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.

Stage one

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

Stage two

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

Stage three

Final pitch video due: 11.59 pm, Wednesday 4 October 2017

Winner announced

QBM will announce the winner and runner up in the Friday 3 November edition ofQBM.

The winner, runner up and finalists will also be celebrated at the Griffith Business School Gala Dinner on Friday 3 November 2017.

Prize package*

First prize

  • A Griffith MBA full scholarship, valued at approximately $51,000, commencing in October 2017 or February 2018
  • Title of ‘Winner QBM Griffith MBA Responsible Leadership Scholarship’
  • Publication of an article about the winner in QBM and/or associated press
  • Two tickets to the Griffith Business School Gala Dinner on Friday 3 November

Runner-up prize

  • A Griffith MBA half scholarship, valued at approximately $25,500, commencing in October 2017 or February 2018
  • Title of ‘Runner-up QBM Griffith MBA Responsible Leadership Scholarship’
  • Two tickets to the Griffith Business School Gala Dinner on Friday 3 November

Finalists (four)

  • A scholarship to the value of one Griffith MBA course, worth approximately $4,250
  • Two tickets to the Griffith Business School Gala Dinner on Friday 3 November

Griffith MBA Program

Get a more amazing career | Elliott Nash

Elliott is a technical program manager at Amazon. He studied Multimedia and an MBA at Griffith University.

Get a more amazing career | Ross Jauncey

Ross is a Griffith MBA Graduate, now working as Creative Agency Lead at Google.

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

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
Terms and conditions apply.

Judging panel

David Grant

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

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

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

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.

Scholarship partners

Griffith Univeristy Griffith Business School

Griffith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International and an active partner of, and first Australian business school admitted to, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. The Griffith MBA is a highly regarded program, ranking fourth nationally in the Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine MBA rankings, and receiving a 5-Star rating from the Graduate Management Association of Australia's 2016 MBA Star Rating. The CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings for 2016 place the Griffith MBA in Australia’s top five.

Queensland Business Monthly

The Courier-Mail’s Queensland Business Monthly is Queensland’s premier business publication. The 24-page magazine is dedicated to covering all aspects of the Queensland economy, and provides in-depth coverage and fascinating stories on successful businesses and business people in Queensland. QBM delivers trusted content, engaging readers with key topics such as how businesses and industries adapt to digital disruption, the movers and shakers in the Queensland business community, the future innovations in agribusiness and mining to emerging start-ups and the growth of small and medium sized business in Queensland. From securing exclusive interviews with chief executives and business leaders, to exploring emerging trends and celebrating success and innovation— QBM has all sectors of Queensland business covered.

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