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A business degree with a global outlook. this degree provides the opportunity to acquire contemporary knowledge and skills in core business disciplines with an international focus. Read more

Overview

A business degree with a global outlook: this degree provides the opportunity to acquire contemporary knowledge and skills in core business disciplines with an international focus. It provides graduates with the capabilities to become effective global professionals.

This degree can also be studied at our city location.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-international-business

Key benefits

- The Master of International Business degree is offered in mixed mode. All core units, and a large number of electives, are available both as face-to-face lectures or seminars, and fully online offerings.
- Provides breadth and international focus – develop a solid grounding in international business management through core studies in accounting, economics, finance and marketing.
- A wide range of elective units are available to meet individual needs and goals
- This degree can be completed on campus, online or through a combination of both and offers a wide range of elective units that are available online
- Offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit
- This degree can be combined with the Master of International Communication and the Master of International Relations
- Internships Earn credit towards the completion of your degree through a supervised workplace internship. Students who have completed one semester of postgraduate study can apply to take a supervised workplace internship in their second semester of study for credit. Internship numbers are limited and competitive! Partnerships are arranged on a best fit basis, where the needs of the organisation and the student are carefully matched and compared. You will work under the guidance of a workplace mentor and are supported by an Internship Advisor from the University.The unit, BUS880 Business Internship will help set your degree apart as you gain real-life work experience. This unit will require you to complete 150 workplace hours and a number of academic assessments.

Suitable for

This degree is suitable for recent graduates or professionals who wish to update their business knowledge and skills with an international perspective, or for those looking to change career direction.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 2 year program
Bachelor degree in any discipline.

- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 or more years work experience in a relevant area;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and the completion of a significant number of commerce or business units or an accredited qualification from a relevant professional institute such as:
Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA)
CPA Australia
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

- 1 year program
Honours, Graduate Diploma or Masters in relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and 3 or more years work experience in a relevant area.

- Relevant disciplines
Qualifications within a Business / Commerce discipline (such as International Business, Management, Business Administration).

- Relevant areas
Professional work experience includes roles requiring technical or specialist expertise or managerial / decision making functions with a broad knowledge or skills in key concepts or principles in international business operations.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Notes

- Internships
Earn credit towards the completion of your degree through a supervised workplace internship. Students who have completed one semester of postgraduate study can apply to take a supervised workplace internship in their second semester of study for credit. Internship numbers are limited and competitive! Partnerships are arranged on a best fit basis, where the needs of the organisation and the student are carefully matched and compared.

You will work under the guidance of a workplace mentor and are supported by an Internship Advisor from the University.

The unit, BUS880 Business Internship will help set your degree apart as you gain real-life work experience. This unit will require you to complete 150 workplace hours and a number of academic assessments.

Careers

Career Opportunities
Macquarie’s international business degree provides diverse career opportunities. Roles can include:
- export and import manager
- management consultant
- international licensing/franchising manager
- policy consultant
- joint venture project manager
- international marketing manager

Employers
- financial institutions
- government organisations
- management consultancy firms
- marketing and PR firms
- multinational enterprises
- NGOs (non-government organisations)
- small to medium size businesses

Average starting salary
Graduates can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to the Graduate Careers Australia, the median starting salary for masters coursework graduates in business studies is $90,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-international-business

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Designed to provide students and early career professionals a deep experiential learning within contemporary business settings, the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) Master of Management develops the skills, knowledge, experience and business connections necessary to pursue a career in management. Read more

Overview

Designed to provide students and early career professionals a deep experiential learning within contemporary business settings, the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) Master of Management develops the skills, knowledge, experience and business connections necessary to pursue a career in management. The program incorporates an internship component designed to expose students to business practices and facilitate access to business networks.

The program consists of 16 units of study, including 10 ten core units and 6 electives. A compulsory internship, equal to 2 units of study, will give students an opportunity to build their professional experience and apply their classroom learning by working on real business problems with local and global organisations.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-management

Key benefits

- Offered by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), this is a generalist degree designed to give students a solid grounding in the core aspects of general management.
- Prestige: MGSM has an international reputation for excellence in management education and is consistently ranked in the top tier of business schools worldwide.
- Internship: Students will be given the opportunity to build their professional experience and apply their classroom learning by working on real business problems with local and global organisations.

