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Our Business, Accounting and Marketing courses focus on innovative practices and project-based learning

Our diploma and bachelor courses in Business, Accounting and Marketing provide a broad knowledge of business operations as well as targeted skills in areas like customers, marketing, finance, strategy, business policy, communications and IT. You’ll develop entrepreneurial skills, learn to keep the financial wheels of a company spinning, help brands make their mark on the world and much more. Interactive presentations, industry-specific case studies, and group and individual assignments stimulate innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and help you reach your full potential. Designed and taught by industry professionals, our courses feature small classes with personalised teaching to nurture your unique strengths. Courses also include internships to help you build real-world professional experience and grow your network.


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Our enterprise approach to studying business is unique, giving you the tools to develop a broad knowledge of business operations, bring your ideas to life and gain targeted skills by choosing one of the following specialisations: entrepreneurship, event management, marketing, public relations, sports business and travel and tourism.

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Business Management




As the world of accounting continues to evolve at an ever-accelerating rate, it creates more opportunities for skilled graduates. In response to this constantly growing environment, our accounting courses are industry-focused and innovative. By giving you a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, your course will help set you up for a successful career in the accounting industry.

Early applications for 2021

We are now accepting applications for 2021. Apply now to secure your place. 




Business (Accounting)


A marketer has fantastic communication skills, is strategic, has a creative mind, is super-organised and can sell ice to an eskimo. They thrive under pressure and hit deadlines with a breeze. A marketing course from Macleay will help you become a marketer, sharpening your creative, strategic and communication skills through project-based learning.

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We are now accepting applications for 2021. Apply now to secure your place. 



A day in the life of Business

Our successful graduates

“Students really get close to people working in industry. During my first year, I secured a role at Swarovski.”

Holly Moody
Diploma of Business Specialising in PR, Events Executive at Swarovski

"Everyone at Macleay really cares about you. I just loved being there."

Ashleigh Chapple
Bachelor of Business Specialising in Event Management, Project Coordinator at AGB Events

“My lecturers helped me gain confidence about starting my own business."

Zafira Shahishta
Bachelor of Business Specialising in Event Management, Founder at Whisk Catering

Macleay College classes are taught by industry experts

Riyadh Zaman, Sydney
Head of Faculty, Business & Accounting

I am the Head of Business & Accounting at Macleay and a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ). I have worked in senior management level positions involving accounting, business and administration, both in-house and as a consultant, as well as teaching roles in higher education. My goal is to help learners to reach their highest potential and make meaningful contributions to society.

Dr Ilja Nastjuk, Sydney

I am a lecturer, entrepreneur, and researcher with a passion for technology, data analytics, and user-driven design of information systems. I strongly believe that education should prepare students for a career in industry or academia, where communication, critical awareness, and integrated thinking play increasingly significant roles. I believe successful learning environments combine engagement, discovery, self-learning, discussion, and responsibility.  My experience in developing successful national and international business and research collaborations have given me the confidence and skills to deliver practice-oriented and high-quality learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Amy Miller, Sydney

I’ve worked for over 20 years in the communications industry with FMCG, Lifestyle, Arts, Health, Education, Fashion and Travel clients and programs including Guinness, Vodafone, Triumph and more. My background includes teaching Visual Arts, working across PR Agencies in London and Sydney, setting up my Marketing & PR Consultancy and developing various Entrepreneurial ventures online.

Esther Gretton, Melbourne

My career has spanned across business development, strategy, marketing, sales and consulting roles within small and large businesses. After years in the corporate 9-to-5 world, I finally took the plunge and started my own business. I currently run Savvy Entrepreneurs Online with my business partner along with my own business coaching practice.

Teresa Truda, Melbourne

I’m an award-winning geek, Speaker and Advisor. Roles have ranged from Digital/Tech Specialist, Speaker in Tech and Start-up events across APAC, Advisor and Mentor to Start-up’s, Board Member at Girls in Tech and Advisor at She Starts. I’m the former CEO and Found of Chozun 途赞 - the world’s first travel and loyalty ecosystem to be powered by cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology.

Jasvir Kaur, Sydney

I am full member of Institute of Public Accountants, a certified BAS agent and currently working as Business and Accounting Lecturer at Macleay College. My professional life spans 16 years of experience in accounting, business management, consultancy and as a lecturer in higher education.

I am passionate about providing the best learning experience for my students and have received numerous awards related to teaching quality and student satisfaction. My goal is to support my students to grow and give them the skills to pursue their dream careers.

Dr. Manny Aston, Sydney

I’ve been teaching in secondary schools, universities, TAFE and private colleges for over 30 years. I hold degrees at Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels within the fields of psychology, education, communications and the creative arts. I am also a published playwright and author of numerous creative and academic texts. My book, Study Right, has become one of Australia’s best-selling ‘How to Study’ guides.

