Valuable connections with industry leaders
Centre for Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) - disrupting the higher education agenda. Where students have an immediate exposure to highly acclaimed entrepreneurs and organisations, directly involved in business in Australia.

Valuable connections with industry leaders
Centre for Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) - disrupting the higher education agenda. Where students have an immediate exposure to highly acclaimed entrepreneurs and organisations, directly involved in business in Australia.

Real-world education
Welcome to the CFE

Background

CFE is the brainchild of Alan Manly - founder, owner and Managing Director of Group Colleges Australia and UBSS, with over 20 years of experience in the Australian Education industry. Alan Manly is an Australian entrepreneur and company director. He has over ten years of higher education experience and leadership and he has published 30+ articles in a range of national and international publications.  

Alan recognises the importance of an MBA student not just receiving a class room education, but also hearing from and being involved in Australian businesses, to truly develop to job ready graduates. The Centre for Entrepreneurship operates within UBSS, a respected private higher education provider in Sydney, Australia offering Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Business awards.

Inspiration

His first book "When There Are Too Many Lawyers" tells the story of an entrepreneur caught up in a ten year court case. His new book " The Unlikely Entrepreneur" is an essential read for all aspiring entrepreneurs. 
Learn more about Alan Manly

Enriching opportunities
A global perspective to teaching

Fellows of the CFE are subject matter experts in their field, who present to students complementing the business and entrepreneurial material covered in class. Providing real world insights into being an entrepreneur. Topics include raising funds, creativity and new idea viability assessment, dealing with regulation, cutting through marketing and many other valuable topics.

World-class opportunities

 The CFE develops the following vital business skills for UBSS students:

  • Create an entrepreneurial mindset - learning from and be exposed to highly successful entrepreneurs from different industry verticals;
  • Develop ‘business acumen’, to make the right business decisions at the right time
  • Acquire knowledge of ever changing business climates, nationally and globally;
  • Enhance professional development communication, negotiating and persuasion skills together with ‘real time’ executives.

UBSS prides itself in offering students a holistic learning environment, combining qualifications and a distinct advantage into their business area of choice, whilst attaining their MBA and promises a ‘hands on’ environment. Cutting edge learning and innovation is a highly sought after attribute for students in today's higher education environment. This is achieved at UBSS by providing opportunities for students to hear from experts in their business field and from the opportunity to work on real life business problems in Australian businesses.

The latest news, views, and announcements
CFE Newsletter

Welcome message

Welcome everyone to our Centre for Entrepreneurship information newsletter where I’ll be sharing story highlights from the many facets of entrepreneurship here at UBSS. The CFE Newsletter will be published every two months beginning in July 2021. We’ll keep them short and sweet, with a maximum of three to four topics that are easy to read.

I hope you will enjoy these publications.

Regards,
Adjunct Professor Art Phillips
Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship (UBSS)

 

September 2021

Congratulations to all our recent graduates of UBSS, where we combined our 2019 and 2020 student cohorts of graduates into this year’s ceremony, which took place at the Sydney Opera House in May. I want to thank our Fellows for your continued involvement and expertise given to UBSS, and in particular to Daniel Bendel (author and Fellow), and Stephen Parker (publisher, lecturer and Fellow) for your profound work with the UBSS publication series.

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July 2021 

In our first edition of the CFE Newsletter,  I want to congratulate our CEO, Alan Manly for his recent OAM. It is such an honour for Alan, his family and all of us at UBSS/GCA. I also want to thank our Fellows for your continued involvement and expertise given to UBSS, and a very warm welcome to Sam Sorace and Ray Dib, two new Fellows to our Centre who are featured inside this edition.

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Leading Knowledge Network

We are delighted to introduce the new 2021 CFE Fellows. 

Art Phillips - Director CFE
Steve James
Stephen Parker
Jamie Rigg
Matija Squire
Peter Wallace
Rahul Daga
Jessica Ferguson
Bernadette Or
Tanya Graham
Michelle Carlyle
Simon Chhoeu
Dimitri Kopanakis
Lawrence Potter
Daniel Bendel
Simon Shenton
Barry Gordon
Ray Dib
Sam Sorace