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Business Studies

Business Students Today, Leaders of Tomorrow

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Business Courses at Macquarie provide a broad and comprehensive preparation for students wishing to pursue a career in business. In today's competitive marketplace, graduates of business degrees need a comprehensive understanding of all business functions and strategy skills. Students of our business degrees in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University specialise in these core business skills.

Students of our business degrees have an understanding across all industries, giving them the competitive edge in their careers. Our comprehensive and flexible business degrees prepare our students for rewarding and successful careers in management, consulting, starting their own business and academia in teaching business courses. Macquarie's Business courses instill our students with the core business skills giving them an understanding across all industries and a competitive edge in their careers.

Business Degrees at Macquarie

Business Studies can be undertaken within several business courses offered by Macquarie University. The most popular of these being the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Commerce.

The Bachelor of Business Administration provides students with a structured business course in management without requiring them to undertake a full specialisation in subject areas such as accounting or marketing. In the second and third year of this business degree, students may choose electives from across the university or specialise in a range of areas of study.

The Bachelor of Commerce is a flexible business degree to prepare students for a range of business careers.  In the first year, students study a set of broad, integrated foundation units to orient themselves within a business course. In the second and third years, students move on to complete one or two majors to develop depth in their chosen commerce discipline(s). A variety of majors are available for our business courses.

Students may also choose to study business courses through a variety of other single degrees.

Search by ATARSpecific Business Degree Information

For a full list of Business degrees, visit the coursefinder website.

What do you study in a Business Course or Degree?

  • Accounting
  • Business communication skills
  • Business law
  • Business organisation principles
  • Business economics
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Financial accounting
  • Financial management
  • Human resources
  • International business
  • Management accounting
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Statistics
  • Strategic management

Where can you go with a Business Degree?

Two out of three students in our business degrees are either working or have found a full-time job in their final year of study. Macquarie University's partnerships with Australia's largest and most innovative employers mean that more graduates of business courses find full-time employment faster.

Every organisation requires qualified business staff, particularly medium to large organisations, such as banks, international agencies and multinational corporations. Some typical entry level positions for graduates of our business courses, such as BBA or BCom, include:

  • Account Executive
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Officer
  • Communications Manager
  • Financial Officer
  • Graduate Accountant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Analyst
  • Public sector manager
  • Recruitment and staff development consultant
  • Sales & Marketing Officer

How much can you earn studying a Business Course?

Graduates from our business courses can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to Annual Graduate Careers Australia Survey, 2009 and website, NSW graduate salaries research for 2009, the average graduate starting salary is:

Accounting $56,708
Business $45,000
Economics $45,446
Law $52,000
Marketing $41,416
Human Resources $52,531
Business Manager $62,332