Emerging economies

Emerging economies 

Don’t just read about Asia’s economic growth. Experience it.

Economic issues lie at the heart of our lives. Social, political and environmental issues like unemployment, inflation, globalisation, income and wealth inequality, housing affordability, and climate change have significant consequences.

With a long tradition of research excellence in macro-economics, finance, applied econometrics and cultural economics, Macquarie is working to solve some of these issues and build a better future.

Our pioneering approach

We take a pioneering approach to study – where learning theory is just the starting point. Our students are a vital part of our academic community and collaborate in important research that builds strong economic futures in Australia and overseas.

When you study at Macquarie, you’ll have the opportunity to work with experts like Associate Professor Sean Turnell, who’s spent more than a decade researching Myanmar’s economic history and is currently economic adviser to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi. His research is helping to build strong institutions and communities in emerging economies in Myanmar and across Southeast Asia.

Get hands-on experience

Our business, finance and economics programs have been developed in response to employers’ needs for graduates with technical knowledge and practical work skills. You’ll also be able to translate your classroom learning to the real world with our unique PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.

As an undergraduate student, you’ll have the opportunity to study the intricacies of China’s powerhouse economy during a two-week tour in China. You’ll meet experts from business, government agencies, NGOs, manufacturers and universities, and develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the Chinese economy.

That’s not the only international study opportunity. All of our students can participate in exchange programs with more than 40 countries, helping to give your degree a truly global perspective.

You can also get hands-on experience through undergraduate and postgraduate internships at some of Australia’s best-known and most influential companies including CPA, Cochlear, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Hitachi Australia, KPMG, Macquarie Bank, Nielsen, PwC, and Toyota Financial Services.

This practical experience gives you both specialised skills and a broad understanding of big issues. You’ll graduate ready to make a difference in the workplace and broader society. And as a business graduate, you’ll be sought after by leading companies and NGOs across Australia and around the world. In fact, 85 per cent of Macquarie students who gain a paid internship are offered full-time work after their studies.

Whether you leave Macquarie with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you’ll have the skills you need to brave the new world of business.

Start seeing the world in a different light – and you just might change it.

Study global economies through the lens of the following courses.

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