About

MBAus (pronounced MBA Oz) is a student-led initiative aimed to connect MBA candidates from across Australia and New Zealand with Australian organisations.

Our annual conference provides a forum to network and engage with thought leaders in business and academia. We bring together the bright minds of MBAs to demonstrate the value an MBA can add to organisations as well as the community.

We aim to empower and inspire the next generation of leaders coming out of Australia and New Zealand.

Our beginnings

MBAus was founded in a syndicate room by four Melbourne Business School classmates Emma Young, Soumya Ranjan, Nathan Spence and Peter Pelikhov in 2017.

We founded MBAus for two reasons:

1) there was no forum in Australia or New Zealand to bring together MBAs from different schools

2) we believe there is a lot of work to be done with demonstrating the value of an MBA to Australian organisations


MBAus Co FoundersMBAus Co-Founders - Emma, Soumya, Peter and Nathan (ESPN) at the inaugural 2017 MBAus Conference

Meet the student-led event team:

Leadership Team

Emma Young Shoochin Peter Nathan

Emma Young

We saw there was no forum for MBAs in the ANZ region to connect

Shoo Chin Siah

MBAs love networking – we wanted to build that community

Peter Pelikhov

We chose a conference where we could focus on cool and important business topics

Nathan Spence

MBAus is sparking collaboration between students, alumni and the business world

Team Leads

Al O’Toole CJ Yeap Kellie Johnston Nathalie Liu

Al O’Toole

CJ Yeap

Kellie Johnston

Nathalie Liu

Rahul Khatri Stephanie Tan Sundar Gurumurthy Val Li

Rahul Khatri

Stephanie Tan

Sundar Gurumurthy

Valerie Li

Organisers – Melbourne

Andrew Blyberg Carley Tye  Chloe Ratcliffe Darren Lau

Andrew Blyberg

Carley Tye

Chloe Ratcliffe

Darren Lau

Elissa Gu Mani Dhanrajani Michael Gao Mid Chawla

Elissa Gu

Mani Dhanrajani

Michael Gao

Mid Chawla

Oliver Josem Quan Doan Su Ying Xie Swaroop Puskoor

Oliver Josem

Quan Doan

Su Xie

Swaroop Puskoor

Teresa Lemaire

Teresa Lemaire

Organisers – Brisbane

Hassan Chaudhry  Humberto Jimenez  Julia Poloai Rahmayani Hamilton

Hassan Chaudhry

Humberto Jimenez

Julia Poloai

Rahmayani Hamilton

Rich Nagle

Richard Nagle