About us

About us

Stephen Brammer, Dean, FBE

Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics

Professor Stephen Brammer
Executive Dean
Level 7, E4A Building,
Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
T: +61 2 9850 8554 | mq.edu.au

Business thinkers for the future – creating employers not just employees.

As one of the leading business learning centres in Australia, we attract learners and thinkers from all corners of the globe. This international community draws on our valuable industry connections to produce research that positively impacts the world around us

A world-class Business and Economics faculty

  • We're famous for our actuarial studies that have been running longer than any other in Australia.
  • You can find experts in financial risk, working futures, ethics, corporate governance, accounting, applied finance, management, demographics, economics, health economics, marketing and more.

Our mission

"We are an applied and engaged business Faculty making a positive global contribution and impact.
We engage with our stakeholders as we create and share knowledge which addresses business and societal challenges.

Staying relevant by listening to our Industry Advisory Board keeps us informed on areas such as research development, curriculum design, innovation, and long term planning processes. The combined experience of our Board members who are business leaders representing the industry sectors, gives us enormous confidence in setting the future direction of the Faculty.


A number of our courses are accredited by the following key industry bodies,
so you graduate with more than just a piece of paper:

Actuaries AustraliaCPA AustraliaAGHAIPA
Charted AccountantsACCAASICAMI

Find out more on our accredited courses


The Centre for International Finance and Regulation logo

We are a member of a number of important organisations including -
The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR).

We are 1 of only 6 universities that were accepted in this Centre of Excellence for research and education in the financial sector. There are a number of unique and invaluable opportunities to network and collaborate with key policy makers, regulators and industry.


Our global focus builds on a legacy of strong international partnerships, enriched by leading academics who produce pioneering studies that is responsive to society’s needs.

We are dedicated to revealing new opportunities and breakthrough ideas through our research centres, research collaborations, quality PhD students, and a range of research projects which are centred around:

Learning and teaching

Tomorrow’s leaders are developed through student leadership programs that involve our corporate partners.  We educate future leaders and take pride in our integrated curriculum which develops robust skill sets.

Applied, engaged global citizens

Unlock your potential. We care about you and your learning.  We run programs to help you reach your academic and personal potential. Opportunities include the Merit scholars program for high achievers, Peer assisted learning, and mentoring programs such as First STEP Mentoring (for first year students) and Lucy mentoring (for female students).  

Unlock your passion. Make original contributions to research and industry through Merit research scholarship program – 75 research scholarships per year, Entrepreneurship major and extracurricular opportunities, Research skills and opportunities integrated and embedded through all programs

Unlock your learning. We use innovative and engaging online and face to face teaching methods to ensure you get the best of what is being offered. KickStart is an engaging, attractive, and unit-specific resource available to students before they start.

Unlock your career. We design your program to prepare you for careers and further study with Capstones in all programs – integrating knowledge of the degree, careful design across the programs so you meet professional requirements, specialised PACE unit in every undergraduate program, Internship opportunities and career skills integrated so you are ready for industry as soon as you graduate.

Unlock your networks. We help you develop your own applied, global “brand” through LinkedIn to help you network better in today’s age, we help you with tips and tricks for networking.

Sessional academic staff unit

The Sessional Academic Staff Unit supports the 200 plus sessional lecturers and tutors in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Contact us

Contact us for more about the faculty, our programs or the university in general.

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