Industry partnerships

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The Faculty of Business and Law partners with a range of small, medium and large organisations; the professions; the not-for-profit sector and government to shape our courses. Aligning our teaching with the needs of industry, we contribute to the knowledge economy of our nation and future business leaders.

At Curtin, our commitment to making a difference to the local and national business community remains at the forefront of everything we do. As a result, we continue to forge outstanding partnerships with leading organisations that harbour similar aspirations and will work with us to achieve this mission.

Partnering with us can be achieved in a number of ways. We form relationships based on strong synergies and mutual benefit to all parties involved. This may be through a formal sponsorship agreement, a one-off engagement or a consultancy program tailored to your specific needs.

We thank our current partners for their ongoing support in connecting our faculty to industry.

Some of our current and recent industry partnerships include:

Bankwest

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University.

The Centre was established in 2012 through the generous support of Bankwest (a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia), with a core mission to undertake high quality, objective research on the key economic and social issues of relevance to Western Australia.

The Centre’s research and engagement activities are designed to influence economic and social policy debates in state and Federal Parliament, regional and national media, and the wider Australian community. Through high quality, evidence-based research and analysis, our research outcomes inform policy makers and commentators of the economic challenges to achieving sustainable and equitable growth and prosperity both in Western Australia and nationally.

Learn more about the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

The Communications Council

The Communications Council (TCC) is the peak body representing agencies in the marketing communications industry to media, government and the public. The council helps to grow member businesses and develop individual careers through the provision of professional development services, advocacy and support.

This partnership will develop industry programs that further bridge the gap currently existing between study and career opportunities for students. The purpose of this network is to create greater on-campus activity, free and subsidised industry memberships, and additional industry and networking engagement opportunities.

Through this partnership, CBS and TCC will work to successfully guide students as they make the transition from university to the workforce.

Learn more about The Communications Council (TCC)

Eclosia Group

The Charles Telfair Institute (CTI), an offshore partner institute of Curtin, was recently integrated into the Eclosia Group. The group is one of the largest and most successful ventures in the Indian Ocean region with over 4,000 employees across the food, commerce, logistics, hotels, business services and education sectors. This integration ensures that all CTI business students have an opportunity to participate in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in a variety of industries through close workings with the private sector. The Eclosia Group’s aim is to prepare students to step in their future careers from the moment they graduate.

Gabriel Chocolates

Gabriel Chocolates started out as WA’s first bean to bar chocolate maker and prides itself in turning raw cacao beans into a single origin fine chocolate.

When opening their new store in Fremantle, Gabriel Chocolates partnered with the School of Marketing’s Luxury Branding Research Cluster to undertake collaborative search to improve their store’s retail experience.

The Luxury Branding Consumer Research laboratory uses psychophysiological methods, including mobile devices capable of tracking consumers’ cognitive, attitudinal, affective, and behavioural responses through real-time psychophysiological measures. This innovative approach allows the lab to offer local Australian brands access to cutting edge technology, enabling the development of products and strategies which reflect dynamic and ever-changing consumer behaviour in real industry settings. The team’s research findings were adopted by Gabriel Chocolate in the design of their new store’s layout.

Learn more about the Luxury Branding Research Cluster

WA Industry and Export Awards

Delivered by the Department of Commerce, the West Australian Industry and Export Awards (WAIEA) recognise the business success of local entrepreneurs from organisations of various sizes and diversity.

In acknowledging the innovation, hard work and success of businesses large and small, these awards also recognise the important contribution Western Australian businesses make to the local economy through job creation and increased prosperity in the community.

CBS has partnered with WAIEA to provide practical experience for our postgraduate students who will assist organisations with the development of their WAIEA applications.

Learn more about the WA Industry and Export Awards