MULTINATIONAL company Johnson & Johnson has joined the Macquarie Graduate School of Management to investigate global gender imbalance in MBA programs.
The initiative will examine the underlying reasons for the global gender imbalance and develop strategies to address it.
The program is part of a larger agreement between Macquarie University and Johnson & Johnson Medical that will address emerging issues across the Australian healthcare landscape and provide a tangible response to calls for higher education and industry to work more closely together.
As part of the project, MGSM will survey women about the issues they face in enrolling and studying for an MBA, as well as their career pathways and experiences post-MBA.
Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Medical Mr Gavin Fox-Smith said the company was very excited about the prospect of working closely with students and academic staff at Macquarie.
“Macquarie University is one of Australia’s most respected academic institutions and our ability to harness its unique talents, research capability and human capital is a fantastic opportunity to provide graduates with competencies that will enhance their future careers,” Mr Fox-Smith said.
Vice Chancellor of Macquarie University Professor S Bruce Dowton said the partnership with Johnson & Johnson was a “natural fit” for the university.
“This partnership gives students an extraordinary opportunity to gain a world-class education with the support of one of the world’s largest healthcare companies, working on real-world issues to produce long-lasting and impactful outcomes far beyond traditional academic research environments,” he said.