Forging connection with Industry
At AIB, we know that providing our students with industry-reflective learning experiences is crucial to their success. By engaging with business leaders and tapping into key industries to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments, we can offer our students practical and relevant knowledge that they can apply in the business world. There are a number of ways in which we do that at AIB such as through our Industry Advisory Board, Alumni Industry Panels, industry accreditations and memberships, guest lectures and collaborations – all of which is designed to guide what we teach, how we deliver learning and how we support our students and graduates to achieve their career goals.
AIB Industry Advisory Board
The AIB Industry Advisory Board ensures AIB has its finger on the pulse of major trends and developments in the business world and delivers on the promise of being The Practical Business School. Established in 2020, the Industry Advisory Board provides strategic direction for AIB’s industry engagement portfolio, ensuring collaboration is outcomes-focused.
Industry Advisory Board Members
Serving as members on Industry Advisory Board are a number of external industry leaders who bring their unique perspectives as business owners, employers, industry trailblazers and mentors to the table. In addition are AIB executives, department leads and engagement leads who represent the school on the Board and work to co-create industry-aligned learning and customer experiences.
Co-Founder & Group CEO, Adv. Manufacturing
Future of Work Leader, Business Consulting
Founder & CEO, Venture Growth
Chief Executive, Electric Transport
General Manager, Elite Sport
Founder & CEO, Computer Software
Psychologist & Founder, Business Consulting
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Business
Academic Dean, Australian Institute of Business
Industry Engagement Manager, Australian Institute of Business
Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning, Australian Institute of Business
Associate Dean, Research, Australian Institute of Business
Student & Alumni Marketing Manager, Australian Institute of Business
AIB Alumni Industry Panels
AIB’s Alumni Industry Panels were first formed in 2020 to harness the expertise, insights and experiences of our diverse and highly skilled alumni members, and consult on current trends plus challenges within their industries. Today, 80 alumni members serve across five panels to consult regularly on what’s happening in the business world right now, how to evolve the MBA learning content and how AIB can continuously improve the student experience for all.
The five panels are:
- Leadership and Human Resource Management – chaired by Dr Mamun Ala
- Marketing and Entrepreneurship – chaired by Dr Sumesh Nair
- Finance and Corporate Governance – chaired by Dr Donald Winchester
- Operations and Supply Chain Strategy – chaired by Dr Ethan Nikookar
- Customer Experience (CX) – chaired by Megan Baker
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