Alumni and faculty converge at “footie” game in Melbourne

September 04, 2012

Alumni and faculty of the Global Leadership dual degree program at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, held its inaugural event in Melbourne on Friday, July 27.  With nearly 20 in attendance and another 80,000 in the stadium, alumni and faculty were treated to an exciting game of Australian football (aka “footie”) between rivals Essendon and Hawthorn.

The event featured an opportunity for alumni to meet and greet, and begin the foundational work for establishing an alumni group for the dual degree leadership program, which is through Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS), and is now in its fifth year of operation.

“Your presence tonight is an indication of your dedication to the Swinburne University and Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies global leadership partnership and its successful continuity,” said Dee Masiello, assistant dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the College of Professional Studies, in welcoming the alumni. “As leadership alumni, you have an awesome opportunity to create a support and network forum for current and future graduates.”

The Global Leadership program is part of the Offshore Graduate Programs offering, which enables students to earn two master’s degrees in just two years while studying at one of the College’s partner institutions.


Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to providing career-focused educational programs that are designed to accommodate the complex lives of motivated learners. Offered in a variety of innovative formats, CPS courses are taught by accomplished scholars and practitioners who have real-world experience. The result is an educational experience founded on proven scholarship, strengthened with practical application, and sustained by academic excellence.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a comprehensive, global research university. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 165 graduate programs, ranging from professional master’s degrees to interdisciplinary PhD programs. Northeastern’s research enterprise is aligned with three national imperatives: health, security and sustainability. Northeastern students participate in co-op and other forms of experiential learning in 90 countries on all seven continents.