How to apply to the MBA

How to apply to the MBA

MBA application steps 4

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 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 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

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 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 on each band
  • or TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum of 90 overall with a minimum of 20 in Listening, Reading and Speaking and 22 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 201725 November 201611 November 2016
Term 2 201703 March 201717 February 2017
Term 3 201726 May 201712 May 2017
Term 4 201718 August 201704 August 2017
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