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Flexibility and cost were the chief considerations when Doris Xu signed up for an MBA on Coursera.

Why Macquarie Uni is offering a $39,000 MBA online

Disruption is exaggerated in the short term and under-estimated in the long term. For students, the benefits of online education platforms are profound.

  • Julie Hare
Data scientists and analysts need a broad mix of highly technical and soft skills.

Hard data jobs need to embrace soft skills

Analysts and scientists must explain complex results to non-technical stakeholders, which requires a specific set of talents.

  • Nicki Bourlioufas

Melbourne tops Australian unis for executive MBA ranking

Melbourne Business School has again claimed top Australian spot in a global ranking of executive MBAs, while Monash University came from nowhere to score third spot.

  • Julie Hare

Partnering Institutions



The Australian Graduate School of Management.

Learn more about the Australian Graduate School of Management

AGSM at UNSW Business School offers innovative, experiential, world-class programs to equip a new generation of leaders for an accelerating world.



Ewen Hollingsworth, left, with Spark 
Finance co-founder Cam Haynes.

Spark funds students to Ivy League, Oxbridge degrees

Ewen Hollingsworth’s MBA at Oxford was life changing. It also sparked an idea about how to help others achieve their education dreams.

  • Julie Hare

Skill shortages reshape leadership trajectories

Promotion of internal candidates into management positions despite lacking the skills is becoming more common as employers struggle to find appropriate contenders.

  • Nicki Bourlioufas


AGSM prepares the next generation of leaders.

The Australian Graduate School of Management

AGSM offers innovative and experiential post-graduate programs designed to equip a new generation of leaders to make an impact in an accelerating world.



Microcredentials offer cheap and time-saving ways to upskill.

Short courses fail on policy options

Micro-credentials and short online courses are changing the education landscape. But there is confusion as to how these tiny units of learning should be recognised.

  • Julie Hare
There are vast workforce shortages in the cyber security space.

Cyber shortages drive higher pay and new demand for education

Organisations need to upskill cybersecurity professionals to develop their management and soft skills, as well as their technical skills.

  • Nicki Bourlioufas


Experts say that the shift to dedicated online learning caused by the pandemic is likely to be permanent.

Educators take hybrid approach to curriculum rollout

Experts say that the shift to dedicated online learning caused by the pandemic is likely to be permanent.


by Open LMS

Proper leadership training makes healthcare managers better practitioners and communicators, says Megan Breen.

Leadership is key to an efficient and compassionate health system

Postgraduate study can vastly improve communication and skills while adding considerable levels of comprehension to the business of healthcare.

  • Nicki Bourlioufas
Thought leaders are driven by an open mind and a hunger for knowledge.

Thought leadership a vital business success ingredient post pandemic

To be a thought leader, you need to have the desire to develop the requisite skills, you need to be in the right environment, and you need to be exposed to a mix of visionaries across a variety of topics. Other attributes that support thought leadership include an open mind and a hunger for knowledge.


by RMIT University

Sanjeet Ajgaonkar, who works with PwC, says the carbon literacy course consolidated his understanding of “how to make an impact”.

Carbon literacy course teaches a common language

The program provides a baseline understanding and introduces participants to a common language across all functions of an organisation.

  • Julie Hare


A digital transformation project paved the way for the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s pandemic response – and ability to respond swiftly.

What does digital transformation mean for senior leaders?

A digital transformation project paved the way for the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s pandemic response – and ability to respond swiftly.


by Melbourne Business School

The top four Australian universities for producing CEOs

A new analysis ranks the University of New South Wales, Australian National University, Macquarie University and the University of South Australia as the best.

  • Agnes King and Julie Hare
Australians are taking responsibility for their own upsklling.

Lockdowns led to a boom in online learning, much of it work related

Australians are signing up for informal education and training in vast numbers.

  • Julie Hare
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  • Industry Insight
  • UTS
Prof Andrew Parfitt of UTS

Why a UTS micro-credential might be just what you need

The tidal wave of digital disruption is challenging traditional education models and providing new opportunities for individuals and employers.


by UTS

Skills of the future arrive in various formats

UTS is offering demand-driven learning that tackles skill shortages while Newcastle University stresses the importance of change management.

  • Alexandra Cain

Lifelong learning is now a part of work

Industry is partnering with universities in equipping employees with the skills necessary for a changing workplace.

  • Therese Raft
Universities in Australia had hoped for the return of international students before the end of last year.

Banking, finance getting teeth into tech

The financial services sector is increasingly relying on micro-credentials to bridge the gap between industry and technological developments.

  • Nicki Bourlioufas
professionals are turning to micro-credentials to ensure their skills are current and to broaden their areas of expertise.

Dip into short courses for a chance to extend core knowledge

There is now an easy road to professional development: take advantage of one of the many micro courses in your subject.

  • Alexandra Cain

Transferable skills need to be road-tested for new workplaces

The experiential part of learning is an important component that industry sectors and job candidates benefit from.

  • Therese Raft
Students are becoming more interested in badging through which they receive formal credentials, says Nora Koslowski, of Melbourne Business School. 

Badging is a catching trend among skill-seekers

Badging, which allows students to showcase their learning achievements as a digital proof on social networks, is a growing phenomenon.

  • Mark Eggleton
WA universities are boldly developing micro courses to upskill managers and workers to cope with the changing industry needs.

Universities rush to fill the skills gap in mining

Industry involvement has led to universities developing relevant and flexible credentials.

  • Ruth Callaghan
IPEKA Integrated Christian School  has achieved the top ranking in its mathematics performance among private schools in the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Right skill just the ticket on the corporate ladder

Recruiters are noticing a large increase in the number of executives wanting to climb the corporate ranks listing newly acquired micro-credentials on their CVs.

  • Nina Hendy