At MGSM, we recognise the need for flexibility in education. Students can also elect to study specific units from overseas within the program via MGSM's new mode of study, Online Interactive Classes. MGSM plans to initially launch Online Interactive Classes for the units associated with the Postgraduate Certificate in Management. Additional units will be added over time and all core units will eventually be available to study online.

Suitable for

This program is designed for students who have recently graduated from an undergraduate degree from any discipline area and who are looking to build up their skills and experience for a career in business management or management consultancy.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-management

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Ranked in Top 50 Global MBA programs (The Economist Which MBA?), and number 1 in Australia (Financial Times), a Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) MBA is a transformational experience. Read more

Overview

Ranked in Top 50 Global MBA programs (The Economist Which MBA?), and number 1 in Australia (Financial Times), a Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) MBA is a transformational experience.

The program is designed to extend the knowledge, skills and experience of its students through the analysis of opportunities and challenges facing industries and organisations. Covering all key aspects of business management, the MGSM MBA curriculum is grounded in industry reality which, combined with a highly practical approach, bridges the gap between theory and real-world application.

As flexible as it is practical, over the course of 16 units, you can tailor your experience by selecting 6 elective units, enabling you to deepen your knowledge within a certain field.

At MGSM it is our mission to develop leaders with a global mindset who create sustainable value and are good citizens. This program will challenge and ultimately transform you.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-business-administration

Key benefits

- Offered by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), this is a generalist degree designed to give students a solid grounding in the core aspects of general management.

- Contemporary programs: MGSM electives include International Study Tours, Management Consulting and Research, Dissertation and Internships.

- Aims to provide a strategic business perspective, focusing on the competitive advantage of the enterprise, with exposure to leading edge management theory and practice. Prestige: MGSM has an international reputation for excellence in management education and is consistently ranked in the top tier of business schools worldwide.

There are four terms per year at MGSM
The full time student intake is at the beginning of term 1 in January and beginning of term 3 in June. Each term is of 10 weeks duration, week 11 is exam week and week 12 is a week of leave, followed by the next term. Each course unit at MGSM is conducted over a term, involving 40 hours of face-to-face classes. Beyond the 40 hours of face-to-face class time, MGSM estimates an additional workload of approximately 80-120 hours per unit for readings, completion of assignments, group work, meetings, study and exams.

Suitable for

Experienced professionals who have been identified as possessing higher management and leadership potential.

Work experience requirements

Individuals wishing to participate in an MGSM MBA program should possess an undergraduate degree, combined with a minimum of 2 years of work experience at a managerial/professional level.

Alternatively, individuals without an undergraduate degree can elect to begin their study at the Graduate Diploma of Management entry point, and should demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of work experience at a managerial/professional level.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Accreditation
MGSM’s MBA and management programs are formally accredited by the international accreditation body AACSB International (AACSB) — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 14,000 plus business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are considered highly skilled and more desirable to employers than graduates of non-accredited schools.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-business-administration

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This world-class degree delivers a flexible, career-oriented and relevant postgraduate business education in a range of disciplines. Read more

Overview

This world-class degree delivers a flexible, career-oriented and relevant postgraduate business education in a range of disciplines. It is highly practical, designed to meet employer needs and provides graduates with the capabilities for careers in the professions.

Choose either one or two specialisations from Accounting, Business Management and Organisations, Corporate Governance, Economics, Finance, Financial Crime and Governance, Human Resource Management or Marketing. A wide range of electives are available to broaden or deepen knowledge.

Internships: Earn credit towards the completion of your degree through a supervised workplace internship. Students who have completed one semester of postgraduate study can apply to take a supervised workplace internship in their second semester of study for credit. Internship numbers are limited and competitive! Partnerships are arranged on a best fit basis, where the needs of the organisation and the student are carefully matched and compared. You will work under the guidance of a workplace mentor and are supported by an Internship Advisor from the University. The unit, BUS880 Business Internship will help set your degree apart as you gain real-life work experience. This unit will require you to complete 150 workplace hours and a number of academic assessments.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-commerce

Key benefits

- Offers breadth or depth of knowledge – develop your knowledge across a broad area of business and commerce, or elect to complete one or two specialisations to develop depth of knowledge in those areas
- Allows you to create a program which takes into account knowledge and skills from your prior working experience or recent undergraduate studies
- This degree can be combined with the Master of Accounting (Professional) or the Master of Biotechnology to give you a 2.5 year course to explore other areas of interest and qualify with an accredited accounting degree
- Offers a contemporary business issues capstone unit and research project

The Faculty of Business & Economics offers masters students the opportunity to gain real-world work experience and receive academic credit while completing their studies at Macquarie University. More information here http://www.businessandeconomics.mq.edu.au/postgraduate_coursework_programs/internships

Suitable for

It is suitable for professionals who wish to update their business knowledge and skills, be promoted as a specialist in a managerial position, or change career direction.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 2 year program
Bachelor degree in any discipline.

- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience (minimum 3 years full-time) in relevant area;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and the completion of a significant number of commerce or business units or an accredited qualification from a relevant professional institute such as:
Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA)
CPA Australia
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

- 1 year program
Honours, Graduate Diploma or Masters in relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience (minimum three years full-time) in a relevant area.

- Relevant disciplines
Qualifications within a Business / Commerce discipline (such as Marketing, Advertising, Sales, International Business, Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance).

- Relevant areas
Professional work experience includes roles requiring technical or specialist expertise or managerial / decision making functions with a broad knowledge or skills in key concepts or principles in marketing and/or business.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Notes

- Internships
Earn credit towards the completion of your degree through a supervised workplace internship. Students who have completed one semester of postgraduate study can apply to take a supervised workplace internship in their second semester of study for credit. Internship numbers are limited and competitive! Partnerships are arranged on a best fit basis, where the needs of the organisation and the student are carefully matched and compared.

You will work under the guidance of a workplace mentor and are supported by an Internship Advisor from the University.

The unit, BUS880 Business Internship will help set your degree apart as you gain real-life work experience. This unit will require you to complete 150 workplace hours and a number of academic assessments.

Careers

Career Opportunities
Master of Commerce graduates can expect career opportunities in diverse industries. Roles can include:
- corporate governance risk officer
- financial crime analyst
- finance manager
- general manager
- management accountant
- management consultant
- market analyst
- marketing manager
- product development manager

Employers
- accounting and consulting firms
- large and small businesses
- business analyst firms
- financial institutions
- marketing and PR firms
- government organisations
- merchant bankers
- stockbrokers
- management consultancy firms

Average starting salary
Graduates can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to Graduate Careers Australia, the median starting salary for masters coursework graduates in business studies is $90,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-commerce

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In today's environment, international security studies goes beyond the traditional security challenges such as military conflict and can include challenges to human, societal, economic and environmental security. Read more

Overview

In today's environment, international security studies goes beyond the traditional security challenges such as military conflict and can include challenges to human, societal, economic and environmental security. This degree explores the strategies being developed to respond to these security and intelligence threats. It covers a broad spectrum of traditional and non-traditional security issues examined from a regional and global context.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-international-security-studies

Key benefits

- Gives you access to experts from around the world with practical experience in all levels of security
- Opportunity to undertake study in the workplace (external study mode), supervised and coordinated through web-based activities
- You may be able to complete an industry-focused internship depending on your academic performance
- Offers contemporary and rigorous academic study in security studies and intelligence analysis, as well as transnational crime, international law and political violence
- This degree can be combined with the Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Suitable for

Anyone with an interest or with experience in the areas of international relations, security, government, risk assessment or non-government organisations.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant area at a senior level;*
Bachelor degree in any discipline and Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline.

- 1 year program
Work experience in a relevant field at senior level;*
Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters (coursework) or Higher Degree Research in a relevant discipline.

- Relevant disciplines
Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Health, Banking, Finance and Related Fields, Society and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Accounting, Business and Management, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Organisation Management, Industrial Relations, International Business, Pubic and Health Care Administration.

- Relevant areas
*Police Force, Defence Force, Public Service.
Level of seniority: Police - Senior Sergeant equivalent or above; Defence - Major, equivalent or above; Public Service APS 5 equivalent or above.
Knowledge must be equivalent to a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma level, to be deemed by the Department on a case by case basis of assessment.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

Career Opportunities
- advisers and analysts for private security agencies
- advisers and analysts to international organisations involved in security operations
- border protection agency officials strategists
- commentators and researchers for media outlets
- researchers for intelligence agencies

- Employers
Our graduates find employment with government and non-government employers who deal with state and international security issues.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-international-security-studies

