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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Macquarie University opens new City Campus in Sydney

Macquarie University is expanding its city presence, with a new purpose-built teaching and meeting facility that opened January 2017 in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The design of the campus strives to capture the university’s global business and innovation outlook.

This new consolidated campus offers a unique opportunity for the alignment, collaboration, and forging of a premium postgraduate experience for all of Macquarie’s city students, with an improved learning environment, networking opportunities, and innovative teaching space.

Macquarie University opens new City Campus in Sydney

Level 23 (Photo credit: Macquarie University)

The new purpose-built, state-of-the-art teaching facility, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at 123 Pitt Street, is a short stroll from Wynyard Station and seconds away from leading global financial institutions.

The Macquarie University City Campus will host a selection of world-class postgraduate programs and units taught by industry experts from the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, Faculty of Business and Economics, and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

The programs available to international students:

  • Master of Accounting specialisation in CPA
  • Master of Banking and Finance
  • Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Finance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Applied Finance

The City Campus will prove popular with students whose preference is to experience a bustling location in the city of Sydney, yet who still value an intimate and supportive learning environment.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ranked #1 in Australia for third consecutive year

This year’s ranking marks the third consecutive year that MGSM has taken out Australia’s top spot!

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has taken out the title of Australia’s best business school as well placing in the world’s top 50 business schools following the release of the 2017 Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ranked #1 in Australia

This year’s ranking marks the third consecutive year that MGSM has taken out Australia’s top spot (Photo credit: FJ Gaylor)

Based on the results of the global MBA ranking, which is considered a global benchmark of business school excellence, MGSM placed 49th globally and first in Australia for the third consecutive year. Last year, the school had improved its global ranking to #56 worldwide. This year’s rankings reviewed business schools from around the world, measuring criteria submitted by both the school and alumni such as average salary after graduation, value for money, diversity of staff and the MBA’s international reach.

Professor Stephen Brammer, Executive Dean Faculty Business and Economics said, “It is an honour to once again be recognised by the Financial Times as Australia’s leading business school in addition to placing in the top 50 globally. MGSM has always put our students first and we work hard to deliver the very best experience possible at every touchpoint, every day. This ranking highlights the hard work and dedication that goes into making MGSM the best business school in Australia.”

This is the third consecutive year that Macquarie Graduate School of Management has retained the number one ranking in Australia and the first year that the school has reached the world’s top 50, moving up seven spots since the 2016 ranking, highlighting the school’s commitment to excellence.

Acting Dean of MGSM Professor Norma Harrison stated, “MGSM faculty and professional staff are passionate about their student and alumni groups, and the content and delivery of their MBA program. Particular attention is paid to student services, alumni and business connectivity on a regular basis. The best in teaching and learning methods are applied in the design and delivery of our courses. Our students are constantly benchmarking with other schools and ultimately they know where to go for the very best in graduate business courses.”

MGSM’s outstanding result reflects the school’s ongoing commitment to providing students with the very best opportunities, which sets them up to achieve at the highest levels in their career.

In 2016 MGSM saw a 15 percent increase in the number of students studying at the School with an equal representation of domestic and international students. MGSM also reached a milestone 100th enrolment within its jointly funded Women in MBAs program which sets out to overcome the gender imbalance in MBA programs.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management MBA

The Macquarie MBA program is designed to extend the knowledge, skills and experience of its students through the analysis of problems and challenges facing industries and organisations. Covering all key aspects of business management, the MGSM MBA curriculum is grounded in industry reality which, combined with a highly practical approach, bridges the gap between theory and “real world” application. management subject areas available, students can tailor their program to focus on a particular management field of interest.

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Location: North Ryde, Sydney
Semester intakes: January, April, June, September
Application deadline: While there is no official application deadline, candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months before program’s start date.

Apply to Macquarie Business School!

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Griffith Business School Student Leadership Program gives students the edge in tough job market

In a job market full of qualified applicants, it can be difficult to get your resume to stand out from the crowd. But a Griffith Business School program is helping to change all that.

The two-year Student Leadership Program aims to give its members the life and job skills to stand head and shoulders above the competition.

