At Griffith we understand that it's important to provide students with skills and knowledge of cutting-edge business practices. So when you study an MBA at Griffith, you'll learn from teachings based on core business principles which remain relevant across industries and over time.
Our commitment to your MBA doesn’t end there. We will help you keep your knowledge up to date after graduation when you sign up as a member of the Griffith MBA for Life program.
Contact our MBA team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about our MBA for Life program.
MBA for Life benefits
You will always be across trends and developments in the business world with a monthly update from the MBA Program Director. To keep your finger on the pulse of current business trends, you will have access to articles, events, networking opportunities, and the option to audit an MBA class. We will also give you preview access to resources such as white papers relevant to the MBA and its core values of responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and the Asia-Pacific.
Save the date: End of year celebration
Includes awards for an outstanding MBA graduate with the highest GPA and a recognition award for a current MBA student.
Date: 30 November 2017
Time: 6.00 - 8.30 pm
Venue: Griffith University, South Bank campus
Tourism, climate change and sustainable business practices
On Thursday 6 July, MBA for Life and Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise members heard from Mark Olsen, General Manager, EarthCheck about his work with some of the world's leading corporations on developing sustainable business practices. He also shared how destinations are addressing tourism issues from climate change risks to managing peak demand.
MBA for Life in Sydney
At the 1 June MBA for Life event, Professor David Grant, Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) and Griffith MBA Director, Associate Professor Chris Fleming welcomed guests to the MBA for Life Sydney event. A highlight of the evening was presentations by MBA for Life alumni Peter Copp, Senior Partnerships Executive at The Fred Hollows Foundation and Cameron Foord, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist at Telstra.
The top five challenges facing business in Australia in the next ten years
On the 23 February, 2017 Professor David Grant, Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) welcomed MBA for Life and Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise members to hear from Dr John Hewson AM, who shared his valuable insight into the major business challenges in the next decade.
End of year review and celebration
On the 7 December, MBA For Life and Griffith Centre For Sustainable Enterprise (GCSE) welcomed MBA for Life alumni and centre supporters to come together and celebrate 2016.
Guest speaker on the night was Sandy BlackBurn-Wright former Head of Social Innovation for Westpac who discussed the rise of social impact bonds and inclusive investments.
The evening was also the perfect time to acknowledge the achievements of MBA students. Marc Daley was awarded the Outstanding MBA Graduate award for graduating with the highest GPA in his class and Pauline Hawkins was awarded the MBA recognition award. These awards were sponsored by Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA)
Digital trends you need to be aware of
In a time when technology continues to disrupt and impact economic frameworks, the key to success in the 21st century business environment is understanding what the technology trends are and how you can capitalise on them. Yvette Adams, serial entrepreneur and ICT Woman of the Year, presents what she believes the digital trends are that you MUST be aware of. Yvette shares many new and emerging technologies and her spin on how they will change the world (or already are).
Crisis in leadership
On Thursday 25 February Griffith Business School hosted the first MBA for Life event of 2016. Over 100 guests registered to hear a panel drawn from business and government discuss contemporary leadership and the crisis in trust and confidence that has emerged in recent years.
The panel facilitated by Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor David Grant, evidenced the crisis and discussed how it might be fixed. They also highlighted issues integral to the MBA core themes and values; responsible leadership and sustainable business practices with an Asia-Pacific focus.
The panel included: Griffith alumnus Professor Paul Simshauser, Director-General, Department of Energy and Water Supply; Professor Anne Tiernan, political scientist, Griffith Business School; and Mr Brian Bissaker, Former CEO, Colonial First State and Virgin Money Australia.
Why leaders derail: The dark side of leadership
This presentation by organisational psychologist, Vicki Webster, examined the important role that 'dark side' characteristics can play in predisposing a leader to engage in ineffective leadership behaviours, and the impact of destructive leadership on followers.
Responsible sourcing and supply chains
Interview with Olivia Tyler
Olivia Tyler is an experienced Responsible Sourcing Practitioner, Consumer Products & Retail. Dr Rob Hales from the Griffith University Centre for Sustainable Enterprise interviews Olivia about her responsible sourcing efforts across a range of consumer product companies and the challenges she has faced.
The second half of the chessboard
Interview with Ian Fenwick
On Monday 11 May, Dr Ian Fenwick presented ‘The second half of the chessboard’ to Griffith MBA for Life members and MBA students.
Ian focused on the future implications of digitisation on employability and the robotisation of jobs. It is a truly interesting topic.
For an overview of Ian’s presentation, watch his interview with Nick Barter, then MBA Director.
The complexity of contestability
Interview with Amara Bains
On Tuesday 16 June, Amara Bains presented 'The complexity of contestability'. She discussed the current shift from public services to a marketisation of public goods and services. Amara addressed the significant reform process taking place to transform the way in which community-based human services such as health, are delivered and consumed.
Amara used her knowledge of the Queensland community mental health sector as a case study and discussed the effects of a contestability policy on the sector.
To see an overview of Amara's presentation, watch her interview with Rob Hales, Program Director of the Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise.