Aspire Diploma a pathway to a Macquarie University degree

A unique opportunity exists for students to complete a one year Aspire Business Diploma and go straight through to their second year of a prestigious Macquarie University business degree thanks to a ground breaking pathway agreement between the two institutions.

The Macquarie University pathway agreement means students can choose to complete either the university’s esteemed Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in three years, with the second and third year completed with Macquarie.

Macquarie University is ranked among the top 1 per cent of universities in the world,1 have three subjects ranked in the top 50 globally and seven in the top 100,2 and were the first Australian university to introduce a global research pathway. They are also ranked number nine in Australia for employability.3

‘We are delighted to collaborate with ICMS and open up new opportunities for bright students to accelerate their potential and future career. We look forward to working with ICMS and welcoming students to the second year of our world leading business degrees.” David Harrison, Executive Director, International – Macquarie International.

Aspire Institute, with two campuses located in Manly (Northern Beaches), NSW, and in the Sydney CBD, offers a range of pathway courses articulating to a variety of degrees. Aspire Institute is operated by ICMS.

“We are honoured to be working with Macquarie University, recognised globally for excellence in academia and graduate employability, we have a long successful history in collaboration and its fantastic to see this continue”. International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) chief executive Rowan Courtney-O’Connor said.

Students with a completed Aspire Diploma of Business (CRICOS code: 0101112) are eligible to apply for the second year of studies of either a Macquarie University Bachelor of Business Administration (CRICOS code: 027343K) or Macquarie University Bachelor of Commerce (CRICOS code: 048246D).

“This is powerful because it allows Aspire students to go directly to the second year of the Macquarie University business degree program,” Courtney-O’Connor said.

“This pathway agreement not only represents a brilliant opportunity for students wishing to graduate with a Macquarie degree but also validates the excellence of our Aspire business diploma program.”

The Aspire Diploma of Business can be completed on campus or online. For more information, click here:

1 QS World University Rankings, 2021
2 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
3 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020