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This degree is designed for graduates who wish to obtain a professionally accredited qualification in actuarial science. Actuaries work in the financial management and control of insurance and related entities, and in the quantitative aspects of insurance, banking, investment and finance and other areas of business. Read more

Overview

This degree is designed for graduates who wish to obtain a professionally accredited qualification in actuarial science. Actuaries work in the financial management and control of insurance and related entities, and in the quantitative aspects of insurance, banking, investment and finance and other areas of business.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-actuarial-practice

Key benefits

- Allows you to complete part or all of Part I and II of the Actuaries Institute professional qualifications
- Gives you the chance for partial professional accreditation with the Actuaries Institute if you demonstrate strong academic performance
- Offers a range of electives in actuarial science, statistics, finance and economics
- Offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit

The actuarial qualification has international recognition and many of our graduates work in international financial centres such as London, New York, Singapore, and Shanghai.

Suitable for

This degree is suitable for graduates who wish to pursue a career in actuarial and related statistical science and have a strong background in quantitative or business related disciplines.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Accreditation
Part I of the professional qualification covers the core technical skills that are essential knowledge for any actuary.

Completion of the following units as part of this degree with sufficiently good results may exempt students from Part I of the Actuaries Institute professional qualification requirements (subjects CT1 to CT8): CT1: ACST851, CT2: ACST852, CT3: STAT810 or STAT806, CT4: ACST818 and ACST819, CT5: ACST859 and ACST860, CT6: ACST861 and ACST862, CT7: ECON991, CT8: ACST816 and ACST817.

Part II covers the application of these core technical skills to the financial management and control of insurance companies and related entities. Completion of the units ACST831, ACST832 and ACST871, with sufficiently good results may meet the requirements for Part II of the Actuaries Institute.

Note:
Students who have passed some of the Part I or Part II examinations of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, or equivalent, may be granted advanced standing of 16 credit points (four units) provided these exams have not been counted as credit towards an undergraduate degree.

Students with appropriate background may also be granted exemption from some or all of the four degree gateway units ACST601, ACST602, ACST603 and ACST604.

- Career Opportunities
Completion of this degree can lead to well paid and rewarding career opportunities in the insurance, financial services and banking industries, and in the quantitative modelling of consumer behaviour and data analytics.

The actuarial qualification has international recognition and many of our graduates work in international financial centres such as London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai.

Employers
- Accounting firms
- Actuarial and superannuation consulting firms
- Banks and funds management
- General insurance companies
- Health insurance companies
- Life insurance companies
- Management consulting firms
- Public sector
- Stockbrokers

Average starting salary
According to the Actuaries Institute the number of qualified actuaries in Australia as at May 2010 was 1755. Typically, a newly qualified actuary would earn around $95,000 – $110,000 per annum, with at least an $11,000 increase per year for several years. More senior, experienced professionals earn in the vicinity of $200,000 per annum.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-actuarial-practice

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This globally focused degree is designed for graduates who want to become professional economists or econometricians. Even if you have not studied economics at undergraduate level you can graduate with a world-class specialisation in economics. Read more

Overview

This globally focused degree is designed for graduates who want to become professional economists or econometricians. Even if you have not studied economics at undergraduate level you can graduate with a world-class specialisation in economics.
- Use the quantitative skills from your Science degree to develop models of the economy and analyse real world economic data
- Use the qualitative skills from your Arts degree to argue the merits of various economic policy prescriptions

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-economics

Key benefits

- Offers a wide range of subjects exploring the theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics at an advanced level
- Provides a strong global focus and a comprehensive, international outlook, ensuring you are ready for the next step in your career
- Puts you at the forefront of new knowledge as you are taught by highly qualified academic staff with industry-relevant experience
- Broadens your analytical skills and equips you with the knowledge required to move between roles
- Offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit

Suitable for

Professionals wanting to expand their career opportunities and further develop their analytical and decision-making skills. This degree allows you to make the jump to the next level in your career.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 2 year program
Bachelor degree in any discipline;

- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience (minimum 3 years full-time) in relevant area;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and the completion of a significant number of economic, commerce or business units or an accredited qualification from a relevant professional institute such as:
----Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA)
----CPA Australia
----Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

- 1 year program
Honours, Graduate Diploma or Masters in relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience (minimum three years full-time) in a relevant area.

- Relevant disciplines
Qualifications within a Economics or Business / Commerce discipline (such as Economics, Econometrics, Political Economy, Finance).

