Macquarie University (MGSM) MBA

The Macquarie University library provides an outstanding resource for all MGSM MBA students.
The Macquarie University library provides an outstanding resource for all MGSM MBA students.

Ranked among the world’s top 50 MBA programs (The Economist Which MBA?), the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) MBA is designed to be an invigorating learning experience which provides students with one of the most respected qualifications in the business world.

Established in 1969 by the Sydney business community, MGSM was one of the first Australian business schools created with the purpose of providing rigorous postgraduate education for managers and executives. The school specialises in the delivery of a comprehensive suite of postgraduate and MBA degree programs designed to fulfil the needs of the experienced management professional.

“Completing my MBA has been a life changing experience, it’s been challenging and overwhelming but the professional and personal outcomes and lifelong friendships that I’ve made have been so worth it” Daniel Mickan, Westpac 2017.

MGSM’s main campus is located within the grounds of Macquarie University, one of Australia’s leading universities. Students are also given the opportunity to study in the recently opened CBD campus as well as the Hong Kong campus. MGSM students enjoy the many benefits of being associated with one of Australia’s premier universities, such as access to the state-of-the-art library and sports and recreational facilities.

MGSM MBA Program Structure

There are 16 subjects that students need to be complete for this course. Through 10 carefully selected core units, you’ll learn how to be an effective manager. These units expose you to different general management perspectives and give you the expertise you need to engage in solving contemporary management issues.

The core 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

In addition to the 10 core units, all students are required to complete six elective units. With a wide variety of management subject areas available, you can tailor your program to suit your career needs and objectives.

Elective units are broadly catergorised as follows :

  • Leadership and General Management
  • Financial Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Management Skills
  • Strategy
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship

MGSM MBA Program Details

The program was designed to suit the needs of working professionals and their family, work, social and other commitments. Having the flexibility to take on either 1 or 2 subjects a term allows you to complete the MBA program at your own pace. Each subject involves 40 contact hours over a 10-week term. There are four terms per year. You have the option to study at the North Ryde, Sydney CBD, or the Hong Kong campuses.

MGSM MBA Entry Requirements

The program requirements for direct entry into the MBA program are minimum of three years’ relevant work experience at a managerial or professional level, an undergraduate degree from a recognized university that is equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 5.00 (out of 7.00), and a demonstrated proficiency in English for International students

Experienced managers/professionals who do not have an undergraduate degree or did not obtain the required GPA can gain entry into the MBA by completing the graduate certificate or graduate diploma. To be eligible, however, applicants need a minimum of five years of managerial or professional work experience.


For 2019 it will cost $5,000 per course unit, with 16 in units in total to complete the program. The final indicative cost is $80,000 for domestic and international students.

* Information on fees is sourced from publicly available information in September 2018 and may not be reflective of actual costs. Current costs per subject/unit/course may change in the future, altering the overall cost of the degree. Consult course providers for fee confirmation.

Ben Ready
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (