Uni of Sydney back in the fray

The University of Sydney Business School has welcomed the first cohort of students to its newly launched Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

University of Sydney has not offered a standard MBA since 2005 but has burst back on the scene with stunning new facilities and a groundbreaking and exclusive partnership with the executive recruitment and talent management firm Korn/Ferry International.

University of Sydney Business School MBA Director Associate Professor Nick Wailes said the program would be business oriented and focus on the leadership skills needed to succeed in our dynamic 21st Century business environment.

“Business will work with us to shape the way people learn in our program,” he said. “Our MBA will produce a new generation of creative business leaders who are equipped with cutting edge knowledge, the practical ability to apply that knowledge and the personal skills to motivate and influence others.”

The School has filled all of the available places in the program.

MBA classes will be held in the Business School’s new campus at 133 Castlereagh Street, which is in the heart of the city’s vibrant business district.

“The location is ideal for busy professionals and has been purpose fitted to enhance learning outcomes,” said Associate Professor Wailes.

Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, Professor Geoffrey Garrett, said the state-of-the-art facility was purpose designed for students joining the MBA program.

The campus is spread over one and a half floors of the well known Stockland Building ain the heart of Sydney’s busy CBD. The new facility will have teaching rooms, a boardroom, an event space, breakout areas and individual work areas.

“We have developed our MBA from the ground up and this has given us an opportunity to choose a campus design to enhance learning outcomes,” said Professor Garrett. “The CBD location reinforces our commitment to delivering a business oriented program in cooperation with business.”

Professor Garrett said the CBD campus offered significant advantages over the existing Business School facilities in Sydney’s inner western suburb of Darlington.

“Initially, our MBA program is being offered on a part time basis to students who already have at least three years of work experience,” he explained. “For this reason, we decided to conduct weekend and evening classes in a convenient city location.”

“Our MBA program will be offered internationally from 2015 to students who want to study at a leading global business school with a headquarters at the very centre of one of the world’s leading commercial centres,” Professor Garrett said.

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Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (rgcmm.com.au).

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