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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.

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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, October 6th, 2015

UQ Business School MBA ranks number 1 in Australia – again

The UQ Business School MBA program has topped the Australian Financial Review BOSS MBA survey for the second consecutive time.

The survey, Australia’s only independent national ranking of MBA programs is conducted every two years by the Financial Review Group.

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UQ Business School Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths (Photo credit: UQ)

UQ Business School Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths said this latest accolade underlined the school’s position as the leading MBA provider outside Europe and North America.

“The UQ Business School MBA is ranked number one in Australia and the Asia Pacific by The Economist and is number 16 worldwide,” Professor Griffiths said.

“And Australia’s most influential rating body, the Graduate Management Association of Australia, has awarded our MBA a five-star rating for 10 years in a row.

“Now the AFR BOSS survey confirms the school’s position as a leading provider of quality business education to develop the next generation of global business leaders.”

MBA Program Director Dr Sarah Kelly said UQ Business School’s MBA was not just about management theory, but also learning how to apply it.

“The UQ Business School MBA strikes a balance among academic rigour, practical experience and personal reflection to develop principled leaders who can resolve challenging problems, inspire and motivate others, and bring about systemic change,” Dr Kelly said.

“Our students have plenty of opportunities to put their skills into practice.

“They can choose to work alongside CEOs to resolve real-life business problems, build international experience by collaborating with other business schools to help companies enter the Chinese or US markets, or gain insight into emerging economies through immersion tours.

“We also encourage our business leaders to contribute pro bono through the opportunity to work on community projects. This emphasis on practicality is reflected in the outcomes,” she said.

About the UQ MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a Masters-level general business degree which will equip you with the sophisticated skills and knowledge required to become a successful business leader.

The UQ Business School MBA 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

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree with a 4.5 GPA on a 7-point scale, have at least four years of relevant full-time work experience (or equivalent) gained while working in a dedicated supervisory or management role, (approved by the executive dean) and a 550 GMAT score or above.

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Friday, July 24th, 2015

UQ Business School welcomes China’s largest property developer

UQ Business School was privileged to host influential businessman and sustainable housing pioneer, Chairman of Vanke and the Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation (SFIEC) Mr Wang Shi, who inspired a passionate audience with his journey to success.

Chairman Wang Shi from Shenzhen in China is internationally recognised as an advocate for green practices, and sustainable outcomes for environmental protection.

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Chairman Wang Shi at UQ Business School (Photo credit: UQ)

Over 400 students gathered in the UQ Centre to attend the exclusive event where Chairman Wang Shi and UQ Business School Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths, discussed the topics of sustainability, city innovation, and entrepreneurship.

The panel discussion, which was facilitated by the Executive Director of UQ Business School Executive Education Richard Kennerley, captivated the audience which was comprised predominantly of international commerce students and business school academics.

During the panel discussion, enthusiastic students were given the opportunity to directly ask the Chairman questions, which ranged from building sustainable properties, to his many environmental causes.

Professor Andrew Griffiths said that it was an honour to host Chairman Wang Shi and his delegates for such an inspiring afternoon.

“What an outstanding opportunity it was for our students to hear from one of the most influential business minds, not only in China but globally. We thank Chairman Wang Shi and his delegation for their support of UQ Business School and hope to welcome them back to the university again in the future.”

Richard Kennerley added, “International cooperation is becoming increasingly important in business, and with our proximity to Asia, China presents a great opportunity. I am hopeful that this exchange will open the door for more collaboration opportunities between Australia and China, and more specifically between UQ and China in the future.”

As an avid sportsman who is one of only eleven people to have completed the global ‘7+2’ challenge, (7 Peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge, plus North and South Pole). Chairman Wang Shi was taken on a tour of the UQ St Lucia campus that concluded at the UQ Rowing Club.

