Are responsible leaders powerful, or empowering?
Queensland Business Monthly and Griffith Business School partnered to find the responsible leaders of the future. Offering a total prize package up to $130,000, we encouraged the next generation of business leaders to enter.
2019 Scholarship winners
Johanna Marsh, a 27-year-old senior associate with Infrastructure Advisory Group in Brisbane, won the full scholarship, valued at $50,000. The $25,000 half-scholarship was awarded to Mater Group senior manager Mark Ryan, 38.
Competition overview and process
The process of the competition follows the stages below. If you are selected following Stage one, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a Griffith MBA masterclass and submit a reflective essay on the topics addressed. The panel of judges will award the scholarships, by announcement in the Queensland Business Monthly and at the Griffith Business School Gala Dinner.
Competition registration closes
Applicants progressing to stage two notified
Reflective essays due
Applicants progressing to stage three notified
Final pitch video due
Scholarships will be announced in the Queensland Business Monthly, and celebrated at the Annual Griffith Business School Gala Dinner in November 2020.
Purpose beyond profit
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 today’s climate: responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and an Asia-Pacific perspective. If you are looking to develop your critical thinking skills and learn how to turn good business practise into strategic advantage, then the Griffith MBA is the right fit for you.
Thank you, we have received your details and will keep you informed of key dates.
Competition eligibility criteria
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.
Louise Brannelly has been editor of The Courier-Mail's business section for more than a decade. She also edits the paper's Queensland Business Monthly magazine which showcases the best business journalism in the state. Louise has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in journalism. She is an experienced reporter who has covered the banking, resources, retail, agriculture and small business sectors. She began her career at the weekly newspaper Business Queensland. Prior to joining The Courier-Mail, Louise was a finance reporter for Australian Associated Press.
Christopher Fleming is a Professor and MBA Director at Griffith Business School. He is a founding member of the Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, a member of Griffith University’s Cities Research Institute, a member of Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute and of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program. 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, the valuation of non-market goods and service, sustainable development, the economic determinants of subjective wellbeing and the sustainable management of natural resources. Prior to joining Griffith Business School, Christopher worked as a senior consultant for MainStream Economics and Policy, and Marsden Jacob Associates, as well as a senior advisor within the Sustainable Development Policy Group of the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment.
Stephanie has two decades of professional expertise in managing and leading people through her various career roles as an educator, business analyst, sustainability and project manager, management consultant, and now current director of Broad Aperture based in Brisbane. With five degrees under her belt, Stephanie has a passion for translating strategy to benefit industries and communities. A highly experienced cultural change agent, Stephanie started her first consultancy in 2011. She continues to support incumbent, legacy industries navigate discontinuous change with her work in the Australian Red Meat Industry and through her philanthropic work in the education sector.
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