Curtin Business School (CBS) in Western Australia has a strong track record for producing agile graduates with a drive to succeed and the capabilities to solve real-world problems.
Recognised in the QS 2019 Top Global Universities, CBS has established itself as a global business school for international and domestic learners, fostering close ties and engagement within the business sector.
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), CBS is one of only seven in the nation to receive EPAS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development for its world-class MBA program.
The transition from traditional to technological
Over the years, the global business sector has transformed dramatically. Contemporary workplaces are now encapsulated by technology and traditional styles of working have altered to digitally-dependent tasks.
As a result, students are required to connect their skillsets with relevant concepts and strategies to give them agility in a changing workplace. With this in mind, CBS provides opportunities for you to grow your confidence, expertise and global awareness.
Curtin Business School ensures that course content prepares you for changing workplaces and for jobs of the future. Each course is designed to instill an ambitious work ethic coupled with practical experience, helping you understand workplace practices and technology.
By equipping you with essential digital tools and technological concepts, CBS prepares you to take on complex challenges and apply your problem-solving skills to the digital workplace.
The Future of Work Institute (FOWI)
The Future of Work Institute (FOWI) is a new research centre at Curtin, designed to promote career development in the digital age and support Curtin’s courses.
Home to more than 40 researchers and industry professionals, FOWI aims to shape Australia’s jobs of the future and capitalise on the opportunities presented by technological and social change, digital innovation and automation.
The institute will draw on Curtin’s expertise across management, engineering, computing, technology, economics and education, and help position Australia and WA as leaders in innovation, employment, work practices and skills development.
Research is set to follow six themes, addressing transformative work design, work capabilities and motivation, human system integration, public policy in the digital age, work and ageing and data analytics for decision-making.
Career development with direction
When choosing your career direction, it’s important to take ownership of your work and life decisions and know where your degree can take you.
Deputy Head of Curtin’s School of Management, Julia Richardson, suggests developing career strategies around three pillars: your motivation, your skills and competencies and your personal and professional networks.
Richardson also advises you to research employment trends in your chosen industry and look to see where the industry is going in the future. You should particularly consider how your chosen industry will engage with technology in the future.
Once you graduate, you’ll be looking to secure a sustainable career. Binding your professional portfolio with interests in today’s technological advancements and 21st century trends will make your skills more relevant and attractive to employers.
Leading by example, alumna Elizabeth Gaines graduated from accounting and law at Curtin and now stands as the first female CEO of Fortescue Metals Group.
As a successful business leader who has defied expectations, Gaines also recognises technological shifts in the modern world of work and rapidly-changing styles. Her priorities are to ensure communities continue to benefit from the company’s success, while also maintaining Fortescue’s cost leadership position through further productivity and efficiency initiatives.