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Friday, November 17th, 2017

UQ Business School MBA tops Australia yet again

The University of Queensland Business School’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has ranked first in Australia and the Asia-Pacific and 16th in the world in the 2017 Economist MBA rankings.

UQ Business School MBA tops Australia yet again

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UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s full-time MBA program was in a class of its own, with The Economist recognising it as a clear league leader outside the United States and Europe for the sixth consecutive year.

“Our strong performance in this highly respected ranking is undoubtedly the result of the hard work and dedication of staff, students and alumni, and we look forward to further growing and shaping the program into the future,” he said.

Only three Australian universities were placed among the world’s top-50 MBA programs in the ranking, which considers student outcomes based on student feedback and post-MBA achievements including salaries for the three years after completing the program.

“The fact that we did so well is particularly impressive given the slide in the Australian dollar and the resources sector downturn.”

UQ Business School MBA Program Director Associate Professor Tim Kastelle said the MBA program was designed to help people achieve their ambitions.

“This ranking is an excellent reflection of the fact that it is successfully doing so.”

UQ’s MBA program has also earned a five-star Graduate Management Association of Australia rating for the 13thyear running.

About the UQ MBA

UQ Business School is also known for its strong links with the business world and its lecturers act as consultants to leading companies worldwide. This means that knowledge gained through research is tested in the high-pressure world of consultancy which ensures teaching is always fresh and relevant. The MBA integrates theory, real-life practice and personal reflection to develop principled, innovative leaders who solve complex problems and produce systemic change.

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 year
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February each year

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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.

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Friday, January 6th, 2017

Macquarie University lists 10 in-demand jobs of the future

Disruptive technologies, climate change, robotics, natural resource limitations, renewable energy, the sharing economy, the cloud, big data and ageing populations are just some of the issues shaping the way we work today, and these issues will continue to impact the careers of the future.

Macquarie University lists 10 in-demand jobs of the future

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If you are just starting out on your career journey or contemplating a career switch, this is a great opportunity to position yourself for an exciting and prosperous career in a wide variety of emerging industries.

Three million new jobs are expected to be created in the next 15 years, with entrepreneurialism, connectivity and the human touch expected to be big drivers of future careers.

Want to further your education but not sure where your career will be in 10 years? Macquarie University has outlined some of the most in-demand jobs for you! The following jobs are popular now and will become more sought after in the future, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics.

1. Accounting and finance

Demand for some accounting and finance professionals has increased by 44% and will increase by another 22% by 2020. Meet the demand by studying the  Bachelor of Leadership and Commerce or Master of Accounting.

2. Marketing

Fifteen percent more advertising and marketing professionals will be needed by 2020. Make your mark by studying a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Media or Master of Commerce specialising in marketing.

3. Education

Demand for all education professionals will continue to outgrow other professions by 2020. Demand for early childhood experts will increase by 27% and special education teachers by 21%. Change a child’s future by studying the Bachelor of Education or Master of Early Childhood.

4. Information technology

Demand for information technologies professionals will increase by up to 26.5% by 2020. Create an innovative future by studying a Bachelor of Information Technology or Master of Information Technology.

5. Engineering

22% more telecommunications specialists will be needed by 2020. Engineer a better future by studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Master of Engineering.

6. Intelligence and policy

In the past five years, demand for intelligence and policy analysts has grown by 21.4%. Help make the world a safer place by studying the Bachelor of Security Studies or Master of Cyber-security, Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism.

7. Medical and health

Up to 40% more health and community services professionals will be needed by 2020. Learn more about the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) or Doctor of Physiotherapy, which is extremely popular with Canadian students!

8. Actuaries and statistics

Demand for actuaries, mathematicians and statisticians will increase by almost 10% by 2020. Get the quantitative and qualitative skills you need to speak the language of business with a Bachelor of Business Analytics, Bachelor of Science or Master of Actuarial Practice.

9. Environment

Demand for environmental scientists will increase by 4% by 2020, with significant growth globally. For example, the United States expects to see an 11%* increase by 2024. Start a sustainable job by studying the Bachelor of Environment majoring in Environmental Earth Science or Master of Environment specialising in environmental science.

