Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice

Macquarie University

Who should pursue this certificate?

The Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice is designed for professionals looking to refine their business knowledge through postgraduate level learning opportunities and join a skilled international network.

Moreover, it also serves the interest of those looking for a valuable standalone qualification but without the commitment to a full master’s degree.

It is also suitable for learners seeking a performance pathway to their prospective Global MBA studies.


Applications are now open for Term 1 2023! Apply by December 5th, 2022.

Students may be accepted into the course in every term (6 terms per year). Note: All dates listed are local to Sydney, Australia

HeaderApplication deadlinesTerm dates 2023
Term 1December 5 202209 January - 19 February
Term 2February 1306 March - 16 April
Term 3April 1001 May - 11 June
Term 4June 0526 June - 06 August
Term 5July 3121 August - 01 October
Term 6September 2516 October - 26 November

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice are required to have:

  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum WAM of 65 (Australian AQF Level 7 or recognised equivalent).
  • Convert your country specific qualification to WAM here.
  • Read more about the AQF levels here.
  • Three (3) years of supervisory (including team/project leader) or professional experience


  • Five (5) years of supervisory (including team/project leader) or professional experience

  • Applicants who have not undertaken recognised studies taught in English (e.g. an undergraduate degree) are required to demonstrate proficiency in English to an IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent, with a minimum 6.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening

Applicants are required to submit an application for admission directly to Macquarie University, with these supporting materials:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Resume, including details of supervisory or professional experience
  3. Details of academic qualifications including academic transcripts and testamurs (if applicable)
  4. IELTS or equivalent English Language results dated within the last 2 years

If you are applying based on years of suitable professional experience, you will need to provide two professional referee reports as part of your application.

Application Process

Submit a free application for the program and attach all supporting documents as outlined in the requirements above. The admissions team will assess your application and advise you of next steps.

Please enter 'Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice' within the Macquarie University Online Application Manager.

Pathway to the Global MBA degree

The Graduate Certificate consists of studying 8 units within the Global MBA curriculum that you can then use to articulate into the Global MBA degree should you choose. Therefore, the Graduate Certificate is not only an asset on its own, but can be applied towards your studies in the Global MBA degree.

The Global MBA degree has 24 units in total. If you complete the 8 units as part of the Graduate Certificate and pathway to the degree, then you would only have 16 units to complete once enrolled in the Global MBA degree. Meaning, enrolling in the Graduate Certificate still means you are taking appropriate steps towards the Global MBA degree.

There is no additional cost or time taken if you study the Graduate Certificate first.

Moreover, as a Graduate Certificate student you are still studying in the same classroom as students admitted into the Global MBA degree.

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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We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.