Uber seeking Australia’s top MBAs

File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi signRide-hailing app Uber has revealed its on the lookout for Australian MBAs to help solve some of the world’s transport problems using technology.

Uber’s APAC International Launcher Doug Ma is staging an MBA School Recruiting Tour this year, hosting seminars and Happy Hours at a number of Australia’s top business schools.

Founded by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009, the company uses mobile technology to solve a “massive, offline problem: urban transport,” according to their website.

Uber acknowledges that they are still in their early days, so are calling on Australian MBA candidates to help improve their operations.

One of the first schools on the tour was the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, who hosted an Uber recruitment information session on May 19. Douglas Ma presented at the event, looking for students to join the company in primarily Operations, Finance, Strategy and Public Policy roles.

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).