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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Macquarie University opens new City Campus in Sydney

Macquarie University is expanding its city presence, with a new purpose-built teaching and meeting facility that opened January 2017 in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The design of the campus strives to capture the university’s global business and innovation outlook.

This new consolidated campus offers a unique opportunity for the alignment, collaboration, and forging of a premium postgraduate experience for all of Macquarie’s city students, with an improved learning environment, networking opportunities, and innovative teaching space.

Macquarie University opens new City Campus in Sydney

Level 23 (Photo credit: Macquarie University)

The new purpose-built, state-of-the-art teaching facility, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at 123 Pitt Street, is a short stroll from Wynyard Station and seconds away from leading global financial institutions.

The Macquarie University City Campus will host a selection of world-class postgraduate programs and units taught by industry experts from the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, Faculty of Business and Economics, and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

The programs available to international students:

  • Master of Accounting specialisation in CPA
  • Master of Banking and Finance
  • Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Finance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Applied Finance

The City Campus will prove popular with students whose preference is to experience a bustling location in the city of Sydney, yet who still value an intimate and supportive learning environment.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ranked #1 in Australia for third consecutive year

This year’s ranking marks the third consecutive year that MGSM has taken out Australia’s top spot!

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has taken out the title of Australia’s best business school as well placing in the world’s top 50 business schools following the release of the 2017 Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ranked #1 in Australia

This year’s ranking marks the third consecutive year that MGSM has taken out Australia’s top spot (Photo credit: FJ Gaylor)

Based on the results of the global MBA ranking, which is considered a global benchmark of business school excellence, MGSM placed 49th globally and first in Australia for the third consecutive year. Last year, the school had improved its global ranking to #56 worldwide. This year’s rankings reviewed business schools from around the world, measuring criteria submitted by both the school and alumni such as average salary after graduation, value for money, diversity of staff and the MBA’s international reach.

Professor Stephen Brammer, Executive Dean Faculty Business and Economics said, “It is an honour to once again be recognised by the Financial Times as Australia’s leading business school in addition to placing in the top 50 globally. MGSM has always put our students first and we work hard to deliver the very best experience possible at every touchpoint, every day. This ranking highlights the hard work and dedication that goes into making MGSM the best business school in Australia.”

This is the third consecutive year that Macquarie Graduate School of Management has retained the number one ranking in Australia and the first year that the school has reached the world’s top 50, moving up seven spots since the 2016 ranking, highlighting the school’s commitment to excellence.

Acting Dean of MGSM Professor Norma Harrison stated, “MGSM faculty and professional staff are passionate about their student and alumni groups, and the content and delivery of their MBA program. Particular attention is paid to student services, alumni and business connectivity on a regular basis. The best in teaching and learning methods are applied in the design and delivery of our courses. Our students are constantly benchmarking with other schools and ultimately they know where to go for the very best in graduate business courses.”

MGSM’s outstanding result reflects the school’s ongoing commitment to providing students with the very best opportunities, which sets them up to achieve at the highest levels in their career.

In 2016 MGSM saw a 15 percent increase in the number of students studying at the School with an equal representation of domestic and international students. MGSM also reached a milestone 100th enrolment within its jointly funded Women in MBAs program which sets out to overcome the gender imbalance in MBA programs.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management MBA

The Macquarie MBA program is designed to extend the knowledge, skills and experience of its students through the analysis of problems 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. management subject areas available, students can tailor their program to focus on a particular management field of interest.

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Location: North Ryde, Sydney
Semester intakes: January, April, June, September
Application deadline: While there is no official application deadline, candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months before program’s start date.

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

New campus plan connecting community and business at Macquarie

Macquarie University is developing two new commercial buildings as part of its long-term vision to expand and enhance its 126-hectare campus, focusing on creating spaces that optimise collaboration and establishing an innovation nexus in one of Australia’s largest business parks.

