Monash MBA Alumni 2022 Newsletter


Welcome to the second edition of the MBA Alumni newsletter 2022.

Monash MBA

Welcome message and update from the Director MBA Program, Professor Paul Collier

We are almost half way through this year, and time has passed rather quickly, but it does seem the worst of COVID may be behind us. Our MBA, Global Executive MBA and MBA Digital programs are all progressing well, and all MBA and GEMBA classes have been on-campus throughout the year.

A very successful MBA Alumni reunion dinner was held on 28 April, when we welcomed back alumni who completed their MBA or Executive MBA between 2013 and 2017. It was great to see so many familiar faces and Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Australia of DoorDash gave a fascinating after-dinner speech.

The MBA Alumni Engagement Program (AEP) Committee is working on a number of projects that will lead to events later in the year. Our next on-campus networking event will be held on the evening of Thursday 28 July – further details and a registration link are in this Newsletter. We hope to see as many alumni as possible, so please make a note in your calendars.

Global Executive MBA

A message from the Director, Professor Patrick Butler

The Global Executive MBA program added 39 new alumni to our community this year! Despite a very challenging period of COVID lockdowns and obstacles, the class of 2020 successfully completed their studies and graduated earlier this semester. We look forward to having them return to join us for alumni events.

GEMBA alumni from earlier cohorts joined current classmates to welcome future students due to commence the program in September, as well as prospective candidates and other guests, at a recruitment event earlier this month. Following an excellent presentation on AI: Issues for the Economy and Society by Professor Rod Glover, we had a wonderful reception and an opportunity to chat further about the critical issues of the day.

MBA Alumni Committee updates

As we approach the winter season, change is upon us once again!

Our Monash MBA Alumni volunteers continue to work through their planned objectives despite the challenges that this new 2022 perspective brings.

November 2021 saw us gather for a workshop to identify ways forward for the three subcommittees: Program Advancement, Alumni Advancement and Community Advancement.  We outlined our intentions for 2022 and shaped some key elements to help drive better outcomes to our MBA Alumni Community; such as a focused engagement through social platforms like LinkedIn along with virtual and face-to-face events where possible.

A successful delivery of a couple of key initiatives keeps us focused and galvanised.
April 2022 was a key milestone for our Alumni Advancement sub-committee in bringing together multiple MBA Alumni cohorts for a Reunion Dinner and guest speaker.

The event had a great turnout and high energy with many reconnecting and face to face for the first time in many years.
The Monash Thought Leadership events will continue in 2022 and a further opportunity to join with peers and colleagues and engage with new and compelling ideas and insights.

In July, we encourage our MBA Alumni to join for an in-person networking event on campus at Caulfield on Thursday 28 July with details being circulated via newsletter and via this link.

We remain committed to shaping further events, topics and opportunities that engage, inspire and educate our MBA Alumni community and any ideas and feedback would be welcome from you, our community.

Past MBA Alumni events

Monash MBA Alumni Thought Leadership Series - Edition 1

On Thursday 24 March, we hosted our first MBA Thought Leadership online event for 2022.

Joined by 44 MBA Alumni, Associate Professor Pitosh Heyden from Monash Business School delivered a riveting session on "Strategizing in a De-Globalizing World".

MBA alumni were given the opportunity to hear from Associate Professor Heyden as he shared his insights on why companies are now reconsidering their international strategies.

MBA Alumni Reunion (2013 - 2017)

What a great pleasure it was to welcome back one of our outstanding Monash Business School alumni!

Rebecca Burrows joined The Monash MBA and Global Executive MBA alumni 2013-2017 at our Reunion Dinner.

Rebecca gave a terrific talk on her experience in supporting entrepreneurship and building new market capabilities in a technology ecosystem. As GM Australia for DoorDash, she is at the cutting edge of technology platforms, the gig economy and new business models.

Wonderful event; wonderful company.