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Macquarie offers an unforgettable, world-class study experience. Its ranking among the world’s top 2% of universities, huge range of study options, and unique location in the midst of Australia’s largest high-tech business precinct, attracts over 11,000 international students to study at its green parkland campus on the outskirts of Sydney.

Over 300 leading companies are located on or around the Macquarie campus, allowing students to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers, while staff have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities with some of the world’s leading organisations.

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.

Real-world learning

Macquarie is renowned for producing graduates who are highly sought after by employers worldwide. Employers appreciate Macquarie’s practical approach to learning, which gives our students real-world skills. Internships with Australian and international companies are encouraged, via course-related internships or the Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative, which enables undergraduate students to undertake internships and cultural experiences locally and internationally. Our award- winning Global Leadership Programme (GLP) allows students to study, volunteer and participate in activities in Australia and overseas. CEOs surveyed in the New York Times in 2012 ranked Macquarie among the world’s top 100 universities for graduate recruitment. Our alumni network of over 150,000 graduates in 140 countries provides invaluable connections globally.

Moving forward: The 2020 curriculum

Experts predict that by 2025 some 50 percent of jobs as we know them today won’t exist. It’s vital that our students graduate with the right skill set to prepare them for a changing world of work. With a view to delivering programmes for the next part of the 21st century, we have re-designed and transformed our 2020 courses. We have introduced more than 40 new year-long masters degrees and a huge range of double degree options at both bachelors and masters level, giving students the ability to combine more diverse areas of study than ever before and open up ever greater employment opportunities for themselves. Our degrees now contain ‘core’ and ‘flexible’ zones, giving students greater choice and flexibility in their studies. And we’ve introduced a range of new degrees in areas of growing market demand, such as cybersecurity, forensic accounting, engineering management, financial technologies and many more.

Research excellence

Macquarie has a reputation for research excellence and was given the maximum rating of five in the Australian Government’s most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report. This also rated 100% of the University’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 research students can undertake research with other universities via a Cotutelle partnership.

The Macquarie difference

Ten of our subjects were ranked in the world’s top 100 by the 2019 QS World University Rankings By Subject, including linguistics (36); philosophy (34); accounting and  nance; earth and marine science; geography and education. In 2018 our MBA was ranked in the top 80 in the world in the Which MBA? ranking from The Economist.

Our campus

Macquarie is 15km from Sydney Harbour and has a train station on campus that connects directly to the CBD. The campus sits on 126 hectares of parkland in the middle of Australia’s largest high-tech business precinct. Over AU$1 billion has been invested in recent years and our students enjoy world class facilities – a new library, a private hospital, first class sports fields, a gym and Olympic-sized swimming pool. Accommodation is available for all students on and off campus. You can live in a new fully or self-catered residence, a single or a shared room and have access to a range of convenient facilities, all close to campus.

Living in Sydney

Sydney offers a vibrant lifestyle, a relaxed attitude and 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 busy calendar of festivals, international sporting and cultural events that take place each year.

A supportive, multicultural community

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

What can i study?

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

  • 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

Welcome to Macquarie Business School

Join a new generation of changemakers where status quos are shattered, and business is reimagined.

Macquarie Business School rethinks, reimagines and rewrites the rules of business, so our community of students, staff, alumni and partners can find their purpose and collaborate to deliver ideas and solutions with global impact.

We take a progressive, cross-disciplinary approach to research and education that unlocks industry’s potential to drive beneficial change and sustainable outcomes in the world. Tailor your study to your career aspirations with flexible, personalised programmes and gain the confidence to take the next step in your career, however you imagine it. Together, with your ambition and our support, we can shape the future. That’s you to the power of us.

Our top masters courses

Our acclaimed masters courses take a multidisciplinary approach, fusing practical learning and innovative thinking in an open, collaborative environment to unlock your potential. Deepen your connection to industry, find your purpose, and reimagine your professional career with some of our most popular courses:

Master of Actuarial Practice (1-2 years)

Ranked sixth in the world for actuarial studies research, Macquarie also has the longest-running actuarial studies programme of its kind in Australia. You’ll learn how to apply mathematical, statistical, economic and  nancial analysis to a range of practical problems in long-term risk management.

Master of Applied Finance (1-1.5 years)

On the back of the global financial crisis,  nance has never been hotter. With the skills you’ll gain in Macquarie’s Master of Applied Finance programme – the ability to help organisations create value, invest wisely and control risk – you’ll find yourself in demand across the globe.

Master of Commerce (1-2 years)

This practical and flexible course designed to meet employer needs will extend your business knowledge, provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all business functions and practical skills, making you highly employable in a wide range of careers. You can choose to complete one or two specialisations to develop depth in your chosen discipline:

  • Accounting
  • Business, management and organisations
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing

Master of Finance ( 1 year)

New programme from 2020.

This comprehensive, flexible and career-oriented degree has been designed to meet the needs of employers who are seeking finance professionals with highly practical skills. You’ll learn how to apply the advanced technical skills required to examine, interpret and appraise a range of financial information and market conditions. You’ll study recent developments and issues inbanking and  nance, and professional practice.

Combine a Master of Finance with a Master of Commerce and complete the double degree in 2 years.

Master of Management (1-2 years)

Strengthening your skills in leadership, project management, strategic decision-making and human relations is a distinct advantage. This course, developed specifically for recent graduates and early career professionals, will provide you with deep experiential learning within contemporary business settings, and will give you opportunities to apply your learning to current corporate challenges. Combine a Master of Management with a Master of Commerce and complete both degrees in 2 years.

Master of International Business (1-2 years)

This prestigious course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you'll need to set up and lead global enterprises. You'll develop a solid understanding of core business disciplines with an international focus so that you can take your career around the world.

Master of Marketing (1 year)

Macquarie’s Master of Marketing programme offers a unique blend of marketing strategy, brand management and digital production, which will set you apart in the job market. This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes you’ll need to advance your career in the rapidly changing world of marketing.

Combine this with a Master of International Business and complete the double degree in 2 years.

Please note: Duration of all degrees depends on amount of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) granted

Located in Sydney’s largest innovation hotspot, the Macquarie Business School is well-positioned to share its powerful insights, influential connections, innovative learning programmes and collaborative opportunities with you. Join our vibrant community of students and staff from all over the world, and build tomorrow with us.

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