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Macquarie University (MQU)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Commerce and Master of Management

The practical and flexible Master of Commerce, which is designed to meet employer needs, will extend your business knowledge making you highly employable in a wide range of careers. You can choose to complete one specialisation from broad areas of business and commerce, including accounting, business management and organisations, finance or marketing, to develop depth in your chosen discipline.

The Master of Management – developed specifically for recent graduates and early career professionals – will provide you with deep experiential learning within contemporary business settings, and will give you opportunities to practically apply your learning to real and current corporate challenges.

Campus Information

North Ryde

Sydney New South Wales 2109 Australia


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 7

Application Process

More Information Required
4 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
0 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
7 Days
Visa Process
30 Days
More Information Required
4 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
0 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
7 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Studying hard and getting great marks doesn’t guarantee you a job. Most employers expect applicants to be skilled and experienced in the workplace. Working while you study is an excellent way to build your employability skills and gain life experience.

Why does it?
Employers appreciate any full-time, casual or part-time experience like working in hospitality or retail, on a reception desk, or even in construction.  They value this kind of experience because it shows that you can be responsible and professional. Working while you study builds professional skills that are essential for professional roles:

  • Time management
  • Teamwork
  • Customer service
  • Attention to detail
  • Working independently
  • Showing initiative
  • Communication (verbal and written)

Working on and off-campus
CareerHub is Macquarie’s jobs portal, connecting you with external organizations that offer part-time, casual, full-time employment opportunities as well as internships, cadetships, and volunteer experience.

Finding an on-campus job is often ideal as it centralizes both study and work, but opportunities on-campus are limited. Opportunities can be found here:

  • Campus Life manages the university's Sport and Aquatic Centre, Food and Shopping, Children's Services, Event Planning, and more.
  • For other administrative, professional, and academic-related opportunities within departments and faculties, visit the university's employment page.

Here is a list of some of our favorite job search websites for opportunities across multiple industries.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


Entry requirements for Masters (by Coursework) programs at Macquarie University are set out in Coursefinder.

In general, entry requires a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution considered equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree (Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework). Some courses may require previous study or work experience in a related area, a higher level qualification such as an Honours Bachelor (AQF Level 8), or other additional entry criteria that must be satisfied.

Requirements for entry
Courses may state a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) requirement, which is a reflection of your overall performance in your previous qualification.

The document below provides indicative equivalencies for Macquarie's WAM system against grading schemes used in 28 different countries - this includes the minimum Pass standard considered for entry to programs with no specified WAM:

To apply for a Masters (by Research) or PhD program, you should be able to demonstrate research experience in your previous studies. Please refer to the Higher Degree Research

IELTS Academic
Level of English Overall Reading Writing Listening Speaking For Admission To
Functional 5.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 Standard Foundation Program
Vocational 6.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 Intensive Program, Undergraduate Certificates, or Diplomas
Competent 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 Most undergraduate or postgraduate courses
Proficient 7.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 Master of Business Administration
Global Master of Business Administration
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
Graduate Certificate of Editing and Electronic Publishing
Graduate Certificate of Global Business Practice
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
7.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 Bachelor of Clinical Science
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
Bachelor of Laws
Juris Doctor
Master of Creative Writing
7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 Doctor of Medicine
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Master of Clinical Audiology
Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
Master of Clinical Psychology
Master of Organisational Psychology
Master of Professional Psychology
Master of Speech and Language Pathology
Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood
Advanced 7.5 7.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Psychology
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
Master of Inclusive and Special Education
Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)
Master of Teaching (Primary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Graduate Certificate of Inclusive and Special Education
Graduate Diploma of Inclusive and Special Education