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The Good Universities Guide annually rates universities across Australia on a range of measures. Its publishers, Hobsons, said Macquarie University leads the field in New South Wales when it comes to above average incomes for graduates in first-time, full-time employment, particularly in business.


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Lauren Hammacher

Lauren Hammacher

Bachelor of Commerce, Actuarial Studies with Bachelor of Economics

Hear from Lauren Hammacher, Macquarie University graduate who is now working in the field of Business Analytics.

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Adel Miskovich

Adel Miskovich

Bachelor of Business Administration – Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

"Choosing to study at Macquarie was a great decision as I wanted a well-rounded university experience while completing my degrees."

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing

"For me, choosing Macquarie University was easy. The university's national recognition and global presence, allowed the opportunity to meet many different people for all types of background, and come out the other end with a qualification that is highly respected within the industry."

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Prameet Jamnadas

Prameet Jamnadas

Actuarial Studies

Prameet Jamnadas graduated from Macquarie University's actuarial program in 2005. He is currently a management consultant at Bain & Company in Chicago.

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Jonathan Yeo

Jonathan Yeo

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

"I was impressed with the grounds, and the modern facilities. This is when I first thought that I would like to study here when I graduated high school."

"The flexibility and availability of the units offered meant I could balance my work and study commitments."

 "As a manager, graduates I interview and hire from Macquarie are work place ready - and I believe this is because of the practical aspects offered in the degree."

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Wendy Fu

Wendy Fu

Actuarial Studies

Wendy Fu graduated from Macquarie University in 2003. She believes the Macquarie Actuarial Studies Program has provided an excellent and solid technical foundation to the students, giving them a head-start to a promising future in their career.

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Wade Tubman

Wade Tubman

Actuarial Studies

Wade Tubman graduated from Macquarie University in 1996. He has over 15 years actuarial experience covering business and customer analytics, and the modelling and management of value and risk.

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Tony Coleman

Tony Coleman

Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Business Administration

Tony Coleman studied a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration at Macquarie University. He is now a Director of Lonergan Edwards and Associates, a leading specialist valuation firm.

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Melinda Howes

Melinda Howes

Actuarial Studies

Melinda Howes graduated from Macquarie University in 1989. Since graduating, she has worked at a variety of workplaces in the life insurance and superannuation industry.

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Marc Pillemer

Marc Pillemer

Actuarial Studies

Marc Pillemer (Graduated 1999) is currently working for the investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs in New York.

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Hoa Bui

Hoa Bui

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Hoa Bui (Graduated 1984) is a director of KPMG Actuaries, an Australian actuarial consulting firm.

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Esther Kahumburu

Esther Kahumburu

Actuarial Studies

Esther Kahumburu (Graduated 2001) works in Kenya for Jubilee Holdings Ltd heading up the actuarial department.

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Aruna Pavithran

Aruna Pavithran

Actuarial Studies

Aruna Pavithran (Graduated 1995) is Managing Director of Lucis, a boutique strategy and supply chain consulting company.

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Andrew Ang

Andrew Ang

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Andrew Ang (Graduated 1994) is a Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School in New York City.

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Adam Driussi

Adam Driussi

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Adam Driussi (graduated 1995) is a Director of The Quantium Group, a consultancy specialising in marketing and customer analytics.

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Wendy Paterson

Wendy Paterson

Bachelor of Business Administration

"The Bachelor of Business Administration was a flexible degree and it gave me the range of skills I needed to confidently move about in my career."

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Ashlee Marcuccio

Ashlee Marcuccio

Bachelor of Business Administration with Bachelor of Arts – Psychology degree

Ashlee completed her Bachelor of Business Administration with Bachelor of Arts – Psychology degree in 2010. Today, she is working as a Client Services Manager at The Database Dept.

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Josh Cass

Josh Cass

Bachelor of Commerce with major in Human Resources

“Macquarie’s Bachelor of Commerce Degree (majoring in HR) will prepare you for a transition into the business environment."

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Daniella Gennari

Daniella Gennari

Bachelor of Business Administration with Bachelor of Laws (honours)

"My degrees helped me to gain a solid knowledge base in the areas of business and law which I have been able to use and develop in my role at Ernst & Young."

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Yann Saoli

Yann Saoli

Bachelor of Commerce with major in Marketing 

"I chose to study Marketing because I wanted to study a commerce degree where I could also develop my creativity."

