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Mr Bob O'Connor
Executive Director, Graduate School of Business and QUTeX
Faculty of Business & Law,
QUT Graduate School of Business
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MBA (Queensland University of Technology), LLM (Queensland University of Technology), Grad Dip in Computing (Canberra College of Adv Ed), BAppSc (Canberra College of Adv Ed)


Bob leads the QUT Graduate School of Business and QUTeX, a multidisciplinary school that specialises in MBA, executive and professional development programs designed to develop leaders with the competence and confidence to succeed in complex, ambiguous, emergent environments.
He has led the Graduate School of Business since 2011, building the capability and reputation of the School with innovative MBA, EMBA and executive education programs. In 2017, the QUT EMBA was ranked #1 in the nation by the Australian Financial Review Boss magazine.
Bob’s first career was in the IT sector, commencing as a software engineer and subsequently in marketing and management roles in multinational hardware and services companies. As General Manager Operations he led the dynamic growth of an innovative software company that listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in February 2000.
Bob holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Science and postgraduate qualifications in Information Technology, Business, Law and Leadership Coaching. Today his interests include graduate education, leadership coaching and strategic procurement, in addition to family, golf and travel.

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