Georgia Newell knows firsthand just how beneficial the program has been to increasing her skill set as she progresses through her dual Bachelor of International Business/Bachelor of Government & International Relations degree.

Leadership program gives Griffith Business students the edge in tough job market

Griffith Student Leaders on the Borneo Project. (Photo credit: Griffith University)

“The Student Leadership Program has given me real-world professional experiences. I’ve been to networking events, and interacted with alumni of Griffith, so now I know how to interact with people in the workforce and also through seminars, develop my professional skills,” she explains.

“I know that if I go out into the world I will be able to do public speaking, I am already able to set up my personal brand, I know how to do my LinkedIn and so on. This program has really set me up to be able to take that next step into my career instead of finishing uni and being unsure of where I want to go next.”

The program gives students the opportunity to learn new skills through business-themed seminars, as well as offering overseas experiences, camps, and volunteering work.

Georgia recently travelled to Borneo as part of the GBS Leadership Program, an experience she said was a highlight of her whole university experience so far.

“It really just made me so aware how other cultures deal with things,” she says. “Professionally it has definitely changed my life because it’s made me more globally aware.”

She says being a part of the program has been life changing. “It’s honestly shaped my whole university life and even my future career. It’s made me so much happier at university and made me feel like I belong here.”

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Business student Alvin Yap, who also travelled to Borneo, says he’s really expanded his horizons thanks to the program.

“During my time as a student leader, I’ve learned networking skills, attended GBS alumni breakfasts, met with former students who are now in the business world,” he says. And that’s important, he says, because “in today’s business world it’s often not just what you know but who you know.”

All students who participate in the leadership program contribute to various volunteer projects that, apart from adding a socially responsible element to their resumes, also serve to provide them with an emotionally rewarding experience.

Georgia says she thinks that participating in the program will definitely give her an edge in the job market when it comes time to graduate, and she couldn’t have imagined her university experience without it.

“This program has really let me build that bridge between university and professional life,” she says.

Griffith Business School

Griffith Business School’s new $38-million building on the Gold Coast campus is setting the standard for business education, research and industry collaboration in Australia. More than 4,500 Gold Coast-based business students have access to world-leading resources including an advanced financial trading centre, a dedicated Griffith MBA and postgraduate teaching suite, technology-rich seminar and public lecture spaces,  international conferencing and dialogue facilities and much more.

Apply to Griffith Business School!

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Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Melbourne Business School enters top 10 world rankings

Melbourne Business School’s full-time MBA program has been ranked ninth in the 2016 Bloomberg Business Week International MBA ranking, up 14 places on the previous year.

Melbourne Business School enters top 10 world rankings

Professor Zeger Degraeve (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Professor Zeger Degraeve, Dean of Melbourne Business School, said the school is the only Australian institution to be included on the prestigious list.

“We’re delighted to be ranked by Bloomberg among the top ten international full-time MBA programs, with this result following improvements in the School’s performance in both The Financial Times and The Economist rankings earlier this year,” Professor Degraeve said.

The 2016 Bloomberg Business Week International MBA ranking measures the experiences of students from the school’s most recent graduating class, of alumni who graduated in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and of employers who hire the school’s graduates.

“Since 2012, we have transformed our school, adopting a one-year MBA program, enhancing our careers service to better support graduates, increasing the quality of our candidates, boosting our faculty and research and overhauling our internal processes,” Professor Degraeve said.

“For example the average GMAT score for our full-time MBA students has increased from 635 to 705; we’re placing students into careers at leading firms such as McKinsey, Uber, Microsoft, E&Y, Intel and Bain & Company; we have grown enrolments across all our programs and increased the size of our faculty by 28 per cent.

“Our students are at the heart of this approach. We want every Melbourne Business School student to have an excellent experience that helps them achieve career success—and our Bloomberg ranking is one measure that shows we are doing this.”

About Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Founded in 1963, they are a leading provider of management education in the Asia Pacific region. The business school has graduate programs that meet the needs of business professionals at critical stages of their careers. The school’s portfolio ranges from programs for new graduates and early career professionals, to budding entrepreneurs and those taking the next step to lead organisations.

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Monday, December 5th, 2016

JCU Business students gaining valuable work-ready experience

Finding a job in a tight employment market can be difficult, but JCU Business students are getting a head start by completing work experience as part of their studies.

