Season's greetings from UTS Business School
As 2018 draws to a close it is time to take stock of what has been an exciting year for the UTS Business School, and to look forward to some promising highlights for 2019.
In July we launched our innovative Advanced MBA. The first cohort of this one-year MBA, designed, developed and delivered with our industry partners, blends technology-based learning with face-to-face classes, is almost complete, and will commence their coursework from the end of January 2019.
More recently, we launched a solution to the financial advice reforms and the banking royal commission, with a new Master of Financial Planning, commencing in March 2019. We also launched Australia’s first Honours program in Entrepreneurship. This one-year extension to existing bachelor qualifications supports students in exploring their start-up ideas through intensive labs, online learning and extensive mentoring.
In 2019 we will be launching our Futures Academy, which will place UTS Business School at the vanguard of flexible learning solutions that will re-skill professionals to adapt to, and even play a lead role in determining, the future of work. The Futures Academy will redefine business education, and mark a transition from shaping people to fit organisations to allowing professionals to define their own paths and the organisations of the future.
Also in April 2019, we will be hosting the Galuwa Business Experience. Galuwa means ‘to climb’ in Gadigal language and that’s exactly what we want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to do at UTS Business School, with a week-long program to develop skills, discover opportunities, and build confidence in their future as business professionals.
We are pleased to announce that, commencing in March 2019, we will be launching our five-year partnership with Stanford Australia Foundation, which will bring to Sydney four world-renowned speakers to deliver public lectures and workshops to the not-for-profit sector. This is in addition to our partnership with Community Sector Banking to develop the Social Impact Measurement Toolkit, which will also go live in 2019.
Throughout 2018 our students have continued to shine, through international competitions, scores of industry internships and professional projects, and their support of the social enterprise and not-for-profit sector.
We have been able to recognise many of our students’ achievements through prizes and scholarships, and are thrilled to announce that these have been expanded in 2019. This includes the new Koch & Frances Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship, which provides generous support for female students from regional and remote areas moving to Sydney to commence their undergraduate business studies.
None of our work is done in isolation. It all relies on the continued support of our industry partners and alumni, whose generosity in sharing their expertise, time and other resources has been invaluable in the creation of knowledge with impact and the shaping of the future of business.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and safe holiday, and all the very best for 2019.
Professor Chris Earley,
Dean, UTS Business School