QUT MBA scores AMBA Challenge gong

QUT Business School MBA graduate Davina McCormick and University of Stellenbosch Business School MBA graduate Brigitte Roediger have jointly won the Association of MBAs’ Global AMBAssador Challenge.

Brigitte and Davina will now represent the Association of MBAs and the MBA community at high-profile global events, with Brigitte attending the United Nations’ PRME Summit in Slovenia on 25 September and Davina being present at the Global Social Business Summit (and the Young Challengers Meeting) in Malaysia in November.

The Global AMBAssador programme was launched in February 2012 as part of the Association of MBAs’ mission to build a global community to champion the accredited MBA and the value of postgraduate business education in preparing the next generation of responsible leaders. This year the Global AMBAssador Challenge provided the opportunity for AMBAssadors from across the world to identify (within their school alumni network) business leaders who are leading by example and demonstrating a commitment to social business and ethical, sustainable and responsible management.

Davina 600x250Judging panellist Tom Mendelsohn from The Independent said: “I was impressed by the strength of the field: not only did the entrants write expert evaluations on their chosen subject, they were hugely enthusiastic, talented writers too.”

“Davina’s interview highlighted how MBA education is creating responsible leaders who are developing good social business models” said Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs. “Her interview with Paul Quilliam (an entrepreneur who set up Queensland Kids in Queensland, Australia to raise funds to build Hummingbird House – a dedicated children’s hospice) articulated ambition, clear vision, innovation and corporate sophistication required for scalability and growth.”

Read an article in The Independent about Davina’s submission here.

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 (rgcmm.com.au).