New Peak Body For MBA Graduates Launched

The annual MBAus Conference is now part of the MBA graduates peak body MBA Australasia.

Australia’s long-standing national body for MBA graduates has undergone a major overhaul with the launch of MBA Australasia (MBAus) today.

Previously known as the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA), MBA Australasia’s mission is to promote MBAs and those with MBAs as the leaders of management thinking, knowledge, and practice.

Originally established as the Graduate Management Association of NSW in 1978, the organisation went national in 1993 as the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA). 

Earlier in 2020, GMAA  joined forces with MBAus, an MBA alumnus led initiative that hosted annual conferences for the MBA community.

The newly consolidated organisation looks to the future, as it pays tribute to the past, and has decided to retain the MBAus acronym (pronounced MBA “Oz”).

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MBAAus President Maxwell Gratton

“The MBAus name reflects the Company’s bold direction and its position as the preeminent association for professionals who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Australasia.” said Maxwell Gratton, MBAus President.

“We took the name change proposal to members and are delighted with the vote of confidence, in accepting the Board’s recommendation. It had been mooted throughout the past decade, to also change ‘Australia’ in its name, to ‘Australasia’, said Dr Darryl Gauld OAM, MBAus Auxiliary President.

As part of MBAus’ commitment to MBA excellence, it is delighted to announce that nominations for the 2020 Graduate Management Awards (GMA) are now open.

MBAus has also recently launched a new podcast, MBA Success. Hosted by Ross Barclay and Chris Jacko, the new series will feature a wide range of conversations with the best and brightest MBA alumni. They will explore their guests’ past, understand how their MBA has helped them achieve their career goals, and learn what success means for them.

Information on the GMA and the podcast can be found on the MBAus website.

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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 (rgcmm.com.au).

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