10. International relations

The development of regional trade agreements around the world will increase job growth for policy analysts by 3% and government officers by 15.4% by 2020. Consider the Bachelor of Social Science majoring in political economy and social policy or Master of International Communication with Master of International Relations.

*Bureau of Statistics (United States)

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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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Thursday, May 5th, 2016

UQ Business grad begins 250km trek across the Simpson Desert

UQ Business School alumnus and budding young entrepreneur Zachary Fook has started a 250km trek across the Simpson Desert to raise funds for Youngcare.

With the help of UQ Business School sponsorship, Zachary is close to reaching his $15,000 fundraising target, which will go directly towards helping young Australians with high care needs to exit or avoid aged care facilities.

UQ Business School

Zachary Fook in Birdsville, where the Simpsons Desert Challenge begins (Photo credit: UQ)

The Simpson Desert Challenge mirrors the daily challenges faced by young people living in aged care: isolation, uniformity, restrictions, and little self-determination.

After graduating from a Bachelor of Business Management at UQ, Zachary is now an account executive at Youngcare, where he works with corporate partners, ranging from small family-run businesses to national corporations to manage and develop their workplace giving programs.

“Working at Youngcare has helped me understand a great deal more about the issues we are facing as a society. It’s a really great career fit,” he said.

Zachary’s interest in tackling social issues began in a third-year course at university where he started a social initiative with two fellow students.

“The course was a turning point in the journey, as it made me realise that people and communities have an incredibly important role in business success,” he said.

This classroom idea has now grown into The Tippy Toe Co., a non-profit ballet school and social enterprise for special needs children and young adults aged 3-18 years.

The Tippy Toe Co. has since been featured in the media, in UQ’s Create Change campaign and used as a case study in parliament for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

UQ Business School Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths said the Business School and Youngcare had a successful relationship for the past five years.

“Sponsoring Zachary on the Simpson Desert Challenge is another great way to show support for the terrific work that Youngcare do,” he said.

“We wish Zachary the best of luck throughout the challenge and we look forward to growing our relationship with Zachary and the Youngcare team in the future.”

Zachary Fook will complete Youngcare’s Simpson Desert trek between April 28 and May 8, 2016.

To donate or show support for Zachary, visit https://youngcaresdc2016.everydayhero.com/au/zac-fook-simpson-desert-trekker

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Friday, April 29th, 2016

Generous gift helps establish a chair of finance at UQ Business School

The UQ Business School will name its Chair in Finance in honour of Malcolm Broomhead, in recognition of a $3-million gift from the alumnus and leading Australian businessman.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj thanked Mr Broomhead for his very generous support and said an international search was under way to fill the newly established Malcolm Broomhead Chair in Finance.

UQ Business School

Malcolm Broomhead (Photo credit: UQ)

“The generous three-million-dollar gift from Malcolm has now made it possible to endow this chair of strategic importance to UQ,” Professor Høj said.

“We are fortunate at UQ to have a strong alumni network whose generosity and support of the next generation is allowing us to extend our programs, attract quality staff and offer transformative student experiences.

“Mr Broomhead’s philanthropy is of a very high order and a fine example to others.

“It will enhance the UQ Business School’s capacity to educate and develop the business leaders of the future.”

Mr Broomhead is Chair of Ascinao Ltd, Chair elect of Orica, and a non-executive director of BHP Billiton Ltd and BHP Billiton Plc.

He was project engineer and construction manager with MIM Holdings in Brisbane when he undertook his MBA at the UQ Business School in the early 1980s.

“The MBA was a career-changer,” Mr Broomhead said. “I was working my way up the professional ladder when I started. The MBA program enabled me to really accelerate my career.”

Mr Broomhead said he found finance the most useful component of his studies, and went on to become a chief financial officer on his way to becoming a chief executive officer.

He said he chose to support the UQ Business School because he believed it was important for those who had been successful to give back and support the education of the next generation.

“UQ Business School is the leading MBA provider outside of North America and Europe,” he said.

“I think having a top business school is really important to the Australian economy—to our standards of living—and also a really important link into Asia.

