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Are you looking for the knowledge you need to action change? The University of Queensland Business School can provide deeper insights into your business challenges, to help you implement informed and high-impact decisions in a landscape led by disruption and rapid digital change.

Tap into the expertise of our researchers, who work collaboratively with government agencies, corporations, businesses and service organisations on emerging challenges.

From corporate sustainability to managing organisational trust, AI challenges and workforce diversity, we can co-design solutions to achieve your objectives.

UQ Business School is a world-leader for the quality and impact of its research and expertise. Our expertise spans a wide range of areas, including business leadership, strategy, sustainability, service innovation, technology for tomorrow, trust, ethics and governance, and entrepreneurship.

We offer a variety of opportunities to partner and engage together to address your organisational challenges by developing new knowledge, delivering actionable outcomes, recruiting the brightest business minds or shaping the future of your industry.

Why partner with us? 

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Transformative expertise 

Leverage insights from world-class researchers and thought leaders to create more successful and sustainable organisations and communities.

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Executive education 

Professional development delivered by our experts, tailored to your industry and business goals. 

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Facilities 

Access cutting-edge lab equipment for valuable insight into human behaviour.

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Top talent 

Gain fresh ideas from emerging talent for projects and placements, including MBA and PhD students.

 

Ways we can partner and collaborate with you

 

Partnerships for organisational, industry and government challenges

  • Researching and identifying the full scope of your challenges. Sometimes you need to better understand or define what your challenge is before looking at solutions to fit. We’ve worked with organisations including the Australian Defence Force on a Defence Innovation Bridge to help underpin key issues to better accelerate innovation.
  • Researching a need in your business or industry and developing tools and frameworks to help your workforce or management recover and future-proof. Dr Kate Power has been researching the arts sector for a while and was able to provide support during COVID-19 with an Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship grant to partner with Queensland Ballet, La Boite Theatre and Theatre Network Australia to better understand the challenges of performing artists and develop a first of a kind peer-to-peer program, adapted from a framework utilised by global organisations.
  • Addressing capacity challenges, system impacts and succession planning. An ongoing partnership with the Business School and Queensland Health has helped support the rollout of digitisation across SE QLD hospitals over several years. Professor Andrew Burton-Jones and his team, research and review how the new systems are impacting the health workforce, its uptake and areas for improvement for a continued successful rollout.
  • Timely contribution guided by cutting-edge research for government submissions. Our researchers frequently collaborate with and make submissions for government, including a preliminary submission in partnership with KPMG for the 2032 Olympics on the economic, social and environmental impacts of the hosting the Olympics in Brisbane to help guide Government decision-making on putting forward the winning bid.
  • Utilising government and funding opportunities. We can work together to submit research grants and development funding, such as Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grants that help transform your organisation, industry or society.

Partnerships for organisational, industry and government challenges

  • Researching and identifying the full scope of your challenges. Sometimes you need to better understand or define what your challenge is before looking at solutions to fit. We’ve worked with organisations including the Australian Defence Force on a Defence Innovation Bridge to help underpin key issues to better accelerate innovation.
  • Researching a need in your business or industry and developing tools and frameworks to help your workforce or management recover and future-proof. Dr Kate Power has been researching the arts sector for a while and was able to provide support during COVID-19 with an Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship grant to partner with Queensland Ballet, La Boite Theatre and Theatre Network Australia to better understand the challenges of performing artists and develop a first of a kind peer-to-peer program, adapted from a framework utilised by global organisations.
  • Addressing capacity challenges, system impacts and succession planning. An ongoing partnership with the Business School and Queensland Health has helped support the rollout of digitisation across SE QLD hospitals over several years. Professor Andrew Burton-Jones and his team, research and review how the new systems are impacting the health workforce, its uptake and areas for improvement for a continued successful rollout.
  • Timely contribution guided by cutting-edge research for government submissions. Our researchers frequently collaborate with and make submissions for government, including a preliminary submission in partnership with KPMG for the 2032 Olympics on the economic, social and environmental impacts of the hosting the Olympics in Brisbane to help guide Government decision-making on putting forward the winning bid.
  • Utilising government and funding opportunities. We can work together to submit research grants and development funding, such as Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grants that help transform your organisation, industry or society.

