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Forum: Challenging the Business Model of Education
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The Importance of Student Exchange/International Travel to Business Education
Professor Marie Wilson is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law) of the University of South Australia Business School, a position she commenced in August 2013. She leads the top business school in the state, the study destination of choice for more than 8000 students located in Adelaide, Australia, and across the globe.
Professor Wilson has had a distinguished career that has spanned multinational corporations, high technology start-ups, NGOs, not-for-profits and universities. She is a graduate of AICD, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management.
In the 1970s Professor Wilson graduated from Florida State University with a first degree in Science and followed that with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Neuroanatomy. For several years she worked in vocational rehabilitation in Florida.
In the 1980s Professor Wilson completed a Master of Science in Management and Statistics at the University of Arizona, before moving on to study Law, and working as a Legal Research Associate for a local law firm. During this period she was also working as an Assistant Professor in Science and Mathematics on the Navajo and Hopi lands of northern Arizona.
She completed a PhD in Management and Law at The University of Arizona, then worked at NCR Corporation in Ohio as Director, Corporate Compensation and Manager HR Development, while also holding the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor in Management and Executive Education at the University of Dayton.
In 1991 Professor Wilson joined the University of Auckland Business School; in 1995 she was promoted to Foundation Dean of the Graduate School of Business, and then in 2006 to Head of Department, Management and International Business. Professor Wilson secured more than $2 million in research funding and five teaching awards during her time at the University of Auckland.
From 1991 to 2008 Professor Wilson was Managing Director of Wilson and Associates in New Zealand where she developed and delivered training and solutions for organisational development, strategic management and leadership to more than 50 New Zealand organisations and businesses, including the Ministry of Commerce, NZ Post, and the Bank of New Zealand.
In 2009 she was appointed Academic Dean at Griffith University’s Business School, where her responsibilities included quality improvement, accreditation and performance excellence in teaching, research and industry engagement.
Professor Wilson’s teaching and research has focussed on human performance in the workplace and its links to innovation and enterprise. She has published more than 30 refereed journal articles and five books and monographs along with eight book chapters.