MBA Awards

MBA Awards

The purpose of the annual MBA Awards is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the graduating MBA class and to bring their talents and skills to the attention of potential employers.

MBAs' successes honoured

The year-end formal event celebrates the successful completion of the MBA program and concludes with a number of awards for excellence in leadership, community service and academic achievement, which are presented to outstanding students selected from a competitive field of nominees.

Find out more on the MBA Awards 2017

 

Nine awards attributed

Academic Excellence Awards

The Academic Excellence Awards recognise students with outstanding academic performance and are based on the MBA program GPA awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director.

Students who have received credit or exemption for studies completed at another institution and are not completing all MBA courses through UQ Business School are not eligible for consideration.

Alumni Ambassador Award

Awarded to the MBA Alumni ambassador who has exemplified business and community leadership, along with celebrating the achievements in which they give back to the MBA program and UQ Business School.

Collaboration Excellence Award

The Collaboration Excellence Award is awarded each year to a student who is an outstanding performer with strong leadership skills and excels at collaborating with colleagues to achieve common goals. The criteria for this award include:

  • Courage
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Judgment
  • Respect for others

Nominations for this award are sought from MBA faculty members, MBA alumni and fellow MBA students.

Short-listed candidates are invited to attend an interview with a panel which may include the MBA director, MBA faculty members and MBA Alumni.

Nominations are due on the last Friday in October each year, with interviews held early November.

Community Impact Award

The Community Impact Award is awarded each year to a student who is an outstanding performer with strong leadership skills and a heart for serving their community. The criteria for this award include:

  • Courage
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Judgment
  • Respect for others

Nominations for this award are sought from MBA faculty members, MBA alumni and fellow MBA students.

Short-listed candidates are invited to attend an interview with a panel which may include the MBA director, MBA faculty members and MBA Alumni.

Nominations are due on the last Friday in October each year, with interviews held early November.

Excellence in Leadership Award

The Excellence in Leadership Award is awarded each year to a student who is an outstanding performer with strong leadership skills. The criteria for this award include:

  • Courage
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Judgment
  • Respect for others

Nominations for this award are sought from MBA faculty members, MBA alumni and fellow MBA students.

Short-listed candidates are invited to attend an interview with a panel which may include the MBA director, MBA faculty members and MBA Alumni.

Nominations are due on the last Friday in October each year, with interviews held early November.

Overall Excellence Award

The Overall Excellence Award is awarded to a graduating student who not only achieves academic excellence across all MBA courses but who is considered a worthy ambassador for the UQ Business School MBA.

Selection will be made by a panel including the MBA director, MBA faculty members and MBA Alumni. Feedback from staff and students may be sought and the final decision is at the discretion of the MBA Director. Students who have received credit for studies completed at another institution and are not completing all MBA courses through UQ Business School are not eligible for consideration.

Personal Transformation Award

The Personal Transformation Award is awarded each year to a student who embraces the MBA experience with gusto; someone who redefines their meaning of success, increases their awareness and knowledge, shifts their limiting beliefs, understands and begins to live their values, someone who opens the door to constructive feedback and new experiences. This award recognises the student who best crafts a new vision for their life and career through the program.

The Dr Margaret Mittelheuser AM and Morgans Prize in MBA Accounting and Finance

This award was established in 2006 in honour of Dr Margaret Mittelheuser AM, the first female stockbroker in Australia, and maintained by the income of a perpetual endowment fund, established by gifts from Morgans and from her sister, Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM.

The recipient of this prize must:

The prize is valued at AUD $1,000.00.

NB students granted an exemption for either course listed above are not eligible for consideration. If two or more students achieve the same combined marks, the prize will be awarded to the student, who has, in addition, also achieved the highest cumulative GPA within the MBA program.

UQ Business School Dean's Medal of Merit

The UQ Business School Dean's Medal of Merit is the highest of the MBA Awards. The Medal of Merit is not an annual award but reserved to honour students of the highest calibre. The Medal of Merit is bestowed upon graduating MBA students who exemplify outstanding virtue and service to country.

 

For all enquiries please contact the MBA team.

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