The proposed new development at 8 and 10 University Ave. forms the next phase of development under the university’s Campus Master Plan. Designed to a minimum of 5-Star Green Star and 5-Star NABERS, the buildings will be part of its southern commercial precinct. Sited adjacent to the academic core of the campus, the new Library, Cochlear Headquarters and the Australian Hearing Hub, it comprises two office towers, each with a net lettable area of approximately 25,000 sqm.

New campus plan connecting community and business at Macquarie

An artist’s impression of 8 and 10 University Ave. (Image credit: Kannfinch and Sissons)

Mark Broomfield, Director of Property at Macquarie University, said the focus driving the design of the Campus Master Plan is a vision surrounding place-making, creating an innovation nexus between the university and its industry partners, and making it the heart of a sustainable centre in a rapidly changing neighbourhood.

“The buildings offer an enviable location, a few minutes’ walk to Macquarie University Train Station (part of the new North West Metro), a major bus interchange and Macquarie Shopping Centre. They will have vibrant atrium spaces and flexible floor plates, providing every opportunity to create and promote linkages between industry and the university, with cutting-edge technology being a key driver. The development will provide a dynamic, collaborative environment that will complement and enhance the Macquarie Park Innovation District being planned,” Mr Broomfield said.

The new facility is supported by a commitment from one of the university’s corporate business partners that already has close collaborative links with the university.

The project team (including a leading architectural collaboration between Kann Finch and Sissons Architects) has completed the concept design and is now focused on working up the detailed design in preparation for the lodgement of a development application in the second half of this year, with an anticipated completion date of late 2019.

“To optimise research, innovation and commercialisation, the university is focused on collaboration spaces enabled by design and technology. The development plans underpin this, creating the ecosystem needed to enhance engagement with industry, business and community,” Mr Broomfield said.

The Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan reinforce the intent of the original concept for the university. Founded in 1964, Macquarie University has always possessed a strong educational philosophy based on the concept of a university adjoining a technology park, closely following the Stanford University model. This model seeks to foster new technologies by encouraging a direct interface between industry and the university. It seeks to create an innovation nexus where Macquarie and its partners contribute to the world and develop long-lasting relationships through engagement, partnering and collaboration with leading global and local industry and business.

 

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

New Cyber Security Hub at Macquarie University

Optus Business and Macquarie University have joined forces to establish a multi-disciplinary Cyber Security Hub to support businesses and government to recognise and protect themselves from increasing cyber threats.

The new ‘Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub’ will provide research, short professional courses and consultancy services to the private sector and government agencies.

Optus Business and Macquarie University to establish new Cyber Security Hub

John Paitaridis, Managing Director, Optus Business and Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement), Macquarie University. (Credit: Paul Wright)

It represents a $10-million investment by Optus Business and Macquarie University that will draw on the expertise of Optus and leading Macquarie University academics from various disciplines and industry experts to cover three academic areas: Science and IT, Business and Economics; and Security Studies and Criminology. It will focus on providing a holistic approach to cybercrime, how it is perpetrated, how it affects the economy and how it impacts policy.

The partnership includes degree programs, executive and business short courses, professional recruiting opportunities and thought leadership through cyber awareness events and international engagements in areas such as intelligence, technology, criminology, finance and governance.

John Paitaridis, Managing Director, Optus Business, said “As Australian enterprises and government agencies increasingly embrace the digital economy and shifting consumer expectations of online experience, cyber security is a top priority for Executives and Boards.

“While cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication, most organisations lack the right expertise and skills across their business to identify and manage these attacks.

“As organisations adopt more online and digital channels, they also need to have a fully integrated approach to cyber security involving all staff training, management buy-in, effective technology solutions and knowledge of today’s cyber threats.

“The Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub addresses all these areas, providing businesses and government agencies with a unique and unparalleled cyber offering to help them navigate a complex landscape. We are committed to empowering every person, business and organisation to confidently operate in the digital world, and this partnership is a significant step in helping us deliver on that promise.”