Mr Wang Shi, who is the Founder and Chairman of China’s largest residential real estate developer, and Chairman of the Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation (SFIEC), was in Brisbane attending the 2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors’ Forum, which aims to drive economic growth for Brisbane, Australia, and the wider Asia Pacific Regions. UQ Business School Executive Education was a proud sponsor of the APC Summit.

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Do you have questions about business programs available at the UQ Business School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

UQ Business students launch MBA Business Symposium

University of Queensland MBA students and alumni launched the first MBA Business Symposium recently, the only one of its kind in Australia.

The UQ Business School MBA Business Symposium: Leadership Ahead of the Curve aims to build ties among current and future business leaders from a diverse range of sectors and backgrounds.

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The symposium provided a platform where current and past MBA students of UQ Business School and industry partners can come together and exchange ideas, stories and inspiration.

MBA student and symposium committee member Melissa Hardy said it was very exciting to see the symposium come to life.

“What started as a concept initially observed from peer MBA programs in the US, has become reality, with an impressive line-up of local and national business leaders,” she said.

“It’s a great example of collaboration between current students, alumni, UQ Business School and corporate sponsors; building towards creating opportunities through scholarships and the Social Economic and Engagement Program.”

The one-day event featured high-profile speakers such as TRI Foundation Board member Professor Ian Frazer, Victoria Cross for Australia recipient Ben Roberts Smith, and Managing Director of Tourism Australia John O’Sullivan.

The key themes of leadership, innovation, experiences and expectations, and finance were explored through keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive Q-and-A sessions.

All revenue generated from the MBA Symposium was allocated directly to the newly established MBA Foundation.

The foundation, established and governed by UQ Business School MBA alumni and faculty, aims to provide access to scholarships for admirable candidates otherwise unable to afford tuition, including women, not-for-profit managers, and indigenous candidates.

The foundation also supports the MBA Social Economic and Engagement Program and the school’s not-for-profit partners.

UQ Business School MBA Director Dr Sarah Kelly said the inaugural event join current talent, alumni and industry in an engaging and thought provoking forum.

“This will help ensure diversity of access to the top MBA program in Australia,” she said.

The UQ Business School MBA Business Symposium: Leadership Ahead of the Curve was held on May 3 at UQ St Lucia.

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 year
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester Intake: January
Application Deadline: October 31 each year

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Do you have questions about the UQ MBA?

Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about studying business at Australian universities. Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

UQ Business School’s Master of Global Management

The Master of Global Management is designed to prepare graduates for an international business career. The program will help you build the skills and experience required to become a business leader in today’s highly connected, multicultural world.

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The Master of Global Management is a two-year postgraduate double degree run in conjunction with four leading European business schools. Students spend the first year studying at UQ Business School, and the second year studying in Europe. You will not only benefit from exposure to the global business environment but will also gain two postgraduate degrees from two of the world’s top business schools.

In addition to the core courses, students can choose to specialise in international economics and finance, enterprise management or tourism, and complete a research component or internship.

The Master of Global Management will give you a wider perspective in addressing international issues, and valuable experience in different cultures and business environments. It will also allow you to build an international network of peers and unlock global career opportunities.

Program: Master of Global Management
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: July
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: April 30, 2015

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about studying business at Australian universities. Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, March 16th, 2015

UQ MBA students open doors in USA for Australian companies

University of Queensland Master of Business Administration students are helping three Australian companies to expand their customer bases in the United States.

UQ Business School has established the international consultancies as part of the 2015 Wharton Global Consulting Practicum, and will be working with a fashion boutique, an earth-moving machinery supplier and a sporting body.

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Through the practicum, UQ Business students form international consulting teams with students from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, to complete a “real life” US market entry or expansion project for an Australian company.

UQ MBA director Dr Sarah Kelly said the practicum had been running for 37 years at Wharton and for five years at UQ.

“It provides great value for the clients, and represents a significant opportunity for Australian businesses and the economy,” Dr Kelly said.

“The students all bring a plethora of skills and knowledge, currently working in leading companies such as Suncorp, Ernst & Young, Rio Tinto, Google, Morgan Stanley and Bain & Co.

