Several years ago, employers were interested in hiring individuals who had a bachelors degree in their particular field of work, but the market has moved on. More employers than ever are looking for proven business knowledge to back up an area of specialisation, the sort of knowledge and business confidence that comes from a Masters of Business Administration.
From schools to businesses and homes, environmental efforts and “going green” are somewhat commercialised. Nevertheless, this effort often doesn’t translate into behaviours that are significant enough to make a permanent change. Plastic production continues to increase year on year, while the number of vehicles on the road grows and grows.
So just how concerned are we? And how far are we willing to go to protect the planet? We surveyed over 900 people across Australia and the U.S. to find out. Continue reading to see what the future may hold for Earth.
It’s not uncommon to find, in business sections of newspapers and websites, stories about lawsuits between businesses for intellectual property infringement. The results of such legal action often comes down to who has best protected their idea, trademark, patent or copyright.
Mental health clinicians fill a crucial professional role in modern day Australia. Trained and skilled in the support and care of members of our community who suffer from mental illness, as our population grows so, too, does the need for clinicians specialised in this field.
Project Managers are integral to the smooth operation of many functions across varying industries. A multi-faceted role, project managers are equipped with a vast array of skills, knowledge, and experience that allows them to take on the responsibility of initiating, planning, managing and delivering projects of all forms.
It’s hard work, expensive, and a daunting prospect to leave a stable career and study for a Master of Business Administration (MBA). So, why do people do it? Of course, there are a variety of reasons to take the plunge. Perhaps you’re looking to move into a management or leadership position in your current field; or diversify your talents in order to make a particular career change. Whatever the reason, underlying all these motivations is the significant positive effect that an MBA has on graduates’ salaries.
At SCU’s recent networking event in Brisbane, over 50 attendees were inspired by bestselling author and 2018 SCU Vice Chancellor’s Alumnus of the Year, Bella Zanesco as she guided them in becoming fully expressed leaders with her keynote The Future is Human.
The role of an educational leader has evolved over recent years. There’s now strong evidence which shows that educational leadership that is focussed on improving teaching and learning practices will create better outcomes for students. Educational leaders must be effective team leaders who foster a culture of continuous improvement and empower others to develop and execute goals to improve outcomes for students.
The way we learn continues to evolve as new technologies become so common that we can no longer imagine life without them. With the increase of smartphones, rising internet access and greater digital connection, we’re now able to access information on any topic instantaneously, reducing barriers to learning and personal growth.
By David Noble
David is an Associate Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher at SCU
While artificial intelligence brings with it some real advantages, many jobs will be affected.