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.


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).

 Application deadlinesTerm dates 2021
Term 113 December 202011 January - 21 February
Term 221 February 202108 March - 18 April
Term 318 April 202103 May - 13 June
Term 413 June 202128 June - 08 August
Term 503 August 202131 August - 11 October
Term 605 October 202126 October - 06 December

Application Requirements

Applicants for direct admission to the degree program are required to have:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 5 out of 7 (Australian AQF Level 7 or recognised equivalent). Read more about the AQF levels here.
  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
  3. Three (3) years of supervisory (including team/project leader) or professional experience

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

  • Application
  • Resume, including details of supervisory or professional experience
  • Details of academic qualifications including academic transcripts and testamurs
  • Two referee reports, both professional
  • IELTS or equivalent English Language results dated within the last 2 years
  • A personal statement video (maximum length 1 minute) including a brief introduction to yourself, why you are interested in the Global MBA, and your expectations of the programme

Performance Track Pathway

Alternatively, learners may be admitted to the degree program based on their performance in Global MBA Specialisations.

If you do not meet the direct admission criteria you can still be accepted into the Global MBA through the Performance Track as a non-award student. Performance Track students can be admitted to the Global MBA Degree Program at any point when they have completed at least 20 credit points (4 units) and no more than 80 credit points (16 units) from any specialisation (with the exception of Problem Solving), provided that they earn a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65. Students with a WAM below 65 may apply for conversion from non-award (Performance Track) to the award (Degree) if they can make a strong case to support their application.

You can also enrol 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.

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.

For performance track entry, students will be invited to apply for the award program once they achieve the required grades outlined above. For more information about the performance entry pathway, watch Macquarie’s performance track webinar.

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