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Shaun Star

Shaun Star

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing with Bachelor of Laws

"I am confident that I have gained the important skills, but more importantly I have learnt how to apply these skills to real world simulations.”

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Owen Tong

Owen Tong

Bachelor of Applied Finance with Bachelor of Actuarial Studies 

"The majority of subjects are very structured, and the academic staffs are happy to help students even outside their allocated hours."

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Susan Leung

Susan Leung

Bachelor of Commerce with major in Marketing 

"I really enjoyed my time studying at Macquarie University because it offered so much more variety and depth in studying the many aspects of Marketing."

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Lauren Gellatly

Lauren Gellatly

Bachelor of Business Administration 

"I enjoyed the flexibility of the degree; I was able to study a variety of different subject areas that would be useful including marketing and human resources."

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Sarah Eqbal

Sarah Eqbal

Bachelor of Business Administration with Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

"The combination of Business and Psychology is definitely a winner! I really enjoyed studying my double degree at Macquarie."

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Prashan Karunaratne

Prashan Karunaratne

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Bachelor of Economics

"Actuarial Studies can lead you down the traditional path of becoming an Actuary, or it can be a complement to a second degree where you develop your technical skills further."

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Daniel Townsend

Daniel Townsend

Bachelor of Business Administration with Bachelor of Arts

"Macquarie University has allowed me to broaden my perspective and build up a foundation for lifelong learning and development."

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Urmila Mitra

Urmila Mitra

Bachelor of Commerce – Finance with the Bachelor of Laws

“Approachable, supportive, relaxed, opportunity and challenging are the words I would use to describe Macquarie University"

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Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Bachelor of Economics

Greg holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

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Kirsty Wright

Kirsty Wright

Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Demography

In 2006, she completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Demography at Macquarie University.

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James Zhao

James Zhao

Bachelor of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Commerce - Actuarial Studies

James graduated in 2008 and is currently an Associate Credit Analyst in the Corporate and Institutional Banking arm of Westpac Institutional Bank.

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Klaudia Kowalewska

Klaudia Kowalewska

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Klaudia completed the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BBA BA Psy) which provided a strong basic understanding of HRM, finance, management and marketing principles combined with organisational psychology.

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Goran Dravec

Goran Dravec

Bachelor of Commerce - Marketing

Goran studied the Bachelor of Commerce - Marketing and now works for the biggest FMCG organisation in the world, Procter & Gamble.

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Gordon Starkey

Gordon Starkey

Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources

"Macquarie provides lots of opportunities to develop yourself both inside and outside the classroom. I feel that this was the key to kick-starting my career.."

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Ben Quinlan

Ben Quinlan

First-Class Honours in Economics

Ben graduated with a First-Class Honours in Economics combined with an honours degree in Law in 2007 and is currently based in Hong Kong working with UBS’s Asia Pacific Group Strategy Department.

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Jessica Chen

Jessica Chen

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing and Organisational Behaviour

"I really enjoyed Macquarie University during my bachelor degree [and] decided to return to do my postgraduate in Master of Commerce."

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Chris Maloney

Chris Maloney

Bachelor of Business Administration

Chris Maloney has rapidly established himself as a leading Australian marketer. In 2008, he was awarded the Australian Young Marketer of  the Year by the Australian Direct Marketing Association.

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Katie Barter

Katie Barter

Master of Commerce with an International Business major

The International Business major at Macquarie University is a fantastic way to gain an understanding of how business works both locally and internationally.

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Julian Lim

Julian Lim

Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Law

"I chose to study a Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Law at Macquarie University for the strong reputation of the Accounting course..."

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Bhavik Dinesh Jeena

Bhavik Dinesh Jeena

Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting

"At the heart of the university's culture, it is about applying yourself, realising what you are good at, pursuing that dream, and aspiring to bring out your greatest potential, in both work and play"

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Michelle But

Michelle But

Bachelor of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting (Professional)

"What I love about Macquarie is the opportunity to study premium quality courses..."

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Lisa Zhang

Lisa Zhang

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Lisa comments on the friendly and helpful peers within the actuarial studies student community at Macquarie.

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Liz Lenert

Liz Lenert

Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing

Liz has just completed her third year of a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and is joining the TomTom marketing team.

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