“The diversity and experience of the team members, along with the extensive consulting and business experience of the mentors and academics, has led to the successful completion of many projects.”

The teams are mentored by a mix of alumni, academics and previous clients of the GCP program, from UQ Business School and Wharton.

UQ MBA student, Henry Anning said the practicum was “an amazing opportunity” to gain experience with real-life, influential clients.

“Working on a complex project as part of a large, inter-continental and diverse team has been a highlight of my MBA studies,” Mr Anning said.

“The complexity, uncertainty and challenge of this project develops communication, management and execution skills that are critical to business success,” he said.

Dr Kelly said UQ was honoured to be Australia’s only MBA program offering this type of international, applied learning experience.

Lorna Jane, OneSteel, Ludowici, Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council, and The Australian Baseball League are some of the companies that have developed successful expansion and US market entry strategies through the UQ-Wharton practicum in the past five years.

UQ Business School MBA students also will soon have the opportunity to collaborate with MBA students from Fudan University in China on expansion projects for Australian companies looking to grow into the Chinese market.

About the UQ MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a Masters-level general business degree which will equip you with the sophisticated skills and knowledge required to become a successful business leader.

UQ Business School’s MBA 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: January
Application Deadline: October 31 each year

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree with a 4.5 GPA on a 7-point scale, have at least four years of relevant full-time work experience (or equivalent) gained while working in a dedicated supervisory or management role, (approved by the executive dean) and a 550 GMAT score or above.

As well, applicants are required to submit a detailed resume listing experience and two written references, one of which must be work related. Please note: A student may be required to pass a qualifying examination in basic computing, written communication and basic mathematics and statistics before enrolment is approved.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

UQ Business School marketing expert receives distinguished award

UQ Business School Associate Professor of Marketing Frank Alpert has been awarded the 2014 Pearson Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Distinguished Educator Award.

The award announcement was made by the President of ANZMAC, Sharyn Rundle-Thiele, at the 2014 ANZMAC annual conference Gala Dinner on Dec. 3.

This award is the top accolade for teaching in marketing in a higher education institution in Australia and New Zealand.

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Professor Alpert is also the first person to have won both the ANZMAC Distinguished Educator Award and the ANZMAC Distinguished Researcher Award, which he received in 1999.

Professor Alpert was thrilled to receive the top award for marketing educators.

“To me it meant external recognition and validation for the all the time I put in to give students the best education possible.

“Also, I felt that this makes an important symbolic statement that academics can be ‘balanced academics’, seeking excellence in both teaching and research, and not necessarily being specialised more in one or the other,” he said.

The judges of the Pearson ANZMAC awards commended Professor Alpert for demonstrating a strong intent to be a transformational teacher, proactively challenging and changing his students’ way of thinking.

“His teaching approach is innovative, relevant, scholarly, and learner focused. In particular, he has focused on improving the live-lecture experience through the innovative use of technologies. Frank has published numerous journal and conference papers in the area of learning and teaching. His work has been recognised through several teaching awards, and a UQ Learning Innovation and Teaching Fellowship,” they said.

The concept of the award for excellence in teaching was developed in 2002 by Pearson Australia and ANZMAC as a means of recognition and reward for outstanding marketing educators.

Professor Alpert was selected for the prestigious award based of his influential and inspiring approach to learning and teaching, his development of curricula, his approach to assessment, and the support he provides students.

Why study the Master of Business at UQ Business School?

The Master of Business is designed for people aspiring to management roles, for current managers seeking formal qualifications and for those changing career direction. This program will help you to further develop your business skills, build specialist knowledge within your chosen area and accelerate your career.

The Master of Business program offers two different entry points depending on your previous studies. The Master (1.5 years) is designed for those graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. The Master (2 years) includes the core fundamentals of general management for those graduates with a Bachelor’s degree from any discipline. Both Masters provide an opportunity for two fields of study or additional research electives (which may provide a pathway to research higher degree programs). Each specialised field of study will equip you with the relevant knowledge to jump start or advance your chosen profession.

