"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."
Recognised as 'one of the most influential women in Asia' (Asiaweek, July 2001), Rameshwari Ramachandra is currently a Director with 3R Holdings in Singapore and holds positions on the board of several companies.
John Di Tirro – MBA 2001 General Manager - Operations and Finance, Coles Group
"The MBA has definitely increased the number of opportunities for me to move into diverse areas within the business and areas that may not have been offered to me previously. I think it has also helped me think more strategically in the roles that I have been in since I completed my MBA."
Dalia Turner – MBA 2003 Human Resources Business Partner, Corporate Solutions, Jones Lang Lasalle, Singapore
"The International Business specialisation has allowed me to have a better understanding of the Asia Pacific region and therefore put me in a position to work in the international job I now have. My role is located in Singapore and Corporate Solutions is a regional business unit."
Craig Hosken – MBA 1996 Now part of the senior executive team at Ericsson Australia
As Director of the Vodafone Customer Unit, Craig Hosken is the key account manager for Vodafone Australia, New Zealand and Fiji where he is responsible for the customer relationship, sales, tactical commercial negotiation and long-term account strategy.
Philip Bullock – MBA 1994 CEO IBM Australia and New Zealand
Philip Bullock was appointed Chief Executive Officer of IBM Australia and New Zealand in April 2001. In a career spanning 25 years with IBM, Mr Bullock has worked across the business with broad management experience in areas including technology, sales and client management, product and brand management, industry solutions and equity joint ventures.
With undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in teaching, language and literacy education, I had been a school principal in the state system for two years prior to undertaking the MBA course. Increasingly, this role requires skills of problem solving, financial acumen, strategising for organisational improvement for the purpose of continuously enhancing student outcomes, capacity to effectively manage resources – human, financial, IT, facilities, etc.
Alexander Kaiser - MBA 2008 Director, PB Financial Services, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
Changing from a hectic, highly competitive corporate life in the banking sector in Switzerland to the lecture theatres at Monash was a challenge. The MBA program at Monash helped me gain distance from the day-to-day business and enable me to reflect on some very valuable concepts and tools that I can apply in the future.
Annette Paroissien (Galante) – MBA 2010 Director, Create My Business
There is no way I would have been able to start my own business without the knowledge I gained while completing my MBA.
I am passionate about social equity and improving the lives of people in the community. I had a successful career within the Victorian Government and was keen to understand ways that business practice could be used to further improve the work of government. I undertook the MBA because it enabled me to study with peers from the commercial sector, to learn about innovative and evidence-based business practice and apply this to continually improve my work in government.
Peter Cosman Central Renewal Manager, Coles
I constantly draw on the learning I attained from Monash MBA. In particular, the leadership, strategic planning, and corporate finance aspects of my studies. They are constantly at the fore.
Gavin Oh Senior Technology Project Manager, ANZ
Unlike other recognised MBA programs in Australia, Monash's MBA provided a richer learning experience as most students were seasoned professionals with years of experiences that came from different industry sectors and countries.
Akshay Berera Internal Auditor
The Monash MBA helped me to change the way I think and challenge assumptions better. The training I received has helped me to establish the broader context and approach business problems with a rigorous and unbiased point of view.
Abraham Torres - MBA 2005 CEO, BARCOS, Mexico
Coming from Mexico, it might seem unusual to have chosen to study the Monash MBA full time program in Australia. I’m always asked the reason for my decision. My answer is that I wanted to explore the world, challenge myself and see something new. The Monash MBA experience provided that. The Monash MBA program not only gave me the satisfaction of earning a postgraduate degree. Most importantly, the MBA presented new problems to be solved (and I’m still learning). The Monash MBA also benefitted me as a result of the diversity of MBA students. I was fortunate to meet so many people from different backgrounds which really opened my mind in ways I didn’t imagine. In my current position (CEO), the Monash MBA experience has been vital in allowing me to think outside the box and effectively manage the business and people that work within the business. The Monash MBA provided me with the strength, skills and knowledge to challenge whatever situation is presented to me and shaped how I view success in business and management.