Our innovative programs are developing tomorrow’s leaders. In consultation with today’s business community, our integrated curriculum is continually responding to a rapidly changing environment.

Our successful collaborations with industry partners are driven by a multidisciplinary approach to challenges in business and economics.

Cyber Security Hub

A key example of the pivotal and vital role of the faculty’s International and Corporate Engagement in successful collaborations is the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub.

This multidisciplinary network provides expertise and leadership in cyber security. It offers a platform for exchange between academics and practitioners from business and government. It aims to meet the growing market and demand for cyber security expertise among new graduates as well as existing employees.

Members of the Cyber Security Hub have access to a range of executive education and training opportunities, annual forums and thought leadership events, and to an untapped talent pool of Macquarie graduates.

Visit the Macquarie University Optus Cyber Security Hub website.

Incubation activities and hackathons

The Macquarie University Incubator is a brand new space for students, researchers, staff, small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs and start ups who are working on research or an idea that can be commercialised. The primary purpose of the Incubator is to provide a vibrant and accessible space for you to focus on your business idea.

Student-led innovation: Working directly with disruptor companies and innovation experts, students are offered first-hand exposure to real-world problem solving, most recently seen in the Incubator 360 competition.

In collaboration with GoGet, United Networks (and sponsored by NAB), students explored the two companies with an interactive Q&A and accepted the challenge of proposing new areas for synergy between the two companies – prize winners pitched a viable, working business model for a dynamic business ecosystem.

Previous hackathons have seen participants tackle issues in healthcare and data science. The new Macquarie Incubator allows for a range of activities and opportunities for collaboration in an innovative space. It is a brand-new space for students, researchers, staff, small to medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs and start-ups who are working on research or an idea that can be commercialised. The primary purpose of the Incubator is to provide a vibrant and accessible space for the development of innovative business ideas.

Visit the Macquarie University Incubator website.

Business Innovation Hub

The Business Innovation Hub is focused on meaningful collaborations between Macquarie and external partners, enriching the learning experience for students, solving complex business challenges and analysing significant business and social issues through their formal studies and co-curricular activities. This enriches the student experience and provides partners with access to an untapped talent pool.

The Business Innovation Program, in conjunction with FBE PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), is available to a select group of students operating in small multidisciplinary teams for students prepared for a different experience to the traditional internship model.

Partnering with GoGet for Session 2, 2017, students were presented with problems requiring consideration of operational, technological and communication elements. Under the guidance of their lecturer and mentor, students are able to make the most of this experience by being directly involved with partner organisations and by drawing on resources and expertise from Macquarie’s staff and facilities.

The Business Innovation Challenge, in conjunction with the Future Students team, provides a similar opportunity to 40 Year 10 students engaging in problem-based learning activities in small mixed groups over two days in November 2017.

Benefits of engaging with the hub:

  • Innovative solutions: Solve your complex business challenges or analyse issues of national significance.
  • Exciting opportunities for students and external partners: Engage in real-world problem solving, enrich the student experience and gain access to an untapped talent pool.
  • Student-led innovation: Work directly with disruptors to offer students first-hand exposure to innovation.

Finance Lab

Macquarie’s new Finance Decision Lab facilitates collaboration with industry, regulators, governments and leading overseas universities to ensure research outcomes are robust, realistic and relevant. It offers optimal value to research partners through a pragmatic, commercially aware and creative approach.

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