Win a $60,000 MBA Scholarship

A free MBA degree from the University of Sydney Business School worth $60,000 is now available to applicants for the 2018 BOSS Emerging Leader Scholarship.

Applications are open until September 18. Applicants who are shortlisted will then face a further three selection rounds before the winner is announced on November 10.

The full scholarship winner additionally is being offered media training with The Australian Financial Review and the opportunity to have an opinion piece published in BOSS magazine.

The BOSS Emerging Leaders program is a leadership initiative launched in 2012 by The Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine in partnership with the University of Sydney Business School focused on supporting and mentoring Australia’s future leaders. Since its inception the program has attracted some of Australia’s brightest young business talent and is committed to recognising, developing and promoting these individuals.

Further information and registration details can be found here.

Recent winners say the experience of doing the MBA at the University of Sydney Business School has been both challenging and worthwhile.

Samantha Cook, the 2016 scholarship winner described part of the benefits of her MBA.

“In each of the subjects there are a number of things I’ve applied. It’s changed the way I deal with my fellow employees and the way I give feedback to people that report to me,” she told the AFR.

Ms Cook is a senior associate at the Pacific Legal Network and is more than halfway through the MBA. She described the worthwhile challenge of fitting in the demands of university with a full-time job.

“It’s knowing you can’t commit to everything in life and knowing that sometimes things have to give. Sometimes that means a bit on your social life,” she said.


Peter Giurissevich was the BOSS MBA scholarship winner for 2017 and is senior counsel for the National Rugby League, but has a senior commercial and executive role firmly in his sights.

“I’m doing the MBA to move into a more commercial role,” he said.

“I want to end up a chief executive or a chief operating officer. I can see myself getting a CEO role at one of the NRL clubs or the A-League clubs; cut my teeth as a CEO at that level and then one day having a CEO role with one of the governing bodies: AFL, NRL, soccer or rugby union.”


Source: Australian Financial Review and University of Sydney Business School

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.