Advancing Business Administration for Over 45 Years

History of MBA Australasia, an organisation that has not only stood the test of time but continues to thrive after more than 45 years. Our longevity is a testament to our unwavering dedication to supporting students and graduates in the field of management. As a not-for-profit organisation, our mission is to elevate the stature and enhance the value of MBA and DBA qualifications in the Australasian region.

Established in 1978 as the Graduate Management Association of NSW, we quickly expanded our reach, going national in 1993 under the new name Graduate Management Association of Australia. This expansion was made possible through the amalgamation of several esteemed entities:

  • The Graduate Management Association Limited(NSW)
  • The MBA Society Inc. University of Adelaide
  • The Graduate Management Association (Victoria)
  • The Queensland Master of Business Administration Association
  • The Graduate Management Association University of Western Australia


In 2017, we embarked on a new chapter, organising annual conferences exclusively for the MBA community. Then, in 2020, we took a significant step forward by merging with the Graduate Management Association of Australia to form MBA Australasia, solidifying our position as the premier body for MBA and DBA students and graduates in the Australasian region.

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

Our objectives are to:

  • Promote the standing of graduate schools of management in Australasia.

  • Enhance the value of graduate management qualifications in Australasia.

  • Contribute to the development of Australasia and its management resources.

  • Provide a forum for the interaction of members and students from various management schools.

  • The continuing development of members by actively pursuing the regular exchange of ideas and knowledge between members and leaders in industry and management education.

  • Maintain the position as the nationally recognised Professional Association for MBA qualifications in Australasia.

Meet the team

MBAus Board of Directors

Masud Hossain


Mridul Dutt

Director & Company Secretary

Ross Barclay


Bhavna Kapur


Hamoun Aria


Dr Stefan Smith


Peter Justin Yu


MBAus State and Territory Committees

Brian Jones

President – Victoria Chapter

Bhavna Kapur

President – Western Australia Chapter

Want to know more?

Speak with our team to learn more about our history, upcoming events, member benefits, and more.