Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA)

Macquarie University


Global MBA ranked #1 in Australia and #6 globally -- CEO Magazine Online MBA Ranking 2020

Tomorrow’s workplace is complex, challenging, and full of potential. Technology is disrupting existing markets while creating new opportunities and shifting how businesses fundamentally work. Macquarie University’s 100% online Global MBA program doesn’t just build your expertise in foundational MBA subjects such as marketing and accounting, it will help you develop the capabilities you need to differentiate yourself and succeed in the future. This exclusive structure from one of Australia’s top-ranked business schools delivers even more impact than a traditional MBA and prepares you for the boardrooms of tomorrow’s most successful companies.

What makes this degree unique?

Designed for tomorrow

Uniquely structured around six key future-focused capabilities, the Global MBA prepares you for success in the world of tomorrow through future-focused capabilities while still providing a traditional MBA curriculum in accounting, marketing, and other core business foundations. You’ll master Strategising, Leading, Analysing, Influencing, Adapting, and Problem Solving from the #11 school in the world for alumni career progression according to The Financial Times.

Stackable and flexible

In a first-of-its-kind pathway, students who do not meet the direct admissions criteria can still be accepted based on performance. Students enrolled in the Performance Track (non-award) must complete at least 20 credit points (4 units) from any specialisation (with the exception of Problem Solving capstone), with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65. You can also enroll in individual unit(s) that interest you on a non-award basis. To apply for the Performance Track or to study an individual unit, please select the 'Non-Award' Application form.

Competitively priced and top-quality

At AUD $33,000 for tuition and fees, the Global MBA is competitively priced in the online MBA market, making a top-quality MBA more accessible than ever.

Direct access to world-renowned faculty and industry leaders

Degree students get access to renowned academics and industry leaders and a diverse and professional cohort, as well as premium features including live interactive webinars, staff-graded and moderated assessments, podcasts, and other high-engagement learning activities. You will also have the opportunity to attend local meetups in select countries and will become a member of the impressive Alumni network upon graduation


The Macquarie Business School at Macquarie University is proud to partner with global analytics leader SAS in offering SAS Certification as part of the Global MBA program. The Global MBA SAS Partnership includes the opportunity for professionals certified through the SAS Certified Specialist: Visual Business Analyst program to gain credit when studying for Macquarie University’s Global MBA through the Generate Insights unit. Find out more about the benefits of the partnership here.

Real problems to solve

You will solve real-world problems by collaborating with a range of industry partners. All four courses in the Capstone are co-created and co-delivered with industry partners to present you with a best-in-class toolkit. You will be challenged to maximise your curiosity and test the knowledge you’ve accumulated through distinct phases including ideation, solution development, and pitching. By the end of your degree, you’ll have a portfolio of case studies.

Try before you buy

Our partnership with Coursera means you get to try before you buy. All of the courses feature an open component, meaning you can experience the course before committing to the degree.

  • Tuition
    AUD $33,000
  • Program length
    14 – 32 months

    10 – 12 hours per week

  • Brief overview
    24 units
  • Method of study
    Fully online

The Term 2 application for the Global MBA is now open. The application deadline is 21 February.

As of Term 4 2020, new students may be accepted into the course in every term (6 terms per year).

It’s not just what you’ll learn that makes the Global MBA so innovative – it’s how you’ll learn. With a “stackable” format that offers unprecedented flexibility and affordability for a graduate degree, the Global MBA fits into your life. Learn more by reading our blog post about stackability or trying an open course today.

About the Program



The Global MBA from Macquarie University is designed for professionals looking for access to leading faculty, industry experts, and alumni networks paired with flexible online learning that doesn’t compromise on quality. You might be an independent consultant, the owner of a family business, or a leader within your company.

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Differentiate yourself by mastering the traditional MBA curriculum, through a future-focused lens of six capabilities - Strategising, Leading, Analysing, Influencing, Adapting, and Problem Solving. These reflect fundamental skills that will enable you to meet the challenges of an increasingly disrupted and accelerated world. Interact with renowned academics and industry leaders while engaging in a global curriculum with learners from around the world.

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Student Experience

Student Experience

Collaborate and innovate through hands-on projects with a global network of classmates and some of the world’s best instructors. Access practical courses designed to help you master skills that you can start applying to your career right away. Experience the same courses as on-campus students, with the flexibility to learn when and where you want.

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The Global MBA helps prepare students to be adaptable leaders in a constantly changing business landscape. Learn about how the program’s capability-focused curriculum can help you transform your career and prepare you for the future of business.

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About Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Macquarie University, located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, is ranked among the top one percent of universities (QS World University Rankings, 2019) in the world. With a 5-star QS rating, Macquarie University is acclaimed for producing graduates who are among the world’s most sought-after professionals. The Macquarie Business School (MGSM) MBA is ranked in the top 100 MBA programmes in the world by The Financial Times and The Economist.

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Try an open course today

Try an open course today

With 20 open courses available, there are many ways to test out the Global MBA's dynamic content. Try out an open course to see if the Global MBA is right for you.

Try an open course today



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Frequently Asked Questions

Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.

We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.