Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice

Macquarie University

Capabilities-focused curriculum design:

Read more about the Global MBA's future-focused curriculum and why “soft skills” are in demand for senior roles in management, business, or sales development.


When studying the Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice, and if you wish to articulate into the Global MBA degree following its completion, you will need to complete 8 units with at least one unit from each capability (with the exception of the degree capstone, the Problem Solving capability).

The remaining three units can be from any of the capabilities and dispersed as you wish.

As the greater Global MBA curriculum is mapped based on the World Economic Forum’s 16 future-focused skill sets, six key capabilities are focused on - Strategising, Leading, Analysing, Influencing, Adapting, and Problem Solving.


In the midst of today’s fast-changing challenges and opportunities, leaders need to adapt and respond quickly.


  • GMBA8011 Be competitive
  • GMBA8012 Be global
  • GMBA8013 Be disruptive
  • GMBA8014 Be sustainable


Great CEOs know how to leverage talent as well as technology to transform the way business gets done.


  • GMBA8001 Know your people
  • GMBA8002 Know your organisation
  • GMBA8003 Adapt your leadership style
  • GMBA8004 Become a meaning maker


Data, and the skills needed to analyse information and generate insights, are more central than ever to business success.


  • GMBA8021 Know your numbers 1
  • GMBA8022 Know your numbers 2
  • GMBA8023 Generate insights
  • GMBA8024 Know your customers


Leaders need to be adept at using power and politics to shape the decision-making process and bring about change.


  • GMBA8031 Communicate with impact
  • GMBA8032 Manage change
  • GMBA8033 Negotiate and resolve conflict
  • GMBA8034 Engage the board


Changes to technology and culture are transforming the meaning of work. Courses in “Adapting” will help students navigate this landscape with confidence and purpose.


  • GMBA8101 Your career, your life
  • GMBA8102 Build personal resilience
  • GMBA8103 Improve yourself, always
  • GMBA8104 Become a global citizen

Captstone Unit: Problem Solving (For students enrolled in the Global MBA degree)

In this capstone capability, students enrolled in the Global MBA degree apply their problem-solving skills to real-world projects with guidance from Macquarie’s faculty and industry leaders.


  • GMBA8121 Advise
  • GMBA8122 Be curious
  • GMBA8123 Applied immersion 1
  • GMBA8124 Applied immersion 2

Program Length

The Graduate Certificate may be completed in as little as 6 months (studying a full study load at 4 units per term) or may be completed at a more moderate pace up to your own discretion (ex. 1-2 units per term). You may choose to increase or decrease your study load in any term, ensuring your studies fit into your life. There are six terms (study periods) per calendar year.


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The program is fully developed and taught by Macquarie Business School. Macquarie leverages Coursera’s online education platform to deliver the program curriculum, allowing students enrolled in the program to benefit from Coursera features such as interactive video transcription, in-course note taking, and seamless learning across multiple devices.

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  • Save a week’s worth of content for offline access with one click
  • Save and submit quizzes offline
  • View text transcripts of lecture videos
  • Take notes directly in the app
  • Set reminder alerts to help manage progress

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Application Details:

  • Applications are open for Term 1 2023
  • Application deadline: December 5th, 2022 (Australia time)

New students may be accepted into the course in every term (6 terms per year).

About Macquarie Business School:

  • Top 100 Best Business Schools in the world by CEO Magazine 2022
  • Accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) - the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools
  • Accredited by AMBA (Association of MBAs) - one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education

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