School of Business
Engagement and Events

Upcoming Events

CEO and Leadership Seminar Series

About the Event

The CEO and Leadership Seminar Series is a leadership development and networking event for academic staff and final year students in the School of Business at Western Sydney University. It features different external guest speakers, who will provide valuable insight into what has shaped their leadership journey to make them a successful leader in today's challenging business environment. 

The series is a great opportunity to be inspired and motivated as you (re)consider what leadership means and build relationships with other students, staff and external visitors.

Upcoming Speaker: Joseph Rizk AM, CEO & Managing Director of Arab Bank Australia 

Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2022


That's a wrap! | Small Business Month 2022

Thank you for attending our Sessions for NSW Small Business Month brought to you by the School of Business and NSW Government. Should you wish to review the sessions or were unable to attend, a recording for each of our sessions is provided below. 

Making Western Sydney Greater - Revive and Thrive

Presented by: Dr Sheree Gregory, School of Business & Mr John Spender, William Buck Accountants and Advisors

What the numbers mean: key economic indicators and your business

Presented by: Dr Edward Mariyani-Squire, School of Business

Accelerating out of a crisis and growing your business

Presented by: Richard Abela from Oldfields Holdings Ltd, Schon Condon, Condon Advisory Group, and Lisa Gill, CPA Australia SME Committee NSW

Industry and Student Engagement Activities

Industry partnership and engagement is a core activity of the School of Business and the wider Western Sydney University community. Our strong relationships with industry partners from a range of businesses, not-for-profit organisations and the public sector ensure that our students and staff can apply their knowledge to make real world impact. The School of Business is committed to driving innovation and collaboration through our vast and growing industry partnerships with many industry partners benefiting from the research conducted by the School.

There are several ways that industry partners can engage with the School of Business, whether that be through offering internships, student projects, guest lecturing, advisory panel membership, consulting projects or commissioned research.

Industry engagement occurs in many forms, including:

Our Business School offers both paid and unpaid internships for students across a range of disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, hospitality management, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, property and sports management. More information about internships can be found here

Provide practical hands on work integrated learning opportunities to students to build graduate employability as students work on your business or consultancy project to solve a real world business problem. Students are supervised by an academic staff member in the specific discipline area of the business project.

The External Advisory Committee (EAC) is made up of regional, national, and international leaders in a range of fields and activities. The overall purpose of this committee is to provide advice and direction on the School’s Education and Research agenda along with facilitating and developing the School’s engagement with the broader business and related community. The EAC will primarily act as an advisory board to provide collegial advice and hands-on assistance to help the School achieve its objectives.

We encourage industry partners to be involved in our Professional Career Units employability events; an initiative designed for students to give them greater employability skills and make wise choices about their future career. Industry partners can hold a stall , workshop, provide a keynote speaker or sponsor a networking event.

The School of Business recognises high achieving students at their annual awards evening where students are presented with industry sponsored awards and prizes.

Industry partners offer a range of philanthropic and sponsored scholarships to our School of Business students to support their studies.

Academic staff in the School of Business have specialised expertise to  collaborate with industry on targeted research and/or consultancy projects.

Industry partners are able to offer research scholarships and awards to School of Business research students (Master of Research, Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy) to study an area of interest  or solve a specific business problem.

Offering  graduate positions to  School of Business students through Western Sydney University’s careers hub

Bring industry experience into the classroom by offering to present a guest lecture in your area of expertise, showcase the latest business developments in your field, conduct a simulation, demonstrate the application of  new technology,  or to present a case study.

The School of Business Engagement Team

The School of Business is supported by a friendly engagement team to assist our industry partners as they engage with our school. The team can be contacted at business.engagements@westernsydney.edu.au about any of the engagement activities outlined above or to discuss any other engagement activity or event.

Dr Michelle Cull,
Associate Dean,
Engagement/Senior Lecturer-
Accounting & Financial Planning

Raymonda Aoun,
Engagement Officer

Mr Michael Darby,
Placements Officer

Current Industry Partners