As more than 300 million people enter the global workforce in the next 10 years, we need top universities from around the world to offer programs that prepare knowledge workers to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. To address this need, Coursera has sought out university partners who are not only committed to broadening access but also to redesigning degrees in a way that makes them more flexible, accessible, and relevant to a greater diversity of learners.
Today, we are proud to announce our latest degree offering with Australia’s Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM): the Global MBA. Coming from a business school ranked among the top 50 in the world, this online graduate degree brings a top program in the Asia-Pacific region online in a way that makes it highly flexible and affordable, opening up access and reaching new learners around the world.
The Global MBA is designed to prepare future-focused professionals for success in a wide variety of career paths, whether their goal is to break through the glass ceiling or to build a successful freelancing business. The curriculum includes live instruction by MGSM’s world-class faculty and will help learners gain tangible, career-ready skills in cross-disciplinary capabilities, including leading, strategizing, and analyzing.
Coursera’s flexible learning platform enables students to complete lectures and assignments on their own time while also getting the high engagement experiences critical for an MBA experience with frequent live classroom sessions and collaborative group projects. Our stackable degree model means Global MBA candidates will be able to earn certificates as they complete each course and an accredited diploma upon completion of the degree program. At $33,000 AUD (about $24,000 USD), this degree is also considerably more affordable among the top MBA programs in the world.
Applications open today for the first cohort starting in May 2019. We are thrilled for the Macquarie Global MBA to join a growing selection of top-ranked business degrees on Coursera that are affordable and accessible to a world of learners.23