MBA application steps

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 MBA domestic application documents (PDF)

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 MBA domestic brochure (PDF)
  2. Download the MBA 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

Entry Requirements


  • An Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or equivalent
  • GPA of 5.00 (out of 7.00)
  • Minimum of three years relevant work experience, at a managerial or professional level, for direct entry into the Masters of Business Administration
  • For entry without a level 7 bachelor's qualification or equivalent, a minimum of five years relevant work experience, at a managerial or professional level is required.
  • If you are an international applicant, you may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Other documents you may need to gather:

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

You may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Providing:


  • IELTS Academic: Minimum of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 on each band*
  • or TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum of 100 overall with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Structure/Writing. 

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 20188 December 2017 10 November 2017
Term 2 201802 March 201816 February 2018
Term 3 201825 May 201811 May 2018
Term 4 201817 August 201803 August 2018

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