Resources and Facilities
The Faculty of Business and Economics is committed to providing strong support to its research candidates to undertake quality research and complete their degree on time. Support includes teaching and supervision, workshops, adequate physical resources and funding for essential research costs and approved conference travel.
Macquarie University has a Code of Supervisory Practice that sets out the rights and obligations of both supervisors and candidates. All supervisors and candidates are expected to be familiar with this document.
Candidates or supervisors experiencing problems are advised to consult the relevant Head of Department or the Associate Dean, Higher Degree Research. It is important that you keep a record of problems you encounter and seek assistance before they become an obstacle to research.
Faculty of Business and Economics full time research students are provided with access to basic infrastructure such as computing, photocopying and telecommunications facilities. The Faculty aims to ensure that all full time HDR students have access to facilities including a workspace and computer with email and internet access. Accommodation for full-time research candidates is located on levels 2 and 3 of E4B and in building W3A level 4.These areas are designated for research candidates ONLY. Other facilities are in the library on level 5.
All candidates will have an active University student email address. All University and Faculty of Business and Economics correspondence will be sent to this address. You can redirect your personal or other university email to this address which is highly recommended. To organise a workspace, computer, email and business cards, please submit a request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FBE Learning Skills Specialist is Dr Florence Chiew. The FBE Academic Writing Specialist is Beate Mueller. In order to book an appointment for the first time, please send email@example.com an email with this request.
Statistical Consulting Service for Research Students
Macquarie University provides a statistical advisory service to assist research students in the design and analysis of research projects. This service is available to all enrolled research candidates and is complemented by a number of programs operating in some Departments, offering discipline-specific and specialised advice to their candidates. Advice on methodology and data collection methods as well as data analysis and interpretation is available from the Statistical Consulting Service.
- The coordinator of the service is Peter Petocz. Please contact him to discuss your requirements or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Where students need a substantial amount of statistical advice, the member of the Statistics Department who agrees to provide the service should be appointed as an Associate Supervisor
- Enrolled research students in the Department of Economics should contact Professor Jeffrey Sheen, Faculty of Business and Economics Director of Postgraduate Studies, in the first instance.
- Dr Hamin Hamin in the Department of Marketing and Management provides consultations to FBE HDR candidates.
- Further information can be found on the resources page of the Research website.
FIRN runs seminars, hosts eminent guest speakers and provides a program for young researchers within the following disciplines:
- Accounting and Auditing
- Actuarial Science
- Applied Statistics
- Computational Methods
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Financial Econometrics
- Financial Economics
- Financial Mathematics
- Funds Management
- Market Microstructure
- Stochastic Analysis.
Faculty of Business and Economics is a member of FIRN which entitles our research students to participate in many FIRN activities free of charge and in some cases it provides financial assistance to students for training.
Faculty of Business and Economics FIRN Coordinator:
- Dr. George Milunovich
- T: 61 (02) 9850 8543
Faculty of Business and Economics PhD candidates and PhD pathway students can access, sometimes free of charge, the following training:
- stochastic calculus
- qualitative and quantitative methods training
- Partial Least Squares
- consultations with a linguist
- interview skills
- presentation skills
- elevator pitch training
- grant writing training
- research budgeting
- project management.
To express your interest in attending one of the training sessions please have ready the following information:
- your student ID
- names and contact details of your supervisors
- a statement of support from your principal supervisor
- approximate date when training is required