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Master of Business Administration (Global)



In a complex, changing world, leaders of the future require the ability at a local, national and international level to see the ‘big picture’. Increasingly, employers are seeking individuals who are managers and global-thought leaders with the ability bring together the resources and innovative potential of an organisation to deliver sophisticated, successful international strategies.

The MBA (Global) program develops these critical capabilities through an innovative and rigorous curriculum, expert and highly engaged staff, and an active, problem-based approach to learning that develops confidence and work-readiness.

Why Study With Us?

Gain work experience through your study – the program focuses on building employability skills through a blend of theory and active learning through a compulsory internship.

Extend your current undergraduate qualification – we welcome students from all disciplinary backgrounds looking to develop a global mindset and management skills.

Unique International experiences –   you will embark on an international study tour that will enable you to develop your cultural competency and provide context to global issues. You will also have the option to study with another international high-profile university in your second year.

Build a life in Australia – the MBA (Global) program is a two-year program which offers the opportunity for post-study work rights and immigration pathway.

An exceptional learning experience – be taught in our world-class, purpose-built facility, NeW Space. A $95 million landmark education precinct that harnesses the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning, providing the ideal environment for you to excel in your studies.  

Master of Business Administration (Global)

AACSB Accreditation

The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) has received AACSB Accreditation, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs.

Top 150

The University of Newcastle is Top 150 in the world for business and economics.

What You Will Study

The MBA (Global) is designed for individuals who are recent graduates in any discipline who have limited work experience, who are looking to develop their business leadership and management skills. The MBA (Global) will provide students with an in-depth understanding of business globalisation and its complex effect on stakeholders, societies and economies and develop their global mindset, with the interpersonal skills that allow them to operate across countries, cultures and contexts.

All 16 courses in the MBA (Global) have been developed exclusively for the program. In addition to the 11 core (compulsory) courses, you will also have the opportunity to study elective courses in cutting edge areas of interest, including innovation and entrepreneurship, behavioural economics, change management, and business and climate change.

Unique Learning Experiences

Utilising an active learning approach, content will emphasize linking concepts and theories learnt in the classroom to real-world examples in different contexts, industries and countries. With an international study tour and compulsory organisational internship built into the program, the MBA (Global) will build your practical skill base and knowledge in leadership, communication and problem-solving.

The international study tour enables you to actively learn and engage with academics, students and industry participants from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds building your interpersonal and communication skills.

Through the compulsory internship, you will spend a minimum of 80 hours in a local organisation utilising your coursework knowledge to contribute to the business, building your professional network and work-readiness.

In your second year you may also choose to articulate into a high-profile specialist master program at a University elsewhere, allowing you to receive degrees from two institutions.

Career Opportunities

With the MBA (Global) the opportunities are endless, you will have the advanced skill set to ensure success, across borders, oceans, and boardrooms around the world. Where you take this qualification is up to you. The course design is deeply-rooted in industry engagement and business networking opportunities that expose you to experiences while you study that could lead to remarkable workplace prospects on graduation.  

You’ll be ready to apply your strengthened strategic focus and embed your outstanding business management capabilities in real-world business opportunities in a leadership role in a global corporation located in Australia and beyond.

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary

Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Semester 2
Tuition Fees

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Number of Courses

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International Student Program and Fee Summary

Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Semester 2
Tuition Fees

Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses

Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.



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Courses and Details

Program Code 40160
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
  • Newcastle (City Precinct)
CRICOS Code 096747G
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The MBA (Global) program is available to students with a Bachelor degree in any discipline, but with little or no work experience. Students will study a standard broad-based business curriculum since many will have neither a first degree in business or commerce nor work experience in which they have developed these basic competencies. They also seek opportunities to build their practical business skills and experience; hence this program has compulsory work integrated learning and internship components. The program provides support to students to reflect on their own strengths and development needs, and to build personal skills in leadership, problem-solving, and communication. The MBA (Global) allows students to build confidence and capability to operate in a wide range of countries. The typical MBA (Global) graduate would seek a graduate entry position in a multi-national enterprise or corporation and the program should prepare them for this career.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Master of Business Administration (Global) will be available to applicants who have:

  • An undergraduate degree (AQF level 7 equivalent) in any field of study.

Students from overseas will be required to demonstrate English proficiency to the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no individual score less than 6.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Business Administration (Global) is an AQF Level 9 coursework Master program of 160 units. Students are required to complete 100 units of core courses, 10 units of core directed courses and 50 units of directed courses. All courses are 10 units. The MBA (Global) program will be taught over two years, comprising four main teaching terms, with some additional teaching occurring in summer and winter terms as required.

Course Information

Core Courses

Students must complete all core courses.

Code Name Availability Units
GMBA6001 Globalisation and Business Semester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct) 10 units
GMBA6002 International Accounting Semester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct) 10 units
GMBA6003 Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6004 Leading and Managing People Semester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct) 10 units
GMBA6005 Twenty First Century Marketing Management Semester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct) 10 units
GMBA6006 Global Financial Management Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6007 Managing Across Cultures Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6008 Macroeconomics for Managers Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6009 Competitive Dynamics and Global Strategy Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6010 International Study Tour Not currently offered 10 units

Core Directed Courses: Students must complete 10 units from Core Directed Courses.

Code Name Availability Units
GMBA6011 Organisational Internship Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6012 Consultancy Project Not currently offered 10 units

Directed Courses: Students must complete 50 units of directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
GMBA6013 Behavioural Economics Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6014 Business and Climate Change Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6015 Digital and Social Media Analytics Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6016 Enduring Brands Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6017 Innovative Supply Chain Management Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6018 Leading New Product Diffusion Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6019 Managing Change Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6020 Social Dimensions of Innovation Not currently offered 10 units
GMBA6021 Tourism Management in a Global Context Not currently offered 10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastered theoretical and practical knowledge of people, organisations and regulation as they operate in national, regional and international environments
  • Competence in applying research principles and methods for the purpose of conducting substantial consulting or organisational projects
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills to recognise, define, analyse, and solve complex organisational and business problems
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills to communicate with a range of stakeholder audiences
  • Critical analysis and decision-making skills to enable an ethical and professional approach to managing people and organisations
  • An awareness of and openness to cultural diversity and a capacity for self-reflection
  • Interpersonal skills to operate in complex organisations and environments, including leadership capability and capability to work effectively in teams
  • Proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in business and organizational contexts
  • Specialised knowledge of principles and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional Support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages unless they can complete both their principal program and the Diploma in Languages within the duration of their CoE. For more information please contact the Student Advice team.

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