Macquarie Business School: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

29 April 2014

Macquarie University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Ranked among the world’s top 100 MBA programs (The Economist Which MBA 2012), a Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the is a learning experience that is both invigorating—and invaluable.
Providing a strategic business perspective and a complete grounding in the core elements of general management, this program extends, challenges and ultimately, transforms today’s management professional.
Students of the Master of Business Administration will emerge a potential leader of the future, by focusing on the competitive advantages of enterprise and learning how to manage functional areas and the language they use (not their technical performance).
The MBA Program comprises 16 course units, including 10 foundation and six elective units.
Foundation Units
Ten carefully selected foundation units ensure that students learn the skills required of an effective manager. The 10 foundation units expose MBA students to different general management perspectives, and give them the expertise required to see an organisation achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Foundation units include:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Frameworks
  • Information and Decision Analysis
  • Economic Context of Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Foundations of Management Thought
  • Strategic Management.

Elective Units
Six elective units are required to complete the program. With a wide variety of management subject areas available, students can tailor their program to focus on a particular management field of interest.


MBA students have the opportunity to develop valuable management skills through a 10-week (one MGSM term) project-based internship. This provides practical experience in an Australian organisation and real exposure to management issues and challenges.  
Applications for internships are assessed on a competitive basis, including interviews with both the Macquarie Business School and sponsoring organisation. Business students must have successfully completed a minimum of six units of their program to be eligible.

Master of Business Administration at Macquarie Business School

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Degree type: Graduate-entry program (1 year)
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intakes: January and June
Application deadline: While there is no official application deadline, it is recommended that you submit your complete application at least three months in advance of the program’s start date.
Entry Requirements
For direct entry into the Macquarie Graduate School of Management MBA, candidates must have an undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience (managerial or professional).
Those without an undergraduate degree, but who have a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience (managerial or professional), can enroll in either a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma and can progress to the MBA via the successful completion of each program level.

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