- Relevant areas
Professional work experience includes roles requiring technical or specialist expertise or managerial / decision making functions with broad knowledge or skills in key concepts or principles in Economics.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
Many opportunities exist in both the private and government sectors of business and industry. Graduates can work as financial analysts, market analysts, investment analysts, business journalists, management consultants, researchers, and planning/policy analysts.
This degree can also be a pathway to a PhD in Economics.

Employers
Master of Economics graduates are in high demand with central banks, government departments, international organisations, financial institutions, regulators and large organisations.
- consultancy firms
- commercial banks
- government
- educational institutions
- investment banks
- NGOs
- research organisations

Average starting salary
Graduates can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to Graduate Careers Australia, the average Economist graduate starting salary is $80,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-economics

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If you already have a bachelors degree in accounting (or are otherwise eligible to enrol in the CPA program) then the Master of Advanced Professional Accounting will allow you to become a qualified practicing accountant. Read more

Overview

If you already have a bachelors degree in accounting (or are otherwise eligible to enrol in the CPA program) then the Master of Advanced Professional Accounting will allow you to become a qualified practicing accountant.

Our graduates consistently rank higher in grade results in the CPA program than non-Macquarie graduates. We have the largest number of high distinctions every year at the annual CPA awards and the highest pass rate (91 per cent) as of July 2013.

In addition to offering the professional segments of CPA Australia, this course has been endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – meaning that our students will be exempted from 14 CIMA papers, effectively taking them to the final part of the CIMA qualification with only one subject to do.

Our Master of Professional Accounting develops advanced professional skills in:
- strategic management accounting
- financial reporting and disclosure, global strategy and leadership
- ethics and governance

You can also conduct a research project and choose from a range of subjects such as forensic accounting, taxation, information systems in business and more.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-professional-accounting

Key benefits

- supports and broadens professional studies: no other educational institution in Australia offers a similar degree
- meets the demands of the professional accounting, corporate governance and finance job markets
- emphasises communication, technical and research skills
- expands your skill set by offering six electives outside core CPA professional accounting units – for example, you can study research and advanced topics in international accounting and corporate governance
- students gain three qualifications upon completion: a postgraduate degree in accounting, membership of CPA Australia (subject to meeting the work experience requirements) and the opportunity to gain CIMA accreditation
- offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit

Suitable for

Are you a graduate who’s eligible to enrol in the CPA program, or already have a bachelors degree in accounting? If so, the Master of Advanced Professional Accounting will give you a professional qualification that’s underpinned by rigorous academic support.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Accreditation
The program allows students to gain two qualifications with several career pathways upon completion – a postgraduate degree in accounting and membership of CPA Australia (subject to meeting the work experience requirements). CPA Australia is a significant international professional qualification that unlocks new doors and opportunities to students.

- Career Opportunities
Our graduates are professionally qualified accountants in industry and government, in roles within accounting, corporate governance and finance.

Employers
- accounting and consulting firms
- auditors
- business analyst firms
- financial institutions
- forensic accounting firms
- government organisations
- merchant bankers
- private sector firms
- stockbrokers
- superannuation advisers

Average starting salary
Accounting graduates can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to Payscale.com, the median salary for an accounting graduate is $57,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-professional-accounting

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This degree provides both an understanding of a multidisciplinary approach to Biotechnology as well as the opportunity to acquire functional business skills. Read more

Overview

This degree provides both an understanding of a multidisciplinary approach to Biotechnology as well as the opportunity to acquire functional business skills.

The Master of Biotechnology and Business offers students core competencies in advanced biotechnology approaches, - including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, proteomics and applied microbiology. It also develops skills in critical thinking, literature and peer review, and experimental design.

In addition, the program also provides a flexible, student-centred and relevant postgraduate business education across a range of disciplines.

The aim of the program is to provide a highly practical learning experience across both biotechnology and business, designed to meet the career needs of graduates.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-biotechnology-and-business

Key benefits

- Opportunity to participate in a biotechnology industry internship
- Students are required to complete a research case study and report on a 'pet protein'.

