Business School

Past events


Throughout the year the Business School holds many events for students, staff, alumni and the wider community. A selection of our past events and photo galleries can be found below.

2013 Events

MBA 40th Anniversary Reunion Dinner

3 October 2013

UWA Alumni Weekend celebrated the University's centenary and showcased its proud heritage. A diverse program of activities, events and reunions was organised including a Welcome Cocktail Party, and the launch of the Shaun Tan Sundial, the Luminosity CD and Seek Wisdom, a book exploring the history of UWA.

As part of UWA Alumni Weekend, the Business School’s alumni activities included:

  • Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility in Business with Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau, Director of the UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact (UWA)
  • Public lecture with Winthrop Professor Raymond da Silva Rosa  on “The Efficient Market Hypothesis: Still Applicable after the Financial Crisis?”
  • Public lecture with Sir Rod Eddington AO regarding “Australia's Changing Place in the World of Business”
  • An intimate discussion with Winthrop Professor Geoff Soutar (Head of Marketing) – “Marketing at UWA: A Proud History"
  • Panel discussion with Winthrop Professor Ken Clements (Head of Economics Discipline), Professor Michael McLure and Assistant Professor Elisa Birch around “Economic History and Highlights in the Business School”

Across UWA, lectures, seminars and panel discussions were also presented by prominent UWA alumni and leaders, including The Honourable Geoff Gallop AC, Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall AC, CitWA, Professor Peter Quinn (ICRAR Director), mountaineer Patrick Hollingworth and Geraldine Doogue AO.


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CPA Australia-UWA Business School Future Leaders Luncheon

16 August 2013

The inaugural CPA Australia-UWA Business School Future Leaders Lunch was held at The University Club, Friday 16 August 2013.

This invitation-only event brought together a select group of top-performing UWA Business School students with some of the pre-eminent leaders from across WA’s Accounting and Finance professions.

Keynote speaker Stewart Hart FCPA, Chief Financial Officer, Western Power, spoke on the topic “Building Credibility in our Profession”. He was joined by fellow professionals Lisa Bayakly FCPA, Partner, KPMG; Brad Hugo CPA, Finance Manager, Australia Oil, Woodside; Mike Williams CPA, General Manager, Finance Production, Woodside; and Shane Yensch FCPA, Acting Executive Director, Finance, Spine & Limb Foundation of WA.


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UWA Business School Awards Ceremony 2013

28 May 2013

The UWA Business School's annual Awards Ceremony recognises many of our highest achieving students.

In 2013, the support of our sponsors and donors allowed us to award almost $400,000 worth of scholarships and prizes to 33 scholarship recipients and 34 prize winners.

Guest speakers at the ceremony included UWA's Acting Vice-Chancellor Winthrop Professor Bill Louden, BHP Billiton Iron Ore's Vice President Human Resources Andrew Carey, Water Corporation CEO Sue Murphy, and BHP Billiton Honours Scholarship recipient Maryse Trainer.

The Awards Ceremony was held on 28 May 2013 and attended by award winners, UWA dignitaries, Business School staff, award sponsors and donors, and industry guests. Further information


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Breakfast by the Bay - China's Economic Performance: Implications for the West

5 April 2013

China has now overtaken Japan to become the dominant destination for Australian and Western Australian exports. Drawing on a population ten times as large as Japan and demanding resource-intensive imports on a scale unmatched in history, the Chinese economy has largely sustained Australia's economic strength through the "great recession" of the last five years and contributed to a strong export market driven by WA.

What effect will the transition to China's next growth phase have on trade and on the volume and role of Chinese investment in Western Australia?

The UWA Business School's panel of Australian and Chinese business leaders examined the future of this bilateral trading relationship.


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Alumni Weekend

08-10 February 2013

In 1973, UWA accepted its first intake of students into the Master of Business Administration. Forty years later, nearly 200 MBA professors, students and alumni came together to celebrate their collective achievements and share memorable stories.

Speakers included Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, Dean of the UWA Business School; Dr Michael Chaney AO, former UWA Chancellor and MBA graduate; Emeritus Professor André Morkel, former Director of the Graduate School of Management; founding MBA professors Emeritus Professor Philip Brown and Winthrop Professor Geoff Soutar; and Tom Murrell, President of the Graduate Management Association


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