The University of Western Australia Business School has received the maximum five-star rating for both of the graduate outcomes categories of the 2011 Good Universities Guide.
The Good Universities Guide to MBA and Management Courses 2011 awarded UWA five stars in the important ‘Graduate Salary’ and ‘Getting a Job’ categories. UWA was the only university in the prestigious Group of Eight network to receive five stars for both graduate outcomes.
UWA’s MBA programme also received five stars for its corporate links, reflecting the Business School’s emphasis on building value-adding industry partnerships. Since the signing of the school’s first corporate partnership agreement with Wesfarmers in 2005, the number of corporate partnership agreements has grown to 26, and partners now include BHP Billiton, Wesfarmers, Woodside, and Ernst and Young.
‘We’re very proud of the strong, mutually beneficial partnerships that we have invested in together with industry,’ said Professor Tracey Horton, Dean of the UWA Business School. ‘Our partnerships provide students with valuable scholarships, guest speakers, case studies, visiting professors, and networking and graduate opportunities. Industry partners benefit from access to outstanding graduates, relevant and cutting-edge research, executive training and a forum for discussion, debate and networking on critical business issues.
‘We believe that to provide outstanding graduate outcomes you must constantly re-evaluate what you are doing. Our MBA programme was the first in Australia to include a compulsory ethics unit, and this has become even more relevant after the global financial crisis. Now, we are seeking to extend the social entrepreneurship component of our MBA by offering newly-developed units as one element of our partnership with the Centre for Social Impact (CSI).’
The UWA Business School received its European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation in 2008, and is now pursuing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation.
In recognition of its overall quality, UWA’s MBA was awarded five stars by the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA). It is one of only three business schools, along with Melbourne Business School and the University of Queensland Business School, to have achieved a five-star rating for the past five years.
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