Master of Commerce webinar – June 2017

Good evening everyone, my name is Neta Keys
and I’m here to talk to you today about the Masters of Commerce. So let me start by telling you what my role
is and why I’m presenting. So I’m the student admin manager and we pretty
much look after a student from the time they come to the time they leave and we help them
with their program, with the units, and also give them advice on future careers, things
like that. So now that we’ve got a few people here with
me, let’s start the presentation. So the Masters of Commerce is a two-year program. It is suitable for students who either have
completed their degree recently or a professional who wants to refresh themselves. Now, the Master of Commerce is a generic degree
and you can choose one or two specialisations depending on how you want to broaden your
knowledge. You can create a program which has a lot of–
for example, if you’re interested in marketing, you can create a program which has a lot of
marketing units and have in-depth knowledge in that discipline, or you can create a program
where you choose specialisations and have in-depth knowledge there. There are a lot of elective units to choose,
so you’ll be very pleased to find that depending on your interest, you’ll probably find something
that’s suitable for you. Within the program, you also have an opportunity
to undertake and compete for an internship. An internship is great to have to add to your
resume, and I’ll talk more about that. Within the program, you also complete a capstone
unit, all students have to do that. And I’ll also tell you more about the unit
as we go along. So Masters of Commerce, it’s a program which
has specialisations. At undergraduate level, we call them majors,
and at postgraduate level we call them specialisations. So if you’re thinking about the word majors,
it’s the same as specialisation. So the specialisations we have, including
accounting, business management and organisation, economics, finance, financial crime in governance,
human resource management, and marketing. So some of the popular combination of two
specialisations include accounting and finance. It also includes marketing and business management
organisation, as well as human resource and business management organisation. But really, the great thing about the Masters
is that you may choose a major that you’re passionate about and you may choose the other
specialisation which you really want to build in the industry. So someone may choose to do accounting because
they’re looking to build up their accounting skills, but they’ve always had an interest
in human resources, so they can pick that as their second specialisation. So I mentioned previously about who the program
is suitable for. And I will reiterate, the program is suitable
for two types of students. One, for professionals who’ve been out in
the industry. They may not have done a Bachelor of Commerce
or a business degree previously, and they’ve now decided to come back and do a Masters
in Commerce to build on, perhaps, their work experience or a change in their career. The other group of people it’s suitable for
are students who are currently doing a bachelor degree. Now, if they’re already doing a business degree,
they’re looking at building on what they’ve learnt in their business degree. But we have many students who previously did
an arts degree or even languages or science and have decided that they’d like to go into
the business world, and then do a Masters of Commerce. The great thing about this degree is that
you do not have to have prior experience to be able to do this degree. And I’ll talk a bit more about the entry requirement
as we go along. But a minimum requirement is that you need
to have an equivalent of an AQF7, which is a bachelor’s degree in Australia or equivalent
overseas. And we use a calculation of grade point average
of out of 7. The requirement is a 4.5. Now, many of you may be from different countries,
so I will let you know that a 4.5 is basically a student who gets passes and credits average. If you’re getting distinctions and higher,
well, you definitely meet this requirement, but regardless, you can put in your application
and we can assess it for you. So, as I mentioned previously, students who
have a business background, don’t have a business background, it’s suitable for all of you. So we at the Macquarie University, we believe
in recognising people who have prior learning, so we call it recognition for prior learning
or RPL. So you can gain RPL, which is basically an
exemption from your units and time at your studies within your studies. If you have, for example, relevant experience
in disciplines such as marketing, advertising, sales, business administration, accounting
and finance, these are just examples. And then if you have worked in one of those
principle areas, then you may also get recognition for prior learning. If you have not done your degree but you’ve
done a CFA or CPA, so worked within the accounting field and got your qualifications by self-learning,
you can also apply for recognition for prior learning. So recognition for prior learning is for prior
studies. There are a few ways you can get this. You can get it formally. Formally is by, if you’ve studied your undergraduate
degree and have done similar units, you would get recognition towards gateway units. And if you’ve done postgraduate studies and
you’ve done the same unit, then you can get recognition for postgraduate units. I’ve just mentioned the word gateway unit
and it may be new to some of you, so I want to explain what that is. A gateway unit is basically four units that
we put at the beginning of the degree and they’re a gateway into your postgraduate studies. So if you’ve done a business degree before,
we don’t require you to do all the gateway units. We look at what you’ve done. If you’ve met that basic learning, you can