 

Accessing top talent

  • Access the brightest business minds in Australia with our top MBA and PhD candidates. Guided by world-leading lecturers and researchers, our students help tackle your organisational challenges with a fresh perspective informed by cutting-edge research and industry knowledge. Whether utilised through a dedicated internship, industry project or wider partnership, there are multiple ways you can engage our student talent.
  • Guest lecture. As a guest speaker in one of our teaching programs, you’ll have the opportunity to position your organisation as an expert in key topics and forge links with business graduates and professionals alike.
  • Sponsor a UQ Business School research chair or research facility. If you would like to embed research capability and talent into your organisation, a sponsored chair can be a great way to develop a deeper relationship to develop a program to help shape and execute research for your organisation, provide thought leadership reports and insight to stakeholders and staff and become and become industry-leader. Discover some of our current sponsored chairs.

 

Developing capacity, skills and future-proofing

  • Build capability, embed innovation and future-proof your workforce with Executive Education. Whether you would need to upskill your workforce with our scheduled workshops at  UQ'sBrisbane city venue or custom courses specifically to meet your organisational needs, our facilitators can help your staff strengthen their leadership and company culture, solidify their strategy and embed innovation for growth, 
  • Join one of our industry advisory boards or participate in a workshop designed to facilitate change between academia and industry. Through the Business School research hubs and Thought Leadership Series, we invite our partners to help knowledge-share and contribute to actioning impact to shape research agendas that can shift the direction of an entire industry.
  • Co-facilitate conferences, events or workshops with UQ Business School. You’ll bring together members of multiple groups – including but not limited to other businesses, industry bodies, government agencies, community organisations and academics – to explore solutions to complex challenges.

MBA students at UQ Brisbane City

Accessing top talent

  • Access the brightest business minds in Australia with our top MBA and PhD candidates. Guided by world-leading lecturers and researchers, our students help tackle your organisational challenges with a fresh perspective informed by cutting-edge research and industry knowledge. Whether utilised through a dedicated internship, industry project or wider partnership, there are multiple ways you can engage our student talent.
  • Guest lecture. As a guest speaker in one of our postgraduate programs, you’ll have the opportunity to position your organisation as an expert in key topics and forge links with law graduates and professionals alike.
  • Sponsor a UQ Business School research chair or research facility. If you would like to embed research capability and talent into your organisation, a sponsored chair can be a great way to develop a deeper relationship to develop a program to help shape and execute research for your organisation, provide thought leadership reports and insight to stakeholders and staff and become and become industry-leader. Discover some of our current sponsored chairs.

Developing capacity, skills and future-proofing

  • Build capability, embed innovation and future-proof your workforce with Executive Education. Whether you would need to upskill your workforce with our scheduled workshops at  UQ'sBrisbane city venue or custom courses specifically to meet your organisational needs, our facilitators can help your staff strengthen their leadership and company culture, solidify their strategy and embed innovation for growth, 
  • Join one of our industry advisory boards or participate in a workshop designed to facilitate change between academia and industry. Through the Business School research hubs and Thought Leadership Series, we invite our partners to help knowledge-share and contribute to actioning impact to shape research agendas that can shift the direction of an entire industry.
  • Co-facilitate conferences, events or workshops with UQ Business School. You’ll bring together members of multiple groups – including but not limited to other businesses, industry bodies, government agencies, community organisations and academics – to explore solutions to complex challenges.

MBA students at UQ Brisbane City

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Business School research hubs create impact 

The Business School research hubs are designed to tackle real societal and industry challenges that span across wide topics of national and international importance. We invite you to collaborate with UQ Business School's cutting-edge research to stay a step ahead, solving problems that matter to you, your customers and stakeholders. 

Business School research hubs create impact 

The Business School research hubs are designed to tackle real societal and industry challenges that span across wide topics of national and international importance. We invite you to collaborate with UQ Business School's cutting-edge research to stay a step ahead, solving problems that matter to you, your customers and stakeholders. 

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Reach out

Have an idea or issue you'd like to explore?  Please feel free to discuss your needs with individual researchers directly or email our external engagement team, headed by Associate Professor Tim Kastelle.

The research team will respond within 24 hours of receiving your email if you contact her during the working week. From there, she’ll reach out to arrange an online or in-person catch-up at a time that suits you to discuss the challenges you’re facing.

Associate Professor Tim Kastelle
Director, External Engagement 
UQ Business School

Email Tim