“I think philanthropically supporting our universities is becoming more important, given our demographics and the competitive nature of education globally.

“We can’t continue to rely on the government to totally fund the education system. It’s important we encourage individuals who have been successful in life to support education.”

Mr Broomhead said Australia had a global competitive advantage in education.

“We may have a small population, but there are real niches where we can be world-class, including medical research and education,” he said.

“We need to ensure we maintain the highest standards possible.”

UQ Business School Academic Dean and Head Professor Andrew Griffiths said the school was seeking an internationally regarded professor with a strong research background who could create a high-quality learning experience for students.

About the UQ MBA

The UQ Business School program is ranked as one of the leading MBAs worldwide and number one in the Asia Pacific region. Its unique features help to set it apart from other MBA programs and provide added value to students.

While all MBA programs aim to develop leadership skills, UQ Business School’s Leadership Capability Framework provides visible evidence of your progress. There is also the chance to put your leadership skills into practice while working with community organisations, to collaborate with the renowned Wharton School on an international consultancy project, and to explore new markets on an MBA immersion tour.

UQ Business School’s reputation for research and its strong links with industry ensure fresh and relevant content, while the flexible study options allow you to fit in your learning alongside lifestyle and work commitments.

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 year
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: October 31 each year

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Sydney Business School alumni welcome international students

Prominent Sydney Business School alumni will join a university-wide initiative to “introduce new students to some of the people and places that make Sydney one of the best cities in the world,” through the ‘Welcome to Sydney’ program.

The program sees alumni plan and host events for small groups of new regional and international students to encourage networking and friendships during the exciting, yet daunting start of semester.

University of Sydney Business School

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“When starting university, some students get lonely and leave their course half way through. The program’s purpose is to give a warm welcome to our students, particularly for those who haven’t been to Sydney before. We try to go above and beyond to make them feel welcome,” said Lily Meszaros, Manager of Volunteer Engagement.

“The ‘Welcome to Sydney’ program is working to increase the student experience, not just on the academic side. It’s all about inclusion and making them feel a part of the university,” said Ms Meszaros.

The ‘Welcome to Sydney’ program holds significant appeal to the Business School, where 60% of last year’s students were international.

“The Business School’s well-deserved reputation as a world leader in undergraduate and postgraduate business education with cutting edge dynamic programs is reflected in the number of international students choosing to join us,” said Dean of Sydney Business School, Professor Greg Whitwell.

“With this growing number of international students comes a responsibility to ensure that business school life is open, welcoming and, most importantly, inclusive,” said Professor Whitwell.

Business School alumna and 2015 ‘Welcome to Sydney’ host Emma Ringland said the program displayed a unique benefit of the University of Sydney.

“It’s a good way of letting alumni give back to the university in a meaningful, manner,” said Ms Ringland.

“I think this sort of low-key interaction between alumni and international students is a very good way of engaging these two quite different stakeholder groups of the business school,” said Ms Ringland.

“I was pleased that each of my four guests was from a different cultural background. This made for a really interesting discussion over lunch.”

Gundeep Khalon, an Indian exchange student in the Master of Commerce program, said the 2015 event helped him have the time of his life in Sydney.

“The host invited us to their home and took us for dinner at a surf club. I loved their hospitality and would recommend this type of event to all international students,” said Mr Khalon.

Proposed outings for this year’s program include dinner and fireworks at Barangaroo, a scenic walk through Manly and the Spit Bridge, or a visit to the Sydney Fish Markets followed by a Wentworth Park picnic.

Master of Commerce at the University of Sydney

The Sydney Master of Commerce will equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge required for a high-level position in industry, business and government. Whether your background is in business or in some other field such as arts, engineering or science, the MCom is the ideal degree to either fast-track your current career or take it in a new direction entirely.

The Master of Commerce offers great choice and flexibility, allowing you to develop the knowledge and transferable skills to advance your career in a wide range of specialisations. Offering solid grounding in the fundamental areas of business and 18 elective specialisations, the program will give you the scope to enter a wide range of business careers. After completing your foundation units, choose up to three areas of specialisation.

If you are new to business studies, this program offers the right combination of breadth and depth, and will equip you with an applied understanding of business concepts and practices.

