EPAS Reaccreditation

Date: Monday 23 February 2015

Curtin University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has, for the second consecutive time, been awarded EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS) accreditation.

EFMD approved accreditation following rigorous assessment of the MBA program by the EPAS audit team, which included in-depth review through international comparison and benchmarking.

Professor Mile Terziovski, Dean of the Curtin Graduate School of Business said as of February 2015, there were 89 programs from 65 institutions in 30 countries that have been awarded EPAS accreditation.

“Graduates who choose to study on an EPAS accredited program can be assured they are attending an institution with high international standards, with a balance between high academic quality and professional relevance. This ensures the needs of the corporate world are well integrated into the program,” Professor Terziovski said.

“Students will also receive international recognition for their qualification, which is extremely important in today’s global environment.

“We are proud of the EPAS accreditation as it reflects our dedication to creating a more culturally diverse learning environment for students in the Curtin Graduate School of Business classroom.”

The EPAS accreditation is for three-years.

The MBA is the CGSB’s flagship program which is aimed at middle and senior managers with an average of 10 years’ relevant work experience. The CGSB was established in 1993 and is the only business school located in the Perth Central Business District.

For further information visit the EFMD website.

CGSB Alumnus appointed as Director People and Culture

Date: Friday 13 March 2015

Congratulations to former CGSB Alumnus and Advisory Board member, Ian Jackson who has been appointed as Director People & Culture at Curtin University. Ian is an experienced senior executive who joins us from his current role as General Manager People, Change & Innovation at RAC.

Ian has enjoyed a strong connection with Curtin over the last decade having attained a Master’s in Business Leadership through CGSB and a Grad Cert in Sustainability Studies through CUSP. Since then he has also given back to Curtin through regularly guest lecturing on Organisational Change & Development in the MBA program and has spent the last few years on the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Business.

Ian has achieved significant success leading both change and high performance across a broad range of functions, industries and sectors. Ian’s diverse experience includes leading operations, corporate services and human resources within mining, infrastructure, utilities, transport, logistics, retail, insurance and federal and state government environments, as well as non-executive directorships in both the tertiary education and community sectors.

Women in MBA scholarships now available

Date: Friday 7 August 2015

Curtin Business School is actively encouraging more women to study an MBA with the launch of 30 new scholarships as part of the Women in MBA program (WiMBA).

These new scholarships aim to increase the proportion of female MBA students at Curtin Business School from 30 per cent to 40 per cent over the next two years.

About the WiMBA program
Based on the findings of research conducted by Macquarie Graduate School of Management which found that cost and time are the primary barriers to women completing MBA study, the Women in MBAs (WiMBA) program encourages diversity in leadership by partnering with business to identify top female employees and supporting them through an MBA. It is driven by an internal sponsor – a key employee of the corporate partner – who nominates company employees on the basis that they are potential future leaders of the company.

Support from the employer takes three forms:

Financial – Curtin Business School (CBS) is offering 30 scholarships to women to complete their MBA in a partnership with their employer. Each scholarship is worth $20,000. In order to qualify, the corporate partner must contribute a minimum of $10,000 per nominated recipient.

On-the-ground – the employer will provide logistical and practical support to enable the recipient to attend class, undertake additional study and group work and complete assignments.

Guidance and advice – the employer will pair recipients with in-house mentors/sponsors to provide them with guidance, support and advice throughout their MBA program and also in helping them to develop a post-MBA career pathway.

How to apply:
If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, your employer must first agree to support you by contributing $10,000 towards the cost of completing the MBA. Your employer must also outline your leadership potential within the organisation and make a case for supporting you through the WiMBA program. As a starting point, we recommend speaking with your line manager or HR team about the initiative and your own leadership goals.

View the full media release from Macquarie Graduate School of Management

More questions:
Interested candidates should contact the Curtin Graduate School of Business by phone: +61 8 9266 3460 or email: enquiries@gsb.curtin.edu.au