During her studies, mature-aged student Kerry Orro said she had a concentrated introduction to her goal of becoming an accountant with local firm Concord Tax Kirwan.

JCU Business students gaining valuable experience to be work-ready

Study business at JCU!

Ms Orro undertook one of her subjects in block mode at the business, where training was more concise and the practical skills were easier to acquire with intense application, as opposed to sporadic, once-a-week contact.

“I was able to work in a very hands-on role from the start, which gave me an honest reflection of the tasks and workload that I would encounter as an accountant in a smaller practice,” she said.

“As I started employment at Concord throughout the third year of my degree, there were so many relevant and direct correlations between my work and studies.

“At work, I was learning the ‘how’ and at JCU, I was learning the ‘why.’ This was very beneficial when it came to having real life examples with which to connect and helped with greater understanding.”

For the past three years, the refreshed Bachelor of Business degree has included a work integrated learning (WIL) program where students complete one of three capstone WIL subjects in the final year of their degree.

One of the capstone subjects on offer is a professional internship, which involves 100 hours of workplace experience.

Three years later, many students are finding work, either in their place of internship or through contacts they’ve made during their internship.

As of November 7, 121 students have participated in the WIL program in Townsville in 2016.

JCU Lecturer in the WIL Program Dr Alf Kuilboer said WIL was a crucial link between graduates and employment as it takes theory into practice, enhancing learning and employability prospects of students.

“It’s helping them prepare for the workplace,” he said. “As part of their assessment, students collect evidence to develop individual ePortfolios to demonstrate their skills and proficiency.

“It’s a tight employment market and you are going to have to have a competitive edge, or advantage over others looking for work. We are wanting students to achieve a certain standard, to be continually thinking about their potential future employer.”

More than 300 businesses across North Queensland and beyond are registered as either having already hosted students or have expressed interest in hosting students through the WIL program.

JCU Business School

James Cook University’s School of Business is located across two campuses in the tropical north of the state of Queensland. The school offers a broad, leading-edge range of business-related disciplines and degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

UQ employability program lauded in national awards

A University of Queensland student employability service has won a prestigious 2016 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award.

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Student Employability Team (BEL SET) recently won the employability category ahead of finalists from the University of Sydney, Marcus Oldham College and Bond University.

UQ employability program lauded in national awards

Pictured from left to right: UQ Chancellor Peter Varghese AO, BEL SET Director Rhea Jain and UQ Provost Professor Aidan Byrne (Photo: UQ)

In their report, the judges said employability was an increasingly important issue for universities.

“The University of Queensland is to be commended for its systemic, embedded approach to boosting employability, and the demonstrable results it has produced,” they said.

UQ Provost Professor Aidan Byrne said UQ Law students in particular ranked the highest nationally in securing graduate full-time employment.

“I congratulate the BEL SET team for this outstanding result, which should give great confidence to future students considering studying business, economics or law at UQ,” Professor Byrne said.

“The BEL SET program challenges students to develop employability skills from enrolment, throughout their studies and as graduates.

“This strategy was recognised as a flagship program in the UQ student strategy 2016–2020 and was also applauded by the Group of Eight which featured it in their journal this year.”

Director Rhea Jain said the award was a reflection of the hard work and dedication of her team, who all drew from extensive experience in recruitment consulting and talent acquisition within the industries the students aspired to enter.

“Our programs are run in partnership with employers so our students learn directly from industry experts and gain real-life experiences through industry placements and professional development opportunities,” she said.

“Last financial year we placed 1800 students with almost 600 employers and supported thousands of students by providing 150 employability workshops or events in partnership with more than 100 employers.

“The program is only 18 months old and this award is further confirmation we are on the right track and will provide momentum for us to continue to develop and refine the program.”

In 2015, the BEL SET team doubled student engagement in its programs.

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Monday, August 29th, 2016

Newcastle Business School receives international recognition

OzTREKK is proud to represent the best of the best in Australian universities. Top medical schools, top dentistry schools, top law schools—the list goes on. Australian universities offer an abundance of exceptional learning experiences and uphold world-recognised standards. Once again, we’ve received news that another business school we represent has just been awarded accreditation.