You can choose to specialise in the areas of entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business, marketing, public sector management or sustainability.

The marketing of any business, whether profit or non-profit, is critical to its success. This field focuses on the key strategies, skills and tools required for effective marketing in today’s global world. Students develop critical skills and knowledge in areas of brand management, awareness and loyalty; consumer behaviour and purchasing decisions; the synthesis of information; public relations writing; and teamwork.

Program: Master of Business
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: July and February
Duration: 1.5 years
Application deadlines: November 30 for February intake; May 31 for July intake

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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

UQ MBA program leaders gain national recognition

The UQ Business School Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been praised for teaching excellence at the 2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching in Canberra.

The program, led by Professor Polly Parker, received an award for Programs that Enhance Learning in the Postgraduate Education category.

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This award, which recognises quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning, was presented by Senator the Hon Ryan Scott on behalf of the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education.

Academic team members who also contributed to the program’s success included, Professor Fiona Rohde, Associate Professor John Steen, Associate Professor Neil Paulsen and Dr Timothy Kastelle.

Professor Polly Parker said that this recognition reflects the ongoing commitment of all academic and professional staff who contribute so positively to UQ Business School’s flagship MBA program.

“The national teaching award for the postgraduate program that enhances learning also recognises the redesign of an innovative MBA program that was first delivered in 2008, providing a strong foundation upon which quality and reputation continue to build.”

This is another accolade for the UQ Business School MBA program, which has also been ranked as one of the leading MBAs worldwide and number one in the Asia Pacific region by The Economist.

Dean of UQ Business School Professor Andrew Griffiths said that this award is further validation of both the calibre of our program and the expertise and talents of our staff.

“This is a fitting accolade for the tireless work that these individuals have undertaken to ensure the ongoing development and delivery of the MBA program. We are all very proud to see our program and teaching staff go from strength to strength,” he said.

About UQ Business School

The UQ Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and among the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, it brings together more than 130 subject experts with over 7,500 students and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs and executive education across the range of business disciplines.

UQ Business School is renowned internationally for the quality of its research and also provides contract research and consultancy services to organizations throughout the world. The teaching – research – consultancy loop is central to its success, ensuring that the school maintains its position at the forefront of academic knowledge while staying closely attuned to modern business requirements.

  • UQ Business School was the first in Australia to meet the standards of the world’s two most influential accrediting bodies—the US-based AACSB International and Europe’s EQUIS.
  • Its MBA program has been ranked number 1 in Australia and Asia Pacific by The Economist, identifying it as the leading MBA outside of Europe and North America.
  • Has been ranked in the world’s top 50 universities for executive education by the Financial Times.
  • The UQ MBA course has been awarded the highest possible rating of five stars for eight years running by Australia’s most influential rating body, the GMAA.
  • The school was classed as above world standard in its six major fields of business research in the Australian government’s ERA assessment.

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about studying business at Australian universities. Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

UQ Business School’s international accreditation renewed

The University of Queensland Business School has again been confirmed as an elite global business school by international accrediting organisation the EQUIS Awarding Body.

The school has earned the prestigious EQUIS accreditation for five years, the longest duration possible.

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UQ Business School Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths said the accreditation confirmed that the school was continuing to maintain high educational standards on the international stage.

“We have been accredited twice by EQUIS in the past, first in 2004 and again in 2009,” he said.

“This third renewal of our accreditation is further proof that UQ Business School is continuing to deliver the highest level of education to our students, and in turn providing an exceptional quality of graduates,” he said.

The EQUIS accreditation is a quality improvement system implemented by the EQUIS Awarding Body to raise the standard of management education worldwide.

EQUIS accreditation is recognised internationally.

About UQ Business School

The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and among the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, it brings together more than 130 subject experts with over 7,500 students and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs and executive education across the range of business disciplines.

