The Business School was privileged to host an invitation only breakfast forum with Professor John Coleman SJ, Chair of Jesuit Studies at St Thomas More College. The Chancellor of UWA, Dr Michael Chaney AO chaired the event as Professor Coleman delved into his topic of ‘Ethical challenges confronting the modern business leader'.
Welcome to the Autumn edition of the UWA Business School eBiz!
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‘The Good Universities Guide to MBA and Management Programs' for 2007 has just been published. The guide does not formally rank Schools and programs but puts them in bands for various categories and for some of those categories they award stars.
The good news is that the UWA Business School has received more stars than any other Business School in Australia. And the GMAA also put the UWA MBA programs in the 5 star (top) category.
Congratulations to all staff for this recognition!
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.
More than 80 graduates attended the Singapore Presentation Ceremony held in August at the Raffles City Convention Centre including 52 Bachelor of Commerce students, 27 Master of Business Administration students, three Master of Business Research students and 1 Doctor of Business Administration student.
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.
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
According to PhD student, Ms Siew Imm Ng; international tourists' perception of their own homeland cultural similarities with a destination, comparing things such as food, religion, language spoken, leisure activities and physical appearances, are key motivators when booking a holiday destination.
The Business School recently reviewed a number of applicants for new scholarships including the new Resource Capital Funds Scholarship and the Stan and Jean Perron Honours Scholarship. These scholarships offer some great opportunities for students in the Business School.
The Resource Capital Funds Scholarship, worth $10,000, is available to selected Economics and Commerce students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, who have an interest in resources and mining.
Question - Do you remember when you were a student...do you ever wish that someone helped you out when you first started your career?
Are you interested in sharing your career tips and secrets?
Have you ever thought of sharing these with a student just starting out?
Becoming a mentor is an ideal way to give back to those just starting out.
Welcome to the first edition of eBiz for 2007 - a year which is destined to be filled with memorable highlights and milestones. The visible progress of our new Business School building at the southern end of campus (where the sheep used to roam!) is a fitting symbol of the progress we are making across all aspects of our operations. For all of us at the UWA Business School it is tremendously rewarding to begin to see some of our ambitious plans translate to realities.