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 strategising, leading, analysing, 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.
- Open Course (USD$49/month): 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.
- Full-Degree Course (AUD$1,375): Get the full course experience. Enrol for a specific course that interests you and dive in, and experience the full degree features such as 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 the Global MBA is like before committing to the full degree, you can check out the course in the open course with a digital badge (USD$49/month). If you’re pretty sure that the Global MBA is for you but don’t meet the direct entry criteria, 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 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 you 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 at least 3 years of supervisory or professional experience. However, 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.
* If you do not meet the direct admission criteria you can still be accepted into the Global MBA through the Performance Track as a non-award student. In order to qualify into the degree through this alternative pathway, you must achieve an overall grade average of 65% or higher, across eight units from any specialisation (with the exception of Problem Solving). Once you meet the Performance Track criteria you will be eligible for admission to the Global MBA degree.
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.3