UWA MBA graduates are represented in top positions across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors around the world. Additionally, many of our graduates choose to establish their own businesses, working in fields ranging from healthcare and technology, through to consulting and the performing arts.
UWA MBA graduates are highly regarded by employers for their strong technical knowledge, leadership skills and job-readiness. Reflecting this, the 2013 Good Universities Guide to MBA and Management Courses, Australia’s leading independent authority on postgraduate business studies, awarded the UWA Business School five stars (the highest possible rating) in the category of Graduate Starting Salaries.
Organisations which employ UWA MBA graduates include Alcoa, Australian Medical Association, BHP Billiton, Deloitte, EY, GM Holden, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto, The Boston Consulting Group, and Woodside. UWA MBA graduates can also be found in government departments including: Department of Health; Department of State Development; Department of the Premier and Cabinet; and Western Australian Treasury Corporation. As such, UWA graduates will find many MBA job opportunities.
George Padwick, MBA (UWA)
Production Integration - BHP Billiton, Canada
I was nervous when I left my job in Ontario to pursue the MBA at UWA and a career in resources.
Fortunately, the BHP Billiton Scholarship was a blessing that opened so many doors and has helped make my plan a success.
I chose UWA for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it has a world-class reputation and it’s located in the heart of the action of the resources and mining world. The lecturers were terrific and I learned so much.
Now, I'll be part of the Operational Readiness team for a new potash mine that BHP Billiton is building in Saskatchewan, Canada. It’s a great opportunity for me and will take full advantage of my background in engineering, my experience in operations management, as well as utilise my MBA. I couldn't have asked for any more!
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