March witnessed more than 700 Business School students graduate, with more than 460 undergraduates receiving a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics. 41 graduated with a masters degree, 26 with honours, 27 with a graduate diploma or certificate and 137 with MBAs. A special mention must go to our graduates attending from offshore campuses in Singapore, Manila and Jakarta.
This month, the UWA Business School celebrates the achievements of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI). Associate Professor Tim Mazzarol, the driving force behind CEMI, will shift from administering the centre to focusing on his research. Prof Mazzarol will be taking a well-deserved sabbatical in July for a year, spending most of his time completing his two book projects. This will include spending four months in Europe gathering and finalising five years of research generated via CEMI from 13 countries around the world.
Leadership is one of the most studied, analysed and debated areas of business research, but according to DBA graduate and WA Australian Institute of Management Deputy Executive Director, Dr Shaun Ridley, our level of confidence in truly understanding leadership attributes remains low.
Mr Adrian Fini, Executive Director Development, Mirvac WA Ltd, and Mr Jimmy Wilson, President of BHP Billiton's Stainless Steel Materials customer sector group have been appointed to The UWA Business School Board of Directors.
Ray da Silva Rosa was promoted to Professor within the Financial Studies discipline. Ray is Director of the WA Centre for Capital Markets Research. He is on the editorial Board of the Australian Accounting Review and on the Scientific Committee of the Portuguese Finance Network. He is also President of the UWA Academic Staff Association.
James Fogarty was promoted to Lecturer
Simone Pettigrew has been granted tenure
• Leonie Still had the title of Emeritus Professor conferred upon her
Since joining the AIM-UWA Business School Alliance as its Director more than 18 months ago, Suellen Tapsall has witnessed significant growth in executive education with interest from corporate, government and non-profit sectors. We touch base with Suellen who provides an update on what is happening with the Alliance programs.
The biannual student-alumni gathering for the Manila MBA program was held in August at The Rockwell Club in Manila. Organised to coincide with the a visit from UWA Business School staff, 50 guests celebrated their academic achievements and took the opportunity to meet other students and graduates living in the Philippines.