Margaret Darveniza

Think outside the box Margaret Darveniza

The Director Community Services

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Studying Master of Business Administration

‘I was able to apply my MBA assessments to my professional business roles. It made the learning more real and more relevant.’

When Margaret started her MBA she was managing a learning and development consultancy. She went on to become the Regional Development Officer for Advance Cairns and, Chairman of the Board of Skills 360, Australia. Margaret studied the MBA to gain a theoretical knowledge base, and apply it to the practical business skills she already possessed.

‘The course was great. It took me out of my comfort zone, and forced me to become more versatile.’

Along with the networking, Margaret believes the MBA gave her the confidence to apply for higher-level, management positions. She now deals with strategy development, mentoring staff, budgeting and community engagement.