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Macquarie offers an unforgettable, world-class study experience. Its ranking as one of the ten most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2014) and its parkland campus attracts over 11,000 international students, from Europe to South America. With a range of study options, from bachelors to PhD, and a variety of international scholarships available, Macquarie has something for everyone. 

Macquarie University are currently offering a partial fee waiver to European students. The AU$5,000 fee waiver will be available each year to full degree undergraduate and postgraduate students for the full term of their degree. No separate application is necessary, fee waivers will be awarded automatically to eligible passport holders.

Macquarie are also offering a scholarship for high-achieving European students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship awards a varied amount up to A$10,000 that will be applied towards your tuition fee. Please note this award is for full-degree students only. Find out more about it on the Macquarie University website.

The Macquarie difference

Ten of our subject disciplines were ranked in the world’s top 100 by the 2018 QS World University Rankings By Subject, including linguistics (top 50); accounting and finance; communication and media; English language and literature; development studies; earth and marine science; and education. In 2017 our MBA was ranked in the top world’s top 50 by the Economist Which MBA? ranking.

Our campus

Macquarie is 15km from Sydney Harbour and has a train station on campus that connects it directly to the CBD. The campus sits on 126 hectares of parkland in the middle of Australia’s largest high-tech business precinct (home to more than 300 companies, giving students access to great job opportunities). Over one billion dollars have been invested in University facilities in recent years. Our students enjoy world-class facilities – a new library, a private hospital, first class sports fields, a gym and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. After class, you can relax in the Uni bar or on the outdoor terraces.

Accommodation

Macquarie provides safe, supportive accommodation for all students, both on and off campus. You can live in a new fully/self-catered residence, in a single or a shared room and have access to a range of convenient facilities, all close to the campus.

Living in Sydney

Sydney offers a vibrant lifestyle, a relaxed attitude and easy access to the hundreds of beaches that stretch along its coastline. Try a surfing lesson at Bondi or Manly Beach or get involved with the city’s ongoing calendar of festivals, international sporting and cultural events.

Real-world learning

Employers worldwide appreciate Macquarie’s practical approach to learning, which gives students real-world skills for the workforce. Internships with both Australian and international companies are encouraged, and organised through either course-related internships or the Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative, which encourages undergraduate students to undertake internships and cultural experiences locally and internationally.

Students can also put their global skills into practice via Macquarie’s award-winning Global Leadership Programme (GLP) in which they can study, volunteer and participate in activities in Australia and overseas. It’s all part of the Macquarie experience! CEOs surveyed in The New York Times in 2012 ranked Macquarie in the world’s top 100 universities for graduate recruitment. Our alumni network of over 150,000 graduates in 140 countries provides invaluable professional connections.

Research excellence

Macquarie has a reputation for research excellence and in 2015 was given the maximum rating of five in the Australian Government report, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). This report also rated 100% of Macquarie’s research activity at world standard or higher.

Macquarie hosts four of Australia’s 13 Research Centres for Excellence, including the Centre for Excellence in Core to Crust Fluid Systems and the Centre for Excellence for Cognition and Disorders. We were the first Australian university to align with the Bologna Model, and our research students can undertake research with other universities via a Cotutelle programme.

A supportive, multicultural community

Macquarie provides a welcoming home for 40,000 students from over 100 countries. Offering support from arrival through to graduation, we will help you transition from the UK to university life in Australia and to achieve your best.

What can i study?

Well known for its prestigious programmes in finance, accounting and actuarial studies, Macquarie is a leader in many other academic fields including science, engineering and linguistics. Areas of study include:

  • Business
  • Education and teaching
  • Engineering and IT
  • Environment
  • Health and medical sciences
  • Health professions
  • Law
  • Linguistics, speech and hearing
  • Graduate School of Management
  • Media and creative arts
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Security and intelligence
  • Society, languages and culture
  • Translating and interpreting

Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)

Programmes

From single unit studies to our globally recognised MBA, our suite of programmes offers participants the flexibility to tailor studies to match their personal objectives, experience and career aspirations. We offer the flexibility of multiple entry and graduation points, with the opportunity to progress from one programme to another. MGSM’s unique Online Interactive study mode provides the flexibility to study selected units online.

Our programmes include:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) and related programmes (Single Unit, Graduate Certificate of Management, Graduate Diploma of Management)
  • Early Career Master of Management
  • Master of Social Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Research
  • PhD

Beyond the traditional boundaries of a management school, the MGSM experience offers so much more than theory and principles. Our partnerships with leading global management schools such as Tsinghua University (China), University of Mannheim (Germany), ESSEC Business School (France) and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (India) present a unique opportunity to engage with some of the leading global management education establishments.

Why study at MGSM?

Your time in Sydney promises to be both professionally and personal­ly rewarding. As Australia’s business hub and the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, Sydney provides the opportunities of a globally-connected, multi-cultural professional environment to grow your professional experience and further your career.

MGSM’s reputation and international recognition has also been built on our contemporary, industry-relevant research. Collaborative research programmes bring together corporate partners, our dedicated research faculty, industry practitioners and MGSM students, including PhD researchers. Research programmes and opportunities to participate in research in our own Experimental Economics Lab are also offered.

Partnerships with local and global organisations and their leaders in business, government and not-for-profit in both the public and private sector ensure our curriculum is firmly focused on real world business practices and challenges. Our partnerships enable rivalled opportunities for mutually beneficial research, collaboration, work experience and employment. Some of our corporate partners include CPA Australia, QANTAS, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, Royal Australian Navy and The Star.

Opportunities exist to participate in global study tours, exchanges with leading international schools, and living case studies with Australian and international organisations. We have organised placements where our students have undertaken Living Case Studies with organisations such as Pfizer Oncology, British Telecom, Virgin Australia - just to name a few.

Our pioneering approach not only differentiates MGSM graduates from the rest, it has secured our position as one of the world’s top 100 business schools.

Links with industry

Partnerships with local and global organisations and their leaders in business, government and not-for-profit in both the public and private sector ensure our curriculum is firmly focused on real world business practices and challenges. Our partnerships enable rivalled opportunities for mutually beneficial research, collaboration, work experience and employment. Some of our corporate partners include CPA Australia, QANTAS, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, Royal Australian Navy and The Star.

Accreditations and rankings

The school’s MBA and management programmes are accredited by AACSB and are consistently ranked highly on a global stage.

In 2016, MGSM was once again ranked number one in Australia by the Financial Times world MBA ranking, since 2015, and is currently ranked number 56 in the world.

MGSM also ranks among the Top 30 business schools in the world by The Economist "Which MBA?" (2015). This also recognises MGSM as number 3 in the Asia-Pacific region and number 2 globally for post-MBA salary increase.

Women in MBA (WiMBA) programme

Through our Women in MBA (WiMBA) programme, MGSM is working towards being the first business school ranked in the world’s top 50 to achieve student gender balance. As part of our WiMBA initiative, we will partner with corporates to financially support future female business leaders to complete an MBA. This is close to a AU$4 million investment from MGSM – the largest ever investment from an Australian business school in the postgraduate education of women.

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