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Important Update for 2014 Students

From 1 January, 2014, if you seek to undertake a PhD you will first need to complete the Master of Research (MRes) (or Master of Philosophy). If you have completed a Bachelor Honours degree, or coursework Master degree, you may be eligible for entry into Year 2 of the MRes program in 2014, with up to 32 points credit for your previous studies. This means that you can complete the MRes in one year of study, and then seek admission to the 3 year PhD program.

If you have completed a standard Bachelor degree and are interested in pursuing PhD study, then completing the MRes is the sole research training pathway from 2014.

The majority of students progress to research directly through the completion of the two year Master of Research, but other degrees (such as honours degrees, masters by coursework or research preparation awards) will be considered on a case-by-case basis for entry into the second year of the MRes to enable students to continue to higher degree research.

Information for students currently enrolled in Honours

The Faculty of Business and Economics is the largest Faculty in Macquarie University and amongst the largest of all economics/commerce faculties in Australia. Honours programs are offered by all departments in the Faculty. Applied Finance also has its own Honours program.

Program Structures

Most Honours programs offered by the Faculty commence in March (some Departments allow a mid – year intake) and are taken on a full time basis over a year. Programs normally consist of a number of compulsory units, taken in the first half of the program, plus a piece of research or investigative work completed in the second half of the program. Honours programs are designed to be both academically rigorous and also flexible, in order to meet the needs and develop the talents of individual students.

Fees and Financial Support

A limited number of financial scholarships for full-time study are available on a competitive basis. Part-time employment as casual tutors in the undergraduate teaching program may also be available, to provide further financial support during the Honours year.

Honours Co-ordinators

Honours degrees follow on from each undergraduate degree offered by the Faculty. Students should contact the Honours Co-ordinator in the department that offers their undergraduate degree. Students from other institutions should contact the co-ordinator in the department that offers their area of study.

Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

Contact Ed Watts or Stephen Haswell

  • BCom – Accounting
  • BCom with a coherent study in accounting or finance

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Contact Shauna Ferris

  • BCom – Actuarial Studies
  • Bachelor of Applied Finance

Department of Marketing and Management

Contact TBC

  • BBA
  • BCom with a coherent study in marketing and organisational behaviour, demography or marketing and demography
  • Bachelor of International Business (commencing 2008)

Department of Economics

Contact Tony Bryant

  • BCom with a coherent study in economics or finance
  • BEc