enabling simple allocation of your budget and a streamlining of the registration process.

Exclusive alumni benefit

Macquarie University and MGSM alumni receive a special 20% discount on course enrolment. Please inquire with the Executive Education team to receive your discount code.

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