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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.

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Get more info about business degrees available at the Newcastle Business School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston.

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

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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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Friday, July 17th, 2015

University of Newcastle relaunches Sydney campus

The University of Newcastle has modernised its teaching footprint in the heart of the Sydney Central Business District with the opening of a new purpose-built premises.

University of Newcastle Business School

Study business at the University of Newcastle

The facility, located at 55 Elizabeth Street, opened its doors to staff and students on Monday ahead of its official launch next month.

As well as extended floor space, the relocated campus houses a library, 10 interactive teaching spaces, meeting rooms, informal collaboration spaces and quiet study areas.

Envisioned by leading interior design company, Geyer, the cutting-edge premises aims to enhance the student experience through the provision of innovative, technology-enabled work spaces, mirroring evolving teaching and learning approaches to support flexible course delivery modes.

Close to public transport hubs, the facility will cater for the increased demand for post graduate studies, accommodating up to 300 hundred students.

The university’s Sydney campus currently delivers the Masters of Business, Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Business Administration as well as ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) programs, with a Master of Finance, Master of International Business and Master of Marketing to be offered from Trimester 3 this year.

UON Sydney will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

About the University of 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.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Business School!

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Get more info about business degrees available at the Newcastle Business School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

University of Newcastle alumnus establishes 20-year prize

Inspired by the ethical and socially responsible use of technology, University of Newcastle alumnus Professor Wanbil Lee and his wife are generously supporting UON students who demonstrate a commitment to corporate social responsibility.

The inaugural ‘Wanbil Lee and Becky Shiu Prize for Ethical and Socially Responsible Use of Technology’, to be presented this year, will support, recognise and encourage students to consider the socially responsible and ethical use of technology in their chosen field of study and practice.

University of Newcastle Business School

Study business at the University of Newcastle

“The prize recognises academic excellence in the area of ethical application of technology in professional practice—more simply it recognises people doing the right thing right,” Professor Lee said.

Professor Lee’s career in computing spans more than five decades across the government, business and academic sectors in various countries.

The chartered mathematician teaches, researches, consults, and sits on several government committees and boards in Hong Kong, as well as the editorial boards of two international journals on computer ethics.

Professor Lee holds professorial appointments at a number of universities including Hong Kong’s Lingnan University, where he was the founding Head of the Department of Computing Studies.

This year the UON 2008 Doctor of Business Administration graduate celebrates his 10-year association with the university, and the inaugural prize coincides with a milestone for UON—its 50th anniversary.

Director of Development Rebecca Hazell said receiving such a philanthropic gesture from an international alumnus was very special.

“We are fortunate to have the support of our alumni from across the globe,” Ms Hazell said. “Our alumni are an essential part of UON’s story and our future and we are grateful to Professor and Mrs Lee for supporting the future alumni of UON with their generous gift.”

The prize will alternate between courses within the Faculty of Business and Law and the Faculty of Science and Information Technology over a 20-year period. This year, the inaugural prize will be presented to a Faculty of Business and Law student based on their performance in the course Business Strategy in 2014.

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com.

For more information about Newcastle Law School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 for more information.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

University of Newcastle awarded for exceptional teaching

The University of Newcastle has received two Australian Awards for University Teaching, recognising quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning.

Teaching Awards celebrate a group of the nation’s most outstanding university teachers in their fields. Teaching Awards give recognition to teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching and have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education.

University of Newcastle Business School

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Dr Johanna Macneil, from the Faculty of Business and Law, Newcastle Business School, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution with an Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr Macneil’s student satisfaction has been consistently high during her seven years at UON.

Pioneering the use of problem-based learning (PBL) in Human Resources Management and Employment Relations, Dr Macneil has developed curriculum, resources and ‘real-world’ assessments to facilitate excellent student outcomes.

The Interprofessional Learning (IPL) Modules: Learning Together to Work Together program led by Associate Professor Tony Smith, Faculty of Health and Medicine, also received a prestigious award.