Marty Sammon, Melbourne

I’m a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in Australia, having worked as an accountant in public practice and industry. I have also consulted in the NSW Irrigation water industry for many years. My work preference is management reporting and analysis of financial information. I enjoy lecturing at Macleay because it has given me a new perspective on professional life.

Christopher Borg, Melbourne

I have been working in the Accounting industry for over 15 years, with qualifications in Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Certified Practising Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Registered Tax Agent. In 2013, I founded my own Accounting Public Practice Firm, 3P Accounting and Tax Pty Ltd. I started lecturing at Macleay in 2018 and enjoy passing on my knowledge and professional experiences to students.

Florence Dobbie, Sydney

I worked for Nestle, in my home country of France, as an intern and later was offered a job with Nescafé where I stayed for three years. After completing my second Masters in Sydney, I worked for health and construction brands in marketing roles. I started my own business in 2015 and now work with small to large companies helping them develop their marketing strategies.

Lorena Chiarella, Sydney

I’m a Senior Partnerships Director at UM (Universal McCann), based in Surry Hills. I startedmy media career whilst I was still at Uni via an internship at GroupM. Throughout my seven years in media, I have worked across several clients within the FMCG, pharmaceutical, QSR and alcohol categories.

Should you go for a diploma or bachelor?

We understand that different people are looking for different outcomes when they chose to study at Macleay. That’s why we offer both diploma and bachelor programs. 

What’s the difference?


Diploma courses can be completed within 12 months with no ATAR required. Graduating with a diploma opens the door to many employment opportunities, and provides a pathway to articulate into the bachelor program. 


Bachelor degrees can be completed within 2 years, which means you’ll graduate faster than you would at traditional universities. If you completed Year 12 in the past 2 years, we’ll review your ATAR as one part of your application, but it isn't everything. These fast-tracked 2-year degrees get you into the workplace sooner.

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What is the future of accounting?

The role of the accountant is changing. Businesses are demanding more from their accountants and are asking them to wear many new hats, including informing the strategic direction of the organisation. With ever-changing disruptions brought on by technology like AI, accountants must keep an open mind and stay ahead of the times. Discovering innovative ways to use new technologies to enhance business outcomes is the way of the future.

What is the future of business?

The future of business rests in businesses’ ability to harness the possibilities of emerging technologies to blow their customers away with exceptional, surprising, and exciting customer experiences. As technology plays a larger role in consumer choices, companies that learn to embrace and master technology will be the winners. In the future, businesses will be in constant communication with consumers as they design new processes and develop new ways of operating.

What is the future of marketing?

The marketing industry is a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape; a whirlwind of risk taking, continual learning, tight deadlines and external and internal stakeholders. Marketing campaigns of the future will be more responsive and interactive, in line with technological advancements and new media opportunities such as voice search. 

Comprised of almost 2 billion people worldwide, Gen Z is creating the future of marketing, and it's looking bright. This generation is the most connected and educated generation ever, and its members are globally, socially, visually and technologically capable. They’ve been born into a major transitional era as climate change begs greater social responsibility from businesses and consumers alike. 

As marketers, it's our job to live and breathe as this new generation does and ensure our communication strategies are speaking their language. We need to lead by example and keep our clients’ brands honest.

What is the admissions policy at Macleay?

The criteria for admission to our courses are detailed in our Admissions Policies. You can view the Admissions Policy for domestic students here, and international students here.

If I enrol as a full-time student, can I change to part-time study after I’ve started the course?

You may change your study load from full-time to part-time and vice versa during your studies. However, to avoid academic and/or financial penalty, you should make any changes to your enrolment prior to Census Date for that trimester.

Can I defer the start of my course?

As a domestic student you can defer the start of your course for up to a maximum of 12 months. If you want to defer for a longer duration, you’ll be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you’re ready to recommence your study at Macleay College.

I have completed subjects at another institution. Can I get credit towards my course at Macleay College?

If you have studied at a university or other tertiary institution, you may be eligible for course credit for the subjects you have completed. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (or RPL) and may result in course credit via the grade ‘Advanced Standing’. Advanced Standing recognises your previous study and may reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course at Macleay College.

How many hours do I have to do for my internship/work placement? Do I get paid for it?

Diploma students are required to complete a minimum of at least 84 internship hours. If you’re studying one of our Degrees, you are required to complete 168 internship hours. Although most internships are unpaid, you are encouraged to do more intern hours in order to increase job-readiness after you graduate. Find out more about our Internship Program.

Will the College help me get my internship/work placement?

We constantly receive offers from employers in the business, accounting and marketing industries requesting interns. Our lecturers are industry practitioners and can also help you to find work placement in an area of your interest. However, it is recommended that you select the internship of most interest to you and make an application.

How can I pay my course tuition fees?

Domestic students can pay course tuition fees either with an upfront invoice, via the FEE-HELP loan system, or a combination of both.  International students must pay upfront.

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