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NSW sponsored visas lock international graduates out: agents

Many former international students have been locked out of state-sponsored skilled migration visas in NSW.

  • Julie Hare

Free training scheme rewrites the rule book on education

A new model of financing education is delivering skills to the underemployed while guaranteeing governments a timely solution to skill shortages.

  • Julie Hare

Graduate visas just papering over the skills gap

We must tackle structural issues around the temporary graduate visa, migration prospects and international graduates’ access to the labour market.

  • Ly Tran and George Tan

The AFR BOSS ranking of best business schools explained

There are separate indices for reputation, quality and career impact and an overall ranking. The three categories are drawn from publicly available information.

  • Professor Tim Brown and Emeritus Professor Stephen Parker

UNSW the top-ranked business school for career prospects

Personalised programs help propel UNSW to the top of the career impact category in the inaugural AFR BOSS Best Business Schools list.

  • Therese Raft
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AFR BOSS Best Business School revealed

Victorian-based universities claim two of the top five places in the inaugural ranking of Australia’s 37 business schools.

  • Sally Patten

Edith Cowan the top-ranked business school for quality

Perth-based university is No. 1 ranked for quality in the inaugural AFR BOSS Best Business Schools list.

  • Julie Hare

What this school in Darwin can teach the rest of Australia

Principal Fathma Mauger was surprised to find high levels of stress among upper primary children about their future careers. Results from changes she made have been stunning.

  • Julie Hare

Flexible approach an advantage for regional universities

Regional universities specialise in meeting industry needs and offering courses that combine flexibility with responsiveness to global trends.

  • Mark Eggleton

Surf, sun and study just the ticket for international students

University rankings aside, Australian beaches and lifestyle are  strong drawcards for international students.

  • Nina Hendy

Private universities make a mark with industry links

Vastly outnumbered by public universities, Australia’s private universities have forged strong links with their students and key industry groups.

  • Mark Eggleton

Truancy is a scandal, but don’t blame the kids

Poor teaching, not poor homes, is the cause of truancy. But that should also make the problem easier to fix directly in Australia’s classrooms.

  • Glenn Fahey

Demand grows for data science and analytics execs

Data is the new corporate currency as digitisation sweeps every market in the world.

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How online short courses are developing the next crop of executives

The nation’s universities are brimming with short courses aimed squarely at the executive sector.

  • Nina Hendy

What’s hot in postgraduate business courses

Business schools are responding to the changes in the job market induced by the pandemic, hybrid work arrangements and the rapid onset of the digital economy.

  • Sian Powell
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Experience no bar as students rush to join upskilling frenzy

Management work experience is not a prerequisite for learning and many cohorts consist of a mix of upwardly mobile mid-career managers and fresh graduates.

  • Therese Raft

Melbourne University the top-ranked business school for reputation

The list of the best business schools by reputation was dominated by the Go8 universities.

  • Sian Powell

Absenteeism on the rise amid falling school performance

Growing rates of absenteeism from school might go hand in hand with declining standards identified by the Productivity Commission.

  • Julie Hare

These executives did an MBA and started their own companies

Business schools are incubators of the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Three MBA students reveal how they were inspired to turn ideas into businesses.

  • Sian Powell

How to choose the best business school for you

With so many business schools, making a decision as to where to study can be surprisingly difficult. A recent survey asked students what was important to them.

  • Julie Hare