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  • Macquarie’s Master of Applied Finance students get a treasury edge

    11 September 2017

    Press Release

    iconMacquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre (MAFC) is the first university in the Australasian region to become an Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) Accredited Univeristy – meaning graduate students can now earn credit towards an internationally recognised professional treasury accreditation.

    The ACT develops professional education standards and professional development for corporate treasurers, their banking partners and advisors – offering internationally recognised professional qualifications respected by employers worldwide.

    As a result of the new partnership, students completing certain units in Macquarie University’s Master of Applied Finance program will be eligible for the ACT Certificate in Treasury, and will gain exemptions from three of the four units required to complete the Diploma in Treasury Management. Once the final unit is completed, they qualify for Associate Membership of the ACT.

  • Macquarie University City Campus featured in Indesign Live

    12 July 2017

    Macquarie University City Campus (MUCC) was featured in Indesign Live's article 'What Is Best-Practice For The ‘Agile Education’ Space?' by Emily O'Brien.

    The new campus offers state of the art teaching and learning facilities, spectacular views of Sydney and a shared office space for the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, MGSM and Faculty of Business and Economics.

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  • MAFC Melbourne Alumni Event, June 2017

    Al Clark, Global Head of Multi-Asset at Nikko and MAFC senior lecturer shares how geopolitics impacts investment decisions.

    From Brexit to the European refugee crisis, ISIS to North Korean missile launches, South China Sea skirmishes and Donald Trump. The list of potentially destabilising geopolitical events seems to be growing by the day. Al Clark, Master of Applied Finance alumnus and Global Head of Multi-Asset at Nikko Asset Management recently joined MAFC’s teaching faculty. Al shared his research and insights into geopolitics and the potential impact on asset allocation decisions.

  • MAFC Alumni event May 2017 – Telstra Group Executive New Businesses Cynthia Whelan talks technology driven change

    It took more than 60 years before 50 million users drove cars, four years for that number of people to adopt the internet, 28 years for credit cards, six months for Instagram, and just 19 days for Pokémon Go. Global technology has been the most dynamic in the world disrupting every sector, including finance, according to Telstra Group Executive and MAFC alumna Cynthia Whelan. Whelan tells alumni at this year’s MAFC’s Alumni and Awards Event, ‘what matters now is the ability to learn quickly, to adapt and evolve.’

  • MAFC Awards celebration May 2017 – congratulations to our MAFC award winners

    “Think about what you’ve achieved with your technical skills but also about what other skills you’ve brought into your toolkit such as resilience, empathy and strong communication,” said Telstra Group Executive New Businesses Cynthia Whelan in her keynote at this year’s MAFC awards celebrations. Opened by Associate Professor Anne Cooper and Professor Stephen Brammar, the celebrations saw 19 MAFC award winners represent our high-achieving Master of Applied Finance graduates for 2017.

  • Simon Russell - What’s really behind our Federal Budget 2017 policies?

    29 May 2017

    While most attention for Budget 2017 will be on policies, arguably the bigger driver of budget outcomes will be the forecasts that are largely beyond the government’s control and out of the public eye – such as the iron ore price and the future of the Australian residential property market.

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