UWA Business School Every time the world encounters another bankruptcy, 2010 NWQ Visiting at the UWA Business School Professor Edward Altman sits back with his wife and pops open another champagne bottle. At least, that's what he told audience members at his recent public lecture at the UWA Business School.
But no, it's not because he thrives on other people's misery. Rather, bankruptcy gives him more data to feed into his research: bankruptcy analysis and prediction; credit and lending policies; and risk management.
UWA Business School The year
2009 has been an incredible one for the UWA Business
School. We celebrated the opening of our new,
award-winning building, and we are now focussing resources on building strength
and capacity above and beyond our reputation.
UWA Business School The Centre for Social Impact WA - thought
leader in social investment and sustainable communities - is a joint venture
between the national Centre for Social Impact and The University of Western Australia Business
School. The CSI is headquartered at
The University of
New South Wales, with
sister centres at The University of Melbourne and Swinburne University
of Technology. Each centre around the country has unique strengths and
collectively the mission is supporting and strengthening the social enterprises
of today and the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Through top class teaching
and world class research, the aim is to position Australia as one of the world's best
at delivering community benefit and generating social innovation.
In times of global turmoil it is more important than ever that business schools remain relevant at an international level, pursue deeper understanding of business fundamentals and encourage creative thinking regarding the critical business issues faced around the world. As part of our pursuit in Achieving International Excellence, the UWA Business School actively supports international forums for dialogue and debate between academics, students, alumni, and business professionals and leaders.
Woodside's sponsorship of the UWA Business School is gaining traction. The recent appointment of internationally-renowned Professor, David Day as the Woodside Professor in Leadership and Management is a key element in the joint strategy to invest in improving the business and commercial skills of university graduates as well as currently employed managers and executives.
Business education in Western Australia has received a boost with the announcement of a $150,000 donation from Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd to The University of Western Australia's Business School.
At an official signing ceremony, Mitsubishi Development's Managing Director and CEO Mr Kirk Yamanaka said the company is planning to broaden Mitsubishi Development's scope of activity in WA and is grateful for the support from local business partners and the broader community.
Building a lifelong learning relationship with our Alumni is vital to the sustainability of the Business School, and its relevance to industry. As the University strives to achieve international excellence, the Business School is also focused on fostering leadership, recognising accomplishments and providing networking opportunities among its Alumni.
To date, 2008 has been a year of highlights for the UWA Business School with many achievements contributing towards our goal of being internationally focused on attracting the best students, attracting and retaining the best staff and building strong links with the business community.
Five Business School students led by Dr Fang Liu have won the Global Google Online Marketing Challenge. The team beat 1,650 other teams from around the world to win Google's first University Online Marketing Challenge.