Suitable for

Those looking to combine rigorous and disciplined laboratory, analytical and research skills with commercial application and R&D. Graduates are in demand across a number of research application, IP and related bio-technology industries.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-biotechnology-and-business

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The purpose of this double Masters degree is to provide candidates with the option of completing two internationally focused degrees. Read more

Overview

The purpose of this double Masters degree is to provide candidates with the option of completing two internationally focused degrees. It has been designed to appeal to students who want to extend their business skills in the complementary area of international communications. This double degree will be an opportunity to acquire business knowledge and understanding that will prepare you to enter the job market or upgrade your qualifications with an international focus in business at an international level.

The Master of International Business component of the double degree aims to provide students with a postgraduate level degree which combines an examination of core business disciplines from an international perspective with a range of complementary electives.

The International Communication component provides an internationally focused curriculum that delivers an understanding of diverse cultures, people and global entities.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-international-business-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-communication

Key benefits

- For graduates interested in pursuing an interest in communications and combining it with an understanding of businesses within a global context and how both areas of study are interrelated.
- Updating the knowledge and skills of those in the workforce, such as teachers or program administrators in NGOs and in governmental organisations, business managers, middle managers and people with an interest in exploring or doing business at an international level facing the challenges of a globalising world.

Suitable for

Those wishing to work in developing countries or in organisations working in the international arena.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.0 in each band or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

Career Opportunities
- program administrators in NGOs and in governmental organisations
- business managers
- middle managers
- people with an interest in exploring or doing business at an international level

Average starting salary
The median salary for masters coursework graduates in the field of humanities was $70,000 and in business was $90,000, according to http://www.graduatecareers.com.au 26th June 2012

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-international-business-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-communication

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This double degree enables students to learn the essentials of businesses functions in the increasingly globalised world. Read more

Overview

This double degree enables students to learn the essentials of businesses functions in the increasingly globalised world. It also develops an understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system to help students develop important international relations skills. The delivery is highly flexible, with many units of study available both as face-to-face lectures or seminars, and fully online offerings.

The double degree provides the opportunity to acquire contemporary knowledge and skills in core business disciplines with an international focus. It provides graduates with the capabilities to become effective global professionals. The research project component of the degree can help prepare students for higher level tertiary study.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-international-business-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-relations

Key benefits

- Breadth and international focus: students develop a solid grounding in international business studies through core study in accounting, economics, finance and marketing; and international relations with focus on politics and law.
- Flexibility: students also study elective units chosen from a range of business and international relations disciplines and have the option to choose evening classes to help balance work requirements
- Develop an understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system
- Access to leading academics in the fields of international relations theory, democratisation, human rights, globalisation, security studies, regionalisation, and global political economy
- Coaching in academic and essay-writing skills is provided within the program
- Students can further develop their career opportunities and gain credit towards the degree by completing the International Internship Program
- Offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit

Suitable for

Suitable for graduates wanting to extend their business skills in the complementary area of international relations.

Work experience requirements

No work experience required

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
Graduates of the MIB & MIR double degree may find careers in multinational companies, government agencies or global institutions.

Employers
- Westpac Banking Corporation
- Village Roadshow Limited
- PowerTel Limited
- Red Rock Consulting Pty Limited
- Samson Oil and Gas Limited
- SEEK Limited
- Berkeley Resources Limited
- Diversa Limited
- AAPT Limited
- APN News & Media Limited

Average starting salary
According to the Graduate Careers Australia, the median starting salary for masters coursework graduates in business studies is $90,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-international-business-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-relations

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This degree trains and equips graduates with the familiarity and understanding of the increasingly stringent rules and requirements in advanced chemical laboratory quality assurance and management. Read more

Overview

This degree trains and equips graduates with the familiarity and understanding of the increasingly stringent rules and requirements in advanced chemical laboratory quality assurance and management.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-laboratory-quality-analysis-and-management

Key benefits

- Provides practical experience and knowledge in chemical analysis which is increasingly demanded by prospective employers in commercial testing laboratories
- Gives you a qualification developed in collaboration with the National Measurement Institute (Australia's national authority in measurement science) and the National Association of Testing Authorities (laboratory accreditation granting body)
- Explores analytical measurement uncertainty, analytical method validation and laboratory quality systems, supported by a range of advanced units in chemistry, biotechnology and statistics

Suitable for

Practising analytical chemists, laboratory supervisors and laboratory managers who need to update their skills.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 2 year program
Bachelor degree in any discipline;

- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant area.

- 1 year program
Bachelor degree in any discipline and Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters (coursework), or Higher Degree Research in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience in a relevant area.

