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Banking on Commerce at Macquarie

The Macquarie Business School is a globally recognised institution.

  • It is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The AACSB recognises the focus on excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning.

  • Macquarie University is ranked among the top 100 institutions in the world for accounting and finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

  • Macquarie also ranked number one in Sydney for teaching quality and student support in business and management (QILT, 2017).

With coursework that incorporates an integrated blend of theory, practical skills and applied knowledge, these programs will launch students on their path towards a career in business.

Students will acquire sought-after skills, such as:

  • Critical thinking

  • Analytical thinking

  • Ability to conceptualise solutions

  • Clear and articulate communication

Opportunities abound for students to gain real-world experience, through internships with leading Australian organisations as well as Macquarie's Student Exchange program, which offers students the chance to study at one of the 200 partner universities across the globe.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the multi-award-winning Global Leadership Program, where they will develop the valued skills of being a collaborative, innovative and interculturally-competent global leader.

Students' learning will be enhanced by the strategic location of the campus in Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, brimming with energy and offering students a multitude of employment opportunities.

For majors, students can choose from the following options:

  • Accounting

  • Business Analytics

  • Business Information Systems

  • Cyber Security Governance

  • Economics

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Finance

  • Human Resource Management

  • International Business

  • Management

  • Marketing and Consumer Insights

  • Marketing Management

Major in Accounting

Students can craft their own unique program by combining two majors of their choice or enrolling in additional accounting units to develop more in-depth skills in a discipline of their choice.

This major is accredited by:

  • CPA Australia

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Students develop understanding across all industries through the award-winning Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) program, giving them a competitive edge upon graduation.

Students under the PACE capstone unit – Accountants in the Profession – will engage with industry partners, including:

  • Professional accounting bodies

  • The Big 4 accounting firms

  • Commercial organisations

  • Banks

  • Public organisations

  • Not-for-profit organisations

Career opportunities:

  • Accountant

  • Auditor

  • Banker

  • Business adviser

  • Chartered accountant

  • Data and business analyst

  • Financial analyst

  • Forensic accountant

  • Government accountant

  • Investment manager

  • Superannuation adviser

  • Taxation consultant


  • Accounting firms

  • Business analysis firms

  • Consulting firms

  • Financial institutions

  • Forensic accounting firms

  • Government organisations

  • Insurance firms

  • Not-for-profit organisations

  • Private companies

  • Superannuation firms

Major in Business Analytics

Through this major, students will develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • Business

  • Computer programming

  • Databases

  • Applied statistics

  • Machine learning techniques applied to big data

Advanced units are available for students to further their specialisation, including in:

  • Business forecasting

  • Market research

  • Graphics

  • Information systems

Students will have access to the world-class Finance Decision Lab at Macquarie, with live data from the world’s leading sources of business intelligence.

Career opportunities:

  • Business planning executive

  • Consumer analyst

  • Data insights analyst

  • Data scientist

  • Data visualisation analyst

  • Financial analyst

  • Human resources manager

  • Information technology analyst

  • Management consultant

  • Marketing analyst


  • Banks

  • Business analyst firms

  • Consulting firms

  • Financial institutions

  • Government organisations

  • Insurance companies

  • Large and small businesses

  • Marketing and public relations firms

  • Retail sector

Other Business Programs offered at Macquarie:


  • Bachelor of Business Analytics


  • Master of Business Analytics

  • Master of Commerce - Accounting - Business Management and Organisations - Finance - Marketing

  • Master of Management

  • Master of Marketing

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Master of International Trade and Commerce Law


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