The Newcastle Business School has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation from USA-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Newcastle Business School receives international recognition

AACSB Accreditation

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by fewer than five per cent of the world’s business programs. The accreditation places Newcastle Business School in the leading institutions internationally.

Professor Richard Dunford, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law, said the accreditation is an exciting step in ensuring international recognition for the University of Newcastle’s programs.

“Accreditation reflects not just the quality of our business programs but also the determination and commitment of our academic and professional staff.

“We are proud to be joining the very select group of international universities that have achieved the accreditation,” Professor Dunford said.

The accreditation will provide exciting opportunities for the university, including advanced employment prospects for graduates, as well as new partnerships with other internationally acclaimed universities.

Professor Dunford said the advantages go well beyond giving students, staff and our regional communities assurance that University of Newcastle’s teaching and curricula meet high international standards.

“Accreditation opens doors. Most of the world’s top business schools restrict their relationships to those with AACSB accreditation. Even if they don’t know much about a particular business school or university, they know the quality required to achieve AACSB accreditation.”

AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.

Robert D. Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB, congratulated UON on its achievement.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn AACSB accreditation and I commend the University of Newcastle for its dedication to management education, as well as its leadership in the community,” he said.

The accreditation will build on NBS’ success in the Federal Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results, which concluded that the school was above world standard in management and marketing.

“AACSB accreditation coupled with our ERA results can give the people of the Hunter and Central Coast, our Sydney and Singapore students and our various international partners even greater confidence that the University of Newcastle delivers business programs and business research of a world-class standard,” Professor Dunford said.

About the Newcastle Business School

The Newcastle Business School has full-time multicultural academic staff who have wide-ranging professional teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as through supervision of higher research degree students. They also have strong research records and have compiled an impressive output of research books, textbooks, journal articles and professional publications.

Popular programs

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

UON receives million-dollar investment for regional incubator spaces

The University of Newcastle (UON) has received $1 million in New South Wales state funding to support the development of an Integrated Innovation Network across the Hunter regions.

UON receives million-dollar investment for regional incubator spaces

Image credit: University of Newcastle

Announced recently by The Hon John Barilaro MP, the Boosting Business Innovation grant will help UON to create enabling environments where researchers, start-ups and SMEs can undertake multi-disciplinary collaboration and produce the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Kevin Hall said the grant would help kick start a networked innovation ecosystem across the region.

“This Boosting Business Innovation grant allows us to fast-track our plans for an Integrated Innovation Network in the Hunter, providing some of the key physical pieces of the enabling infrastructure our region needs to support and nurture an ideas boom,” said Professor Hall.

“Around the globe we are seeing that the best innovation ecosystems are those where new industries and opportunities are delivered through collaboration between research, industry, business, community and government partners,” said Professor Hall.

UON receives million-dollar investment for regional incubator spaces

Image credit: University of Newcastle

UON will anchor its entrepreneurial activities at key regional locations through five sub-projects:

Three76 (Newcastle Innovation Hub)

An innovation hub will be developed at 376 Hunter Street to provide a dynamic, co-working space designed to support activity across the various phases of incubation, acceleration and potential commercialisation. The Innovation Hub is due to launch in September 2016 and will draw on UON’s proud history of world-class research and innovation to facilitate the creation of novel products and services that benefit business and the community. Programming will be developed in consultation with stakeholders including students, local businesses and industry partners.

Innovation Defence Hub

UON will occupy a fit-for-purpose space at the Williamtown Aerospace Centre from mid 2017. Aimed at innovating research technology applications in the commercial aerospace and defence markets, the hub builds on UON’s acknowledged strengths in cyberspace, control systems, autonomous vehicles, simulation modelling and propulsion and energy storage, all of which offer opportunities for engagement with industries nationally and locally positioned in defence.

Upper Hunter Innovation Hub

An Upper Hunter Hub will be established as a co-location of office, teaching and lab spaces aimed at supporting the diversification goals of the Upper Hunter and its potential to transition into an innovation intensive region. The Hub will help to foster an innovation ecosystem that adds capacity for existing industries and becomes an enabler for the new.