- Relevant disciplines
Chemistry, Biology, (Bio)Medical Sciences, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Geology, Engineering.

- Relevant areas
Government or commercial laboratory science (e.g. chemical analysis, (bio)medical analysis, biotechnology, environmental analysis, geological analysis, microbiology analysis).

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
Chemical measurements are essential in many different fields such as environmental science, geology, medicine and biology. Important decisions are often based on these measurements, for example, whether food is suitable for consumption, whether goods can be sold, or how a patient should be treated. In addition, chemical measurements are often mandatory in support of legislation (related to health care and trade), production processes and societal problems.

Employers
- biotechnology companies
- environmental testing laboratories
- government and industrial laboratories
- medical and pharmaceutical testing laboratories

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-laboratory-quality-analysis-and-management

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Students completing this course will work in a wide range of organisations, primarily consultancies, large companies, and government departments, in areas such as psychological assessment, employee or organisational development, evaluation of programs or human factors, strategic human resources management, and even executive/managerial roles. Read more

Overview

Students completing this course will work in a wide range of organisations, primarily consultancies, large companies, and government departments, in areas such as psychological assessment, employee or organisational development, evaluation of programs or human factors, strategic human resources management, and even executive/managerial roles.

The course includes a set of core units of study together with 1000 hours of placement experience organised by the university and available in a variety of workplace settings.

Students are eligible for general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia once they have completed all components of the degree.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-organisational-psychology

Key benefits

- Puts theory into practice through supervised placements with one of our many partner organisations
- Develops independent professional responsibility so graduates are prepared to maintain an enquiring attitude
- Gives students key skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace
- Offers attendance on campus approximately one to two evenings and occasional full day workshops to let students balance study with work
- Lectures from leading academic and practitioner organisational psychologists
- Gives students access to the Macquarie University Psychology Clinic as well as other research and training facilities including the simulation laboratory.

Suitable for

Suitable for fourth year psychology honours graduates (within the last 10 years) wanting a professional career in organisational psychology.

PLEASE NOTE
Applications for this program are competitive. Satisfying the admission criteria does not guarantee a place on the program.

Submission of supplementary details and 2 referees reports are required for the competitive selection process for ranking to the interview stage. Attendance at interviews is mandatory for domestic applicants.

Domestic applicants only:
The Faculty of Human Sciences offers a limited number of merit-based Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for this program. Places will be granted according to academic merit and other selection criteria and awarded to the most highly ranked applicants who have been granted a firm offer. Students do not need to apply separately for this.

- See more at: http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-organisational-psychology#sthash.WdzJokOA.dpuf

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Notes

- Applications close 31 October each year, for commencement in the following year.
- International applicants are required to provide the Australian Psychological Society (APS) assessment of their qualifications. The APS assesses the level at which the applicant’s qualifications are comparable to an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) sequence of study in psychology. Applications lacking this assessment will not be processed. There is a cost for this service.

Applications for this program are competitive. Satisfying the admission criteria does not guarantee a place on the program.

Submission of supplementary details and 2 referees reports are required for the competitive selection process for ranking to the interview stage. Attendance at interviews is mandatory for domestic applicants.

Careers

- Accreditation
The degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and approved by the College of Organisational Psychologists. Completion of the Master of Organisational Psychology leads to registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and endorsement as an organisational psychologist in Australia.

- Career Opportunities
There are a range of career opportunities available in public and private organisations, private practice, consultancy and human resources.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-organisational-psychology

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Macquarie Graduate School of Management and Macquarie University are proud to be co-delivering Australia’s first masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship. Read more

Overview

Macquarie Graduate School of Management and Macquarie University are proud to be co-delivering Australia’s first masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship. The course has been designed for individuals who are passionate about social justice, creating social impact and assuring environmental sustainability while making a profit. Studying this program will empower and equip individuals to lead social change in innovative ways.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-social-entrepreneurship

Key benefits

- Offered by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and Macquarie University, this is a management degree with a social responsibility focus
- Multiple school and faculty subjects
- Easily tailored towards the students interests and expertise

Suitable for

This degree is designed for social entrepreneurs and people with work experience in a social enterprise. The program is also designed for individuals working on social issues within government agencies and departments and people who are working within (or seeking to work within) the not-for-profit sector.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-social-entrepreneurship

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