EMPA Frequently Asked Questions relating to COVID-19

Is ANZSOG cancelling all deliveries scheduled for 2020?

It is important to note that we are not cancelling any EMPA subjects. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ANZSOG is considering a range of options to minimise the impact on individual student plans. This includes deferring subjects to a later date and seeking options for online delivery. These decisions will be influenced by factors, including faculty availability, travel restrictions, and student preferences. EMPA participants will be advised by email when decisions are finalised on a subject by subject basis.

In relation to ANZSOG’s other programs, we have now made the difficult decision to defer a number of foundation and executive leadership programs. Read a message from ANZSOG Dean and CEO, Professor Ken Smith here.

When will I find out if my EMPA subject has been deferred?

Due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, only subjects up until 30 June have been formally deferred. Participants have been notified by email. We are currently considering a range of options for other subjects and EMPA participants will be advised by email when decisions are finalised on a subject by subject basis. At this stage, for participants in their second year of the program, the Work Based Project is currently continuing in the online format.

How will the delayed delivery of ANZSOG subjects affect my completion of the EMPA?

We understand that the delayed delivery of some subjects may impact your EMPA completion, however, it is important to remember that EMPA participants have up to four years to complete the degree.

We recommend (if possible) to enrol in electives from your university this year to assist in completing your degree in a timely manner. Many of our partner universities are also working to provide online delivery options. We encourage participants to check with their home institution to assess online offerings.

Can any EMPA subjects be completed online?

ANZSOG is considering a range of options currently to minimise the impact on individual student plans, including options for online delivery. EMPA participants will be advised by email when decisions are finalised on a subject by subject basis.

Can I defer my 2020 subjects until 2021?

Participants are able to defer their subjects at any time. ANZSOG is currently considering alternate delivery modes for subjects and we advise EMPA participants not to defer their subjects until ANZSOG has assessed the feasibility of alternate delivery modes, for example, online delivery. We encourage participants to check with their home university to assess online offerings for their electives.

Do I need to notify my university of changes to the ANZSOG delivered subjects?

ANZSOG will notify all universities of changes to delivery dates on your behalf. You may be required to update your enrolment online with your university. Please wait for advice from ANZSOG before you action this.

What do I do next?

Retain subject dates (from 30 June 2020) in your diaries. ANZSOG will liaise with you so that you are aware well in advance of what is possible in 2020. EMPA participants will be advised by email when decisions are finalised on a subject by subject basis. Current deliveries from July 2020:

  • DPPP – 21-24 July 2020
  • PFM – 4-7 August 2020
  • DMUU – 8-11 September 2020
  • MPSO – 23-26 November 2020
  • WBP – 26-27 November 2020

Review the selection of electives available at your university and determine if they fit with your study plans.

Consider enrolling into any of your three eligible electives in lieu of deferred ANZSOG subject deliveries for 2020.

Information will be made available separately regarding the elective enrolment process for the 2020 cohort

Who do I contact for more information?

Contact the Government Relations Team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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