MACQUARIE University Graduate School of Management (MGSM), Australia’s top ranked MBA School, is launching its management program in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

MGSM Dean Professor Alex Frino said: “Sydney’s east is a hub of young and highly-educated professionals. Nearly 50 per cent of the population is between the ages of 25 to 44 and 42 per cent of the population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher — this is 15 per cent higher than the state average.

[showads ad=MREC]“We also know that these young, ambitious professionals enjoy living in the east. In their bid to avoid crossing the bridge, 68 per cent choose to work in the city or their local suburbs. And, why wouldn’t they? It’s a fabulous and vibrant part of Sydney.

We are giving them the chance to remain in their community and access the best MBA Australia has to offer.”

Professor Frino is an eastern suburbs resident himself and believes there is an abundance of leaders and leadership potential among the local businesses and residents in the area.

He said: “MGSM looks forward to directly meeting this community’s leadership development needs and providing some quality competition to other management schools already servicing the area.”

The east is a spiritual home for MGSM as it’s the location of the Macquarie Lighthouse, which recently returned to the school’s logo following its rebranding.

“The Macquarie Lighthouse is a beacon for the school’s history and character, and it will be a privilege to teach in its light. For this reason, the new location feels like a return to our roots, rather than a new venture,” Professor Frino said.

Classes will begin in January 2016 on Monday nights, hosted by MGSM’s East MBA partner, the InterContinental, Sydney, Double Bay. To begin with, MGSM will offer four core MBA units at the Double Bay location — one unit per term — with the first taught by Professor Frino himself.

The MGSM East MBA will be holding information sessions at the InterContinental, Sydney, Double Bay on September 30 and October 14 presented by Professor Alex Frino.

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