The Macquarie Business School has been launched which replaces the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University and will consist of more than 17,000 students and 450 academics.
The alignment of Macquarie University’s business entities as a comprehensive business school retains and celebrates the best of Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and Macquarie Applied Finance Centre (MAFC) ensuring Macquarie remains a strong global competitor in this space.
Executive Dean of Macquarie Business School, Professor Stephen Brammer said this was a once-in-a-generation opportunity to springboard decades of excellence in business education and scholarly research for a new generation of business minds.
“The change positions us to be more impactful, sustainable and innovative on the world stage and will better meet the changing needs of our students, alumni, staff and business partners,” Professor Brammer said.
“As a business school that is part of a world-leading university, we are better positioned to draw upon knowledge from multiple disciplines, and connect with multiple global and local communities as part of our research and teaching.
“At Macquarie Business School we will continue to invest significantly in our programs, facilities, support services and alumni engagement activities and are committed to maintaining excellence in our global rankings.”
Macquarie Business School is looking to the future with its integrated and cross-disciplinary research and innovative programs, such as the fully online Global MBA and new appointments of directors of Alumni and Career Services to provide an even greater focus on career-enabling opportunities for students in multidisciplinary areas throughout their careers.
“Our communities increasingly understand what we’re doing with the shared interest in having the very best MBA and the best student experience and outcomes,” Professor Brammer said.
“Our Alumni community represents an even greater opportunity for us to extend our connections and will enrich our students and give us greater opportunities for networking, for people to really understand what particular career paths might look like, and to explore further business opportunities.
“We’re committed to the fact that we’re part of a wider university and we draw benefits from that by bringing in other disciplines from the business curriculum. We think that is an essential part of how you prepare people for the kinds of careers that they’re going to have.
“Our online Global MBA is a fantastic example of an innovation that wouldn’t have come about if we were weren’t aligned as one business school.”
Macquarie has just welcomed its first intake into its online Global MBA program which is the first degree offered on the Coursera platform in the Asia-Pacific region. Coursera is the world’s largest online learning platform for higher education.