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Macquarie University Launches Online MBA Program To Build Capabilities Of The Future

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management Global MBA is the first degree offered on Coursera in the Asia-Pacific region

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Macquarie University has launched a Global MBA offered exclusively on Coursera, a first-of-its-kind online MBA on future-focused capabilities, designed to serve the rapidly growing workforce in an age when AI is expected to automate half of the activities that people are paid to do in the global economy.

The Global MBA is built for professionals who want to future-proof and accelerate their careers from wherever they are located. It also features a ‘stackable’ model that allows students to earn certificates as they go through the program and start learning before even submitting a formal entry application. 

The Global MBA is particularly relevant for rising generations that are looking for ways to be empowered in their careers outside of the traditional corporate ladder — a 2018 Deloitte study found that 43 percent of millennials plan to quit their current job within two years and 62 percent consider gig work as a viable career path. These emerging career trends require more professionals to equip themselves with a broad set of adaptable skills. 

The Global MBA curriculum is designed to build six cross-disciplinary capabilities: leading, strategising, analysing, influencing, adapting, and problem-solving.

Coursera has pioneered the stackable model for online degrees that gives students the choice of taking as much or as little of a degree as they want. All courses in the Global MBA are available on Coursera to enroll in as open courses not for credit and result in individual certificates. This means that students can choose to take as many open courses as they want and gain certificates along the way. The degree also has an innovative admissions model enabling people with non-traditional backgrounds who do well in the open courses to be admitted into the degree.

Jeff Maggioncalda, Coursera’s CEO said, "An increasing number of Indian students are deciding to go to Australia to enroll in higher education according to a recent study. We are bringing a degree from Macquarie University online so that Indians without the ability to relocate to Australia will have the chance to earn a high-value credential from this respected institution. We expect that the Global MBA will be attractive to students in India and around the world because of the flexibility of our learning platform combined with Macquarie’s innovative curriculum." 

Once admitted, students can fit the Global MBA around their work and personal lives while still receiving the rigorous learning experience they expect from a top-quality program.