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Master of Management Innovation recognised with prestigious B-HERT award

25 Nov 2013

Teamwork and innovation taught in the University of Sydney Business School's top ranked Master of Management program has been recognised with a prestigious B-HERT Higher Education and Training Collaboration Award.

The B-HERT award acknowledged the collaborative effort between Deloitte, the technology firm Intersective and the University of Sydney Business School which produced what was described as a "unique postgraduate course built on teamwork and innovation".

"Intersective designed and now runs the platform that provides our students with the online environment that drives their learning," explained the Business School's Academic Director Master of Management/CEMS, Dr Kristine Dery. "This environment is then brought to life by the student's interactions with Deloitte mentors."

The Deloitte mentors, Dr Dery said, help the students to develop new ideas to the point where it can be presented to Deloitte management for potential investment.

"In addition the students are presented with theory on team building and self reflection in face-to-face classes which supports their learning and provides them with the tools to analyse and think critically about their experience," Dr Dery said.

The University of Sydney Business School's Master of Management program was ranked by London's Financial Times earlier this year as one of the top pre-experience management degrees in the world and number one in Australia.

B-HERT (the Business/Higher Education Round Table) was established in 1990 to strengthen the relationship between business and industry and the tertiary education sector. Its mission is "to pursue policies and collaboration initiatives that will advance the goals and improve the performance of business and tertiary education". 

This award recognises our co-created learning environment. It provides us with insight into what tertiary education might look like in the future as we combine the unique possibilities of online learning with the richness of work imbedded interactions and the intellectual rigor of academic theory," Dr Dery concluded.