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In these pages, you will find past stories of importance relating to the Deakin Graduate School of Business, its postgraduate courses and its staff. Current news can be found under the heading Current news. We hope you find this section interesting and informative.
The DGSB and Easy Forex are pleased to announce the inaugural winner of the Easy Forex FX Trading Prize. Mr Yih Low has been recognised as the best student in MPE707 International Banking and Finance in Trimester 1 2012. The prize is a $500 currency trading account with Easy Forex. Congratulations, Yih, on your achievements.
Steve Ogden-Barnes from the Deakin Graduate School of Business will be acting as MC for the Retail 2012 Conference, as well as presenting a white paper developed in conjunction with industry partner Pitney Bowes Software. This major conference will be held in Sydney from 24-26 September, running in parallel with the 2012 Retail Expo, and is followed by a one-day shopper marketing summit hosted by Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI). The conference promises insightful content of interest to retailers, marketers, brand managers, HR practitioners and consultants, structured around the key themes of Analyse, Innovate, Implement. For more information visit the Conference website.
Deakin University is searching for charities, foundations and volunteer-based organisations with a burning issue to participate in the 2012 WOFIE (Workshop for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) program, which has as its theme "Developing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Not- For-Profit (NFP) sector".
The program which originated in Denmark's Aalborg University, takes place over five consecutive days (5-9 November) at the Burwood Campus and involves interdisciplinary teams of Deakin postgraduate students finding solutions to real organisational challenges, this year coming from the vital NFP sector. Teams receive specific challenges and through a program which includes team work, guest speakers, discipline experts and visiting mentors apply themselves to generate ideas, directions and solutions with a clear focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. The winning teams, as determined by a panel of judges, share a $10,000 prize pool.
There is no fee or costs associated for NFP challenge providers, however Deakin would welcome sponsorship for - and involvement in - the event from private and public sector organisations.
For further details, visit the WOFIE website
The Australian Financial Review BOSS magazine has conducted its biennial MBA survey and the Deakin Graduate School of Business is pleased to have achieved an overall ranking of 11 (of 19 Australian Business Schools ranked by AFR Boss). The DGSB also scored well in the categories of Top Research, Value for Money, and Most Satisfied With School. We'd like to thank our MBA alumni who participated in the survey. Further information is available at AFR BOSS.
The MPM701 Business Process Management unit team of the Deakin Graduate School of Business is delighted to announce the launch of its new BPM Virtual Community - 'BPMDeakin.' BPMDeakin is a web presence built upon a database driven, content managed platform (the Deakin ITSD Social Software framework), to enable information dissemination about the BPM unit at the DGSB, and communication and collaboration among its membership of current students, ex-MPM701 students, graduates and industry professionals.
BPMDeakin includes several modes of communication including news articles supported with RSS (syndication); private messaging among members; discussion forums; member profiling; member blogging; blog and article commenting; and emailing. It also facilitates the creation of special interest groups for those wishing to discuss and exchange information and files and work together on projects pertaining to specialist areas. In addition to rich communications, BPMDeakin outcomes will entail the fostering of student sponsorships, scholarships, joint research projects, research partnerships, student recruitment to industry, student enrolment to MPM701, an extended BPM teaching complement, joint academic/industry training and consulting exercises, industry presentations to student cohorts, academic presentations to industry cohorts, industry based 'webinars' and pod casting and a range of other productive and constructive industry engagements.
All faculty staff and Deakin university colleagues are welcome to join the virtual community. You can access BPMDeakin simply log into the community using your Deakin user name and password.
The MBA Professional Development Seminar, held at the Deakin University Melbourne City Centre on 23 September 2011, was a great success and very well attended.
The seminar was delivered by Peter Boyer, Journalist and Presenter for Al Gore's Climate Project, Tristan Edis, Research Fellow, Energy - Grattan Institute and Peter Sharpe, Manager, Sustainable Sourcing, Group Corporate Affairs - ANZ on the topic 'The climate of business: Perspectives from three sectors'.
DGSB Student Prizes
The DGSB has awarded the annual student prizes for 2010 after the MBA Professional Development Seminar.
Congratulations to the following students who have been recognised for their academic achievements.
The School would like to thank GMAA, Kings Australia, ANZIIF, and Chubb Insurance for their sponsorship and support of the awards.
Congratulations to Jon Billsbury who has been awarded a 2011 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Of the 1236 people who reviewed for the division this year, the Division selected only 119 to receive this honour.
The Academy of Management encourage all of their reviewers to provide constructive and developmental feedback on each submission - regardless of whether the submission is likely to appear on the program. To ensure that they are meeting their objective of providing high quality feedback, they ask submitters to assess the quality of the reviews that they received. The Academy of management also track the number of reviews completed, the timeliness of the reviews, and the amount of feedback provided to authors. While they have many talented reviewers working for the OB Division, Jon was rated as a reviewer who provided exceptionally high quality feedback and performed exceptional service by reviewing a large number of papers
MBAheadhunter is a professional networking and recruitment online platform for MBA's to promote their career. As part of their 30th MBA anniversary celebrations, the Graduate School of Business is the first graduate school in Australia to sponsor students and alumni participation in the website. The platform allows MBA's to present their profile - along with a CV and video recordings, to recruiters worldwide. Recruiters, pay to gain access to this database where MBA's are profiled.
Current Deakin Master of Business Administration (International) student, Joanna Kelton has been chosen to be 'Candidate of the Month' on the MBAheadhunter homepage. Joanna completed her online PostMAT interview which is a soft-skills interview designed to highlight the unique soft-skill characteristics of each individual MBA. This means local and global recruiters are now able to view her interview and connect with her.