1 November 2018
A future in the competitive world of global marketing is on the cards for Gympie’s Brady McGregor who has been accepted into USC’s Master of International Business program.
It has been a remarkable transformation for the former James Nash State High School senior who received a Faculty Medal for outstanding academic performance when he graduated from USC recently with a Bachelor of Business.
The 26-year-old, who majored in Marketing, went from being a self-declared average student at school to achieving a grade point average of 6.7 out of a possible 7 at USC.
“I didn’t particularly think I was all that intelligent while at school and got a less than unimpressive OP, however that changed when I enrolled into the Tertiary Preparation Program at USC’s Gympie campus a few years after leaving school,” he said.
“The rest is history. In four years at USC I gained many friends and a new confidence in myself that I never thought existed.
“I enjoyed the content of my degree, which obviously helped, but my main motivation was that I wanted to prove to myself that I could do well.”
Brady completed most subjects at USC Gympie where he said the smaller classes provided a great environment for learning and the campus facilitated a sense of understanding and community.
“I am now looking forward to gaining the high-level skills needed for the challenges of business in a global setting through USC’s Master of International Business,” he said.
The program includes strategic management, managing across global cultures, international trade and finance, and marketing in an international environment
Brady’s mind is already filled with potential projects, including researching and developing a program that utilises virtual and augmented reality to more create immersive language and cultural learning experiences.
“My undergraduate studies opened my mind to the potential of using new technologies as tools for teaching and learning for the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) field in Japan and China.
He intends to draw on the knowledge gained from his Master studies to investigate growing the initiative into a viable business enterprise.
— Clare McKay