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Alumni News, May, 2017 – Message from the Dean

Monday, May 8, 2017

Welcome to the first 2017 edition of the AIM Business School Alumni News.

Professor Elizabeth MoreFirstly, let me offer my sincere congratulations to all our recent graduates and a warm welcome to our growing Alumni community. I look forward to meeting many of you later this year in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide at the August and September graduations. For graduates, the ceremony is an important time to reflect on your significant career achievements. For the AIM Business School Academic Board and our Faculty, graduations provide us with the opportunity to connect with you and hear firsthand about your individual study journeys. I always leave the AIM Business School graduations with profound inspiration and I have no doubt you will too.

The new year has brought about many positive changes already. We have a new Academic Manager, Dr. Sebastian Krook. With a background in academia, Dr. Sebastian Krook has extensive experience as a lecturer in Marketing and Management and holds a PhD in both subject areas. As part of Dr. Sebastian Krook’s role at AIM Business School, he will be managing our national Unit Convenors and Faculty. I’d also like to take the time to introduce you to four new Sydney-based Unit Convenors:

A special thanks to Ian Siebert, Vivienne Buss, John Peake, and Dr. Peta Fray who continue to facilitate courses through AIM.

In some exciting news for our community, the recent Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report run by the Australian Government results have been released. AIM Business School performed strongly in the postgraduate coursework graduate satisfaction, gaining a score of 86.7% for overall satisfaction.

Switching to our offering, I’m thrilled to announce that we are working on releasing our ‘MBA Focus’ product scope in 2017. By looking at our existing offering, we’ve developed a Focus Area by pre-selecting electives to provide a concentration in the following fields; Human Resources Management, Change Management, Project Management, and Mindfulness and Transformational Leadership. In addition to our offering, Dr. David Paul will be delivering the first two unit offerings of our new elective unit, Mindfulness and Transformational Leadership, in Sydney (22nd May) and Melbourne (7th October). Those who attended his Masterclass for the Alumni last year on Mindfulness will be pleased to hear that we are offering a whole unit on the topic this year.

This next quarter will see Prizes and Scholarships high on the agenda and I trust that at least some of you may be interested, having completed your own courses, in contributing to thinking about areas to consider in these matters. Future communications will be sent regarding the above.

Finally, AIM Business School has expanded internationally in a very short time. We have students commencing the online MBA this month in the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. Sisa Rasaku, the AIM Business School Postgraduate Executive Officer and I recently went to the UAE to lead an induction session with staff. I look forward to welcoming international Alumni to our community shortly!

Best wishes to you all and please do not hesitate to send me news, views and ideas to enhance the AIM Business School Alumni and the name of the AIM Business School more generally. You can contact me via email to provide your thoughts.

Professor Elizabeth More, AM, MAICD
Dean of the AIM Business School