Griffith Business School currently offers a suite of MBA and Postgraduate Business scholarships to support and encourage postgraduate students in their study endeavours.
Queensland Business Monthly (QBM) and Griffith Business School have formed a partnership to deliver a scholarship competition with a total prize package of approximately $90,000 (which includes a full scholarship to the Griffith MBA valued at $50,000). This premier competition is designed to support the next generation of responsible leaders.
The Postgraduate Business Scholarships are for Masters level postgraduate students commencing their studies. Applicants have to demonstrate how they relate to the Griffith Business School values which include performance excellence, responsible leadership, sustainability, respect for others and preparing global citizens.
For more information about scholarships, or to apply visit our Scholarships page.
If you have any questions about Griffith Business School's MBA and Postgraduate Business Scholarships, please contact the Griffith Business School Postgraduate Team on email@example.com or call +61 7 3735 4146.
James brings global outlook to QBM MBA Scholarship
Architect James Pearce has been named the inaugural recipient of the QBM Griffith MBA Responsible Leadership Scholarship for 2016.
A senior associate with international industry leader Populous, James has been project coordinator on the International Convention Centre Sydney which will open in December.
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Professor David Grant, and the editor of the Courier Mail’s Queensland Business Monthly, Natalie Gregg, have led the congratulations for James and runner-up Patricia Liebke.
James decided to submit an entry for the $50,000 full MBA scholarship after his fiancée Morgan Goss spotted an advert in the Queensland Business Monthly at breakfast one morning and encouraged him to have a go.
“An MBA isn’t necessarily always the next step for architecture graduates but seeing the possibility to learn from other fields and bring that to my work was really exciting,” he said.
His work with Populous has involved major projects in Los Angeles, New Zealand and Beijing. Sustainable practice, innovation and an eye to the future are at the heart of what he does each day. He is also part of the company’s Asia Pacific regional leadership team.
“Completing an MBA had been in the back of my mind for a while. I was looking for the next evolution in my career. The knowledge I would gain from an MBA seemed to sit perfectly with where I was looking to head.”
Sustainability and a personal touch set Griffith apart for MBA scholarship winner
From the moment Wendy Zernike was selected to do a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management at Griffith University through her work, her eyes were well and truly opened to the world of business.
After more than 25 years in healthcare in frontline nursing through to various educational roles, the Wesley Hospital Director of Clinical Education has always had a voracious appetite for learning and knew it was time to take the next step in her career: completing an MBA.
“There was a four-year gap for me between when that certificate finished to me studying now, and I was READY, you know? It was quite exciting. It was time for me to take it further,” Wendy says.
So she enrolled in the MBA, but as a mother working full time, she wasn’t entirely sure how she was going to afford it. Enter the Griffith University Scholarship for Women.
“I was just on the Griffith website and I saw the scholarship and I thought “Oh! I fit that profile!” so it was actually quite enjoyable doing the application and putting my story forward,” Wendy explains. “I was lucky because I had completed my application to apply for the MBA itself just recently, which had really made me think about why I wanted to do it and what I was going to achieve in it. Winning the scholarship was a dream come true, really.”
MBA scholar aims to change world by numbers
MBA scholarship student Kudzai Zvenyika developed a love for numbers at an early age. It started with her parents, described by Kudzai as entrepreneurs who dabbled in the share market and who regularly shepherded her to annual general meetings as a youngster.
“My interest in economics was triggered by seeing a lot of what you read in text books actually happen,” says Kudzai. “I really became interested in monetary policy because it actually affects our day-to-day life. It’s something we live and breathe.”
When she came to Australia in 2007 to undertake a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Finance at Griffith University, she didn’t have to wait long for numbers to start flying again as the GFC unfolded a year later.
Kudzai reflects on it as an ‘interesting time to study’. It was a period when textbooks on economic theory were thrown out and new ones written.