Professor Marie Wilson is Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law) of the University of South Australia Business School. Since gaining her initial degree in Science at Florida State University, Professor Wilson has studied and worked across the globe and has been a senior manager in strategy and Human Resource Management for seven public companies, including one of the world’s largest IT firms.

Professor Wilson’s specialities include the management of performance (with a focus on professionals and knowledge work), decision-making and the human side of entrepreneurship and economic development. She has published and lectured extensively in these areas.

Under Professor Wilson’s leadership the UniSA Business School’s MBA has been awarded a Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) five-star rating for 10 consecutive years, and was ranked number one online MBA in Australia in 2019 by the Australian Financial Review, BOSS Survey. The UniSA Business School was awarded a five-star rating in QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Rankings, gained continuation of the highly prestigious EQUIS accreditation (which looks for a balance between high academic quality and professional relevance), achieved above world-class standard research in Business in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia ranking, and launched both the Australian Centre for Business Growth in partnership with ANZ, and the Institute for Choice.

Professor Wilson holds a Juris Doctor (JD) in contract and employment law, a PhD in management and has over 20 years of university leadership experience, including senior roles at Griffith University and the University of Auckland. She also has extensive experience in start-up and high technology ventures, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute for Company Directors, and a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Managers (AIM) and The Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).