News story 20th Jun 2015

Increasing profile of executive management education

Working closely with researchers has a key role to play in increasing the profile of the executive management education offered by Monash Business School, according to the new Deputy Dean, Leadership and Executive Education.

Professor Richard Hall's appointment to the Leadership and Executive Education portfolio is part of a drive by the University to establish the School as a distinct entity within the faculty.

Professor Richard Hall

It is also a demonstration of the University's commitment to enhancing and extending the profile of the University in the area of executive management education.

Professor Hall, who has extensive experience in the dynamic executive education and MBA markets, said his responsibility was the custodianship of the Leadership and Executive Education portfolio.

"I am looking forward to working with colleagues across the business school and the faculty, as well as the broader university, on the vision and the ambitions we have," he said.

"Why do people want to engage with Monash? It is ultimately because of our thought leadership, and that resides primarily with many of our researchers, who have a key role to play in this portfolio."

I think that leadership and executive education, and in particular its capacity to reach further and deeper into business and commercialisation opportunities can lead the way to an even more enterprising Monash.

Professor Richard Hall

Deputy Dean, Leadership and Executive Education

Future direction aligns with University priorities

Professor Hall said the time was right for the school and the University to enhance its offer in the area of leadership and executive education.

"I really see it as contributing to the goals the President and Vice-Chancellor recently set in her 'Focus Monash' initiative of excellence, internationalism, being enterprising and inclusive," Professor Hall said.

Professor Hall feels the School already makes a contribution in all four areas, and Leadership and Executive Education could help boost its contribution to being enterprising, in particular.

"I think that leadership and executive education, and in particular its capacity to reach further and deeper into business and commercialisation opportunities can lead the way to an even more enterprising Monash," he said.