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Global Master of Business Administration - 2019 Course Handbook - Macquarie University

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Global Master of Business Administration


Faculty of Business and Economics
Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA)
Admission Requirement:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
• Three years of supervisory or professional experience
• GPA of 5.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
Required Supporting Documents:
  • Application form
  • Resume, including details of supervisory or professional experience
  • Certified copies of academic qualifications including academic transcripts and testamurs
  • Certified copy of your passport
  • Two professional referee reports
  • IELTS or equivalent English language results, dated within the last two years
  • A video (maximum length of one minute) with a personal statement covering a brief introduction of yourself, why you are interested in the Global MBA and your expectations of the program
English Language Proficiency:
Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 1.5 years
External — Term 3 (27 May 2019)
Off-Shore — Term 3 (27 May 2019)
External — Term 5 (2 September 2019)
Off-Shore — Term 5 (2 September 2019)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 1.5 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points 48
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 48
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

800 level

Know Your People (2)
Know Your Organisation (2)
Adapt Your Leadership Style (2)
Become a Meaning Maker (2)
Be Competitive (2)
Be Global (2)
Be Disruptive (2)
Be Sustainable (2)
Know Your Numbers 1 (2)
Know Your Numbers 2 (2)
Generate Insights (2)
Know Your Customers (2)
Communicate with Impact (2)
Manage Change (2)
Negotiate and Resolve Conflict (2)
Engage the Board (2)
Your Career, Your Life (2)
Build Personal Resilience (2)
Improve Yourself, Always (2)
Become a Global Citizen (2)
Advise (2)
Be Curious (2)
Applied Immersion 1 (2)
Applied Immersion 2 (2)


AQF Level Level 9 Masters by Coursework Degree
Overview and Aims of the Program The Faculty of Business and Economics will develop an online Global MBA in partnership with Coursera, branded as an MGSM degree. This program will develop business and community managers to assume senior leadership roles and a global mindset.

The degree will be offered on the gold-standard Coursera platform, tailored towards the Asia-Pacific market, and operated at scale as a high-quality product. Coursera is the world's largest platform for online learning and the largest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider in the world by a considerable margin, with more than 30 million enrolled learners. Coursera offers courses from the Top 200 international universities, adding 500,000 learners per month.

Since 2016, Coursera has launched six degrees with a range of high‐level institutions, such as Imperial College London, Arizona State University, HEC Paris, University of London, University of Illinois and University of Michigan. A further seven degrees were announced in early 2018. The Global MBA is the first degree collaboration between Coursera and an Australian university, and is a major coup for Macquarie.

The Global MBA is clearly differentiated from the existing on campus MBA, with different target audience, curriculum design and delivery. It will complement Macquarie’s existing post‐experience postgraduate management programs by opening a new channel for students globally to discover Macquarie University and join our learner community. It gives FBE the opportunity to access entirely new markets, and to offer a high‐quality educational experience that will transform lives and communities. It also provides an opportunity for FBE to build capability and capacity in producing top‐quality online content and in pedagogic innovation more generally, enriching all programs in FBE.

This program will meet all quality indicators such as AACSB, TEQSA and Macquarie quality processes.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative

Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes The Global MBA will be structured around a set of key graduate capabilities including Strategic Thinking, Analyzing, Leading, Influencing, Adapting and Integrating. The traditional business disciplines including marketing, accounting, organisational behaviour, finance will be incorporated, but content will be structured in an interdisciplinary way. On completion of the program students will be able to:

1. Design effective business strategies for developing competitive advantage in a global market place
2. Design systems for socially and culturally legitimate and sustainable organizational behaviour
3. Critically analyze financial information to evaluate performance, investment, risk and strategy
4. Analyze business issues and generate recommendations through research and synthesis of complex quantitative and qualitative information
5. Effectively lead and motivate people in diverse teams in a way that is culturally respectful and ethical
6. Design and implement systems and processes for effective organizational change and governance
7. Influence internal and external organizational stakeholders through effective persuasion, communication, negotiation and relationship-building skills
8. Use self-reflection as a basis for coping with, and learning from, problems and situations that are personally challenging
Learning and Teaching Methods The new Global MBA takes advantage of the delivery flexibility inherent in online programs to produce a capabilities‐based MBA on the Coursera platform, with Macquarie content and design expertise. The main advantage related to the proposed degree is the ability to mix the disciplines more easily and to chunk the learning into smaller parts to suit the medium.

Each course is broken down into modules which are dedicated to specific topics. A mix of concise educational videos (e.g., discussions, concept presentations, etc) will guide students through and engage them with the topic. The videos are designed to activate learners to conduct background research independently and may use approaches such as Problem-based/Enquiry-based learning in order to approach topics via real-life/current issues.

We are able to run the full suite of assessment tasks and learning and teaching activities that would be run in a face to face environment.

Student learning is underpinned by required and suggested readings (e.g. theory, case studies), formative assessments (e.g., short quizzes), student-to-student interaction (via discussion prompts), student presentations on video (peer-to-peer), and summative assessments (e.g, case study analysis, professional reflections, marketing plans, etc). Students will have the opportunity to interact with peers and staff asynchronously as well as synchronously (e.g., via webinars). Coursera has strong identity verification and formal examinations are proctored.

Academics will be supported in curriculum design and development by the Design and Experience team.
Assessment A number of assessment methods will be used to assess the Program Learning Outcomes, including:
• Case study reports
• Individual and Group projects
• Video presentations
• Essays
• Reflective tasks
• Quizzes
• Simulation-based assessment
• Examinations

Coursera has strong identity verification procedures, and formal examinations are proctored.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see www.mq.edu.au/policy) and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit.

Information can be found at: https://mq.edu.au/rpl

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at www.students.mq.edu.au/support/

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. Students will be able to access the comprehensive array of online learning skills through the Library, online wellbeing information and advice including referral options, and academic advice online and through online webinars and individual Skype meetings. This is already current practice for students not on campus. Some Programs and Units of Study contain inherent requirements and as such care will be taken to communicate and assess whether students have the capability to meet these mandatory requirements.
Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability This Global MBA has been designed using feedback from employers about the capabilities required from managers.

The curriculum is bold and forward-looking. It is structured around a set of six key capabilities - Strategic Thinking, Analysing, Leading, Influencing, Adapting and Integrating. This focus on capabilities provides a foundation for graduates to navigate a world in which, according to recent research, they can expect to have as many as five different careers and 17 employers . All of the traditional business disciplines (such as marketing, accounting, organisational behavior, finance) are covered, but structured in an interdisciplinary and capabilities-focused way. An online delivery mechanism provides the ideal platform for this interdisciplinary and capabilities-based approach.

The curriculum has a global focus, and emphasises personal growth, self-reflection and career opportunities, particularly creating your own employment and creating value for your community.

Course content alone will not result in a new job or career advancement, consequentially MGSM will offer Global MBA students a range of other experiences during their study, including student-to-student interaction (via discussion prompts), student presentations on video (peer-to-peer), case study analysis, professional reflections, marketing plans, webinars, alumni mentoring, peer-to-peer networking, and online careers services.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit www.mq.edu.au/policy.

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

For more information see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/inherent-requirements

2019 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148