Course: MBA Alumni
Current role: General Manager Human Resources Commercial – Fosters Group
“I believe a Masters degree is almost mandatory to be considered for senior roles in the current competitive job market. As an HR practitioner an MBA is a strong differentiator as it shows a commitment to developing skills beyond my discipline and allows me to broaden my general business understanding. I decided to do my MBA at Monash because it’s a strong brand and well regarded by the business community.
“In order to fully commit to the course, I took a year off work and studied full-time in the first year to reacclimatise to study, gain some momentum, and to establish some sound relationships within the program. I’m now continuing the course part-time and hope to complete it next year. The flexible timetable and choice of weekly or block mode lectures really assists with the work/life/family juggle.
“There are some genuinely outstanding faculty members in the MBA program. Many lecturers are balancing teaching with work in industry and they bring contemporary perspectives to the MBA units. The overseas lecturers teaching the elective units, in my experience, have been outstanding.
“My decision to undertake this MBA program was also based on the quality and structure of the program, the flexibility of the various delivery modes and the profile of the typical Monash MBA student. I really enjoy the opportunity to work with students from various countries, professional backgrounds and age groups. The MBA has a very friendly culture and students readily support each other, especially the more mature students who share their knowledge and experience with the younger students.”