Advancing Business Administration for Over 40 Years

Established as the Graduate Management Association of NSW in 1978, the organisation went national in 1993 as the Graduate Management Association of Australia through the amalgamation of:

  • 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 MBAus formed as an organisation for hosting annual conferences to the MBA community, with MBAus and the Graduate Management Association of Australia merging in 2020 to form MBA Australasia.

MBAus 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, DBA and other postgraduate business management qualifications in Australasia.

Meet the team

MBAus Board and Secretariat

Maxwell Gratton


Dr. Darryl Gauld OAM

Auxiliary President

Brian Jones


Sylvia (Argyro) Dionisopoulos


Kyle Arthars

5-Star Ratings Program Director

Amin Kashanchi

Chancellor of QLD

Shujath Syed

Chancellor of SA

Chris Jacko


Tolga Akturk

Chancellor of New Zealand

Christopher Bryce

Operations Manager

Tysen Woodlock

Head of Business Affairs

Want to know more?

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