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Melbourne Business School Application Process - How to Guide

Application Process - How to Guide

A guide to the application process for students.

Before you begin the application process

Choose the course you are interested in. Options include:

  • Degree programs (award) such as Graduate certificate, Graduate diplomas and Masters by coursework in Business Administration, Marketing and Data Analytics. You may only have one active application at any given time.
  • Short courses (non-award) in the areas such as Leadership, Management, Change & Strategy.

Check your eligibility

  • You need to meet minimum eligibility to apply including English language requirements.

Registration

If you are using this Application Portal for the first time, you will need to register. It is a good idea to register with an easily accessible personal email address (and not an email address from another education provider or workplace). This will ensure you can access your application at a later date.

If you are trying to login to an existing account, created before 13/12/2021, you will need to re-register. To do this, send us an email (study@mbs.edu) and we will send you your unique link. Once re-registered, all completed courses, upcoming courses and existing application will be available to view.

Documentation

As part of your application, you are required to provide supporting documentation.

Below are some examples of the types of documentation required for each section. It is important to get your documentation right, otherwise your application may not be considered. If any of your documents are not in English, you will need to provide certified translated copies. Our preference is translations made by NAATI qualified translators.

Ideally, you should upload one document per section. If you have multiple documents for a single entry (e.g. Transcripts and Certificate), we recommend that you combine these into a single PDF document. If you are unable to upload a PDF document, the system supports other document formats, including .doc files.

Melbourne Business School reserves the right to request for additional documentation to verify your qualification. Applications where information or documentation is incomplete may not be considered. If you are unable to provide any of the required documentation, please contact study@mbs.edu.

Identity

Australian citizens are required to provide one of the following:

  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Valid passport with ID number (showing place of birth, DOB, Expiry date)


Australian Permanent Resident and visa holders
are required to provide all the following:

  • Valid passport with ID number (showing place of birth, DOB, Expiry date), AND
  • VEVO document confirming study right


If your name differs on your qualification and/or citizenship papers, please provide one of the following:

  • Change of name certificate
  • Marriage Certificate

Academic History

Official academic transcript/statement of results are required for all award programs.

Transcripts must include:

  • Your name and the name of the institution
  • Each subject taken and the mark/grade received
  • An explanation of the grading schema
  • The date conferred (where obtained). If your transcripts do not state the degree and date conferred, upload a copy of your diploma/testamur in addition to the transcript/s.

Employment History

CV/resume

Your CV/resume may include:

  • Employment (including volunteer work)
  • Achievements
  • Internships
  • Education
  • Awards/prizes/scholarships.

English Language

IELTS (Academic), TOEFL (Internet based) or Pearson Test of English (Academic) scores are required for entry. Course specific requirements can be found here.

If you've completed an undergraduate degree, or a graduate degree of at least two years duration, where the degree was taught and assessed entirely in English, you may satisfy the University’s English requirements. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Credit and Substitution

Credit and substitutions may be considered for prior postgraduate studies, or professional accreditation, for part-time MBA core subjects only.

Please provide all of the following:

  • Academic transcript/s (as per the Academic History section)
  • Unit outline (for each subject)
  • Subject syllabus

Additional Information and Agent details

Master of Business Analytics applicants may engage with official overseas representatives (education agents).

Applicants must provide the following:

Further Information

GMAT/GRE

The GMAT or GRE is required for Full-time MBA applicants only. Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree from Australian/NZ universities, and do not wish to apply for scholarships, are not required to have a GMAT/GRE.

GMAT

The GMAT™ exam is a standardised exam specifically designed for admission to graduate business and management programs.

GRE

Featuring question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in today's demanding graduate-level programs, the GRE General Test lets you show us that you are ready to succeed.

Personal Statements

Personal statements are to be written in English and 250-300 words in length. We are also checking your grammar and spelling.

Referee Reports

Professional referees are required for most programs. Ideal referees may include a manager or supervisor. Referee reports from friends or relatives will not be considered.

Payment Options (Short course only)

Payment in full is required to secure your place in a program. Payment options are as follows:

Payment Option Requirement
Credit Card
  • Credit number
  • Cardholder name
  • Expiry date
  • CVV number (three-digit number on the back of your card)
Purchase Order
  • Company/vendor name
  • Order number
  • Issued/required date
  • Description
  • Value/amount
Invoice

Contact Us

If you need any help or advice regarding your application, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help. You can call us on +61 3 9349 8200 or email us using the button.