The Advisory Council assists UNSW Business School in carrying out its vision of being globally-recognised as a leading research-intensive business school. It helps maintains that our School is renowned for its students and staff, teaching quality, relevance and innovation.
The Advisory Council supports the Business School’s objectives to deliver excellent teaching and scholarship and, on its ability, to:
- Contribute to the bodies of knowledge that comprise the disciplines of business, management and economics
- Leverage our understanding of these bodies of knowledge to have an impact on the practice of management and the professions
- Accept responsibility for developing future generations of business scholars and leaders
Advisory Council members are leaders in business and government who seek to facilitate the achievement of UNSW Business School’s objectives by leveraging their professional networks, profile, reputation, experience and influence to:
- Serve as a source of independent advice to the Dean regarding strategy and external engagement
- Increase two-way engagement with the business, government and the wider community
- Increase the relevance of our curriculum and research agendas
- Build links between the Business School and its other stakeholders
- Raise the profile of, and build, the Business School brand and reputation
- Engage with students and alumni
Mode of Operation
The Advisory Council achieves its objectives by convening as a collective body three times a year and by breaking into ad hoc committees and working parties as required. Advisory Council members commit to an annual program of active engagement with UNSW Business School.
This program would typically include one or more of the following activities:
- Direct engagement with the Business School student body (either in the classroom or in other fora)
- Serving on Business School reference or advisory groups or research centre boards
- Serving on a task force or working party to examine a specific issue
- Recruitment of graduating undergraduate and graduate students
- Support of executive development and corporate education programs
- Developing and hosting events such as symposia, fora, conferences
- Hosting Alumni networking and professional development events
- Participating in fundraising and sponsorship activities
There are up to 45 members of the Advisory Council, including the Chair and the Deputy Chair. The Dean appoints the Chair and the Deputy Chair from the Council membership. Membership of the Advisory Council is determined by the Dean, in consultation with the Chair. Although Council members may be alumni, this is not a prerequisite for nomination. Council Members are appointed for three-year terms, which may be renewed.
The Chair oversees the organisation and affairs of the Council and is responsible for keeping the Council informed on all Council matters. The Deputy Chair assists with the duties of the Chair as required. The Chair makes recommendations to increase the Council’s usefulness to the Business School and the University.