Supporting the Federal Government’s recent cyber security strategy—which outlines plans to make Australia a cyber-smart nation—the new Cyber Hub will have a range of initiatives to enhance Macquarie University’s teaching and research offering. Optus’ workforce will also be a key focus, with the partnership increasing awareness, as well as equipping and upskilling staff with the latest cyber security skills and expertise. Optus will offer the same opportunity to its enterprise and government customers.

David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement), Macquarie University said, “Education underpins the very success of the government’s Cyber Strategy, and is the cornerstone of any cyber security program.

“Cyber security has become one of the defining issues of this decade, which is why Macquarie University was one of the first in the country to establish a dedicated policing, intelligence and counter-terrorism degree.

“The opportunity to partner with Optus, an organisation that deals with cyber threats and challenges on a daily basis, was something we welcomed as it enables us to improve cyber security education at all levels—from the C-level executive through to every employee.

“By collaborating with industry to tailor our study programs, we give our students a head-start in their careers, placing them at the top of Australia’s cyber security talent pool. These initiatives will also work to support the wider expansion of cyber security training within organisations to better secure and protect their networks and infrastructure.”

Optus and Macquarie University signed the agreement in May and envisage the Cyber Security Hub will attract partners from the public and private sector who want to generate knowledge and foster enhancements in cyber security technologies and governance, through research and innovation.

Master of International Security Studies

The Master of 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.

Some topics of study

  • Counter Terrorism
  • Terrorism Dynamics
  • Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
  • Cyber Crime
  • International Policing Systems
  • Practice of Modern Intelligence
  • Intelligence Analysis Platforms
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Policing and Intelligence
  • Nuclear Weapons

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

Program: Master of International Security Studies
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intakes: February and July
Duration: 1 – 1.5 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, it is recommended that candidates apply at least three months prior to the program start date.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ranked number one in Australia

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has once again been ranked Australia’s top business school according to the Financial Times (FT). The School has also improved its global ranking, moving up 12 places to #56 worldwide.

MGSM is one of only three Australian business schools to make the prestigious top 100 along with the UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and Melbourne Business School (MBS). All three schools improved their positions in the rankings this year with AGSM moving up 9 places to #66 and MBS moving up 3 places to #87.

Professor Alex Frino, Dean MGSM, said, “Australian schools should be proud of their performance as a whole. Education continues to be an important export for Australia and results like this improve the country’s reputation overall.

Macquarie MBA

MGSM Dean Alex Frino (Photo: Macquarie University)

“Over the past year, MGSM has experienced the effects of this boost firsthand. Since entering the rankings, we’ve had 50% plus growth in international enrolments. Perhaps more importantly, is the quality of international students that have flooded MGSM with applications.”

According to Professor Alex Frino, MGSM’s outstanding result reflects the school’s ongoing commitment to providing students with the very best opportunities, which sets them up to achieve at the highest levels in their post-MBA career.

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management also climbed the rankings for research performance and the international mobility of its graduates.

“In these areas we have made significant effort by increasing our number of global partnerships with leading institutions and hiring the best financial, business, management and leadership minds to produce world-first research,” said Professor Frino.

“These improvements have paid off. This year, MGSM improved 10 places in research performance, and we were the only school to improve our international mobility ranking—we are now ranked 40th globally, up 14 places,” he said.

In 2015, Professor Frino introduced a Macquarie Graduate School of Management Board of Advice consisting of Chitra Ramkrishna, CEO of the National Stock Exchange Group India; Maureen Jensen, Chief Administrative Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission; Kim McKay, AO, CEO of the Australian Museum; Sir James Mirrlees, Nobel Laureate and Professor at the Chinese University Hong Kong; Professor Yu Yongda of Tsinghua University; and the Hon Andrew Rogers QC, Former Supreme Court Judge.

“I have assembled this group of highly experienced and respected professionals to discuss big picture issues, including the school’s vision and goals, the opportunities I am considering, our plans to get there and any obstacles we may face. They will be playing a key role in mentoring the school’s future progress,” said Professor Frino.

“With such talented professionals at the helm and a truly great ranking, I think I have every reason to be proud of our School and look forward to the year ahead.”