go straight onto the postgraduate units. If you have not done any business before or
you haven’t studied for a long time, that’s when you’ll be doing the gateway units. Now, we also have informal and non-formal
learning. This is where you have done things like work,
and a lot of our masters students are also working, in fact, they’re working full time
and probably studying part time. And they can get recognition is they are in
the same discipline, if you’re in accredited programs, and even sometimes if you’ve taken
courses that will lead towards extended business skills. So, for example, we have people who did the
Lean Six Sigma course. It’s a course but they got credit for it towards
their postgraduate study. Now, there’s a little chart here, which I
won’t go through in great detail, but you can have a look at. So you can see that basically in the recognition
of prior learning world, or we call it RPL, you can get up to a year off from your two-year
program. So if you have no business background, you’ve
finished your bachelor degree, you would be looking at a two-year program. If you’ve done a business background in bachelor,
you’re looking at possibly a one-and-a-half-year program. If you have informal learning, you could reduce
your program by half a year as well. Now, if you’ve actually done a bachelor degree
and you’ve been working in the industry for the last three years, you can get up to a
year off your program. So really we look at each application, we
assess each student, and we then advise them what it is the maximum RPL they can get. Students will need to ask for RPL. They need to say they want it because some
students may want to increase their learning or they may feel like that they want to brush
up on a unit, so we don’t assess for RPL unless the student initiates it. So next I’m going to talk about a few of the
units, which are great units that Macquarie has and they’re not offered by every university. So we have a unit called FOB800 and if you
don’t remember these numbers, don’t worry about it. I’m sure once you get here, you will get to
know a lot more. But FOB800 is a capstone unit so a lot of
students go, “What’s a capstone unit?” And I try to explain it by saying basically,
it’s a unit that encapsulates everything you learnt in your degree. And the masters is designed to broaden understanding
in importance of strategic business decisions. We often get a real-world example, so we would
get someone in the industry and you’ll work together to resolve real-world problems. And it helps you reflect on the studies you’ve
done throughout your masters and, therefore, it’s normally done at the end of your degree. You can’t do this at the beginning because
you don’t have all the knowledge. The next unit I want to talk to you about
is BUS870, Business 870. This is actually an exchange unit. So it’s a short-term exchange unit. Normally, people go in the summer or in the
winter. It counts towards one unit in your program,
and we have partnerships in Europe, in Asia, and we’ve listed here some of the universities. And it’s a great opportunity for people to
go overseas, learn how people study in other countries, other universities, and it’s great
to have on your resume. Any experience that is more than the study
will add to the value of your resume and future job opportunities. BUS870 is a unit that you can get a grant
for to support part of your studies while you’re overseas. Now, internships. It’s kind of the buzzword at the moment, so
whether you’re doing undergrad or postgrad, a lot of people ask about internships. Now if you’re already working full time, you
may not want to take on an internship. But if you’re not, and especially if you haven’t
had too much experience, an internship will help you get, again, real-world experience,
helps you decide whether the career is suitable for you, and gets you to broaden your horizons. Of course, it’s good for your resume as well. BUS880 is an elective unit. An elective means it’s not a compulsory unit. In fact, this is a competitive unit which
means you have to compete for it. We are very lucky we’re in Macquarie Park
which is a business park. It’s actually the second biggest CBD in Sydney
for business and we have a lot of partnerships, and I’ll show you a few of the examples later. And we’ve actually established and formed
partnerships with these companies where on an ongoing basis, we have our good students
who then apply, compete, and complete internships through these companies. A student can also find their own internship
and we can assess and support them throughout. What are the requirements to do BUS880? Well, you must have started your master’s
degree, done three units. You have to have room in your degree to do
it. You have to have a GPA of 2.6 out of 4 or
4.6 out of 7. Again, that’s like a pass/credit average. You should have good communication skills,
excellent spoken and written, and you will need to complete an interview and be successful
at that. As I mentioned, it’s a competitive position. It’s a great opportunity. We have students out there representing Macquarie,
and it’s something you should look at should you come here. So we are connected. So these are some of the companies that we
have internships with. We have more. Optus, who’s just around the corner, GlaxoSmithKline,
who’s also just around the corner. In fact, we have quite a lot of just around
the corner businesses and that’s one of the biggest advantage of studying at Macquarie,
the connections. So, this is just a little blurb about a student
who’s done an internship at Qantas, and she was [inaudible] and she studied a Masters
of Commerce. So, this internship gave me an invaluable
opportunity to get some life experience in a well-respected organisation, good network,
start to understand the real life after university would be like. I, honestly, would have no idea what I’d be
