MBA Australasia Awards 2023 To Recognise Top MBA Graduates

The 2023 MBA Australasia Awards (formerly known as the Graduate Management Awards) have been officially launched with a number of new categories designed to recognise the achievements of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students.

It is the third year the awards will be held by MBAus, the peak body for MBA graduates in Australia.

After a successful return to an in-person awards ceremony last year in Brisbane, this year’s awards will culminate in a cocktail party and awards ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

MBAus Director Ross Barclay said the MBAus Awards provided recognition to outstanding members of the MBA community.

“We want to shine a spotlight on them, their career, and their actions,” he said. “This is an opportunity for outstanding business and management graduates to be recognised, and will bring together the most talented alumni, universities, and colleges from around  Australasia.”

READ MORE: 2022 Graduate Management Award Winners Announced

This year’s award categories include:

Most Outstanding MBA Graduate

The Most Outstanding MBA Graduate award is the pinnacle of recognition for recent MBA graduates who have demonstrated excellence in every aspect of their academic, professional, and personal lives.

This award acknowledges individuals who have not only excelled academically, but also made a meaningful impact in their professional fields, and have been actively involved in extracurricular activities.

Community Impact

This award celebrates individuals or teams who have made significant contributions to their communities through projects, initiatives, or social endeavours,showcasing the  transformative power of business for social good.

The Community Impact Award acknowledges MBA graduates, alumni, or students who have demonstrated a deep commitment to creating positive change and making a lasting impact on their communities.

MBA Innovation

The MBA Innovation Award recognises exceptional creativity, ingenuity, and forward-thinking in developing innovative solutions, strategies, or practices in the business world.

This award highlights individuals who have demonstrated an ability to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of conventional thinking. These initiatives could span various business aspects,such as product or service development, process improvement, organizational strategies, technological advancements and marketing approaches.

MBA Entrepreneurship

The MBA Entrepreneurship Award recognises MBA students or graduates who have successfully created and launched their own entrepreneurial ventures with the support and guidance of their MBA program.

It acknowledges the significant impact these individuals and teams have made on the entrepreneurial ecosystem, showcasing their ability to identify opportunities, take calculated risks, and create sustainable businesses.

Most Inspirational MBA Lecturer

This award aims to honor educators who have demonstrated exceptional passion, dedication, and the ability to inspire and motivate MBA students in their academic journey.

The award celebrates educators who go above and beyond their instructional responsibilities, creating a transformative learning experience for their students.

These faculty have the extraordinary ability to ignite curiosity, foster critical thinking, and in still a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom.

Business Excellence and Leadership

This award recognizes exceptional individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, and a track record of driving business excellence within their organizations.

The award celebrates executives, entrepreneurs, or business leaders who have exemplified exceptional leadership qualities and have made significant contributions to their organizations’ success. These individuals have demonstrated the ability to navigate complex business landscapes, inspire teams, drive innovation, and achieve outstanding results.

Please visit our website for more on submission guidelines, criteria, and deadlines.

Ben Ready
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (