Top AGSM MBA Students Blinged Out By Baume et Mercier

AGSM MBA award winners Nandini Gaur and Matthew Shiskowski with their new Classima watches

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) has launched a new partnership with Swiss luxury watchmaker Baume et Mercier.

The AGSM Baume et Mercier partnership was officially launched last month at the UNSW Business School Awards Ceremony, where the two top-performing MBA students were awarded The Baume et Mercier MBA Excellence Award for academic achievement.

Nandini Gaur and Matthew Shiskowski were presented with beautiful Classima watches, and were further celebrated at the AGSM Graduation Reception during an address from Baume et Mercier Country Manager Jean Conrié.

“As a considerate and active partner of many colleges and universities around the world, Baume et Mercier supports the latest generation by creating strong emotional ties with the leaders of tomorrow,” said Mr Conrié.

Baume et Mercier also awarded a Classima watch to the AGSM annual Pitch Perfect Competition winner and MBA Class of 2017 Candidate Samantha Loaring.

The competition provides the AGSM full-time MBA class with the opportunity to prepare, perfect and present a video of their ‘introductory’ pitch. The winner was announced at the prestigious Careers Showcase event held in June, connecting full-time and part-time students with alumni business leaders.

Director AGSM, Deputy Dean UNSW Business School Professor Julie Cogin awarded the students their prizes at both events while proudly wearing her own Baume et Mercier watch.

“AGSM and Baume et Mercier embody the same values of excellence, leadership and success,” said Julie. ‘Our partnership is a perfect reflection of these values and it’s a wonderful opportunity to reward our top students with the new Classima watch that exemplifies these values.’

The partnership will continue until 2018 and AGSM will continue to work with Baume et Mercier on initiatives across the next three years.

Ben Ready
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