The University of Newcastle, Australia

After working in the corporate sector for a number of years, Scott was ready to make a change. Joining Newcastle-based not-for-profit Life Without Barriers as the Head of Digital, Scott also enrolled in the Master of Business Administration at the University of Newcastle.

“I wanted a challenge and found the MBA a meaningful way for more personal development.

“I found the program to be flexible enough to work around my personal and professional life and the content could be tailored to things relevant to my line of work,” Scott said.

While completing his degree, Scott embraced the opportunity to explore global business perspectives with a study trip to China – an experience he highly recommends other students participate in.

“I was fortunate enough to be able to study globalisation in China. I met a great bunch of MBA students who challenged my thinking and built some lifelong relationships.

“It was a pretty special learning experience and great to understand another culture through the lens of business and management.

“It was such a unique opportunity and I would strongly encourage anyone who has the opportunity to take it up.”

For Scott, studying the MBA meant he was able to strengthen and develop new skills he could use in his current role, while also setting himself up for future career opportunities.

“I can already see some changes in thinking in my current role and hope this, along with continued growth, will lead me to bigger challenges and more learning. I can definitely see it opening up doors further down the track.

“I wanted to study something more contemporary and innovative and I got that from the MBA.

“Some of the most enjoyable parts of the program were the great groupwork and great experiences in learning from other people.

“Being able to do things that were close to the type of work I do really helped me extend myself in areas that were relevant to me, my job and my aspirations,” Scott said.

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Scott McShane

Scott McShane

Scott wanted a challenge and found the MBA a meaningful way for more personal development.

I found the program to be flexible enough to work around my personal and professional life and the content could be tailored to things relevant to my line of work.