Melbourne Business School Application Process - How to Guide

Application Process - How to Guide

A guide to the application process for students applying for Melbourne Business School Degree Programs and Short Courses.

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

  • Degree programs - Ensure you need to meet minimum eligibility to apply including English language requirements.
  • Short courses - Career stage and learning outcome.


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 experiencing any issues with your registration or log in, please contact us via email - [email protected] or call us on +61 3 9349 8200 and we will assist you.

Once re-registered, all completed courses, upcoming courses and existing application will be available to view.

Degree Programs

Documentation Requirements

As part of your degree program 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 [email protected].

Personal Statements

Four personal statements of approximately 250-300 words, relating to your goals and how you can contribute to the program.

Referee Reports

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


The GMAT or GRE is required for Full-time MBA applicants only.

Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree awarded from an Australian/NZ universities, and do not wish to apply for scholarships, are not required to have a GMAT/GRE.


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


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.


Australian citizens are required to provide one of the following:

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

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

  • Valid passport (showing passport ID number, place of birth, DOB, Expiry date), AND
  • VEVO document confirming study rights OR
  • A copy of your current valid visa letter

If your name differs on your supporting documentation, please provide one of the following:

  • Change of name certificate
  • Marriage Certificate

Academic History

Official academic transcript/statement of results and evidence of completion are required for all degree programs.

Transcripts must include:

  • Your name and the name of the awarding 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


Your CV/resume may include:

  • Employment tasks or responsibilities for each role to date
  • Include any volunteer work/internships
  • Achievements
  • 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 under the application requirements section within the individual degree program page.

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. Time limitations as well a credit cap will apply according to school policy.

Please provide all of the following:

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

Additional Information

Agent details

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

Applicants must provide the following:

Additional Information

Some short course program's may require additional information after submitting your application.

Short Courses

Further Information

Some short course program's may require additional information after submitting your application.

Payment Options

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

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