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Mona School of Business on growth path

Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM
From left: James Moss-Solomon, executive-in-residence to the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM); Professor Densil Williams, executive director, MSBM; Professor Archibald McDonald, principal, UWI, Mona; and Minna Israel, chair of the board and distinguished business fellow of MSBM; are captured at the recent retreat at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club.

Mona School of Business & Manage-ment (MSBM), University of the West Indies (UWI), will put in motion a range of reforms aimed at further elevating the institution's success locally, regionally and internationally. The announcements were made at the school's staff and faculty retreat held recently at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club, St Catherine.

MSBM head Professor Densil Williams outlined the institution's short-term areas of strategic focus. These are:

1. Growing the school's revenues;

2. Increasing faculty productivity through increased and relevant research work that positively impact nation building;

3. Preparation for accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest body for accrediting business schools which will, in turn, give added quality assurance, and;

4. Curriculum reform based on changes in the world of work and offering students the skill set needed for success.

importance of leadership

Professor Williams also spoke to the importance of leadership and institution building in order for the school to achieve its 2017 goals and beyond. In that vein, he noted that transparency, accountability, trustworthiness, and selflessness represent the school's core values and are the foundation upon which its strategic plan is built.

Meanwhile, UWI Mona principal Professor Archibald McDonald says MSBM has taken its place as a centre of excellence on the Mona campus and congratulated the school for receiving accreditation from the Association of MBAs, the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. He also urged the school to increase its research output in order to assist Jamaica 's economic development.

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Professor Evan Duggan stressed that the school has to continue to stay at the academic forefront and emphasised the importance of graduates moving on to successful careers and jobs within their field.