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The Business School is currently readying itself for the biggest academic changes in UWA's 100-year history. In 2012, we will be introducing a program of new courses that will balance breadth and depth of knowledge to equip our students with a holistic global outlook and provide exposure to different disciplinary approaches.
From 2012, UWA will offer five degrees at the undergraduate level including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), all of which will require students to study a breadth of subjects.
The degrees feature a simple, flexible course structure with an explicit focus on developing communication, research and problem-solving skills. Students will still specialise in at least one area of study, but will also undertake some units outside their main study area. The result of these changes will be more flexible, well-rounded graduates. These graduates are our future leaders, many of whom go on to lead major international companies, develop entrepreneurial initiatives, or enter state or federal politics.
Today's businesses operate in multiple locations and cultures and so require employees who can problem solve, communicate with confidence, and provide leadership in a dynamic environment. The new courses are designed to ensure that all graduates are equipped with these skills, encouraging them to also study overseas for one or two semesters and participate in a structured experience with a not-for-profit organisation.
In relation to postgraduate courses, the Business School traditionally has the largest share of enrolments in the university and we are well placed to accommodate the changes for the new courses. We will continue to offer our Master of Business Administration for those with the minimum required work experience and an undergraduate degree from any discipline; and a Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Commerce pathways for undergraduates from any discipline (i.e. arts, engineering, and science) seeking to develop their accounting, business and management skills. Our postgraduate programs are in line with leading universities across the world, providing students with a competitive advantage in the international job market.
We're working hard to prepare for the upcoming changes. Most of all, we eagerly anticipate watching our best and brightest students perform, contribute to our State and society, taking their place in the world as the next generation of business and community leaders.