Dantia Smart Hub (DASH)

In collaboration with Dantia, UON will develop innovation and entrepreneurial programming at the Lake Macquarie DASH co-working space and provide opportunities for SMEs to scale up their existing products and services and help to drive start-up activity in the local government area.

Innovation Vouchers

An Innovation vouchers program will leverage UON’s existing tech transfer expertise and longstanding relationships with the local start-up and seed investor community to create partner-led projects to complement the above innovation spaces.

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Monday, July 25th, 2016

Introducing the new Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management at the University of Sydney

New in 2017, the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management is an innovative five year full-time degree that teaches a unique combination of pharmacy skills and business knowledge. Students will develop an understanding of sound business practices integrated with sustainable healthcare models, and also develop the commercial, clinical and communication skills to thrive in a changing and competitive healthcare landscape.

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management at the University of Sydney

Study pharmacy and management at the University of Sydney!

Whether you decide to register as a pharmacist, run your own business, enter the pharmaceutical industry, work for government agencies, or contribute to research and academia, one thing is for sure, you will be in demand!

You will study a unique combination of pharmacy and management subjects to ensure you stand out from your peers.

You will receive blended learning opportunities through a mix of lectures, tutorials, labs, small group work, problem-based learning and clinical placements, which develop valuable practical skills and experience.

You will have access to the newly opened University of Sydney Business School, a state-of-the-art learning environment, as well as Faculty of Pharmacy’s cutting-edge facilities.

You will learn from some of the most highly respected academics in Australia and the world.

You will be exposed to a range of modern clinical settings to gain hands-on experience and learn how drugs are developed and how medications affect the human body.

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: Feb/March
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: Feb/March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney Pharmacy School!

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

New campus plan connecting community and business at Macquarie

Macquarie University is developing two new commercial buildings as part of its long-term vision to expand and enhance its 126-hectare campus, focusing on creating spaces that optimise collaboration and establishing an innovation nexus in one of Australia’s largest business parks.

The proposed new development at 8 and 10 University Ave. forms the next phase of development under the university’s Campus Master Plan. Designed to a minimum of 5-Star Green Star and 5-Star NABERS, the buildings will be part of its southern commercial precinct. Sited adjacent to the academic core of the campus, the new Library, Cochlear Headquarters and the Australian Hearing Hub, it comprises two office towers, each with a net lettable area of approximately 25,000 sqm.

New campus plan connecting community and business at Macquarie

An artist’s impression of 8 and 10 University Ave. (Image credit: Kannfinch and Sissons)

Mark Broomfield, Director of Property at Macquarie University, said the focus driving the design of the Campus Master Plan is a vision surrounding place-making, creating an innovation nexus between the university and its industry partners, and making it the heart of a sustainable centre in a rapidly changing neighbourhood.

“The buildings offer an enviable location, a few minutes’ walk to Macquarie University Train Station (part of the new North West Metro), a major bus interchange and Macquarie Shopping Centre. They will have vibrant atrium spaces and flexible floor plates, providing every opportunity to create and promote linkages between industry and the university, with cutting-edge technology being a key driver. The development will provide a dynamic, collaborative environment that will complement and enhance the Macquarie Park Innovation District being planned,” Mr Broomfield said.

The new facility is supported by a commitment from one of the university’s corporate business partners that already has close collaborative links with the university.

The project team (including a leading architectural collaboration between Kann Finch and Sissons Architects) has completed the concept design and is now focused on working up the detailed design in preparation for the lodgement of a development application in the second half of this year, with an anticipated completion date of late 2019.

“To optimise research, innovation and commercialisation, the university is focused on collaboration spaces enabled by design and technology. The development plans underpin this, creating the ecosystem needed to enhance engagement with industry, business and community,” Mr Broomfield said.

The Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan reinforce the intent of the original concept for the university. Founded in 1964, Macquarie University has always possessed a strong educational philosophy based on the concept of a university adjoining a technology park, closely following the Stanford University model. This model seeks to foster new technologies by encouraging a direct interface between industry and the university. It seeks to create an innovation nexus where Macquarie and its partners contribute to the world and develop long-lasting relationships through engagement, partnering and collaboration with leading global and local industry and business.

 

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