Stuart Penny

Senior Project Manager, University of Western Sydney


I started the Master of Business and Techology (MBT) at UTS with unclear expectations on the benefits it might bring over “on the job learning”. I left transformed as a confident strategic leader with a new appreciation of the focused learning experience that this level of Masters Program can provide to a manager who is looking to take the next step.

The balance of subjects that are relevant, current and research based coupled with passionate lecturers that can interpret using their own real world perspectives and above all the immersion in peer level debate and interaction was simply perfect.

Through this program I have come to understand the value of self reflection in all aspects of my life, the real benefit of courageous leadership and the wonderful outcomes that effective people management can bring to an organisation. An extra bonus that I received out of the program was the well bonded and extensive network that I gained access to. This MBITM network is comprised of all alumni and students of the program and supported through regular face to face events and a vibrant LinkedIn community.

I am still heavily engaged eleven years after completing my degree and regularly interact with the community to leverage their depth in knowledge and extended networks. On the back of this program I have progressed forward successfully tackling roles all the way up to CIO and have now moved into consulting roles to balance my depth of cross industry experience with the wonderful depth I already have in IT role diversity.