Deakin Business School and AIM announce three year partnership

Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Australian Institute of Management is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Deakin Business School that will ensure the next generation of leaders have access to Australia’s most powerful leadership network.

The partnership will offer all students enrolling in the Deakin MBA an automatic Membership with AIM, including full Membership benefits, for the duration of their degree. As Australia’s peak body for managers and leaders, AIM will provide Deakin students with exposure to the professional world of management and strengthen their industry engagement.

AIM’s Chief Executive, David Pich, says the collaboration is in keeping with AIM’s long history of leading the way in providing connections, guidance and knowledge to Australia’s management and leadership community.

“Through Deakin’s MBA cohort, AIM has the opportunity to support our future leaders. This partnership will allow us to continue guiding them after the completion of their degree, ensuring their learning continues beyond university.”

Deakin MBA director, Dr Colin Higgins, says he is confident that this partnership will enhance the students’ professional outcomes.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for Deakin MBA students. AIM believes that better managers and leaders, lead to a better society. We feel this resonates strongly with our students and what we try to do in the MBA program.”

The partnership also includes sponsorship by Deakin Business School of the AIM Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs). The ALEAs is Australia’s preeminent awards program that recognises and celebrates our most outstanding leaders. The Deakin Business School will sponsor the Emerging Leaders category, ensuring developing leaders and managers, who have driven financial success, promoted innovation or made important contributions to their community, can be recognised and celebrated.

If you are an outstanding Emerging Leader – or know someone who is - make a nomination for the ALEAs here. 

Nominations close on July 31st.