doing next year if I hadn’t had the internship at Qantas. One good news story and we have many more. But we’ll wait for you to come and find out
for yourself. So why study at Macquarie? I’ve told you about units. I’ve told you about the program. I’ve told you about recognition for prior
learning. So here are a few other things about Macquarie. We have a great reputation. We’ve ranked constantly high in international
surveys and are often sought after by employers. As I mentioned, previously, we’ve been in
the Business Park. We wouldn’t have built our connections if
we didn’t have a good reputation. We have industry partners. With the Masters of Commerce, we have the
opportunity to study interdisciplinary, and a lot of our academics work in the real world. So they’re bringing examples from the real
world and not just textbook. And of course, by gaining a masters at a university
such as Macquarie, you can have that opportunity to become a global leader. We have a fantastic environment. I always tell people we’re the only university
that has a train station named after us, and that’s fantastic. But other than the station, we have a world-class
hearing precinct. So we have a company called Cochlear, and
we’ve been in partnership with them. And we have a Hearing Hub. And we help a lot of people, but we’re looking
at research there as well. We have many digital laboratories. We have a state-of-the-art library. Pictured at the bottom you can see is our
library, it is amazing. As a student, I hardly went to the library. This was many, many years ago. But now, I look forward to going to this library. There’s a specific floor for postgraduate
student study as well. The number of books, the online borrowing. It’s great for civilians, it’s open till late
for people who want to study as well. And for people working, you don’t have a problem
coming in late and using the library. We have MUSE, Macquarie University Spatial
Experience, which was the old library, which is now converted of three floors of study
area as well as Student Connect for our first point of contact for any general inquiries. We have child care, and family centres on
campus, one of them is Mia Mia. We have our own hospital, and we actually
have a faculty of medicine as well. There’s a medical centre on campus as well. Campus Hub has food outlets, bookshops, and
a great place for people to hang out. And I’ve personally been to the Sports and
Aquatic Centre and it’s within the campus, and the facilities are once again amazing. And you’re studying, you want to unwind, what
a good place to go to. Career opportunities. Now, there’s tonnes of career opportunities,
they’re listed here. I’m not going to read through all of them. But basically by gaining a masters, you’re
one step up. And as I promised before, I told you about
our partnerships. These are companies and potential employers. And many, many of our graduates end up with
the Big Fours and end up with multinational corporations. And here are some of the potential employers. And in fact, as I mentioned, I’m the student
admin manager, and I’ve seen many of our graduates go to these companies when they graduate. Your potential salary. Now, this is taken from the graduate– it’s
right at the bottom. So it’s taken from And according to them, the median salary for
anyone who’s finishing their masters in business studies is 100,000. So that’s not a bad place to start. Now, I also want to tell you a little bit
about our city campus. So this year, we established the Macquarie
University City Campus. It’s located on 123 Pitt Street, which is
in the CBD. It’s going to be an accounting– it is an
accounting and finance hub. And from session two this year, we’ll be offering
the Masters of Commerce in Finance. Because it’s brand new and we’re putting a
lot of emphasis on this city, it’s got state-of-the-art facilities, got very good teaching spaces,
and we’re building connections in the city for networking opportunity. The Masters of Commerce in Finance will be
offered in the city from session two, which is starting in July. Now, I will tell you that in any of our programs,
we try to offer day and evening program when there are enough students. And on North Ryde, there are many units that
have evening. In the city at the moment because of location,
we are restricted to daytime only. But we have built the timetable so if you
follow a normal study pattern, you would not be there for more than three days, and that’s
basing study full time. So I have finished my questions– sorry, my
presentation, and I’m ready to take any questions that you may have. And I hope I can resolve any queries that
you have in this short time that we still have together. [silence]
Okay, so I’m trying to operate technology. Okay, so first question we have here is, do
I need to choose my specialisation when I apply for the course? Yes. You do because the master’s program, unlike
a bachelor program, goes straight into your postgraduate units. It’s a two-year program and if you don’t choose
your specialisation, we cannot determine what units you need to do in your gateway, should
you need to do them. If you choose one specialisation when you
start, you can still add another one while you’re here. You still need to finish within the two years,
so the answer is yes. You do need to apply and confirm your specialisation,
but you can always come and talk to us about which specialisations are more suitable based
on what you’re trying to gain at the end of your program. The next question is, do you offer online
or external units in Masters of Commerce? Another good question. So we do offer some online and some external
units. So, again, it’s just based on demand and supply. So if you look in our program, it will actually
tell you which units are offered online or external. All our programs at Macquarie University in
