Macquarie University reviews

(4.15) 110 reviews

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Bachelor of Business Major in Marketing with Bachelor of Arts major in International Relations and minor in Japanese

Positives: Hands on assignment for marketing such as a trade show and business simulation. Interesting guest lectures and assignments

Negatives: For Japanese a lot of content is learnt within a small time
Can be full on and overwhelming! Languages at uni are very hard

My advice to future students is: Study! Attend lectures, engage With your tutors and make them remember your name! This is YOUR future
It doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks, be competitive, it’s a competitive industry

Completed in 2019

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Positives: Positive aspect include accounting units having good informative tutors. Assignments are help with knowledge.
University campus is amazing, especially the library.

Negatives: - As a commerce unit you are required to attempt units outside of accounting.
- Finance tutors are useless (based on 4 classrs). Lack the ability to teach
- Location can be annoying especially if you live further away. Impacts mainly group assignments
- A lot of international students, with minimal english skills (can be hard to communicate in group assignments)

My advice to future students is: - look into all possible options.
- Make sure you are okay with the travel required as attendance is becoming compulsory in most subjects (can fail units)
- explore the campus multiple times

Completed in 2019

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Positives: The best aspect is the students you meet during lectures and tutorials. They range from industry level experience to lecture attendees. Regarding the networks you interact, there is opportunity for entrepreneurs to get like minded people working on a common goal.

Negatives: Some of the lecturers are dull and monotone in delivery. They make Finance very mundane and the material is something irrelevant to industry. There is a big mistake with some content in university. Applying study units to industry would lead to irreversible consequences.

My advice to future students is: Keep an open mind regarding content you learn in finance. The market is not perfect. What you learn at university is not fully implemented in financial industry. The most useful things are regulations and ethics. These are perhaps neglected in the curriculum but the content is applicable to industry. Understanding how Basel 3 works for instance is extremely useful when interning at a major multinational investment bank.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: It is a very hands on way of learning about the finance industry, it offers an in-depth study of analytics and the economy, and is relevant to any finance career which is super helpful for developing knowledge for a career in finance

Negatives: It’s a very dry topic with lots of mathematical aspects which can sometimes be difficult to grasp concepts

My advice to future students is: Prior study of a maths degree or advanced maths is recommended for the study load and sometimes the topics can be very content heavy

Completing in 2022

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Positives: I think this course has provided my with a lot of knowledge about what is important and what is applicable to the workforce. Theories I learn are important and relevant to the industry, and there is a lot of real life application to the things I learn.

Negatives: I would say the most negative aspect to my course is the focus on group work. Every single subject I do has a strong focus on group work and even though it is important to work with people in the workforce, it is not equivalent. People in workforce are just as motivated as you to reach the same goal whilst in university, there are a lot of opportunities for people to over rely on their peers. However, it does provide lot of interpersonal experience and group work negotiations, so it's not a horrible negative aspect. I just would hope that there would be less emphasis in terms of marks and weighting in future courses.

My advice to future students is: Theory is definitely important, but I found that making connections with lecturers and peers will also significantly help you in the future for better career prospects.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: well educated tutors and lectures

Negatives: wide range of students

My advice to future students is: study hard and try not to get distracted

Completing in 2021

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Positives: The lecturers and tutors are so supportive from the first day right to the last. The course material is details and covers a range of all topics. The PACE units allow us to interact with real companies and real problems and allow us to use our the knowledge gained to help them. This is an awesome way to give us an understanding of what it is like in business

Negatives: Some of the lecturers were hard to follow and didn’t seem to cover all the relevant material in the course. But other than that I don’t think there were any major negatives

My advice to future students is: Make sure you keep up with the homework and tutorial tasks. Make friends within the course as they are always helpful. Buy second hand textbooks where you can. Use the resources available from the library. They are serious life savers and help you get the most marks possible

Completed in 2018

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Positives: A good lot of tutors and convenors to help. A great cohort of students.

Negatives: Some core units are not taught well (e.g business organisations)

My advice to future students is: Stay on top of everything. Make sure you pick the course you would love to see yourself in. Don’t do anything based on someone else’s perspectives on what you should or can study.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Flexibility of the course structure

Negatives: Too broad

My advice to future students is: Do what you’re interested in

Completing in 2020

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Positives: it is a very general course, which allows me to trial a diverse range of subjects first to decide which major I would like to pick

Negatives: n/a

My advice to future students is: to go into every course with an open mind as you aren't sure what is entailed and you might just change your mind

Completing in 2020

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