Nominations Open For 2024 MBA Australasia Awards

The 2023 MBAus Awards were held in Melbourne with a range of MBA graduates recognised for their contribution to business and society.

The peak body for MBA graduates in Australia, MBA Australasia (MBAus), has announced the opening of nominations for this year’s MBA Australasia Awards.

The MBA Australasia Awards, formerly known as the Graduate Management Awards, is a prestigious annual event that recognises outstanding achievements, innovation, and leadership in Master of Business Administration (MBA) education.

Following the successful return to in-person ceremonies in Brisbane (2022) and Melbourne (2023), this year’s awards will be held at Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney, on October 17.

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MBA Australasia Director Kyle Arthurs said the awards were an opportunity to showcase the qualities and successes of postgraduate management students, graduates and the faculty from across the country’s universities.

“The MBA Australasia Awards are all about celebrating alumni, current students and the faculty of E/MBA programs,” he said. “The awards have been building every year since we returned after COVID and this year is shaping up as the biggest and best yet.”

Entries for the awards opened on July 1 and close on September 6. Finalists will be announced on September 8 with the winners announced on October 17.

This year’s awards will include six different categories:

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.

Distinguished Citizen

The Distinguished Citizen Award shines the spotlight on a culturally diverse MBA alumni who has uniquely crafted their own journey, a quintessential model of optimism, perseverance, and innovation. The award acknowledges alumnae, their challenges and triumphs, symbolizing an unwavering self-commitment to growth and opportunities to not only carve a niche for themselves but also positively impact the wider ecosystem.

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 instill a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom.

Business Excellence and Leadership

This award recognises exceptional individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, and a track record of driving business excellence within their organisations. The award celebrates executives, entrepreneurs, or business leaders who have exemplified exceptional leadership qualities and have made significant contributions to their organisations’ success. These individuals have demonstrated the ability to navigate complex business landscapes, inspire teams, drive innovation, and achieve outstanding results.

For more information on the awards please visit 2024 MBAus Awards.


Ben Ready
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