Title

Notre Dame Achieves Australian First in Marketing Accreditation

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 11-3-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

The University of Notre Dame Australia has become the first university in the state to receive Marketing Accreditation from the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Until now, no formal protocols for accreditation have existed within the industry.

In August 2004, Dr David Clark-Murphy, Senior Lecturer in the University's College of Business, gained agreement from AMI, via their WA branch, to develop and propose such a set of protocols for universal use, and to use Notre Dame as the pilot accreditation procedure.

All Notre Dame business degree details were analysed on the basis of unit composition and teaching mode, before being submitted to AMI for endorsement and recognition.

To mark the successful completion of this pilot scheme, Mr Daniel Devellerez, AMI's WA State President, visited Notre Dame on Wednesday 2 November, where he gave a one-hour presentation on AMI's recently established recognition protocols for university degrees.

AMI will then join the University's College of Business in formally establishing two prizes in marketing, a $250 prize for the best undergraduate progress in marketing, and a $500 prize for the best graduating marketing student.

Dr Clark-Murphy confirmed that Notre Dame looked forward to a long relationship of mutual benefits stemming from this new recognition, with students motivated to become student AMI members, and to pursue further studies in the field, and for all business students to enjoy the satisfaction of completing qualifications that are fully endorsed by the leading body within the industry.

For media related information contact: The Media Office, University of Notre Dame, Direct line: 08 9433 0698, Mobile: 0408 959 138, Email: media@nd.edu.au