The new degree will enable all students to complete a three-month Business Advisory Project within leading global companies, participate in a personalised Leadership Development Program and build sustainable business networks by having individual and group interactions with business leaders from diverse sectors.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, said the new MBA Full Time would target rising stars who wanted to transform their careers while building strong business networks and gaining crucial industry experience.
Students will have opportunities to meet senior managers and executives from companies such as ATCO Australia, BHP Billiton, Ernst & Young, Resource Capital Funds, Wesfarmers and Woodside.
Perth business leader Dr Mark Barnaba, who chairs the UWA Business School Board, said the new MBA had strong support from the business sector.
"UWA's MBA Full Time will ensure graduates are fully prepared to take on leadership roles anywhere in the world," he said.
The new MBA program will be taught by world-class faculty staff including Australian Research Council Future Fellows, Winthrop Professor Cristina Gibson and Winthrop Professor Sharon Parker; as well as Woodside Chair in Leadership and Management, Winthrop Professor David Day; BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources, Winthrop Professor Peter Hartley and BHP Billiton Distinguished Research Fellow, Winthrop Professor Ken Clements.
Applications for the MBA Full Time open today (February 3), with the first cohort of students due to start in January 2015.
The UWA Business School holds international accreditation from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UWA is ranked 91st in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities.