New venture to boost WA business

July 15, 2010

A new Murdoch University venture aims to help private and public sector organisations improve the performance of their businesses through innovative executive education programs.

The Murdoch Executive Education Centre (EEC) has been established to allow organisations to enhance their executive capability by taking advantage of Murdoch’s considerable expertise, combined with that of leading independent practitioners.

Director Richard Duldig said research had found there was a clear link between the quality of management and productivity.

“A recent research project for the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research benchmarked management practices in Australian manufacturing firms globally,” he said.

“It found that the management practices of organisations were vital in adapting to and shaping future opportunities. EEC aims to help managers develop leadership skills, improve organisational performance and build effective and sustainable enterprise.”

Richard said EEC was unusual among executive education centres in that it was not part of a business school.

“Because we are independent we can draw on expertise from right across the University and beyond to fit an individual organisation’s needs. It allows us to be highly flexible and respond quickly to market demands,” he said.

“Our work in this field also has the potential to open up a whole host of opportunities for Murdoch, from new research collaborations to internships and student placements and graduate employment opportunities.

“And it will provide another route for information to flow between academics and industry – reinforcing the currency of our staff’s knowledge.”

EEC is based in Hasler Road, Herdsman, but will be delivering open and customised programs throughout the metropolitan area.

For more information visit or ring 9360 1775.

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