Adelaide Business Schools: 2023 Highlights

To wrap up 2023, the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics is reflecting on the year that was and featuring highlights from each school.

Dean of Business, Adelaide Business School, and Pro Vice Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) Professor Noel Lindsay says, "Continual improvement, quality, and excellence underpin all that the Adelaide Business School does and is. These elements were reinforced in the School’s 2022 international AACSB (Association to Advance Collegial Schools of Business) quality assurance re-accreditation where only 6% of all business schools globally receive such accreditation, with these qualities carrying through to the School’s 2023 international ISO 9001 (quality management system) and ISO 44001 (collaborative business relationship management system) re-certifications.

Of note, is that these latter certifications are typically held by quality-oriented industry and government organisations, and so the Adelaide Business School is unique in this regard; yet, they underpin the School’s relevance and alignment with its industry, government, and wider community stakeholders, and they underpin the quality of the School’s academic and professional team members, the quality of the student learning experience it delivers, and its focus on research excellence.

And so, it is not surprising that the School had a successful 2023 exceeding its targets while delivering societal impact through its many engagement activities. Building upon the School’s solid foundations, 2024 already looks promising based on its increasing student enrolments and research outputs, and with these expected to continue to increase through 2025."

While there have been many achievements, we have selected just a few that demonstrate what a special year this was for the Adelaide Business School students, staff, and alumni.

In no particular order:

  1. Wine Business PhD Candidate Syuzanna Mosikyan is one of nine Outbound Knowledge Exchange Bursary winners across the state. With her Exchange Bursary, Ms Mosikyan plans to visit Bordeaux in France, Mainz in Germany and Verona in Italy to engage with research collaborators, wineries, industry stakeholders and decision makers who are driving climate change adaptation solutions and focussing on novel varieties. Read more.

  2. The annual prize and awards ceremony hosted 170 of Business School staff, prize winners, sponsors, and guests. Read more.

  3. The Executive MBA Fundamentals of Leadership 2023 student cohort hit the track at The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem Bend to kick off the beginning of the Executive MBA Program for the year. Read more.

  4. Adelaide Business School established the Women in Leadership scholarship dedicated to supporting women through the MBA, and inaugural scholarship recipients were Simmonette Duggin and Jane Creaser. Read more.
  5. Professor Noel Lindsay, Dean of Business at Adelaide Business School and Pro Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship, has officially fundraised $4262 in the 2023 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. This is Professor Lindsay’s third consecutive sleepout, taking his total fundraising amount over 3 years to more than $11,000. Read more.
  6. Thanks to a multi-million dollar grant, academics from Adelaide Business School will collaborate with the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology and industry partners, to conduct research to produce, market and sell no- and low-alcohol (NOLO) wines that exceed consumer expectations. The research grant value is $2,997,599, and partners have contributed an additional $3,706,753 in cash and inkind. Read more.
  7. Adelaide Business School has recently been ranked as one of the top schools for career impact in The Australian Financial Review’s Best Business Schools 2023. Read more.
  8. Adelaide Business School academics have had many trips overseas this year, where they've presented research, connected with researchers from different institutions, visited partner universities, caught up with international alumni, attended workshops with global recruitment agents, and met prospective international students and answered their questions about heading 'down under' to study at the University of Adelaide! A few trip highlights included Singapore, Malaysia, India, and China.
  9.  Kimberly Philp, currently Head of Teaching for Chartered Accountancy Australia New Zealand, was our MBA valedictorian.
  10. 18 students from North Carolina State University undertook a 6-week exchange with Adelaide Business School. During their exchange they: had a Welcome to Country with Uncle Rod, undertook an Amazing Race scavenger hunt around Adelaide's iconic landmarks, kicked a football with Glenelg Football Club, cheered on Port Adelaide Football Club, met the locals at Cleland Wildlife Park, learned about our world famous wine at the d'Arenberg Cube and Treasury Wine Estates, sampled Haighs chocolates and fairy bread, visited Kangaroo Island, and last but not least, they successfully completed their course units! 

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