The University of Newcastle developed an innovative and sustainable approach to promote the importance of patient-focused, collaborative practice for health students. The expertise for development, delivery and evaluation of the modules is drawn from rural-based academics and clinicians from medicine, nursing and allied health.

The team members involved in the Learning Together to Work Together program are include Dr Leanne Brown, Ms Elesa Crowley, Ms Rebecca Dutton, Ms Hazel Harries-Jones, Ms Natasha Hawkins, Ms Alexandra Little, Ms Rebecca Marley, Dr Jenny May, Dr Alan Pederson, Ms Kelly Thurlow, Mr Luke Wakely and Ms Rebecca Wolfgang.

Congratulations to University of Newcastle staff who have been recognised for being outstanding teachers in their fields.

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

Apply to the University of Newcastle Business School!

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Get more info about business degrees available at the Newcastle Business School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

University of Newcastle business research to support NSW Government pilot program

The Newcastle Business School (Central Coast) has been engaged by NSW Trade & Investment to provide research and evaluation services to support the NSW Government’s $1.5 million Smart Work Hub Pilot Program.

The NSW Smart Work Hub Pilot Program is providing funding support for the establishment and operation of five Smart Work Hubs to be located at Rouse Hill, Oran Park Town, Penrith, Gosford and Wyong.

University of Newcastle Business School

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A Smart Work Hub is a facility or space that offers workers an alternative to working in their normal place of work or working from home—teleworking from a third space, which is usually focused around a large commuter population.

The Newcastle Business School research team, led by University of Newcastle Associate Professor Martin Fitzgerald, will collect data and evaluate the outcomes of the Smart Work Hubs funded under the Pilot Program to better understand user demand and the benefits for business and the NSW economy.

Professor Fitzgerald said the team’s research would be used to determine whether successful operating models and market demand could be established to attract further private sector investment.

“Our team has extensive experience in the telework research space, and this latest work forms part of our broader agenda focusing on innovation management and the twenty-first-century workforce,” Professor Fitzgerald said.

“The Newcastle Business School is excited to have been granted the opportunity for involvement with this innovative NSW Government program.”

The interdisciplinary UON research team is comprised of Associate Professor Fitzgerald, Dr Ashish Malik, Dr Philip Rosenberger III and Dr Anton Kriz.

University of Newcastle Business School

As one of the first institutions in Australia to offer an MBA, the university takes pride not only in their legacy of innovative teaching and learning, but also in our role in developing future leaders in business. The business school has built on their pioneering teaching method of problem-based learning and tailored it to today’s workplace by teaching skills such as leadership, cultural sensitivity, presentation and debating as part of their programs. Newcastle business programs are designed to deliver these crucial business skills in a real-life, practical setting.

Popular programs:

  • Master of Applied Finance
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Professional Accounting

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Would you like more information about business degrees available at the Newcastle Business School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Newcastle Postgraduate Peer Mentoring Program

Postgraduate Peer Mentoring Program (PPMP) at the University of Newcastle

A Postgraduate Peer Mentoring Program (PPMP) has been implemented at the Newcastle Business School, City Precinct. The major objective of the Mentoring Program is to assist new students in  making the transition to postgraduate university life at the University of Newcastle. The program is designed to assist students in developing mutually beneficial relationships with peers, enhancing their experience at the University of Newcastle and the Newcastle Business School.

Peer mentors are a selected group of high-performing trained postgraduate Business students. They can provide confidential guidance, support and advice to all Newcastle Business School postgraduate students.

A Postgraduate Peer Mentor welcomes new students and answers questions about the transition to postgraduate study or Newcastle life. They offer academic strategies and guidance and provide advice about the Business School and university support services:

  • They are happy to answer questions about the University of Newcastle and the Business School, and can advise you about the many support services that are available.
  • They can identify and provide guidance with potential issues and challenges, both personal and academic, you may experience.
  • They will explain what sort of activities the PSC (Postgraduate Social Club) committee organizes each trimester.
  • They can help you develop strategies on how best to approach study and assignments.