UQ Business School is renowned internationally for the quality of its research and also provides contract research and consultancy services to organizations throughout the world. The teaching – research – consultancy loop is central to its success, ensuring that the school maintains its position at the forefront of academic knowledge while staying closely attuned to modern business requirements.

Popular University of Queensland Postgraduate Business Degrees

  • Master of Agribusiness
  • Master of Business
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Economics
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Economics and Public Policy
  • Master of Global Management
  • Master of Health Economics
  • Master of International Economics and Finance
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Property Studies
  • Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management
  • Master of Tourism Leadership

*Plus, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates are available in most of the above master’s program areas.

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

UQ Business student says tourists tend to leave environmental concerns at home

People who have environmentally friendly lifestyles at home often engage in environmentally harmful behaviour when they go on holiday, research shows.

The subjects of a  University of Queensland study were aware of tourism’s negative environmental consequences, but displayed an attitude-behaviour gap, said PhD student Emil Juvan from UQ Business School, the report’s author.

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Why would you be environmentally irresponsible here?

Mr Juvan’s paper, The Attitude-Behaviour Gap in Sustainable Tourism, aims to lead the tourism industry and other stakeholders in finding new ways to increase the level of environmentally sustainable holiday behaviours.

“This research shows there is little evidence to suggest that people consider the environmental costs of their holiday, nor do their environmental concerns influence their holiday choices,” Mr Juvan said.

It also revealed some of the most common excuses people gave for ignoring environmental costs, included  denial of consequences, responsibility and control.

“These categories present a promising starting point for developing interventions that will prevent tourists from using excuses for not making the right choices,” Mr Juvan said.

“An environmentally unsustainable tourism industry is not only harmful to the environment, but also to its own future as it depletes the very resources tourists come to enjoy.”

Mr Juvan’s PhD supervisor, Professor Sara Dolnicar, said much of the previous research in sustainable tourism assumed that people could be “trained and re-educated.”

“Emil’s work takes a totally different perspective,” Professor Dolnicar said. “It accepts that people tend to find excuses for not doing the right thing.

“This is an extremely important piece of research because it makes the first step towards increasing the level of environmentally friendly behaviour of tourists while at the same time accepting that such behaviour does not come naturally to people who are investing a lot of time and money to relax and be free of the typical worries they have at home.”

Mr Juvan’s study has been published in the leading international academic journal Annals of Tourism Research.

The UQ School of Tourism

The UQ School of Tourism is recognised both nationally and internationally as a leading applied research and research training centre related to Sustainable Tourism. The school supports, produces and diffuses research knowledge that is original, innovative, high quality and of practical use to tourism-related industries and government. This takes place in a dynamic, collegial, supportive and well-resourced research environment for both staff and research students. The school engages strategically with industry, strengthens links with government bodies and has developed strong international links with other universities and other organisations.

The school’s research strengths are recognised by industry and government with academics and researchers attracting contracts and grants to conduct innovative research that contributes new knowledge to the fields of tourism, hospitality and events. This new knowledge is communicated to a wide audience via industry and government reports, national and international conference presentations, participation on advisory committees, and high-quality scholarly publications.

The UQ School of Tourism’s research strengths come under two broad themes: Visitor Experiences and Tourism Policy and Planning.

Master of Tourism Leadership

The Master of Tourism Leadership is a postgraduate-level qualification designed for students seeking leadership roles in the tourism, hospitality or event industries. The program provides students with relevant undergraduate qualifications or unrelated undergraduate qualifications and professional experience in the tourism, hospitality and event industries with the knowledge and skills required for international leadership, research, and consultancy positions with private, public or non-profit organisations. Students will also develop the analytical and research skills necessary for further academic study.

Program: Master of Tourism Leadership
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intakes: February or July
Duration: 1.5 years
Application deadline: November 30, 2014 for February 2015 intake; May 31, 2015 for July 2015 intake

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Find out more about the University of Queensland and the UQ Business School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about studying business at Australian universities. Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1 866-698-7355.