News story 21st Sep 2015

Shaping the future of Monash Business School

Monash Business School continues to strengthen its position as a leading institution with the establishment of the Business Advisory Board.

Comprising influential business and societal leaders, the Business Advisory Board will advise the School's leadership on how to best deliver its mission of engaging in high-quality research and education to have a positive impact in a changing world. The establishment of the board will also strengthen the School's engagement with industry and assist in shaping our future.

Business Advisory Board

Chair of the Board, Professor Graeme Samuel AC, said that its main focus is to ensure that Monash Business School produces graduates who are relevant and suited to a range of industries and business disciplines.

 "We want to positively influence, develop and advise on the direction of Monash Business School and the orientation of academic learning. Succeeding in this means the School will be able to produce graduates who are ready to work, and lead, in business, in public service, and in government."

By guiding the Business School at the highest possible level, Professor Samuel said the Business Advisory Board hopes to enhance course offerings and opportunities available to students in the future.

"The long-term goal of the Board is to ensure that the School produces graduates who have received training and education relevant to their aspirations. Another goal is to provide courses for executives that are appropriate to the challenges they encounter in their daily business lives."

We want to positively influence, develop and advise on the direction of Monash Business School and the orientation of academic learning. Succeeding in this means the School will be able to produce graduates who are ready to work, and lead, in business, in public service, and in government. 

Professor Graeme Samuel AC

Chair, Business Advisory Board

Influencing the future of Monash Business School

The Business Advisory Board members were carefully selected to ensure a diversity of backgrounds, gender, expertise and networks. In their first meeting, discussions around leadership courses and undergraduate studies were high on the agenda.

"We were delighted with the enthusiasm of the members involved. We encouraged substantial input from the members and we found the response very forthcoming," Professor Samuel said.

 "It was interesting to see how much response came just by asking some provocative questions. Instead of just scratching the surface, we were able to discuss matters in quite interesting detail."

"All of the members were keen to have input, and went away encouraged that this advisory board is going to play a pivotal role in contributing to the future of Monash Business School."

For more information on the Business Advisory Board and its members, visit the Monash Business School website.