MBA Alumni testimonials

The Deakin MBA produces global leaders, senior executives and successful entrepreneurs. Find out more about who you'll be studying with, and our graduate success stories.


Hazeda Faslic

Hazeda Faslich
General Manager for Regional and Agribusiness Banking Queensland

'I had the pleasure of learning from worldly lecturers with a high level of experience and commercial acumen. The different study modes, plus quality subject matter was extremely relevant to today's competitive business landscape'

George Jose

George Jose
Manager, Portfolio and Program Management Advisory Services

'The Deakin MBA has improved my credibility, confidence and ability to influence others. The activities and assignments encouraged me to interact with people and, in turn, grow as a person.'


Janet Dore

Janet Dore
CEO, Transport Accident Commission, Geelong

'The Deakin MBA was my passport to general management within local government, which underwent a huge transformation in the 1990's. Without my MBA I would not have been a credible CEO candidate.'

David Pifarre

David Pifarre
General Manager for Regional and Agribusiness Banking Queensland

'The MBA builds on my existing experience and also provides me with insight and exposure to areas of business outside of my profession and industry.'

Wendy Marshall

Wendy Marshall
General Manager, Program Management Office, Myer, Melbourne

'The MBA strengthened my skills and understanding of the business world. I became more confident in expressing my own opinion and to more effectively see the big picture in all situations, which enabled me to think and act more strategically. '

Michael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins
Senior Manager - Consulting Retail and Consumer, PwC, Melbourne

'If a uni is going to make the promise of flexibility of study options they have to be able to deliver it. I was heavily reliant on the enabling technology, and I found the lecturers and other teaching staff were very good at embracing that technology and mode of learning to the benefit of students.'

Karen Stocks

Karen Stocks
Managing Director, Australia Twitter, Sydney

'Working in the social media sector, I appreciated Deakin's commitment to new technologies and their extensive use of online tools to enable social interaction and connectedness with other students. I was able to learn about global connectedness with new media, experience it as I was studying and this matched well with my professional working life.'


Daniel Thorpe

Daniel Thorpe
Global Marketing Manager Glaxo Smith Kline, New York

'The Deakin MBA offered me the opportunity to transform my career and differentiate myself within a large multinational business. I learnt to successfully translate external business trends into internal organisational decision and actions, which has since led to my appointment into regional and global roles.'

Bethwyn Todd

Bethwyn Todd
President, Asia-Pacific Region FMC Corporation, Shanghai

'During my years of MBA study I worked in three different countries. By taking advantage of online learning and intensive residentials, I was able to continue to advance my career with international assignments while concurrently earning my MBA.'

Jesper Larsen

Jesper Larsen
Manager, Budget and Finance United Nations, New York

'I was very impressed with Deakin's MBA which offered a hybrid model of classroom lectures (recordings available online), a comprehensive and well-functioning website to facilitate various functions seamlessly, high academic standards and outstanding professors, teachers and support staff.'


Ian Allison

Ian Allison
Managing Director, Gateway Grant Funeral Directors

'I am indebted to Deakin and the MBA program for what it has provided me. It enhanced my skills and knowledge in business administration and people management, and helped me think more broadly and strategically. There is also a great emphasis on industry and the practical application of what is taught.'

Nicholas Harrison

Nicholas Harrison
Technology Program Manager Orica, Newcastle NSW

'Completing the Deakin MBA (International) created a great opportunity to expand and contribute to the multinational company I work for. Being versed in current research, management techniques and strategic methods in the contemporary environment has given me and my company a great advantage.'