The full-year subject 05110 Accounting 1, … had asco-requisites Introductory Statistics, Introduction to Computing andMathematics of Finance … Whatever else it was that Macquarie accountinggraduates would be able to do, they would be able to count.
In1978 first year enrolments in Accounting alone stood at 410; a year later they stood at 620. By 1982, Martin noted to the administration that he had over 1100students in first year Accounting alone, a number the Department was facing without prospect of staff renewal …
Student numbers in first year were "exceptionally high", impacting upon the ability of staff to effectively mark the vast tide of assignments.Carrick Martin was giving three lectures a day, twice a week in order to spread the student numbers across the available teaching spaces: "it was getting ridiculous" [C. Martin].
If Frank Clarke's Newcastle focused on accounting history; and Wollongong on critical accounting; Macquarie under Graeme Harrison was marked by a coherent diversity.… [Reeve] would create a complementary relationship of great power: Graeme would write the reports, Reeve the systems and numbers. "He would do the words", noted Reeve, "and I would write the music".