All accounting graduates from all types of higher education institutions in Australia should meet or exceed nationally agreed learning outcomes, according to accounting lecturers from across the nation who met at The University of Western Australia last week.
The UWA Business School last night celebrated the outstanding achievements of its teaching and research staff.
At the annual Teaching and Research Awards Ceremony, eight faculty were recognised for excellence in teaching, two professional staff for outstanding contributions to student learning, and nine faculty for outstanding research achievements.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked the School's faculty and professional staff for their dedication.
Popular thought dictates that accountants spend their days hiding in small offices and crunching endless numbers. However, according to Professor Phil Hancock from The University of Western Australia Business School, this is a stereotype that just doesn't hold true any more.
He's not alone. A group of researchers from five Australian universities, led by Professor Hancock and supported by the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), has compiled a report entitled ‘Accounting for the Future: More Than Numbers.'
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.