Wiley Australia and Melbourne Business School (MBS) recently announced a new digital partnership to evolve the School’s part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program so that it remains at the leading edge of providing transformative educational opportunities for high achieving, working professionals.

Wiley will work with the School’s faculty to incorporate digital technology into the learning process, while maintaining the interactive, dynamic classroom setting for which Melbourne Business School is known. The transformed subjects will have a more individualised, student-centric learning process to improve student learning outcomes and be more efficient for both students and faculty. The School will begin offering the transformed subjects in 2018.

Melbourne Business School Dean, Zeger Degraeve, said, “Technology is disrupting all industries, and education is no exception. We had the choice to view the disruption as either a problem or an opportunity; we chose the latter. We firmly believe that digital technology can positively transform the learning process. We will benefit from Wiley’s resources and digital expertise as they work closely with our faculty to deliver the best learning experience for our students. This partnership is about improving opportunities for our students, and through them, society.” 

Melbourne Business School has approximately 1,000 students across its full-time, part-time, executive and senior executive MBA programs and is Australia’s only business school to be globally ranked by the Financial TimesThe Economist, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Wiley has more than 20 years’ experience working with universities to incorporate digital technology into the learning process. It has 40 university partners and services 231 programs around the globe.

Chris Gray, Vice President of Learning Wiley Asia-Pacific, said, “We are excited to partner with Melbourne Business School to keep one of the world’s leading MBAs at the forefront of innovation and education.” 

Melbourne Business School sees its partnership with Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning services, as critical to its plans to embrace digital technology.

“Education delivery has always evolved with technological advances, whether that be the introduction of the blackboard, overhead projectors, PowerPoint, or Learning Management Systems,” said Jim Frederickson, Deputy Dean of Melbourne Business School.  “Incorporating digital technology is just the most recent step in the evolution of education delivery. However, not all schools have been effective at incorporating digital technology. 

We chose to partner with Wiley because they demonstrated an understanding of both our focus on quality and our value proposition to students and would work collaboratively with us to intelligently incorporate digital technology into our learning process to create an enhanced educational experience for our students. The partnership is about re-imagining the learning process so that our students continue to benefit from our faculty in the classroom, while also gaining the benefits that digital technology can bring to activities outside the classroom.”

 

About Melbourne Business School

Jointly established in 1955 by corporate Australia and The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School pioneered the development of business education and knowledge in Australia, including offering the country’s first MBA in 1963. Today, Melbourne Business School offers a range of globally-recognised business education programs, including both degree and Executive Education, underpinned by the School’s enduring commitment to progressing business knowledge, advancing research and supporting the development of individuals and organisations. To find out more, visit mbs.edu.

 

About Wiley Education Services

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