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Undergraduate Business Leadership

Bachelor of Business Leadership and Commerce

About Business Leadership

Macquarie University's new Bachelor of Business Leadership is run as an integrated degree with a Bachelor of Commerce. This integrated degree delivers relevant, future-focused and leadership skills which prepare you for the future, and which are in high demand by employers. This 4 year degree integrates high-level soft skills required by employers with high-level technical expertise developed in the Bachelor of Commerce.

Opportunities to:

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  • develop higher level skills to lead people
  • work collaboratively
  • rapidly adapt to changing circumstances
  • come up with innovative and creative solutions to business problems
  • communicate clearly and effectively
  • manage diversity

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Key Features

  • This course combines personal leadership development with a more traditional professional degree.
  • The degree is designed for students who demonstrate the motivation to extend their business learning to include the theory and application of leadership.
  • The program builds knowledge and skills in critical thinking, professional judgement and problem solving through skill-based learning.
  • Leadership subjects taught from 2nd year.

What you study


5 core Commerce subjects


Choose 1 Major

Business Information Systems
Decision Science
Human Resources
International Business



People Unit
Planet Unit


Complete 8 Core Leadership Subjects

Leading Self
Leading Others: Managing Teams and Relationships
Communication for Effective Leadership
Business Leadership: Ethics and Social Responsibility
Creativity and Innovation
Problem Solving: Critical and Strategic Thinking
Leadership and Influence in Action
Applied Leadership Project (Capstone / Participation)

= Bachelor of Business Leadership and Commerce Degree

Where can you go?

Business leadership graduates are in high demand and can find diverse roles within all industries. Roles on offer can include:

  • Accountant
  • Business analyst
  • Human resources manager
  • Management consultant
  • Marketing consultant
  • Public and community sector manager
  • Recruitment and staff development consultant
  • Sales manager

Entry requirements

  • General Mathematics is assumed knowledge. Mathematics is required for economics, accounting and finance Majors. You can study a first-year mathematics unit to acquire the assumed knowledge.

How to Apply

Applications for 2015 are open, please see below for further details.

  1. Create your CV
  2. Apply through UAC
    1. Select "Apply"
    2. Select your UAC code: 300206
    3. Upload CV through UAC's 'Check and Change' screen immediately after you have completed and saved your application. CV applications were due through UAC by 30 September 2014.
  3. Shortlisted CV applicants will be notified via email for an interview between 10-14 November 2014.
  4. Interviews will be held on campus or via Skype from 17-28 November 2014.
  5. If the interview is successful a position will be offered.

Students wishing to return to study at Macquarie University should visit the Previous Macquarie Students webpage, for further information and application procedures.

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