MBA student recognised for leadership skills

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University of Stirling graduate Daniela Sefzig has been recognised for her leadership skills and support of colleagues during her MBA studies.

Daniela, who works for the SMC CEE-Group in Austria, was presented with the Steve Wong Memorial Fund Award for most outstanding MBA student, by course director Professor George Burt.

She also received the Research Based Learning Prize, awarded for the best MBA consultancy project, at the University’s winter graduation ceremony on Friday 23 November.

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Professor George Burt and Daniela Sefzig

Professor Burt said: “Daniela joined the MBA with more than 20 years of technology expertise, delivering solutions globally.

“As she progressed through the MBA, she identified and developed skills that were latent, but unrecognised and untapped. She developed a clear understanding of the link between business strategy and technology and is in the process of taking up a new strategic role.

“Whilst studying for her MBA, Daniela continued to support her employer when they were facing technical challenges. This is an example of the growth in her personal capacity and resilience which she developed during the MBA, which was amplified as an ‘invisible’ leader in group projects.”

The Steve Wong Memorial Fund Award is presented annually to a student who is fully engaged in the MBA experience and culture of the University of Stirling, and contributes to the wellbeing of their colleagues and associates. 

Daniela was nominated by both her peers and staff for the encouragement and support she provided to colleagues over the course of the programme, as well as her leadership skills and strong work ethic.

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