Master of Global Management

Master of Global Management

Prepare yourself to become a business leader in today’s highly connected, multicultural world.

The Master of Global Management is designed to prepare graduates for an international business career. The program will help you build the skills and experience required to become a business leader in today’s highly connected, multicultural world.

The Master of Global Management is a two-year postgraduate double degree run in conjunction with five leading business schools in Finland, Italy, France, Norway and Canada. Students spend the first year studying at UQ Business School, and the second year studying in overseas at one of our partner institutions. You will not only benefit from exposure to the global business environment but will also gain two postgraduate degrees from two of the world’s top business schools.

In addition to the core courses, students can choose to specialise in international economics and finance, enterprise management or tourism, and complete a research component or internship.

The Master of Global Management will give you a wider perspective in addressing international issues, and valuable experience in different cultures and business environments. It will also allow you to build an international network of peers and unlock global career opportunities.


Applicants for the Master of Global Management program must have:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.25 on a 7-point scale. 
  • A student must, if required by the executive dean, pass a qualifying examination in any or all of - basic computing; written communication; basic mathematics; basic statistics, before enrolment is approved. 

Students starting the program at UQ must be able to satisfy the entry requirements set by the preferred overseas partner institutions (including the GMAT with a minimum score of 600) before progression is approved.

Inbound students – those completing the program at UQ - must be admitted to an approved program at a partner institution and have successfully completed the UQ equivalent of 8-16 study units with a total GPA equivalent of 5.25 on a 7 point scale.

The application procedure for the program varies depending on whether you are a domestic or international student.

Find further information about course dates, costs and how to apply


The Master of Global Management is a two-year program run in conjunction with five top business schools in Europe and Canada – Aalto University School of Business in Finland, Bocconi University in Italy, ESSEC Business School in France, Queen's University in Canada and the Norwegian School of Economics.

You will complete your first year of study at UQ Business School and the second year with the partner of your choice, and graduate with degrees from both institutions.

The Master of Global Management offers a flexible structure. You will be required to complete three compulsory courses centered around issues relating to operating international business, globalisation and the world economy, and cross-cultural management.

You can then choose a selection of other courses from the specialist areas below, which includes the option to complete a research thesis and an internship, or choose any combination of courses to suit your role and interests.

View the UQ program course list.

International economics and finance

This area covers topics such as international trade and investment, innovation, globalisation and economic development, carbon and energy management, international financial management and the international political economy.

International enterprise management

The courses in this field include global media and advertising, business in Asia, supply chains, human resource management, service operations management and sustainability and innovation.

International tourism

The tourism courses cover events, hospitality, hotel and resort management, service leadership, and tourism in developing economies.

International research experience

This option includes an internship, a research project, thesis and courses on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Other topics

You can also choose courses on other topics including strategic management, change leadership, negotiation, strategic marketing and branding, intellectual property management and sustainability – or any other postgraduate course providing your choice is approved by the Head of School.



The Master of Global Management is a two-year program run in conjunction with five top institutions in Europe and Canada – Aalto University School of Business in Finland, Bocconi University in Italy, ESSEC Business School in France and the Norwegian School of Economics and the Smith School of Business in Canada.

There is no part-time option.

The standard full-time load for a program is 8 units per semester (this usually means 4 courses worth 2 units each per semester). Full-time study is defined as 75% or more of the standard full-time load for a program (i.e. at least 6 units per semester, or 3-4 courses, for most programs).

International students must be enrolled in 8 units per semester.

It is estimated that for each course a student would have approximately 3-5 contact hours in lectures and tutorials, and would also need to do additional hours of study.


What outcomes to expect from your degree

With postgraduate degrees from two leading global business schools and experience in an international environment, students will be well positioned for a wide range of careers in international business and management within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

How to shape your career

As a UQ student, you have access to a range of services to prepare for a successful career:

  • The Student Employability Team (SET) – assists students with accessing career opportunities and managing their careers. SET programs give students an edge by helping build industry experience and develop lifelong employability skills. Contact their team of employability specialists to set and achieve your career goals.
  • Networking events – these events help students establish connections with industry professionals.
  • Employer presentations on campus – provides opportunities to meet UQ graduates currently employed in industry and understand what the employer is looking for in a new hire.
  • UQ Careers Fair - an annual university wide event for students to meet with over 130 potential employers to source information on career opportunities.
  • Global Experiences Expo - discover how UQ provides students with opportunities to study overseas, or get support to work, learn or volunteer on a short trip.


Domestic student enquiries

To find out more about applications or programs for Australian (domestic) students, call +61 7 3346 8100 (open 9:00am to 5:00pm from Monday to Friday except public holidays) or email info@business.uq.edu.au.

International student enquiries

For further enquiries about applications or programs, international students can call +61 3 8676 7004 from outside Australia or 1800 671 980 from inside Australia (free call).

Find out more on the international contact page or use the online enquiry form.

Find details of international educational representatives.

Financial assistance

Find out more about fees, charges and financial assistance.

Find details on scholarships.