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Melbourne Business School is where academic rigour and the relevance of the business world come together to equip emerging leaders with the knowledge, research insights and skill to lead and make an impact.

Professor Zeger Degraeve
Professor Zeger Degraeve

PROFESSOR ZEGER DEGRAEVE 

Dean, Melbourne Business School

Professor Zeger Degraeve joined Melbourne Business School in November 2011 as Dean. On 1 May 2013, he also became Dean of the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Business and Economics.

A leading expert in decision-making, risk, operations research and managing project portfolios, Professor Degraeve spent 12 years at London Business School. At LBS, he was inaugural Associate Dean of the Executive MBA Program and then Deputy Dean Programs, and a member of the School's Governing Body.

Zeger Degraeve has published more than 50 articles on decision making, optimisation, scenario analysis and risk assessment for leading journals, including Operations Research,Management Science and Harvard Business Review, and has won several awards. He is also a regular speaker at international conferences.


Professor Nasser Spear
Professor Nasser Spear

PROFESSOR NASSER SPEAR

Deputy Dean, Melbourne Business School

Nasser Spear is GL Wood Professor of Accounting and the Deputy Dean (Melbourne Business School). His previous positions in the Faculty include Associate Dean (Global Engagement) and the Head of the Department of Accounting.

Professor Spear’s research interests cover capital markets, security valuation, oil and gas accounting, and international financial reporting. He consults on broad accounting issues as well as quality assurance and accreditation in higher education and has led the establishment of several business schools.


Professor James R. Frederickson
Professor James R. Frederickson

PROFESSOR JAMES R. FREDERICKSON

Deputy Dean, Melbourne Business School

Jim Frederickson joined the Melbourne Business School in 2006. He started his academic career at Indiana University and joined the faculty at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 1997.​​

Jim’s primary research interest is the effect of financial accounting disclosures on investor judgments and decisions, and his secondary interest is integrating economic and psychological perspectives for how accounting information affects individuals’ judgments and decisions.

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