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UWA Business School
The top business schools in the world are global. They educate students for careers which will span countries, share ideas and knowledge at the highest levels, and help create innovative ways in which businesses and organisations can make an impact both locally and internationally.
The UWA Business School is committed to achieving its mission to be one of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. In fulfilling this mission, we too must be a global school.
I recently returned from the United Kingdom and United States. In both countries, the UWA Business School held alumni events, connected with leading business schools and engaged in thought leadership.
Our Ambassadorial Council, first established in 2009, has now grown to include a membership base of prominent alumni and business leaders in Australia, the UK and North America. In London and New York, we presented to Ambassadorial Council members two of our prominent researchers, Winthrop Professor John Cordery and Winthrop Professor Sharon Parker, who through their insightful and engaging presentations highlighted the links that the School has with industry and the calibre of its research.
The quality of the School's thought leadership, along with the talent of its staff and students, is also reflected in the two international accreditations that the School holds. Accreditation from EQUIS and AACSB, the leading business school accreditation bodies in Europe and North America respectively, guarantees the international standard of our courses, industry ties and governance.
Further, membership of these exclusive groups provides the School with access to forums in which we can share information, network and debate with other world-class schools.
The School has built strong relationships with leading business schools. We are proud of our strong research links and value the opportunity to host visiting professors and exchange students from these universities.
The strong international support we receive is a reminder that we have a lot to offer. The calibre of our teaching and research, and quality of our staff and students, is truly world-class. Recently, our students have attended the 2011 APEC Summit in Hawaii and launched projects to empower communities in India and Kenya, among other achievements. Our staff, meanwhile, are participating in collaborations which are assisting Asian business schools, revolutionising our understanding of finance and much more.
Through engaging in research partnerships, equipping our students for international careers, and collaborating with international organisations, we can create better solutions for the future.