The University of Western Australia Business School

Introduction

The University of Western Australia (UWA), founded in 1911, is a member of Australia's leading research-intensive Group of Eight universities and one of the oldest universities in Australia.

UWA ranks 88th in the world in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities and 89th in the QS Rankings. Further, the Good Universities Guide 2015 awarded UWA five-star ratings in four categories - student demand, graduate starting salaries, research intensity and research grants.

We are the only business school in Western Australia – and one of seven institutions in Australia – to be internationally accredited through EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These accreditations recognise the high standards of the School’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, courses, research, community outreach and other critical areas.

Our corporate partners include ATCO Australia, BHP Billiton, Ernst & Young, Macquarie Group, Mitsubishi Development, Wesfarmers and Woodside, among other global companies. These organisations support the UWA Business School's students and ensure teaching prepares graduates for practical, contemporary careers in business.


The School is guided by a Business School Board that includes some of the School’s most successful alumni, along with prominent members of the business community. The Board provides advice on the Business School’s strategic direction, promotes the Business School, and assists in attracting resources and high profile staff to the School.


The School’s Ambassadorial Council, with chapters in Western Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and North America, helps the School forge stronger global links and acts as a focal point for alumni.
We house the Centre for Social Impact (UWA), which has sister centres at three other leading Australian universities and conducts teaching, research and community outreach activities in the areas of social impact and investment.

Location

The UWA Business School is situated in Perth – an economic powerhouse and the ninth most liveable city in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit).


The UWA Business School is located in a state-of-the-art building located at the southern end of the UWA campus. The campus is just ten minutes from the Perth CBD, and was recently named one of the 50 most beautiful business school campuses in the world by MBAPrograms.org, making it the most beautiful business school in the southern hemisphere.


Perth’s time zone is GMT +8 hours, making it the same as parts of East and South-East Asia including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.



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Master of Applied Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2 years July 2016 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Applied Finance is a practical course designed both for graduates already working in the finance sector, as well as those with a non-finance background who wish to move into the finance area. [+]

Are you looking for a career in corporate banking and finance, stock market trading, insurance, investment management and other areas of applied finance?

The Master of Applied Finance is a practical course designed both for graduates already working in the finance sector, as well as those with a non-finance background who wish to move into the finance area.

The curriculum complements the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, with topics including risk management, capital markets, and international finance. Candidates preparing for the CFA qualification are encouraged to enrol in the Master of Applied Finance as a preparatory course.

The Master of Applied Finance will have its first intake of students in July 2015.... [-]


Master of Business Information and Logistics Management

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2 years February 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Business Information and Logistics Management (MBILM) at the UWA Business School is designed for computer science graduates wanting to expand their business knowledge, as well as business graduates wishing to develop their technical skills. The course will develop and expand your skills to manage IT infrastructure projects, determine enterprise systems requirements, analyse organisational data for business intelligence, lead information systems strategies, manage supply chains, and apply emerging technologies across the enterprise. A major focus of the MBIM is developing your ability to work with IT teams to improve operations. For example, the unit Project Management will develop your capacity to oversee a portfolio of strategic projects. Topics include project creation and planning; scheduling, network analysis and resource management; control of projects during their development and execution phases; organising the project team; and benefits realisation. You will be able to apply project management skills, tools and techniques in a realistic setting, making use of standard project management software. [+]

Do you want to build your skills in project management, and focus on improving quality, workflow management, processes and systems?

The Master of Business Information and Logistics Management (MBILM) at the UWA Business School is designed for computer science graduates wanting to expand their business knowledge, as well as business graduates wishing to develop their technical skills. The course will develop and expand your skills to manage IT infrastructure projects, determine enterprise systems requirements, analyse organisational data for business intelligence, lead information systems strategies, manage supply chains, and apply emerging technologies across the enterprise.

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Master of Commerce

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2 years February 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Commerce is ideal for recent graduates seeking to develop further expertise to pursue careers in business. [+]

The Master of Commerce is ideal for recent graduates seeking to develop further expertise to pursue careers in business.

It is suited both to graduates with a non-business degree seeking a postgraduate qualification in business, as well as to business graduates wanting to add new area(s) of specialisation to their skillset.

Students complete core units in ethics, economics, financial accounting, global business, management, and marketing.

In addition, the Master of Commerce gives you the scope to specialise in:

Accounting Business Information Management Employment Relations Finance Human Resource Management Marketing

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Master of Economics

Campus Full time Part time 2 years July 2016 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Economics is designed for those wishing to build on their existing qualifications in Economics. Many Master of Economics graduates choose to pursue careers as economic [+]

Master of Economics

 

The Master of Economics is designed for those wishing to build on their existing qualifications in Economics. Many Master of Economics graduates choose to pursue careers as economic researchers and decision makers, while the course is also useful to teachers seeking to improve their professional qualifications through postgraduate studies.

 Course description, features and facilities

Topics covered include microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, financial economics, resource economics, public economics, quantitative economics, economic history and economic development.

UWA’s Economics discipline enjoys a large number of international vising experts and guest lecturers. For more than two decades, 
the discipline has been a partner in the innovative PhD Conference in Economics and Business, which has hosted almost 600 students from major universities around the world.... [-]


Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2 years February 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER) provides you with the specialist knowledge and expertise to work in human resource management or related fields such as industrial relations, recruitment, employee development or human resources planning. [+]

The Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER) provides you with the specialist knowledge and expertise to work in human resource management or related fields such as industrial relations, recruitment, employee development or human resources planning.

Topics include broad introductory units in HRER, together with specialised units in areas such as assessment and selection, strategic human resource management, negotiation, managing workplace diversity, and international employment relations.

Careers

Our graduates are employed in all areas of the private and public sectors in an array of jobs. Many work in general human resources managerial and consulting roles, while others are employed in more specialised positions in policy development, industrial relations, recruitment and assessment, and equal opportunity.... [-]


Master of Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2 years February 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Marketing equips you with the strategic knowledge and practical skills that are highly sought after by business. This course addresses the marketing issues faced by businesses in a complex, competitive world and is designed for tomorrow’s leaders in the field, who will face increasingly demanding challenges. [+]

The Master of Marketing equips you with the strategic knowledge and practical skills that are highly sought after by business. This course addresses the marketing issues faced by businesses in a complex, competitive world and is designed for tomorrow’s leaders in the field, who will face increasingly demanding challenges.

Topics may include electronic marketing, global marketing strategy, integrated marketing communications and marketing research, among others.

Marketing students at UWA have the opportunity to undertake projects for real-life organisations and have previously worked with companies including Coles, Google, Microsoft, Rio Tinto, Tourism WA, Transperth and Westpac.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2 years February 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) provides non-accounting graduates with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in accounting. Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter the membership programs of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants. [+]

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) provides non-accounting graduates with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in accounting. Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter the membership programs of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants.

The MPAcc provides training in the technical aspects of accounting and develops skills in related disciplines such as finance, taxation, auditing and management. Students also develop a number of non-technical skills such as critical analysis, problem solving, teamwork and communication.

Careers

Accounting graduates pursue successful careers in fields such as financial reporting, management accounting, accounting information systems, auditing, taxation and financial management, and also provide business advisory services in professional practice, commerce, industry and government.... [-]