Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA)

Macquarie University


Who should pursue the Global MBA?

The Global MBA 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. If you are a self-starter and you want to develop capabilities that enable you to compete in a constantly changing labour market and you want learning that is meaningful and impactful, you are looking for the Global MBA.


Applications are open for Term 4 2022. Apply by June 6, 2022 (Australia time) to start your Global MBA June 27th.

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

Displayed dates are local to Sydney, Australia

 Application deadlinesTerm dates 2022
Term 16 December 202110 January - 20 February
Term 214 February 202207 March - 17 April
Term 317 April 202202 May - 12 June
Term 406 June 202227 June - 07 August
Term 501 August 202222 August - 2 October
Term 626 September 202217 October - 27 November

Entry Requirements

Applicants for direct admission to the Global MBA are required to have:

  1. An undergraduate degree with a minimum WAM of 65 (Australian AQF Level 7 or recognised equivalent).

    Below you can find some country minimum qualification conversions for your guidance:

    • United States - GPA of 2.7 (B-average)
    • India - GPA of 60 (First class)
    • Canada - GPA of 2.7 (B-average)
    • Singapore: GPA of 3.3 (B-average)
  • Convert your country specific qualification to WAM here.
  • Read more about the AQF levels here.
  1. Three (3) years of supervisory (including team/project leader) or professional experience
  2. Applicants who have not undertaken recognised studies taught in English (e.g. an undergraduate degree) are required to demonstrate proficiency in English to an IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent, with a minimum 6.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening

Degree applicants are required to submit an application for admission directly to Macquarie University, with these supporting materials:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Resume, including details of supervisory or professional experience
  3. Details of academic qualifications including academic transcripts and testamurs
  4. Two reference forms, both professional
  5. IELTS or equivalent English Language results dated within the last 2 years

Application Process

For direct admission, submit an application for the award program and attach all supporting documents as outlined in the requirements above. The admissions team will assess your application and advise you of next steps. For more information on the application process, watch Macquarie's "How To Apply" webinar.

To apply to the Graduate Certificate pathway into the Global MBA, please enter 'Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice' within the Macquarie University Online Application Manager Application form. For more information about the Graduate Certificate Entry Requirements and process, read more here.

For a pathway option to the degree, start with the Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice

Students who do not meet the Global MBA direct admissions criteria can still apply to the degree through the Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice. You can hear more about the Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice in this video from Macquarie Business School.

Graduate Certificate applicants are required to have an Australian Quality Framework (AQF) level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a weighted average mark (WAM) of 65, and three years (full-time equivalent) supervisory or professional work experience; OR Five years (full-time equivalent) supervisory or professional work experience.

Graduate Certificate applicants must also meet the required standard of English for this program, an academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent. All applicants to coursework programs at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

You can read more about the Graduate Certificate Entry Requirements here.

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