Macquarie MBA

The Macquarie MBA program is designed to extend the knowledge, skills and experience of its students through the analysis of problems 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. management subject areas available, students can tailor their program to focus on a particular management field of interest.

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intakes: January, March, June, September
Application deadline: While there is no official application deadline, it is recommended that you submit your complete application at least three months in advance of the program’s start date.

Apply to Macquarie Business School!

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Macquarie Graduate School of Management moves up to 28th in the world

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has moved to 28th in the world in rankings produced by The Economist, putting it in the top three business schools in the Asian timezone.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

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Dean Professor Alex Frino said the rankings reflected significant improvements made to the MGSM offering over the past two years.

“We have been focused heavily on our flagship Women in MBAs program, which has seen a significant increase in women participating in our degrees as well as $2.4 million in new scholarships,” he said. “We have also increased our staff-to-student ratios, implemented a strong alumni program and relaunched our career advisory service linking graduates with a wide range of professional opportunities.”

MGSM has seen more than 200% growth in international student applications over the past year, a result Professor Frino links to the improved ranking.

“Rankings are extremely important to international applicants, and we have seen a steady increase as we have incrementally improved our program and subsequently climbed the important rating scales,” he said. “Our top 100 Financial Times result early this year was the first significant demonstration of our improvement in quality and now to be top 30 in The Economist makes us very proud indeed.”

Education continues to be an important export for Australia and results like this improved the country’s reputation overall, Professor Frino said.

“We really want to ensure that Australia is a destination of choice for professionals from all over the world who want to further their education with a world-class degree,” he said. “We’ve been very active in promoting Australia globally and I believe strongly that education will grow in importance as a plank of the Australian economy over the near term.”

Professor Frino said that the Macquarie Graduate School of Management had invested in some significant new programs to roll out in 2016, further focusing on diversity in education.

“We’re working right now on a very exciting project that builds on the Women in MBA program,” he said. “Our sole aim is to produce leaders with a social conscience and a global mindset and we’re continually deepening our offering towards this goal. I’m looking forward to announcing our next important program in this area before the end of 2015.”

Master of Business Administration at Macquarie Business School

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intakes: January, April, June, September
Application deadline: While there is no official application deadline, it is recommended that you submit your complete application at least three months in advance of the program’s start date.

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Friday, July 10th, 2015

Macquarie University Sydney City Campus

Macquarie University is pleased to announce the new Sydney City Campus course offering for 2016. The following world-class programs are available for study from session 1, 2016:

Macquarie University Business School

Study business at Macquarie University, Sydney!

In the heart of Sydney, in Wynyard precinct, Macquarie’s new Sydney City Campus will allow students to enjoy personalised attention and be supported throughout their university life. Students will also have access to the excellent facilities of the main campus at North Ryde, ensuring they get the best of both worlds.

With leading corporations on the university’s Sydney City Campus doorstep, students will be in the best position to develop professional networks while they study right in the centre of Australia’s most dynamic city.

Macquarie announced its intention to establish a new campus in the Sydney CBD next year, after deciding not to renew its current Macquarie University City Campus (MQCC) management contract with IBT (Sydney) Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Navitas Ltd, beyond early 2016.

Professor John Simons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), said the university preferred to manage its city campus itself rather than outsource it to an external service provider.

“Having a CBD campus is very convenient for our local and international students who either live or work in Sydney’s business heart,” he said. “Operating our own city campus ensures that not only do our students continue to receive the high quality education that Macquarie has become renowned for over the past 50 years, but also that every aspect of their student experience is consistent with that of students on our main campus.”

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Macquarie students to represent Australia overseas

Anna Kosmynina and Stephanie Thomson will be attending two highly prestigious international forums later this year as part of Macquarie University’s Merit Scholars program.

Anna, 22, will be attending the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) Forum to be held in Paris in June, while Stephanie, also 22, will be attending the United Nations Economic and Social Council High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York in July.

Macquarie University Business School

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Through its Merit Scholars program, Macquarie has partnered with Global Voices, a not-for-profit organisation providing opportunities for young Australians to engage with international policy both at home and abroad.