Core specialisation examples (many more to choose from):

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Business Sustainability
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • People, Management and Organisations
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative Finance

Degree: Master of Commerce
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intakes: March and July
Application deadlines: January 30 and June 30

Entry requirements

Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree or a graduate diploma/certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution and have a minimum of a 65% average.

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

UQ Idea Hub

Students with a passion for entrepreneurship are set to benefit from the University of Queensland’s new UQ Idea Hub program.

The program will bring together workshops, experienced mentors and a network of local and global innovators to help grow ideas and to equip students with knowledge and skills to kick-start their business enterprises.

UQ Idea Hub Director Nimrod Klayman said throughout the program students would have the potential to form, develop and test their early-stage ideas for potential commercialisation.

UQ Business School

UQ Idea Hub participant Visakh Vignesh (Photo: UQ)

“The start-up scene is really taking off around the globe,” he said.

“This has provided UQ with the perfect opportunity to harness the ideas and talents of our students, helping them to realise their business potential.

“Places like the Silicon Valley are built around start-ups and venture capitalists, and I think it’s really important for Queensland, and in particular Brisbane, to establish ourselves as a hub of ideas and activity.

UQ can play a vital role in this, as the university’s aim is that our students will be the change-makers of the future.

“We think that providing them with environments to form their ideas, hone their pitching skills and develop their commercial thinking truly results in well-rounded, industry-ready and forward-thinking graduates.”

After being run as a pilot program in 2015, the UQ Idea Hub is now open to all students from UQ.

Pilot program participant and UQ student Visakh Vignesh said the level of networking with mentors and fellow students was extremely beneficial.

“Even that first batch of students in the UQ Idea Hub realised it was quickly developing into something more exciting than just an entrepreneurship incubator,” he said.

“Each session introduced various concepts and stages of the entrepreneurship process, and also gave us the opportunity to listen and speak to people who are highly successful and vested in the Australian start-up scene.

“At the end of the day, it was incredible to be in a room with so many brilliant minds at work.”

Applications for the UQ Idea Hub are now open to UQ students. Visit the website https://ideahub.uq.edu.au/ for more information and to apply.

About UQ Business School

UQ Business School aims to create an environment where the disciplines of research give students the skills to find the knowledge they need, where good ideas are tested and polished to become great ideas, where rigorous analysis is celebrated and collaboration is valued. The school is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and among the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, UQ Business School brings together more than 130 subject experts with more than 8,000 students, and offers a wide range of degree programs and executive education.

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business & Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Sustainability
  • Tourism & Hospitality

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

New Pro Vice Chancellor of Griffith Business School focuses on employability and digital innovation

New Pro Vice Chancellor Professor David Grant has set his sights on delivering an outstanding learning experience for students at Griffith Business School, one characterised by an increased focus on employability and the potential of new technology to deliver content in innovative and practical ways.

High-impact research is also a top priority as he aims to bring more of the school’s academic expertise to bear on industry—both the private and public sectors—and on the not-for-profit sector.

Griffith Business School

New Pro Vice Chancellor Professor David Grant (Photo credit: Griffith University)

Professor Grant joined Griffith University in January from the University of NSW where he was the Senior Deputy Dean at the Australian School of Business. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is internationally recognised for his expertise in organisational change and leadership.

“We have to move quickly and with innovation into the digital space to provide programs that are attractive to potential students; students who are comfortable with digital technology, and who increasingly expect us to use technology in ways that provide flexible study opportunities and enrich the experience of learning.”

Growing expectations

A new PwC report, commissioned by the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association, recently stressed the importance of universities meeting the growing expectations of students in terms of employment outcomes after graduation and access to an online education that is useful in a work context.

“We’ve got to think very carefully about what we teach and how we teach,” said Professor Grant, who pinpointed the need to produce graduates with the skills, knowledge and attributes that enable them to contribute to an economy increasingly driven by digital innovation.

Further, he called for the development of soft skills among students to complement the business acumen learned in the classroom, and pointed to work-integrated learning as an integral part of any student experience.

