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Master of Business Administration (MBA) students at the UWA Business School have heard from CEOs and executives of major companies in an exclusive series of presentations.
The presentations formed the basis of Strategy Month, an innovation designed to give students an insight into the thinking behind real-life, high level strategic decisions.
Postgraduate Programs Director Associate Professor Paul Crompton said Strategy Month allowed MBA students to complement classroom theory with real-life case studies.
"Hearing from high level executives from across a range of industries really challenges and inspires our students to think outside the square," Associate Professor Crompton said.
During the first session, Dr Michael Chaney AO, UWA Chancellor and Chairman of National Australia Bank and Woodside, along with John Barrington, Managing Director of Barrington Consulting Group, explained strategic planning using the Argenti System.
Company director, economist, management consultant and former UWA Business School Dean Emeritus Professor Tracey Horton shared her experiences in a presentation called "Strategic thinking: Lessons from the trenches."
Woodside CEO and Managing Director Peter Coleman talked about his company's growth strategy, while Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder explained why his company chose to acquire the Coles Group of retail chains.
In the final session, BHP Billiton Iron Ore President Jimmy Wilson shared his thoughts on strategy formation and delivery of improved outcomes in a resources business.
Strategy Month was held during September and October 2013.