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These are testimonials from previous Finance Study Tours which were held in Tasmania, Australia.
'Today ends what has been 14 days of learning and memories for a lifetime; learning about myself and facing challenges of leadership, mixed with finance tools to assist me for the rest of my life. The experience of studying outside the university setting far exceeded my expectations and there should be far more experiential learning in universities.'
Shirley Errey 2011
'The Australian Study Tour has been the highlight of my MBA. From my perspective, its equal parts intensive finance learning, industry inquiry and personal leadership development make it not only a highlight for my professional development but also my personal growth. I can't thank those involved, both Deakin staff and fellow students, enough.'
Jessica Redwood 2011
'As a mature aged student I believe this is the most effective way of learning finance by knowing, doing, being. Dr Terry Boulter, Dr Rodney Carr and Helen Chuter need to be congratulated on putting together this experiential study tour and commend them on their passion for their methods of teaching and facilitation. I encourage other students to be part of this learning and avail of this fantastic opportunity soon as spaces are limited and you definitely don't want to be disappointed.'
Marcia Brambleby 2011
'I thoroughly recommend the Australian Study Program to students as a way to learn the unit, to grow personally and to master many concepts about finance in business and government in a way that cements it in one’s mind. The decision to go is an easy one because the experience will last a lifetime.' John Clements 2010
'The Australian study tour to Tasmania was a wonderful experience and a great way to study the Finance component of my MBA.
I say My MBA with confidence because Deakin’s MBA is so flexible. You can develop a course that suits not only your own specific elective topics but by blending off campus, on campus, residential, block mode and study tours you can fit it all into your busy lifestyle.
The Australian Finance tour focused on Sustainability, a really big issue in our society today, one which seems to be looked at highly complex and often too difficult. After the Deakin Finance tour I believe it should be looked at as many small steps towards incremental change for a better future, this is a totally achievable goal.
I was petrified of Finance, even though I aced financial analysis and reporting core unit. The algebra component of Finance and the accompanying exam horror stories shared with my MBA peers certainly did not help my anxiety over the situation. I had left Finance to last of all on the list. When I saw this innovative program on offer, I recognised this great opportunity to change the environment in which I could learn Finance without as much anxiety and isolation.
The Australian study tour was a great success story. We networked, learned and met a diverse group of business stakeholders. We shared time, eat, drank, reflected and studied experientially. I learnt what seemed to me like complex finance algebra in a campsite powered by eco friendly wind energy amongst a great group of friends overlooking Wine Glass bay on the East coast of Tasmania.
The study tour was a swan song for me and a great way to end my MBA journey with Deakin. I can recommend the Deakin MBA and the experiential mode of learning to anyone with interest in blending the research and facts with real people and experiences.
Thanks to Deakin and its flexible and individualised approach to student needs I have gained knowledge skills and priceless experiences I would not trade for anything else. I hope you too can benefit from Deakin’s innovative learning programs which make a huge difference in your life.' Trevor White 2010