Developer extends $7,000 AGSM international study scholarship

150303 boyarsky scholarship agsm 600wOne of Australia’s leading property development families has re-committed to supporting a $7,000 scholarship to help Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) MBA students further their studies offshore.

The Boyarsky family has a log and proud history with the University of NSW with patriarch Alex graduating from his MBA in 1969. Hi wife Vera, daughter Michelle and son Andrew are all graduates of UNSW.

After completing his Bachelor of Building and MBA from UNSW, Alex founded Anka Property Group. Today Anka is one of the country’s largest and most successful developers. and recently established a strong foothold in the US where they have developed major shopping centres and condominium projects.

While completing his MBA at the AGSM, Andrew spent a semester at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

An ongoing passion for business education and global perspectives saw led to the family establishing the Boyarsky International Travel Scholarship Endowment in 2001.

The family has recently re-committed to supporting two scholarships each year at $7,000 each for one semester of study overseas – one for an undergraduate student and one for an AGSM MBA student.

Vera said it was an opportunity that all students should have access to.

“We established these scholarships to ensure that committed students who are just at the beginning of their careers and talented mid management students have the opportunity to study overseas irrespective of their financial situation. When Andrew was completing his MBA, there were students in his class who did not have the financial means to go on exchange. They had the talent, the ambition and the leadership skills – just not the funds. They weren’t given the opportunity and we wanted to do what we could to make sure future students don’t miss out”.

“Our family has a long and proud association with UNSW and the AGSM – a truly international university”.

MBA student, Virginia Kane is the most recent recipient of the Boyarsky AGSM International Travel Scholarship. The AGSM Student Society President is currently at London Business School connecting with organisational behaviour experts, attending a Women in Business Conference while gaining an even more global perspective on her business studies.

Virginia is also using the exchange to observe how students and graduates at London Business School maximise their networking opportunities across their clubs and societies – learnings she will bring back to her AGSM student cohort.​

“Going on exchange to London Business School has provided me the opportunity to experience a different MBA perspective and build truly global networks,” says Virginia.

“Aligned with my interests, London Business School is renowned for classes and faculty in Organisational Behaviour, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship, which have complemented my core and elective courses at the AGSM. I’m very grateful for this scholarship opportunity”.

Ben Ready
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