University of Sydney Handbooks - 2011 Archive

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Dean of Economics and Business, Professor Peter Wolnizer

On behalf of all my colleagues, I take great pleasure in welcoming you to the prestigious, vibrant and international community that is the Business School at the University of Sydney.

Our mission is to build and sustain the leading learning community in business, economics and public sector management in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Both domestically and internationally, the faculty is recognised as one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia and the region.

The Business School at the University of Sydney is committed to continuous quality improvement and achieving and maintaining international accreditations and engagements. It is currently the only business school in Australia accredited by AACSB international €’ The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, for both business and accounting programs.

The Business School also has EQUIS accreditation conferred by the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD). EQUIS accreditation indicates that a business school is judged to be of international standing.

In 2008, the faculty was admitted as the only Australian business school to CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education.

CEMS represents a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies that together, offer postgraduate students a unique blend of high-quality education and professional experience. Membership of CEMS allows us to grow the next generation of business leaders through our new Master of Management degree and the CEMS Master in International Management, which The Financial Times ranked number one in the world in 2009.

In addition, a number of faculty programs are accredited by national professional bodies. Our accounting programs are jointly accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, whereas our business information systems majors are accredited by the Australian Computer Society. In addition, several of our undergraduate and postgraduate programs offering specialised study in human resource management and industrial relations are accredited by Australia's leading professional human resource body, the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

These accreditations put us in elite company with other similarly accredited institutions worldwide and they reflect our ongoing commitment to quality and continuous improvement in education and research.

The Business School houses elite researchers and teachers in a broad range of disciplines who collectively provide an exciting and extensive range of study options, and who give impetus to all our innovative activities in multi-disciplinary learning and teaching, curriculum and program design, and research and consulting.

The students who enjoy the benefits of this comprehensive learning environment are themselves performers of the highest calibre and contribute greatly to the educational culture of the faculty.

The Business School is ideally placed to pursue its vision to become a globally engaged and recognised school; one that successfully marries a comprehensive set of quality teaching programs in business, economics and management education with world class research and innovation. It is around this singular combination of research intensiveness and comprehensive education that the faculty will continue to build.

Whatever your career aspirations, our degree programs are designed to help you succeed. I very much hope you will enjoy your time with us and make the most of the abundant opportunities that are yours as a scholar in the Business School at the University of Sydney.

Professor Peter Wolnizer