Are responsible leaders powerful, or empowering?
Queensland Business Monthly and Griffith Business School are searching for the responsible leaders of the future. If you measure success in sense rather than dollars, then this could be you. Offering a total prize package up to $95,000, we encourage the next generation of business leaders to enter.
QBM MBA Scholarships competition now closed.
Win a full MBA scholarship
Competition process overview
Entries for this competition have now closed. Please see the details for the remaining stages below.
Competition opens: 9.00 am, Friday 28 July 2017
Competition registration closes: 11.59 pm, Thursday 7 September 2017
Applicants progressing to stage two notified: Friday 8 September 2017
Master Class: 6.00 pm, Tuesday 12 September 2017
Reflective essays due: 11.59 pm, Tuesday 19 September 2017
Applicants progressing to stage three notified: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Final pitch video due: 11.59 pm, Wednesday 4 October 2017
QBM will announce the winner and runner up in the Friday 3 November edition of QBM.
The winner, runner up and finalists will also be celebrated at the Griffith Business School Gala Dinner on Friday 3 November 2017.
Griffith MBA Program
The Griffith MBA. It's the new kind of MBA
Like all MBAs, the Griffith MBA explores all of the business disciplines you would expect—accounting and reporting, economics, finance, people management, marketing, strategy and innovation. However, what makes our MBA different is that it’s built on core values that are crucial to doing business in the 21st century: responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and an Asia-Pacific perspective. If you are looking to develop your critical thinking skills and identify new solutions that will improve the world around you, then the Griffith MBA is the right fit for you.
Applications for the Griffith MBA now open
To be eligible to enter the competition, applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
Entrants must provide the following documents with their initial entry during Stage one of the competition:
- a 250 word (maximum) personal statement outlining past and/or current practices that demonstrate responsible leadership, and/or your future plans to become a responsible leader
- a current CV that demonstrates fulfilment of the MBA Admission requirements
- copies of Official Academic Transcripts for completed qualifications
Professor David Grant joined Griffith University as Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) in January 2016. He is an internationally distinguished scholar with extensive leadership experience. Previous to his appointment at Griffith he was Senior Deputy Dean at UNSW Australia Business School. David is regarded a pre-eminent scholar in the field of Organisational Studies with particular expertise in leadership development and organisational change. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2008, and has held honorary and visiting positions at the King’s College, London, The University of Auckland Business School, UTS, UC Santa Barbara, The University of Melbourne and McGill University.
Natalie Gregg has bachelor degrees in journalism and business and is an experienced journalist and editor with more than a decade in the industry. She has spent a large part of that time at The Courier-Mail with stints in Melbourne at the Herald Sun and in London working in media and communications. Natalie was previously a news reporter, news desk editor and deputy editor of Insight, Agenda and Opinion for The Courier-Mail before moving into the business section in 2014. She edits Queensland Business Monthly which inserts in the Courier-Mail and is The Courier-Mail’s deputy business editor.
Christopher Fleming is an Associate Professor and MBA Director at Griffith Business School, a founding member of the Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, a member of Griffith University’s Cities Research Centre, and a Senior Associate of MainStream Economics and Policy. An applied micro-economist with teaching, consulting and public policy experience, Christopher’s research and consulting interests include social and economic project/program evaluation, natural resource and environmental economics, and the economic determinants of subjective wellbeing. Prior to joining Griffith Business School, Christopher worked as a senior consultant for Marsden Jacob Associates and as a senior advisor for the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment.
Stephanie Oates is a Management Consultant at Greenleaf Enterprises specialising in change management and organisational development. She holds several degrees in education, as well as an MBA from Griffith University. Her professional career began at Marist College Ashgrove as a teacher and choral director. Before joining Greenleaf, Stephanie moved from education into project management until finally becoming a Director at Chuzahki Change Management where she had great success in the resources industry with corporate reorganisation, internal corporate safety, and the redesigning of Chuzahki’s change management framework. At Greenleaf, she spearheaded the creation and implementation of their ground-breaking three-day Innovation Development Program, facilitated the high-level strategic direction for a variety of different clients, and managed several innovative design-led projects.