Articulation pathways

About to finish your course? Consider extending your study to the next level Macquarie Business School (MGSM) program and receive two qualifications at the end of your study. We structure our programs in such a way that each unit you complete can be used to gain credit towards another program. This process of progressing to a higher qualification is called Articulation. For instance, if you are currently completing a Graduate Diploma, you can continue your study and complete eight (8) additional units to obtain a MBA.

A selection panel will make an assessment of your application based on your academic performance as well as your professional goals and achievements.

Apply for articulation by completing the Articulation Application Form by the specified closing date.

Who can apply?

You can apply to articulate if you:

  • Are in your last term of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma program.
  • Have achieved a pass or higher in all your completed subjects and have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 out of 4.00 (or 4.00 out of 7.00).

Please note: If you are articulating from a single unit program you must meet the entry requirements for the program you are articulating to.

When can I apply?

Apply to articulate in the last term of your current program. You don’t have to wait until you know the results of your final units, but your application will be withdrawn if you don’t receive a pass or higher in all your completed subjects and have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 out of 4.00.

Closing dates

You must apply for articulation before the start date of the term in which you want to commence your next program.

Please refer to the Term class/exam dates on the Dates and dealines page to find the start date of each term.

When will I be notified of the outcome of my application?

Please note articulations are processed after the census date of the final term of your current program.

If you have applied prior to the census date of your final term, you will be notified of the outcome shortly after the census date. Otherwise, if you apply for articulation after the census date, you will be notified of the outcome within 5 business days.


If you articulate, it means you are enrolling in a new program at Macquarie Business School (MGSM). You need to pay the fees current at the time of articulation.

If you want to take advantage of FEE-HELP for your new program, submit a FEE-HELP form for the new program. The form must be submitted before the census date of the new program's commencement term.

Recognition of prior learning

You can apply for recognition of prior learning towards the units of the program you want to articulate to.

Please note: You do not need to submit a Recognition of Prior Learning application for Macquarie Business School (MGSM) units you have already completed.

Have more questions? Please email Student Services or phone +61 2 9850 7829.

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