Macleay College boosts education offering with accelerated bachelor degrees
Macleay announce accreditation for journalism and business bachelors
Monday, 14 October, 2013: Independent higher education provider Macleay College today announced new bachelor degrees in journalism and business that will provide students with industry-aligned, job-ready education within just two years.
Coursework for the new degrees will commence February 2014 and will be offered in addition to the college’s unrivalled industry-led diplomas. Both degrees will cover the equivalent content of a three-year degree and will be taught at the Surry Hills campus in Sydney, with the Melbourne campus offering the journalism degree.
The degrees have been developed to round out the college’s education offering and as a competitive offering to larger universities in these disciplines.
Macleay delivers an elite education experience with intimate class sizes and a practical, hands-on learning environment. Teaching staff at Macleay are practicing professionals with a focus on industry teaching.
Macleay College Dean, Donna Mack, said extending the college’s unique course offering to now include quality degrees is an exciting step.
“These degrees are a natural evolution of the Macleay offering which focuses on education that will fast track a student’s career in their chosen field,” she said. “Our degree students will undergo rigorous course work and complete over 200 hours of relevant work experience as part of their studies, to ensure they are job ready.
“The content of our degree program is driven by what industry is calling for – both now and in the near future. A big part of the Macleay philosophy and a strong point of difference to our competitors is our focus on making sure our graduates are equipped with vital and relevant skills for the current work environment.”
Both bachelor degree programs offer a unique selection of specialist course-work. The journalism degree focuses on multi-media skills and provides education around investigative reporting, business journalism, sports journalism, music journalism, food and lifestyle writing as well as fashion writing. The business degree includes dedicated units in entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership providing prospective students with cutting edge skills around how to add value to any organisation or to start their own business venture.
Ms Mack added that the introduction of Macleay’s degrees offer even more value for students looking to complete tertiary education.
“Macleay can now provide an additional option for students looking to increase their education qualifications or directly elect for a more applied course, while still receiving the same industry-focused curriculum that Macleay are renown for,” she said.
Fees are: $30,000 per annum ($60,000 for the full degree) for the Bachelor of Journalism degree and $25,000 per annum ($50,000 for the full degree) for the Bachelor of Business degree. Both degrees require an ATAR of 65, relevant professional experience or completion of the Macleay College Diploma of Journalism. The first intake round for 2014 is now open for registration.
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About Macleay College: Macleay is Australia’s premier independent college, with a focus on making careers happen. The college arms students for job opportunities in the real world by providing the latest industry skills and education, connections and practical work experience. Macleay offer accelerated journalism and business degrees as well as industry-led diplomas. Business courses are developed around specialist interests such as real estate, event management, sports management and travel and tourism with entrepreneurial courses also part of their unique offering. They also offer a comprehensive advertising diploma. Macleay’s tertiary courses have an emphasis on multi-media qualifications, and offer students a hands-on approach, which ultimately helps fast track their career within just 12 months. The boutique college has a primary campus in Sydney and a Melbourne campus, which specialises in journalism education.
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