UniBank Sponsors The Most Outstanding MBA Graduate Award

MBAus, the peak body for professionals who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Australasia, will once again be holding its annual awards in November.

UniBank will present the Most Outstanding MBA Graduate Award, which will be conferred at the MBA Australasia Online Graduate Management Awards.

The inaugural Graduate Management Awards was launched in 2019 to recognise Australia’s best MBA and DBA/Business Doctorate graduates as well as the best innovative project. On the back of last year’s success, the 2020 GMA has been expanded across Australasia in line with MBAus’ regional focus.

“MBAus is delighted to be partnering with UniBank to present the UniBank Most Outstanding MBAus MBA Graduate Award,” said Maxwell Gratton, President of MBAus.

“UniBank’s support will help to further elucidate the value of the MBA generally, as well as recognise the achievements of the eventual winner, in particular.”

Mike Lanzing, General Manager of UniBank, said, “UniBank is a keen supporter of lifelong learning and we believe that an MBA is fundamental to acquiring a diverse range of new skills in key areas such as information literacy and business.

“Importantly, an MBA can also strengthen leadership credentials and provide a basis for strategic thinking.  It can enable students to not only work within a business more effectively, but also on the business, focusing on growth. We see providing support to MBAus as an investment in our collective futures and look forward to presenting the Most Outstanding MBA Graduate Award.”

The 2019 awards attracted many high caliber nominations, culminating with the following winners:

  • Most Outstanding MBA Graduate – Ms Bianca Goebel (University of Queensland)
  • Most Innovative Project – Mr Sriramprasanth Sivasubramani (University of Wollongong)
  • Most Outstanding Business Doctorate Award – Dr. Ryan Storr (Victoria University)

Established as the Graduate Management Association of NSW in 1978, the organisation went national in 1993 as the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA). It was formed through the amalgamation of the Graduate Management Association Limited (NSW), the MBA Society Inc. University of Adelaide, the Graduate Management Association (Victoria), the Queensland Master of Business Administration Association, and the Graduate Management Association University of Western Australia.

Earlier in 2020, GMAA officially changed its company name to MBA Australasia (MBAus) in order to bring into sharp focus its mission to promote MBAs, and those with MBAs, as the leaders of management thinking, knowledge, and practice. GMAA also joined forces with MBAus, an MBA alumnus led initiative, which hosted annual conferences for the MBA community.

Nominations for the GMA 2020 are now open. For more information visit: https://mbaus.com.au

Nominations close 1 November 2020.

Brenton Gibbs
Brenton is a contributing writer to MBA News Australia. He is a director and co-founder of communications, content & creative agency RGC Media & Mktng and editorial manager of Fixed Income News Australia.