The University of Sydney Business School and the Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine have launched their 2015 search for Australia’s emerging leaders. Offering a prize package, which includes a $60,000 MBA scholarship.
The scholarship is a part of the Emerging Leaders program, a partnership between AFR BOSS and the University of Sydney Business School, designed to support and mentor Australia’s future business leaders.
Commenting on the 2015 search, Guy Ford, MBA Program Director at the University of Sydney of Business School said: “Our MBA program is committed to developing practical leadership skills and is heavily based on learning by doing. This a life changing opportunity for the recipient to acquire the knowledge and personal skills needed to join the next generation of senior leaders.”
The first recipient of the Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship was Anita Mitchell, who is responsible for leading the environmental and social sustainability strategy for Lend Lease’s $6 billion Barangaroo South development in Sydney.
“I had always thought about doing an MBA and through the Emerging Leaders selection rounds we participated in an MBA masterclass on business strategy. In half a day, I left so enlightened and engaged, I thought, if they can do that within half a day, imagine what I can learn from completing the whole course,” Anita said.
Omar Khan, Director of Strategy and Development at ethical investment firm Crescent Wealth, received the second MBA Scholarship and Natalie Cope, Manager – Partnerships and Development with not-for-profit Asialink, received the third.
The Dean of the Business School, Professor Greg Whitwell, says the partnership with AFR BOSS is “helping to shape a new generation of creative business leaders with the skills, confidence, experience and a capacity to deliver outstanding results on the global stage”.
Over a series of rigorous judging rounds, applicants will compete for an incredible prize package including a $60,000 MBA Scholarship, media training with the Australian Financial Review, exclusive event tickets and more.