On May 8 the University announced the launch of the Macquarie Business School, signalling a new approach to business education and research collaboration, with the development of a new six-year strategic plan forming the foundations of the School.
Macquarie Business School fully integrates all business and economics education and research at Macquarie into a comprehensive entity. It retains and celebrates the best of the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre (MAFC), ensuring that Macquarie remains a strong global competitor.
“The change positions us to be more impactful, sustainable and innovative on the world stage and will better meet the changing needs of our students, alumni, staff and business partners. As a business school that is part of a world-leading university, we are better positioned to draw upon knowledge from multiple disciplines, and connect with multiple global and local communities as part of our research and teaching,” said Executive Dean of Macquarie Business School, Professor Stephen Brammer.
“At Macquarie Business School we will continue to invest significantly in our programs, facilities, support services and alumni engagement activities and are committed to maintaining excellence in our global rankings.”
Macquarie Business School is looking to the future with its integrated and cross-disciplinary research and innovative programs, such as the fully online Global MBA and new appointments of directors of Alumni and Career Services to provide an even greater focus on career-enabling opportunities for students in multidisciplinary areas throughout their careers.
“Business education must shift to a focus on working together to create real world solutions rather than a focus on discrete disciplines operating in a traditional siloed way. In Australia for example, the Banking Royal Commission outcomes have shown what happens when businesses are too inward facing rather than focused on best practice and community engagement.
“Macquarie Business School has a modern approach to business education, to set ourselves up for future challenges and be competitive on the world stage in this globalised environment. We want our researchers, educators and students to be empowered to lead the changes they want to see in the world,” said Professor Brammer.
New online presence
To mark the launch, the Macquarie Business School has a new web presence within the Macquarie University site: mq.edu.au/business. We have also launched a new LinkedIn Showcase page – follow us to stay up to date with all the latest Macquarie Business School news.