Australia's Top Business Schools 2013
When searching for the best business school for your career aspirations, try heading Down Under for a variety of top-notch MBA programs.
Australia’s schools of business have plenty to offer in terms of an unparalleled learning experience. But, the entrance requirements and curriculum are as challenging as any of the other quality business programs in the world.
So, with a professional career in mind, what are some of the top business schools in Australia and what kind of programs do they offer?
Melbourne Business School
With part-time and full-time programs available in everything from Executive MBAs to Masters programs in Management and Accounting, the University of Melbourne’s Business School is a leader in global business education.
Offering both traditional and flexible schedules designed for students with personal commitments looking to advance their lives on a professional level, the Melbourne Business School provides every student with a deep understanding of how a business functions in terms of accounting, finance, and management.
The University of Sydney Business School
As one of only two business schools in Australia with dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the University of Sydney Business School offers a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Recognized as one of the most innovative business schools in Australia, the Sydney Business School has traditional MBA programs as well as advanced programs in Transport and Logistics, Global Executive MBAs, and both Bachelors and Masters programs in commerce.
Australian School of Business
Offered through the University of New South Wales, the Australian School of Business in Sydney is consistently ranked among the top 50 global MBA programs. The school’s approach and main purpose is to prepare its students for leadership roles in business and government.
Through its full-time MBA and Executive MBA programs, students learn hands-on industry expertise from an internationally recognized faculty.
And, thanks to its powerful alumni association, graduates become part of a global network of business leaders the moment they receive their degree.
Griffith Business School
Located in southeast Queensland and part of Griffith University, the Griffith Business School is a dynamic education offering undergraduate programs in business and commerce as well as postgraduate programs in business administration, commerce, and employment relations among others.
In addition, the Griffith Business School offers exciting dual degrees and fast-track two-year degrees for those students looking to put their MBA to work as quickly as possible. So, for students interested in degrees in both business and finance, Griffith is a great option.
Curtin Business School
Offering degree courses in everything from business, economics, accounting, management, and marketing, the Curtin Business School in Perth offers both diversity and flexibility with its areas of study.
Unlike other business schools in Australia, the Curtin Business School provides programs with a unique applied and professional emphasis along with coursework involving direct collaboration with proven industry leaders in the world of business.
So, when it comes time to make your degree-seeking dreams a reality, the Australian business schools above are definitely a step in the right direction.
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Seo JungJin: Who is EY’s World Entrepreneur of 2021?
Seo JungJin, founder of biopharma firm Celltrion, which most recently developed an antibody treatment for COVID-19, has been named the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2021, becoming the first South Korean in the award’s 21-year history.
Regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates visionary and innovative leaders from across 60 countries who are transforming the world and fostering growth.
JungJin, who is now honoroary chairman of Celltrion Group, was up against a worthy cast of entrepreneurial competitors, taking the crown from among 45 award winners across 38 countries and territories.
Speaking during the virtual event, JungJin described his own interpretation of entrepreneurship as something that brings together “a group of people toward a common vision, embracing challenges as opportunities and committing oneself to contribute to the greater good”.
Why was JungJin crowned King Entrepreneur?
A South Korean native and now 63 years of age, JungJin founded biopharmaceutical firm Celltrion in 2003. In the nearly two decades since its founding, Celltrion has lived up to its goal of advancing health and welfare for all by developing ground-breaking drugs to treat autoimmune disease, various forms of cancer and, most recently, COVID-19.
The company, which JungJin started with just US$45,000 and five of his colleagues, has since growth to more than 2,1000 employees with sales permits in more than 90 countries and revenues exceeding US$1.69bn.
According to the panel, JungJin’s story is a shining example of the power of an unstoppable entrepreneur to change the world with the pandel moved by both his incredible story and his purpose-driven leadership, innovative mindset and entrepreneurial spirit.
Described by the chair of the EY judging panel Rosaleen Blair as “representing everything an unstoppable should be” from taking on the world’s biggest health care challenges to consistently creating long-term value for his company, JungJin’s story is one of incredible tenacity and perseverance that the judging panel felt most represented the entrepreneurial spirit.
“He’s taken breathtaking risks, both personal and professional, to found Celltrion and grow it into one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies,” says Stasia Mitchell, EY Global Entrepreneurship Leader. “His passion for creating affordable, life-saving health care and flair for tackling global problems has led to many treatments that have helped millions of people worldwide and was especially evident this past year through the creation of a COVID-19 antibody treatment.”
How did JungJin get there?
JungJin's entrepreneurial journey started at an early age when he worked as a taxi driver to get himself through Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. After studying industrial engineering, he rose through the ranks of Daewoo Motor Co. before losing his job amid the carmaker’s financial troubles following the 1997 Asian economic crisis.
Following this, JungJin started collaborating with colleagues to explore business opportunities in different industries, though none delivered lasting success. The turning point came after he attended a talk hosted by renowned scholars, which inspired him to focus on the biopharmaceutical sector.
And so he founded Celltrion with just US$45,000 of his savings. The launch of Remsima, credited with being the world's first antibody biosimilar, quickly moved Celltrion up the ranks of the country's fairly underdeveloped pharmaceutical sector. Celltrion followed this success with the launch of drugs for breast cancer and lymphoma that today are being used worldwide.
With ambitions to be the world’s first in different areas, Celltrion has pioneered numerous uncharted areas to great success over the past two decades, most recently responding to the global pandemic by successfully developing an antibody treatment for COVID-19 and working to ensure a timely supply of the safe and effective treatment.
“When I first started, my vision was to help patients gain access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and thereby enhance the quality of people’s lives,” explains JungJin. “The success of Celltrion has enabled me to expand on this while finding new ways to fuel my entrepreneurial drive.”