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Monday, February 25th, 2013

Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle

The Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle is an innovative and dynamic research-intensive faculty that “makes a difference” by creating new knowledge, offering innovative degrees, and preparing students for global citizenship.

In collaboration with University of Newcastle‘s external partners and stakeholders, the Faculty of Business and Law strives to make a difference by creating new knowledge, preparing students for global citizenship, and contributing to social, political and economic progress of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

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:

Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Applied Finance
Master of Business
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Environmental and Business Management
Master of Environmental Management
Master of Human Resource Management
Master of International Business
Master of Marketing

Apply to the University of Newcastle Business School!

About Newcastle Law School

The Newcastle Law School‘s integrated professional program was the first in Australia where students could take the three components of professional legal training—theoretical learning, skills training and experiential learning—at the same time. The University of Newcastle Legal Centre is the centerpiece of this clinical program. Functioning as both a legal practice and a teaching facility, the centre provides an intensive clinical placement site for students. By working with the centre’s solicitors and dealing with real clients with actual legal problems, students gain skills and experience in the practice of law.

Through its first-class facilities, as well as its innovative, integrated approach to legal education, the Faculty of Business and Law ensures that graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice.

The Newcastle Law School operates from two sites. The Law School office and most of the academic staff are located in the McMullin Building on the Callaghan campus of the University. The Law School office and the offices of academic staff are located in the northern end of the top floor of the McMullin Building. A computer laboratory and classroom/mock court room (The Harris Wheeler Court Room) are located on the floor directly below the Law School office.

The Newcastle Law School‘s Legal Centre operates in the heritage-listed University House located in the central business district of Newcastle. Facilities there include a comprehensive legal aid clinic, mock court room and lecture theatres.

Bachelor of Laws

The University of Newcastle Law School offers the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree which is undertaken as a three-year, full-time graduate program, for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

Students from the University of Newcastle Legal Centre offered beach-goers free legal advice as a part of the innovative Law on the Beach program. The drop-in clinic, held in mid-summer at the Newcastle Beach Surf Life Saving Club, particularly aims to target young people by taking the law to them.

Law on the Beach also provides a unique opportunity for law students to apply their studies to actual legal practice with real clients. Casually dressed students, supervised by the University of Newcastle‘s Legal Centre lawyers, provide advice on a range of matters from neighbourhood disputes to debt and family law issues.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Program of the Month: Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees are offered at Australian University Business Schools and are recognized around the world. In Australia, MBA programs are offered to students interested in developing skills in leadership and management, as well as fundamental business areas such as finance, marketing and organizational behaviour.

Many programs offer students the opportunity to develop skills in analysis, teamwork and communication. In most MBA programs, students are able to explore their own interests via elective course study in areas such as health, finance, human resources or information technology. The following Australian universities, which OzTREKK represents, offer Master of Business Administration programs:

 

Bond University Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 Year
Entry Requirements:  Applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong GPA, and a minimum of three years of work experience. If applicants do not meet these requirements, a GMAT score of at least 580 and an interview may be required.

 

James Cook University Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1.5 Years
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline. While it is also preferable to have several years of work and management experience, it is not a compulsory entry requirement for the degree.

 

Macquarie University Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 Year
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree, and have a minimum of five years managerial/professional work experience, or have a minimum of two years of work experience and a GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Monash University Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 2 Years
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree with at least a 65% average, and have five years of relevant work experience, with at least three years working in a managerial position.

University of Melbourne Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 16 or 20 months
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree, have a minimum of two years of full-time post-graduation work experience, and a 550 GMAT score or above.

University of Newcastle Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 Year
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have a recognized bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma, or a recognized graduate certificate; or, the applicant should have a recognized diploma and two years of work experience; or have a 550 GMAT score or above.

University of Queensland Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 Year
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree with a 4.5 GPA on a 7.00 scale, have at least three years of relevant work experience, and a 550 GMAT score or above.

 

The MBA not your thing? Here are some more business programs!

 

What is the GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-adaptive standardized test in Mathematics and the

English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. Business schools in North America commonly use the test as one selection criterion for admission.

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