Graduate Certificate of Management

Graduate Certificate of Management

How to apply to the Graduate Certificate of Management

Please follow these three steps and contact us if you need any assistance or have any questions. Please see important application dates.

Step 1 of 3

Either download the full application document pack

Download all Graduate Certificate of Management application documents

The above link includes all the documents you'll need to apply, including:

  1. The MBA brochure - Pathways to success
  2. Admission information and course units document
  3. Application form
  4. Referee report template
  5. Returning Student form
  6. Recognition of prior learning form
What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

Recognition of Prior Learning can be granted for:

  • a) entry or admission into a MGSM program of study,
  • b) credit towards unit (s) of study within a MGSM program, or
  • c) a unit substitution, in which case the unit for which RPL is granted is replaced with a MGSM elective.

More on Recognition of Prior Learning.

Or download each document separately

  1. Download the Graduate Certificate of Management domestic brochure (PDF)
  2. Download the Graduate Certificate of Management application (PDF)
  3. Download the MGSM referee report (PDF)
  4. Download the MGSM returning student Application Form (PDF)
  5. Download the Recognition of Prior Learning Application Form (PDF)

Step 2 of 3

Gather your documents together

You need to compile relevant documents and information in preparation for your application.
Gather the following documentation:

  • (a): Provide proof of residence (certified copy of visa, passport or birth certificate)
  • (b): Obtain and provide certified copy of academic transcripts
  • (c): Provide up to date Resume/CV
  • (d): Write Statement of Personal Aims and Achievements (more information on the application form)
  • (e): Obtain 2 Referee Reports
  • (f): Complete a Recognition of Prior Learning Form if applicable

Other documents you may need to gather:

If your qualification was gained in countries where English is not the first spoken language

Applicants who are relying on qualifications gained in countries where English is not the first spoken language may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Applicants should arrange their own test and gain at least an IELTS Academic: Minimum of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band*

Other English language tests recognised by MGSM are listed here:

* MGSM reserves the right, in addition to the above, to administer further testing.

Note: exam results are valid for 2 years and your results must be valid at the commencement of your program.

If you're interested in scholarships

Submit a Scholarship Application Cover Sheet along with a personal statement (of no more than 1,000 words) addressing the selection criteria and outlining the reasons why you feel you should be awarded the scholarship for which you are applying.

Step 3: Apply now

You need to post your application to one of the addresses below.


  • before lodging, ensure all questions are answered and all documentation is attached as incomplete applications will delay assessment.
  • all documents submitted become the property of MGSM and will not be returned.

Address for Australian applicants

The Applications Officer
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Macquarie University

Address for International applicants

The Applications Officer
Macquarie International
Macquarie University

Otherwise upload the application form and supporting documents online.

Important application dates

TermDomestic application deadlineInternational application deadline
Term 1 201907 December 201809 November 2018
Term 2 201901 March 201908 February 2019
Term 3 201924 May 201903 May 2019
Term 4 201916 August 201926 July 2019
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