Jennifer Daetz

Captain, Deputy Hydrographer, Royal Australian Navy

Master of Business Administration-Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Having completed her Master in Business Administration (MBA) at JCU in 2009, Royal Australian Navy Commander Jennifer Daetz worked in a strategic management position in Canberra. Her MBA allowed Jenny to consolidate on management practices developed over her 24 year naval career and armed with new skills and knowledge she has elected to continue her studies at JCU. She is now undertaking a joint Masters in Business Administration and Dispute Resolution via correspondence.

As Jenny transitions from middle management to senior management, she believes the dispute resolution program offers essential skills for today’s managers.

“I’ve learnt in some situations I’m doing a good job but in others there may be a better approach. The course material is thought provoking and the lecturers are very encouraging even via long distance. I enjoy the opportunity to explore areas that interest me.”

MBA students can include a week’s study tour to China or study abroad opportunities in Singapore, to observe culturally different management practices in a variety of businesses. The trip is organised by JCU and complements subjects such as globalisation and cross-cultural dispute resolution.

“JCU’s flexibility in delivery is the biggest advantage for me. The joint masters offers a really good balance in business administration and dispute resolution. This course is relevant to modern workplaces with different cultures, generations and genders and I know it will benefit me in the future.”