MBA and Graduate Certificate Information Evening

Event details


Date and time

  • Thursday 16 November 2023
    5:30pm - 7:30pm

    5:30pm: Registration
    5:45pm: MBA Quarter Tour
    6:00pm: Presentation
    6:50pm: Networking

    Free parking available


  • Graduates and near graduates
  • Postgraduate students

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration is essential
Register here

MBA and Graduate Certificate Information Evening

About this event

Join us for an information evening on Thursday 16 November and find out how you can build your path to business success and leadership. You’ll hear from our MBA Directors, industry leaders, academic staff, students and alumni who are making their mark in business.

We will also be joined by MBA Alumni and special guest John Van Der Wielen, Chair of Crown Perth, who will share his experiences and how a UWA MBA can help you take your career to the next level. 

Register today, and join us to network, learn about our flexible study options, close industry links, life-long learning program, scholarships and how a UWA MBA, recently ranked as WA's Top MBA Program in the QS Global MBA Ranking 2024, is the key to unlocking the next move in your career.

Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is essential.

What to expect 

  • Hear from an industry leader - John Van Der Wielen
  • Overview of UWA’s MBA programs and Graduate Certificate pathway options 
  • Speak with current students and/or alumni  
  • Meet our friendly academics and find out about various study options    
  • Get helpful application advice   

Industry Speaker

Mr John Van Der Wielen has over 30 years’ experience in wealth management, private banking, investments and insurance, which includes executive positions in global financial services groups. These positions allowed Mr Van Der Wielen to work in London, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Sydney and Perth, for major brands such as Crown Resorts, Blackstone, HBF Heath Ltd, Lloyds Banking Group, Lombard Assurance and ANZ Bank.

Mr Van Der Wielen currently holds the role of Chair, Crown Perth and is a Non-Executive Director on the Blackstone owned Crown Resorts Australia Ltd. Mr Van Der Wielen is also Chair of Orthocell (OCC), serves on the Board of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), was appointed by the Western Australian Government to be the inaugural Chair of the Government’s Future Health Research & Innovation Fund (FHRI) and Senior Advisor Australia, for Appian Capital Advisory UK.

Mr Van Der Wielen holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia, has studied at London Business School and Oxford University, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



The UWA Business School experience 

The UWA Business School is overseen by a board of highly  influential business leaders. The School works closely with  leading companies, a network of individuals and graduates, and the broader business community. The UWA Business  School’s supporters provide guest lecturers, case studies, mentoring, and a suite of scholarships and prizes, all designed to support our students as they achieve at the highest level. 

Our connections with industry allow students to engage with potential employers and ensure our teaching is constantly informed by practical, industry-relevant expertise. Our industry supporters include AGL Energy, CBH Group, Chevron, Fortescue Metals Group, Reserve Bank of Australia, HBF, Wesfarmers Limited, Woodside and more.