Anna Kosmynina is studying a Bachelor of Arts with a Bachelor of Science. She is an active member of the Young Scientists of Australia (YSA) and a member of Macquarie’s Global Leadership Program.

“Attending this forum will allow me to put my skills and knowledge of economics and development into practice,” said Anna.

Stephanie is currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University. She has been a Merit Scholar since 2011 and is an ambassador for the program.

“Attending the United Nations forum will be an apt opportunity for me to voice the growing concern for intergenerational inequality within Australia and around the world. I look forward to utilising my actuarial skills to promote global sustainability,” said Stephanie.

Anna and Stephanie recently returned from preparatory activities in Canberra, where they met with many senior members of Parliament, including Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon Julie Bishop.

The Merit Scholars program for high achieving students includes exclusive opportunities to take part in professional workshops, social and networking events, academic mentoring, undergraduate research scholarships and international travel scholarships.

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

Macquarie student wins silver in snowboarding at the Canadian Nationals

Josh Miller, Macquarie University Sport Scholar, won silver in snowboarding at the Canadian Nationals earlier this month at the Big White Ski Resort, BC Canada.

Having just returned from the USA Nationals where he placed 18th, Josh made an amazing come back in the Canadian competition, beating seven World Cup riders and the current X Games champion.

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Who knew Australia had a snowboarding team? (Image credit: Jodie Chadbourn)

Both races formed part of the Nor-Am circuit (a series of races a level below World Cup) and the Canadian Nationals was the pinnacle of this—Josh finished 9th overall in the season and is the third-highest achieving Australian.

Josh prepared for the Nor-Am circuit in off-season training camps (focusing greatly on improving his technique) in New Zealand, Chile and Austria throughout August, September and November 2014. He then trained in Whistler, Canada prior to the 2015 season in order to practice his freeriding skills.

During March last year, the Macquarie University student took a break from competing and used this time to attend a special training camp in Colorado, USA. Josh trained alongside the Australian Snowboarding team consisting of world number eight, Jarryd Hughes, as well as world number two and two time world champion, Alex Pullin. Josh describes this training as a turning point which led to the belief and confidence to gain the first podium of his career.

Josh’s next race is scheduled in August this year, in which he will compete in the Australian National Championships.

“I have clear goals in this race: to obtain podiums on both days which should earn myself a spot on the World Cup Tour for the next season as I start to prepare for qualifying for the 2018 Olympics,” said Josh. In the meantime, Josh will be training in NSWIS, Homebush and Narrabeen.

Josh is now ranked 67th in the world in snowboarding and describes his achievements as “the highlight of my career so far.”

The 20-year-old from Woolloomooloo is currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Macquarie University.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Macquarie University Master of Commerce

The Macquarie Business School is ranked No. 1 in New South Wales, No.3 in Australia, and No. 49 in the world by the The Economist “Which MBA?” 2014 rankings survey.

Macquarie University Business School

Study business at Macquarie University

Established as part of Macquarie University in 1969, Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), is the longest continuously operating business school in New South Wales, Australia. With campuses in Macquarie Park in North Ryde, Sydney CBD, Singapore, and Hong Kong, the school has earned an enviable reputation over the years as one of Australasia’s leading centres of excellence in management education.

Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Financial Crime and Governance

The Master of Commerce is a 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, Actuarial Studies, 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.

Key features

The Financial Crime and Governance specialisation of the Master of Commerce will teach you how to identify and assess financial crime risks and manage investigative processes. It includes such topics as

  • fraud prevention and controls;
  • internet and other financial scams;
  • computer fraud;
  • money laundering investigations; and
  • forensic accounting.

You will learn skills such as

  • collecting and evaluating evidence;
  • writing legal reports;
  • interviewing witnesses and perpetrators; and
  • developing audit procedures.

Degree: Master of Commerce
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 2 years
Semester intakes: February and July
Application deadline: While there is no official application deadline, it is recommended that you submit your complete application at least three months in advance of the program’s start date.

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