masters level or in the Masters of Commerce is an internal unit. Internal means you need to attend classes. Within the program, though, there are units
that are external so we do have students, sometimes, who will study one or two units
external and the rest internal. So it’s up to you to, basically, package your
program that meets your needs and look at what’s being offered. All that information is very clear in the
handbook when you look at it, so it’s upfront and you will know in advance. I will say, just remind you, that if you’re
an international student, you just need to be aware of your visa requirements as well. So keep the questions coming. We’re getting some really good questions. I’ll move on to the next one. So the next question is, I’m wondering what
is the minimum number of subjects I can complete at any one time? So good question. You asked minimum. If you’re a Australian student, you pretty
much can do one unit at a time. So the program has 16 subjects if you do not
have any RPL, so you’ll take 16 sessions to finish it. We do have session three which is called summer
school and there are some units offered in session three. So minimum is one unit and maximum is four. So if you are studying full time, you don’t
have any credits for previous study, you can do four units a session and you will finish
in two years and minimum one. So we have another question from the same
person, and the question is, also what time are your late classes usually? So at Macquarie University, at the moment,
we classify day classes at 9:00 to 6:00 and night classes from 6:00 to 10:00, so finishing
at 10:00. So if you are enrolled in an evening class,
it will say it will be between 6 o’clock start to 9 o’clock start. In Masters, actually, I should point out to
you that we generally run a postgraduate level– unlike undergraduate level, we run seminars. Seminars means they are three-hour blocks. They’re not a lecture and a tutorial, which
is very common at the undergraduate level. They’re three-hour seminar, and the classes
are not 300 people, they’re normally 60, 65 people maximum, and there’s a lot of– this
lecturer gives you information about the session, the unit, etc., or we can call it lecturing,
but it’s more two-way, so you talk to the lecturer as well. Then they have work that you do as a group
or individual, Q&A, things like that. So it’s more seminar based. It is not a lecture and tutorial based. So I hope that answers your question. And the next question was actually– I think
I’ve answered that already. Are classes offered during the day and in
the evening? So I think this is very important, especially
for people who work. Many of our units are offered in the day or
the evening, and sometimes day and evening. If it’s a unit with a lot of students, they
offer both. Otherwise, if you plan your program well,
you’ll find a unit often offers a unit one session in the day and second session in the
evening. So you can, basically, plan your timetable
if you can only study in the evening and work it out. There are some units which are very specialised
and we need an academic– we have an expert academic and if they can only teach in the
daytime, that’s when we’ll have a class. So moving on, I think we’re doing well here
and keep the questions coming. So the next question. Can I change the specialisation after I get
the offer? The long and short of it is yes, you can. If you change it before you start, we will
give you a new offer and we’ll also let you know what kind of recognition you would get. Now, if you change it after you start, you
can still request to change it, make sure you seek program advice before you do that
to know whether the units you’ve done will count towards your new specialisation or not. It’s very, very important to seek program
advice whenever you’re looking at making changes like that. In fact, I mentioned before, I’m the student
admin manager. I work for Business and Economics Student
Services. That is the student services who’s there to
help you with all these type of questions once you’re here. We have a team of 30 and we’re happy to help
you and facilitate this for you. So next question. If I’m starting my program semester two – by
the way, that starts on this 31st of July, so good on you to know that – is it too late
to request for the maximum RPL? So no, it’s not too late. So we’re still assessing applications and
we’re still assessing RPL. It’s good you’ve asked this question because
I can give you a little bit more information. In order to get the gateway units, the 600-level
units, you generally provide your undergraduate transcript and they’re assessed. If you want to assess for postgraduate units,
then you need to show either postgraduate studies or work experience in the discipline
which includes things like CV, statement of purpose, reference letter from your work,
and you may be interviewed. So those are the things we’re looking at. And please put your application for RPL as
soon as possible because these go to Academics and they take some time to assess because
we’re looking at not just a unit or a program, but often, we’re looking at informal learning. So let’s move on to the next question. So for the unit BUS880, can I find my own
internship placement or does the uni help me? Yep. I’m really happy tonight, because we’re getting
some– well, all really great questions. And luckily, I also know all the answers for
it, so even better. So for the unit BUS880, there are two options. The uni will assist in finding internship
for you, and that’s why we have an interview process so that we make sure we match you
with the best internship. Now, it is competitive, so we advertise internships,
you apply for it, you have an interview. You have the skills that we’re looking at
– the written and the spoken English – and soft skills, communication. That’s actually really important. And more and more industry is saying, “Yes,
