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MBA students at the UWA Business School are putting their skills into practice at Case Club.
The brainwave of UWA MBA graduate and The Boston Consulting Group consultant Catie Della Martina, the purpose of the Case Club is to expose students to real-world management issues.
‘The aim is to help students apply MBA course content to solve real-world problems, to integrate the material they are learning across the breadth of their studies and strengthen their analytical skills,' said MBA Director, Assistant Professor Michele Roberts.
‘Each session is facilitated by different management consultants. The sessions usually include working in groups under the guidance of consultants, and often have an element of role play during a client debrief at the end of the session.
‘Participating in Case Club prepares students for a future in consulting and professional services, and gives them practise at case interviews, which are the major recruitment tool used by these companies. An additional benefit is that it gives the students close contact with top consulting firms as the students will usually work through the cases in groups with the consultants.'
Angus Jaffrey, Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group, Perth, along with six other BCG consultants, facilitated the inaugural Case Club session held in May this year.
The session proved to be extremely popular, with over 50 MBA students and alumni taking part. Along with The Boston Consulting Group, Case Club sessions have also been facilitated by companies including Accenture, Ernst & Young and Chauvel Consulting
For more information on the UWA MBA or Case Club, contact the Postgraduate Student Centre.