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Master of Business Administration

About This Masters Degree

Course Description

Ranked in Top 50 Global MBA programs (The Economist Which MBA?), and number 1 in Australia (Financial Times), a Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) MBA is a transformational experience.

The program is designed to extend the knowledge, skills and experience of its students through the analysis of opportunities and challenges facing industries and organisations. Covering all key aspects of business management, the MGSM MBA curriculum is grounded in industry reality which, combined with a highly practical approach, bridges the gap between theory and real-world application.

As flexible as it is practical, over the course of 16 units, you can tailor your experience by selecting 6 elective units, enabling you to deepen your knowledge within a certain field.

At MGSM it is our mission to develop leaders with a global mindset who create sustainable value and are good citizens. This program will challenge and ultimately transform you.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-business-administration

Key benefits
- Offered by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), this is a generalist degree designed to give students a solid grounding in the core aspects of general management.

- Contemporary programs: MGSM electives include International Study Tours, Management Consulting and Research, Dissertation and Internships.

- Aims to provide a strategic business perspective, focusing on the competitive advantage of the enterprise, with exposure to leading edge management theory and practice. Prestige: MGSM has an international reputation for excellence in management education and is consistently ranked in the top tier of business schools worldwide.

There are four terms per year at MGSM
The full time student intake is at the beginning of term 1 in January and beginning of term 3 in June. Each term is of 10 weeks duration, week 11 is exam week and week 12 is a week of leave, followed by the next term. Each course unit at MGSM is conducted over a term, involving 40 hours of face-to-face classes. Beyond the 40 hours of face-to-face class time, MGSM estimates an additional workload of approximately 80-120 hours per unit for readings, completion of assignments, group work, meetings, study and exams.

Suitable for
Experienced professionals who have been identified as possessing higher management and leadership potential.

Work experience requirements
Individuals wishing to participate in an MGSM MBA program should possess an undergraduate degree, combined with a minimum of 2 years of work experience at a managerial/professional level.

Alternatively, individuals without an undergraduate degree can elect to begin their study at the Graduate Diploma of Management entry point, and should demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of work experience at a managerial/professional level.

English language requirements
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

- Accreditation
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.

AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 14,000 plus business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are considered highly skilled and more desirable to employers than graduates of non-accredited schools.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-business-administration

Entry Requirements

Minimum admission requirements: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; Two years full-time equivalent work experience at a managerial/professional level

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