“Employers today want someone who has had hands-on experience and exposure to the workplace, be that in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors,” he said. “They now require high-calibre graduates who not only exhibit cutting edge professional knowledge, but who also demonstrate key interpersonal skills and competencies such as leadership, an ability to work in teams and an ability to think critically and to be creative.”

Students can also look forward to the rewards of a curriculum enriched by heightened levels of engagement between Griffith Business School and the business community as Professor Grant seeks to bring more industry practitioners into the classroom to share their experience and knowledge and draws on the business school’s large alumni base as a means by which to help expand the mentoring and career advice opportunities available to those studying business degrees at Griffith.

Engagement

Professor Grant’s engagement agenda also extends to research. “Engagement should lead to high-impact research that has demonstrable effect; research that has real-life value,” he said.

Griffith Business School already does this extremely well where, in partnership with industry, we are working to understand their strategic environment and concentrate our research efforts on producing results and findings that influence policy and change the way companies and other organisations are run. We want to increase our activity in this respect; doing so is commensurate with our aim of engaging in scholarship and education that benefits the economy and society.”

Understanding and keeping pace with the complex and rapidly evolving state of competition in the tertiary education sector is also high on Professor Grant’s agenda as the influence of international providers emerges as a player in the domestic market.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead as we strive to establish Griffith Business School as an internationally recognised premier provider of business education in Australia and the Asia region.

“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead such an outstanding group of academic and professional staff who are so clearly passionate about Griffith Business School and committed to its success.

“I’m confident that we can take advantage of the many exciting opportunities that are emerging in the business education sector and that we can build on the terrific foundations already put in place by my predecessor, Professor Michael Powell.”

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Bond Business School heralds the dawn of a new era

Celebrating more than 25 years as one of Australia’s leading business education institutions, Bond University’s Faculty of Business has been repositioned and relaunched as the “Bond Business School.”

The new positioning builds on the faculty’s historical connection with the business community and signals an intensified focus on blurring the lines between the boardroom and the classroom.

“This change to become the Bond Business School acknowledges that we put as much focus on the ‘business’ as we do on the ‘school’,” said Bond Business School Executive Dean Professor Mark Hirst.

“We’ve created a uniquely immersive learning environment where entrepreneurs and senior executives come into the classroom to work with students on real case studies and business challenges.

“The learning experience then goes out to the workplace where internships and capstone projects are recognised as subject units that count towards a student’s degree.”

Centred on three key pillars of entrepreneurship, quantitative skills and internationalisation, Bond Business School will also build on the faculty’s reputation for innovation as evidenced by the launch of Queensland’s first actuarial science programs and the new Centre for Actuarial and Financial Big Data Analytics earlier this year.

From January next year [2016], the school will introduce the new Business Model Generation and Business Model Execution subjects which will expose every undergraduate student to the experience of creating, development and implementing their own business—capturing their entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial flair.

“Bond is uniquely placed to create a new synergy between business education and business practice due to our small-class environment,” said Professor Hirst.

“There is a big difference between being in a class of 25 and being in a class of 500 as you would be at larger universities.

“Bond’s low student-to-staff ratio, combined with our global connections with business leaders, government authorities, alumni and advisors means that we can create internship and project placement opportunities for all our students.

“It also allows our professors to work individually with each student, helping them to discover their particular strengths and interests, guiding them towards relevant career opportunities and mentoring them through every stage of establishing their own enterprise.

“As a result, Bond Business School graduates will be fully prepared to expect the unexpected, to derive value from every challenge and to succeed in the ever-changing corporate landscape.”

The rename cements Bond Business’ recent success in gaining international accreditation under the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Managed and run by the Brussels-based European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), EQUIS is the international gold standard system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration.

Less than 2% of the world’s 13,000 business programs are EQUIS accredited and Bond Business School is one of only eight in Australia to have dual EQUIS and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation.

“The EQUIS approval process put us under the microscope with an in-depth review of the School, strategy, programs, research, community outreach and global competitive positioning conducted by a panel of international experts,” said Professor Hirst.

“Our success in meeting their exacting criteria certifies Bond Business as a world class, international business school whose program is driven by an intimate connection with the business community to provide a transformational experience for its students.”

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