Admission information

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The Global MBA has been designed to allow you to study at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Your degree may be completed in as little as 1.5 years (4 units per term) or may be completed at a moderate pace within 3 years (1-2 units per term). You may choose to increase or decrease your study load in any term. Find out more about study planning.

Important Dates and Deadlines


Application deadlines

Term dates 2020/2021

Term 1, 2021

13 December 2020

11 January - 21 February 2021

Term 2, 2021

21 February 2021

08 March - 18 April 2021

Term 3, 2021

18 April 2021

03 May - 13 June 2021

Term 4, 2021

13 June 2021

28 June - 08 August 2021

Term 5, 2020

03 August 2020

31 August - 11 October 2020

Term 6, 2020

28 September 2020

26 October - 06 December 2020

2020 Fees


$33,000 AUD*

Per Unit

$1375 AUD

*Your investment includes all required material that is used in the degree, there is no additional fees for textbooks.


  • The payment structure of the Global MBA is pay as you go, so students are only required to pay for the units they enrol in each term.


  • FEE-HELP is a loan facility for eligible Degree (Award) students (Australian citizens) who are enrolled in fee-paying, postgraduate coursework degrees. FEE-HELP enables students to obtain a loan from the Commonwealth Government to pay all or part of their tuition fees
  • Eligible students repay their loan through the taxation system once their income reaches the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment
  • Please note, FEE-HELP is only available to Australian citizens. Permanent residents of Australia and international students are not eligible to participate in this scheme
  • Further information on FEE-HELP is available at the Australian Government Study Assist website.

Macquarie University Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to all eligible Macquarie University alumni students who commence their studies in 2020. This scholarship is valued at 10% of your tuition fees for the duration of your Postgraduate Coursework Degree (10% will be credited each session). Find out more about Macquarie University Alumni Scholarships.


If you are a member or an employee from one of our partners, please enquire about the scholarships available to you.

With our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy, you could get credit for all that hard work, reducing the duration of your course and freeing you up to get to your future sooner. We’ll review your previous learning experiences. RPL will only be considered for AQF 9 equivalent units, consistent with the Macquarie University RPL policy.

You can apply for RPL when applying for the Global MBA or retrospectively once you start the program.

Applying for the Global MBA

Admission requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 5 out of 7 (Australian AQF Level 7 or recognised equivalent).
  • Applicants with English as their second language are required to demonstrate proficiency in English equivalent to an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with a minimum 6.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Applicants who have undertaken recognised studies taught in English (e.g. undergraduate degree) may already meet this requirement.
  • Three years of supervisory (including team/project leader) or professional experience.

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

  • Application form.
  • Resume, including details of supervisory or professional experience.
  • Details of academic qualifications including academic transcripts and testamurs. Please note that certified hard copies of your academic transcripts and testamurs will be required.
  • Two professional referee reports.
  • IELTS or equivalent English language results, dated within the last two years.
  • A video (maximum length of one minute) including a brief introduction of yourself, why you are interested in the Global MBA and your expectations of the program.

Apply now for direct admission into the Global MBA

Applying for the Performance Track

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.

In order to qualify into the degree through this alternative pathway, you must have completed at least 20 credit points (4 units) and no more than 80 credit points (16 units) with the exception of the Problem Solving Capstone, provided that your Weighted Average Mark (WAM) at that time is at least 65.

Once you meet the Performance Track criteria you will be eligible for admission to the Global MBA degree. A criterion of 3 years' work experience will apply at the point of transfer from the non-award to the award. Professional experience can include leading teams or projects and/or managing people.

You can also enrol in an individual unit that interests 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.

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

  • Application form
  • Certified copy of Identification (passport, drivers license, birth certificate)

Find out more about the different specialisations and single units on our program page.

Apply now for the Performance Track

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Performance Track is an alternative pathway into the Global MBA if you don't meet the direct admission requirements to the degree.

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 their Weighted Average Mark at that time is at least 65.

Please note that the Problem Solving specialisation is a capstone and as such is excluded from the Performance Track.

If you wish to apply for the Performance Track please select the 'non-award' application.

Yes, for direct admission to the Global MBA degree, one of the requirements is to have a Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree. Please note that there is an alternative pathway into the degree called the Performance Track.

A Global MBA degree student may apply for RPL (recognition of prior learning). RPL will only be considered for AQF 9 equivalent units, consistent with the Macquarie University RPL policy.

No, there are no exams in the Global MBA. There is a combination of quizzes, discussion forums and written assessments.

Upon graduation, Macquarie University will issue you with an official testamur. The degree testamur will read “Global Master of Business Administration”. There will be no mention of ‘online’ or Coursera.

The Global MBA is 100% online with no requirement to attend on-campus. There will be optional local meet-ups in key markets led by faculty, industry, alumni or students.

Please upload your Personal Statement video to your Google Drive* account and name the file in the format “FirstName_LastName_Year”. Configure the settings to enable “viewing” and by “Anyone with the link”. Copy the shareable link and paste it into the Macquarie Online Application Manager as part of your application.

*You may choose to upload your video to another cloud storage platform such as Microsoft OneDrive or Dropbox. If you would like to do this, please ensure that the video is viewable to anyone with the link and also downloadable, so that we can keep the video as part of your application.

For a range of reasons, some students may wish to enrol in a single unit. This could be to build skills in a particular area, or perhaps to ‘dip their toe in the water’ before committing to an MBA program. There are a few ways you can do this:

  1. Sample  an open course for free. This includes videos featuring foundational content, discussion forums and practice quizzes.*
  2. Join an open course and pay a subscription of AUD$79 per month to achieve a digital certification for your LinkedIn profile. This requires the completion of a peer-review assessment and auto-graded quizzes, amounting to approximately 35 hours of learning.*
  3. Enrol in the Global MBA degree experience with Macquarie University for $1375 AUD per unit. This includes foundational and exclusive content videos, readings, moderated discussion forums, instructor-graded assignments and weekly facilitated live events (classes). This amounts to approximately 75 hours spread over six weeks. Enrol in the non-award to take a single unit.

*Please note, should you wish to later enrol in a degree unit, only activity completions will be carried over, not assessment completions.