Macquarie University’s Global MBA is one of the most exciting new degrees we offer on Coursera. It’s a truly transformational learning program designed to prepare you for the complex challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s workplace, with future-focused capabilities including strategizing, leading, analyzing, influencing, adapting, and problem-solving.
But it’s not just what you learn that makes the Global MBA it so innovative – it’s how you learn, with a “stackable” format that offers unprecedented flexibility and affordability for a graduate degree, online or otherwise. It’s also a game-changer for admission into the program, opening up this transformational education to learners that lack traditional qualifications.
Flexible Learning Pathways
Starting a graduate degree like the Global MBA is a major investment in your future, but it’s also a major investment of time and money. So it’s not surprising that many prospective applicants have questions before making that commitment. What are business school courses like? Is this career path a good fit for my skill set? Is this the right program for me?
The stackability of the Global MBA program aims to help you answer those questions yourself. Students can choose from a menu of options at a variety of price points that allow you to “try before you buy,” develop your skills, and even stack up credits before committing to a full degree.
- Audit Mode (Free): Enroll in any of our open courses free of charge, with access to high-quality videos and readings and the opportunity to interact with other learners. However, while you can test your knowledge with practice quizzes, you can’t complete assessments or earn certificates (digital badge).
- Open Course (USD$49/month): Like audit mode, you get access to high-quality course materials as well as your fellow learners. You also get to take graded quizzes and/or peer-reviewed assessments to achieve a digital badge issued by Macquarie University and Coursera – a credential you can add to your LinkedIn profile to showcase your new skill.
- Single Course (AUD$1,375): Get the full course experience. Sign up for a specific class that interests you and dive in, with collaborative group projects, assessments graded by faculty, interviews with speakers from industry, and premium online content. You’ll also get course credit from Macquarie University upon completion.
So, if you want to see what a Macquarie University Leading course is like before committing to the degree, you can check out the course in either the audit mode (free) or open course with a digital badge (USD$49/month). f you’re pretty sure that the Global MBA is for you but don’t currently have the time or money for the full program, you can get started at your own pace with a single course and work your way towards the degree via the Performance Track
Performance Track Admission
Stacking up those course credits with the single course option is a great choice for prospective students that want more flexibility than traditional degree programs offer. However, stackability can also be a game-changer for students that do not meet the admission requirements for direct entry into the Global MBA, giving them an alternative pathway for admission to the full degree program.
The direct admission process requires applicants to have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 5 out of 7, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Band 7, and 3 years of supervisory or professional experience. For a variety of reasons, some prospective students may not meet these requirements despite being highly experienced professionals and/or capable of completing an MBA.
The performance-based admission track eliminates that barrier, allowing candidates to gain admission to the full degree program by stacking single course credits. For this track, students must complete at least 2 Specializations (a total of eight courses) from strategizing, leading, analyzing, and influencing, with a grade average of at least 75% and no individual course grade below 60%.
Stacking Up Against the Competition
Whether you’re looking to “try before you buy,” start your graduate education on a more flexible schedule or expand your degree options beyond what your experience currently allows, the stackability of the Global MBA makes it all possible. It’s a major innovation in online learning, and we think it makes getting a world-class education more accessible, affordable, and flexible than ever. Learn More about the Global MBA.1