Master of Business Administration

Macquarie University

This program provides a strategic business perspective and a complete grounding in the core elements of general management. Students will focus on the competitive advantages of enterprise and learning how to manage functional areas and the language they use (not their technical performance). It enables students to learn the essentials of businesses functions in the increasingly globalised world. It also develops an understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system to help students develop important international relations skills.

Course Fee:

Australian: $80,000
International: $80,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent; minimum 2 years' work experience at a managerial/professional level


64 credit points at 800 level or above; Students can complete the MBA in 1 year of full-time study or 2-3 years part-time. Regardless of the structure, the 16-course unit program is exactly the same.

Subjects you can Study:

Business administration

Study Pathways:

An integrated pathway is available, leading ultimately to the MBA: Single Units (1 unit of the MBA), the Postgraduate Certificate in Management (3 units of the MBA), the Postgraduate Diploma in Management (6 units of the MBA) and the Master of Management (10 units of the MBA). Those without an undergraduate degree, but who have a minimum of five years' relevant work experience (managerial or professional), can enrol in either a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma and can progress to the MBA via the successful completion of each program level.

Further information:

MGSM has a campus in Hong Kong. This course is available for internal study only.


MGSM's MBA and management programs are formally accredited by the international accreditation body AACSB International (AACSB) - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Who for:

Individuals in positions of responsibility with higher management and leadership potential

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
MGSM North Ryde No info Yes Full time 2 years
MGSM Sydney CBD No info Yes Part time 4 years
MGSM Sydney CBD No info Yes Full time 2 years
MGSM North Ryde No info Yes Part time 4 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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