Benjamin Franklin once wrote in a letter that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. In corporate Australia, sometimes it feels like the only certain thing is financial misconduct.
Investigative journalist Tom Ravlic will be speaking at the UWA Business School about exactly this, casting his forensic eye over the financial wreckage of the misconduct resulting in the recent Banking Royal Commission, and explaining why some people choose to behave badly, enrich themselves, and hurt others in the process.
Emeritus Professor André Morkel played an important, formative part of the UWA Business School. We share below an excerpt from Professor Geoff Soutar’s eulogy for Emeritus Professor Morkel:
André joined UWA in 1976 as Professor of Commerce but soon became the first Head of the Management Department and Director of the MBA program, which was the love of his academic life. He also began UWA’s executive development program that is still contributing. Few people have left two programs that still impact so positively after so many years.
The impact of international issues such as Brexit, China’s military belligerence, political unrest in Hong Kong and the lack of US leadership will be the focus of this week’s Shann Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia.
In professional working life, sometimes you need further leadership education to take you to the next step in your career progression. You might be seeking promotion, or vying for an executive role for which you’re not yet qualified. Or perhaps you just really want to make your start-up dream a reality and don’t have the skills to know how to manage a business.
One of the most in-demand skills in business is the ability to analyse data to make strategic decisions. With more professionals having more data at their fingertips, there is a need for more specialists who understand exactly what to do with that data.
The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, an article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia’s housing affordability crisis has been likened to the board game Monopoly, with a researcher from The University of Western Australia demonstrating striking comparisons between current trends in house prices and disposable income with the game’s probable outcomes.
Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, one of Australia’s most highly cited astronomers and one of the State’s top public servants are among 12 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.