students from the UWA
were recognised as some of the finest young marketers in the world when their
team finished in the top 15 in a recent global online marketing challenge.
student team was one of 40 teams fromUWA,
and among 2,400 University teams across 56 countries competing in the 2009
Google Online Marketing Challenge. This involved
assisting small-to-medium size businesses increase their online presence
through Google AdWords advertising.
UWA Business School The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team, based at UWA's Business School,
were recently declared national champions in Sydney,
from an original field of 20 universities and finalists from the University of Melbourne,
and the University
of New England.
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.
Callum Jones is currently completing his Honours year in Economics at the University of Western Australia. His thesis, supervised by Professor Ken Clements, investigates and applies a number of economic models on housing prices. For Callum, academic life has been a rewarding journey.
Singapore Presentation Ceremony
Over 200 guests and 96 students attended the presentation ceremony held at the NTUC Business Center in Singapore, including 28 Bachelor of Commerce, 37 MBA, 2 DBA and 29 Bachelor of Science students.