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1 Study At A Top Business School: The Importance Of Quality and Rankings Professor Gerry Griffin Pro Vice Chancellor: Division of Business University of South Australia

2 Division Of Business Overview The largest Business School in South Australia An extensive range of programs ranging from undergraduate to doctoral Around 13,000 students, a rich mix of Australian and international students  Undergraduate students: 9,500  Postgraduate students: 3,500  International students studying in Adelaide: 3000

3 International Ranking A superior student experience Why Study Business At The University Of South Australia?

4 International Rankings THE (Times Higher Education) Shanghai Jiaotong Ranking QS Top Universities European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

5 Problems With Rankings London School of Economics: regularly in the top 20 Business School league tables  SJTU: 201-300  THES: 86 University of Hong Kong  SJTU: 201-300  THES: 21

6 International Rankings For Business Schools EQUIS is the most prestigious international accreditation for Business Schools EQUIS has accredited 128 Business Schools worldwide in 36 countries AACSB has accredited 607 Business Schools worldwide in 38 countries

7 EQUIS Accreditation Criteria Excellence in: 1.Programs 2.Students 3.Faculty 4.Research 5.Internationalisation 6.Corporate Connections

8 The Division of Business is one of only eight Australian Business Schools accredited by EQUIS And one of only 128 eminent Business Schools accredited across 36 countries worldwide The Division of Business was first awarded EQUIS accreditation in 2004 and was reaccredited in 2010 The Division is the longest standing Australian Business School to be accredited by EQUIS and is the first to attain accreditation for both its onshore and offshore operations EQUIS & The Division Of Business

9 Australia:  Division of Business, University of South Australia  Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales  Faculty of Business, Queensland University of Technology  Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney  Melbourne Business School  Monash University, Graduate School of Business  University of Western Australia Business School  UQ Business School, University of Queensland EQUIS Accredited Business Schools: Australia

10 A World Class Business School In 2010 the EQUIS Awarding Panel praised the Division of Business for:  The quality of our faculty: highly qualified, industry experience, approachable  The quality of our students  Our well managed programs  Our customer orientation  Our emphasis on research capability & an internationally excellent research output  Our strong corporate links and service to the management education profession  Our focus on internationalisation: of our curriculum, research, business links and exchange

11 A World Class Business School The Division of Business is a leading research Business School The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment exercise conducted by the Federal Government awarded our research in the following areas with a ‘world class’ ranking:  Accounting, Auditing & Accountability  Business & Management  Law  Tourism

12 Accounting:  Australia - CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) & Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)  Hong Kong - CPA, ACCA, & Hong Kong Institute of Certified Professional Accountants (HKICPA) Applied Finance: Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) Our Programs Are Accredited By Professional Bodies

13 Human Resource Management: Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Law: Legal Practitioners Education and Admission Council (LPEAC) Marketing: Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) & Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS) Property: Australian Property Institute (API) & Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers Our Programs Are Accredited By Professional Bodies

14 Program Rankings & Achievements The MBA program has a five-star rating, determined by the Graduate Management Association of Australia, and published in the Good Universities Guide - one of the nation's most highly regarded guides to MBA selection. The MBA is ranked 6th in Australia in the national survey of MBAs conducted biennially by the Australian Financial Review’s ‘BOSS’ magazine, based on alumni feedback.

15 Program Rankings & Achievements In 2010 the School of Management won the SA Tourism Award for the best provider of Tourism Education & Training for the third consecutive year, and was inducted into the SA Tourism Hall of Fame

16 A Superior Student Experience We give our students Practical Experience: Field projects and practicums Project-based electives Work experience and work placements scheme Research-teaching nexus Careers service team

17 A Superior Student Experience …and an International Edge: Student exchange Global Experience International curriculum International student body

18 A Superior Student Experience …and the support they need to excel in their studies: Comprehensive orientation program and guidance Extensive career resources Peer Assisted Study Sessions Business Mates Student Mobility Scholarships & Grants English language support Social activities

19 A Superior Student Experience … and a modern campus in the CBD Well equipped classrooms & lecture theatres Wireless campus 24 hour computer pools 24 hour security on site Café, cafeteria, bookshop, post office Non smoking campus Easily accessible by bus, train & tram

20 We Are Connected With Business Leaders Around The Globe A Division Advisory Board & Advisory Boards in Schools Our researchers collaborate with industry and government on national and international research and consulting projects New partnership with Santos and University College London (UCL) to provide our MBA to Santos senior executives Programs are professionally and internationally recognised We involve industry members in curriculum development Our programs combine theory and practice, students undertake industry projects Our ‘Global Experience’ exchange program equips students with professional skills and an international outlook A dedicated team supports the development of students’ networking skills An active and dynamic alumni engagement program

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