The University of Wollongong (UOW) Sydney Business School has been lauded among the best in the world by business news outlet the Financial Times.
In a bid to showcase best practices in tertiary business schools across the globe, the Financial Times has published a list of universities, promoting the projects run by the universities that are making a significant social impact.
The list, published on 21 October, promotes best practices of sustainability, ethics and social purpose.
UOW received a mention for its Jindaola program, which incorporates Aboriginal knowledge and perspectives into the Masters of Business Administration curriculum and for its Women in MBA program, which offers 50 scholarships to women.
The UOW Sydney Business School worked with Jade Kennedy, a lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges and Jindaola program leader, who helped to embed Aboriginal knowledge into the curriculum. The course introduces “yarning”, or dialogue, circles, used for centuries by Indigenous peoples to build respectful relationships and preserve cultural knowledge. In the subject, “Responsible leadership effectiveness”, students explore Aboriginal leadership, stakeholder consultation and decision-making.
Both domestic and international students have responded well to the unique learning experience now offered at UOW.