MBA Students In Oz Show They Have Brains And Brawn

The annual AGSM-MBA Cup pits students from Sydney and Melbourne’s top schools against each other in four competitions

It’s sport season again! Every year between March and May, MBA students from Europe to Australia lock horns to prove their physical and academic superiority over rival schools.

Every March, students from the top two business Schools in Australia compete to win the AGSM – MBS Cup. This year, the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) team was victorious over Melbourne Business School (MBS) in three out of the four events.

The 2011 competition was hosted by the Australian School of Business in Sydney, and commenced with its flagship event, the annual debating competition. The topic for the debate was ‘Management Consulting Firms have no place in Government’, with the AGSM MBA team on the affirmative side and MBS arguing the negative case.

George Crones, Bryan Tan, Brianna Ragel and Lukasz Klenner represented AGSM MBA students in the debate. The AGSM MBA team was unanimously judged the winner, making it AGSM’s 10th victory in the last 12 years.

The AGSM MBA team also displayed a strong performance in touch rugby and beach volleyball leaving no room for a comeback from MBS despite them winning the football event, the final event of the cup.

Amarpreet Singh, President of the AGSM MBA Sports Club said that the event was a success, “The annual AGSM-MBS competition is one of the most exciting events during our respective MBA programmes. The events were of the highest standard and gave the students an opportunity to exercise their mental and physical skills”, he said.

Between dinners, drinking contests, and parties, students have a chance to get to know each other: “I know I am not alone in having made many more friends now because of it”, Singh explained.

“We were really glad to see the AGSM MBA team come together and pull off such a fabulous victory over MBS,” he added.

Watch this space for updates from the biggest sports tournament for Europe’s MBAs, the MBAT in Paris, soon!


George Crones, Bryan Tan, Brianna Ragel and Lukasz Klenner represented AGSM MBA students in the debate.


The two soccer teams.


Touch rugby.


Read more about students, alumni and programs at the Australian Graduate School of Management here

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