we want good students who do well academically, but we want them to have those worldly soft
skills as well.” And that’s why you attend an interview with
the coordinator for this unit before we place you. Alternatively, if you have an internship you
think that’s suitable, again the coordinator for this unit will assess that internship
to determine if it’s a unit that we would support as an internship unit. So there are two ways of looking at this unit. Sometimes you may have an internship but you
don’t have space, and this does happen, then the university can look at providing third-person
liability insurance for you. It’s a long process. Well actually it’s not that long, but probably
something you just need to know should you come to that point. So keep the questions coming. The next question. If we want to– sorry, if I want to apply
directly through Macquarie Uni or is it through UAC? So it’s good you’ve asked an application question. Our programs you do not need to apply through
UAC. You got to Macquarie University website, [email protected] You click on whether you’re a local or international
student and there’s an Apply button there. It’s a simple process, they’ll ask you for
relevant paperwork, and then it comes to our admission team who does the assessment. And you could get an answer within a couple
of days. Or they may ask you for more information. But it’s as simple as that. If you’re an international student, you’d
follow the same process. You go to [email protected] and if you’re not
sure, just google within the Macquarie website, you’ll find it easily. And then go to International and press the
Apply button and it goes to Macquarie International, who will then assess your application for
you. And next question. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m just going to
grab myself a glass of water because talking makes me thirsty. Okay, so the next question is, will there
be many group assignments if I choose to specialise in business management? Okay, the truth is, every program, every specialisation
you do, there will be group assignments. Part of working in business is working in
groups, so I will tell you that no matter which unit you do, not every unit has group
work, but if you’re looking at doing a business management and organisation specialisation,
there will definitely be a lot of group work, because the whole core of working in that
industry requires you to work with groups. All our units have two to three assessments. They may be an individual assessment, they
may be a group assessment, and most of the units have an exam as well. So next question. The question is, which unit do you recommend
I take if I was only taking one unit? I’m studying Masters of Commerce with a HR
in Business Management specialisation. Well, I’ll try my best to answer you but it
really is probably– there is no real answer that can be correct or not correct. Now, first of all, it depends on whether you’re
doing any gateway units. So depends on whether you have any prior learning. If you haven’t got any prior learning and
you need to do the gateway units, you probably would start off doing the foundation unit
Introduction to Business, which is BUS651 or a unit like Marketing 696. Now if you are not– if you’ve already done
all your gateway units, I would ask you to go into look at your specialisation. There are five units in each specialisation,
and pick one of the units that seems most interesting to you to start it off, so that
you can try and see if this specialisation is the most suited for you. You’ve mentioned two specialisations, so you
may find one is more interesting than the other and choose to only follow one. But pick a unit that’s within the core units
or required units in your specialisation, that’s probably the best way to start. So we are moving on to the next question. Okay, so the next question is, when is the
best time to take the business internship units if I choose the two-year program? Okay. So one of the requirements of the business
internship unit is you have to have at least completed pretty much a session full time
here. So you should start looking at going the internship
unit probably this in your second or third session here. So not your first session, don’t worry about
it at all, and as you’re in your first session, towards the end, you can apply for the internship. And best session probably is in your third
session, because by then you’ve done a lot of your core units, your compulsory units,
you’ll have elective units, you’ll be more grounded because you would have had a year
of study at Macquarie and you would be understanding the business environment better. So I would suggest that the third session
is probably the best one, but again, everyone’s different so you have to gauge what’s the
best for you. And again, if you want to talk to a program
advisor, just come and see us when you’re at uni. So moving on. So the next question is, you mentioned an
elective that involves studying overseas. Does the entry of this unit require a GPA? So, yes, it does. So this unit is BUS870 and it’s an exchange
unit. So in the exchange unit for any student going
on exchange, you need to have a requirement of a 2.0 or 4.0 GPA. So I said 2.0 or 4.0. I should actually clarify. It should be four out of seven because if
you’re a new student, you’ll be following our seven-point scale. A 4.0 means you’ve passed every unit you’ve
done. So it’s not a difficult opportunity. It’s actually a really great opportunity. And every student that has space in the program
and does want to increase their overseas experience should consider looking at this unit. So we’re nearing the end here. Just a couple of more questions. I hope this has been helping and answering
questions you may have in your mind, but didn’t know to put it in and somebody else has asked
it. So the last couple of questions here. Okay. So, it says, if I start studying Masters of
