Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA)

Macquarie University


Accredited diploma

Offered by Macquarie University

Taught in English

Engage in group discussions with professors and peers

14 – 32 months

10 – 12.5 hours per week Weekly live lessons

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

AUD $39,600

Join the MBA ranked Top 20 Online MBA worldwide - QS Rankings 2022

A uniquely-crafted MBA, with a curriculum based on the World Economic Forum’s 16 future-focused skill sets and endorsed by industry-leading companies. This Global MBA builds your mastery in the top 6 capabilities of an elite business professional: Strategising, Leading, Analysing, Influencing, Adapting, and Problem Solving. Equipping you to meet high-performance indicators for current and future global talent.

Covering all fundamental business disciplines, such as Marketing, Accounting, Organisational Behaviour and Finance, 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.

Read more about the Global MBA's future-focused curriculum and why “soft skills” are in demand for senior roles in management, business, or sales development.

What makes this degree unique?

Solve real-world challenges and put your skills into action

The four courses in the Capstone are co-created and co-delivered in collaboration with leading industry partners. You will be challenged to maximise your curiosity, test the knowledge you have accumulated, and apply a contemporary toolkit to ideate, develop and present business solutions. You will consult with global companies to solve real business challenges. By the end of your degree you will be equipped with applied business knowledge and skills gained in and across a portfolio of case studies.

#1 for Student Experience by QS Rankings for Online MBA’s Worldwide, 2021

Collaborate and innovate through applied projects, interactive webinars, and other high-engagement activities. Interact with a global network of your fellow students and learn from some of the world’s best instructors during weekly live events. Join the Online MBA ranked #1 for Class Experience in the world, 2021.

Flexible pathway towards your MBA

The Global MBA program provides you with the flexibility to start on the path toward your degree via multiple avenues in a stackable format:

  • Start today by taking one of the open courses from the degree and experience the exceptional quality of content before you apply for the GMBA.
  • Enrol for a single subject unit of the degree and receive credit, which will be applied towards your GMBA if you decide to enrol.
  • Consider a MasterTrack, which offers a segment of the degree packaged for specific areas of expertise, and you will be able to transfer your credits if you enrol in the MBA later.
  • You can also enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice for a pathway option to the degree, or if you’re looking for a valuable standalone qualification that’s a shorter commitment than a full MBA.

The Global MBA offers flexible entry and exit points. With 6 intakes every year you can start when it’s most convenient for you. You can also pay as you go, meaning you only pay for the units you sign up for every term.

Application Details:

  • Applications are open for Term 5 2022
  • Application deadline: August 1, 2022 (Australia time)
  • More information about the entry requirements here

New students may be accepted into the course in every term (6 terms per year).

About Macquarie Business School:

  • Top 100 Best Business Schools in the world by CEO Magazine 2021
  • Accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) - the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools
  • Accredited by AMBA (Association of MBAs) - one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education

You may be able to earn transferable credit towards this degree by successfully completing one or more of these participating programs

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Prepare for this degree

Get a head start on your degree studies by earning a certificate from one of these participating programs.

Upon completing this certificate, you can earn college credit when you’re accepted to Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA)


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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.

Additionally you can get started on the GMBA with a MasterTrack®.

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About the Program


The Global MBA is designed for professionals looking for a flexible online learning experience that delivers exceptional quality of the highest standards and also provides access to leading faculty, industry experts, and alumni networks.

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Master the foundational MBA curriculum, such as Marketing and Finance, plus six future-focused capabilities: strategising, leading, analysing, influencing, adapting, and problem solving. These fundamental skills will enable you to meet the challenges and talent standards of an increasingly disrupted and accelerated world.

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Student Experience

The GMBA is ranked #1 for Class Experience by QS Online MBA Rankings. Collaborate and innovate through hands-on projects with a global network of classmates and some of the world’s best faculty. Master skills you can start applying to your career right away and experience the same courses as on-campus students, with the flexibility to learn when and where you want.

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With the Global MBA you will become an adaptable leader in a constantly changing business landscape. The program’s capability-focused curriculum helps you transform your career and prepares you for the future of business and the professional world by partnering with relevant companies.

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About Macquarie University

Macquarie University is ranked amongst the top 200 of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2022) and tthe #1 Global MBA in Australia and top 10 globally (CEO Magazine, 2022). With a 5-star QS rating, Macquarie University is acclaimed for producing graduates who are among the world’s most sought-after professionals.

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Try an open course today

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

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