Turning passions into careers: Executive Dean Professor Martina Möllering with students in the Faculty of Arts [photo taken pre-COVID].
Macquarie has won the Employability Award at the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Awards, announced on 18 November, for preparing students for the world of work through the reimagined Bachelor of Arts.
The University worked with major employers – including the NSW Government, Accenture, EY, Deloitte, Adobe and CBA – to redesign the degree, ensuring students are provided with in-demand transferable skills, along with the knowledge and tools they require to be successful throughout their careers.
The judges said it was “refreshing that course developers in a humanities degree were willing to be explicit about entrepreneurialism.”
“Our reimagined Bachelor of Arts has already proved popular with students,” says Martina Möllering, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts. “Students have responded very positively to the new foundation and capstone units that focus on employability skills.
“It’s great that our innovative approach to employability has now also been acknowledged at a national level with this AFR award.”