Commerce and change my mind, can I transfer to another master’s degree or do I need to
reapply? So it’s true you may do a Masters of Commerce
and decide that, “You know what? I would rather transfer to a program that
is purely banking or international business,” and these are other programs we also have
webinars on, so please do join us for them. If you change programs within masters, you
have to reapply. So luckily reapply is an online process. If you’re a local student it’s a few clicks,
if you’re international student, it’s also a few clicks. And as you’ll already be a Macquarie University
student, a lot of information we don’t need to ask you again. So we won’t need to ask you for your birth
certificate or your transcript because we’ll already have that. So yes, you can change your mind. You may decide that A program’s more suitable
for you. Again, I will reiterate, please come and see
a program advisor, get the advice you need before you make those decisions. So I think we’re winding up here so this may
be the last question, so let’s see how it goes. So the question is, so if I get accepted into
BUS880, does that mean you automatically get an internship? Vice versa, if not, can you apply again until
you get into one internship? Okay, so if you’re accepted into BUS880, that
is an internship unit. So, yes, you will get an internship. However, if you’re accepted, we have to match
a suitable program for you. So we have to match you with the employer. So you will attend an interview with the employer,
as well. For example, if you’re doing a finance major–
a specialisation, sorry, then we need to make sure we are able to find a finance partner. And depending on the session, sometimes there
are a lot of jobs and sometimes there are less. So if you’re not successful the first time,
but you pass the interview with the coordinator, you have the right GPA, you can reapply. But if you’re unsuccessful because you didn’t
pass the interview, then they may give you advice on how to be more successful the next
time, such for example, improve your communication skills or you need to bring your results up
a little bit. And if you do that, you can reapply again. So you can reapply and they’re assessed case
by case. Also, as mentioned, you can find your own
internship, but we will still assess your suitability. So we’ve got one last question. So let’s do this one and then we’ll probably
wrap things up. So the last question is, to do a Masters of
Commerce, is it necessary to do a commerce as an undergrad? Would I need to do a bridging course? I have no prior commerce knowledge. So this is actually very common question we
get asked, and the brilliant thing about this program is that you do not need to have any
commerce or business background. You could have not even studied undergraduate
but be just working in the industry. Or you could be working in any industry and
we will still assess your application. Now the difference is if you have no prior
knowledge and no business background, what we do is we ask you, “Will you do the full
two years including the gateway units?” Which is similar to a bridging course. So you do the gateway units. So you do your foundation in accounting or
finance, marketing, business. Units like that. Statistics. But if you have a commerce or business background,
then we assess to give you recognition for that so you go straight into a one-and-a-half-year
program if you get all the credit for previous studies. So I hope that answers your question and let’s
see where we’re going from there. So we’ve got a couple more minutes, and I
think you’ve asked some really, really good questions that I hope they have helped you
in making your choice. Remember, session two this year starts on
31st of July. We’re accepting applications till about a
few weeks before. Make sure you put in your application early. And once you get accepted and you’re admitted,
you can actually do your timetable immediately. You don’t have to wait till the end of July
or beginning of July. Then you can lock in your classes. If you are planning to start in session two,
we have a orientation and advising session just a few days before we start. That’s when you’ll get to see me and my team
again, and we’ll be there to give you thorough program knowledge to, again, facilitate your
learning. I did my masters – not a Masters of Commerce. Masters of International Business – many,
many moons ago. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I will tell you, though, that master’s
learning is not like undergraduate learning. And undergraduate learning, you get given
a lot of information and you do part self-learning. And masters, everybody should be able to pass. It’s the depth of learning that’s increased. I will also say that, at masters level, you
probably get 20 to 30 percent of the information in class. The other 70 to 80 percent is up to you to
research. You want a really good grade, you put in the
time. That’s pretty much what it comes down to. The programs are designed for you to succeed. Whether you do or not, it’s really up to you,
how much time and effort you put into it. And that’s why, if you’re a domestic student,
look at whether full-time or part-time study is suitable for you. And if you’re an international student and
you want to work, work a little bit to support yourself, or give you something else to do,
but prioritise your studies because that’s what you’re here for. So we’re coming towards the end of the presentation
now. So I’m going to ask you guys to stay online
just to answer the short survey that we have at the end of this session to make sure we
are meeting your goals. And if you can do that, that would be appreciated. Now, for those of you who are coming next
session or next year, I look forward to meeting you guys. And remember to say, “Hello,” and say, “I
met you at the webinar.”

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