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Joanna Moore (MBA graduate of 2012) recently met with the Dean of Strathclyde Business School, Professor Susan Hart to receive the Chris Hills award of ‘Best MBA Student 2012’. The winner of this award is picked from the full MBA cohort, across all modes of delivery and international centres which for 2012 was approximately 400 MBA students.

Joanna achieved the highest credit weighted average of all students last year and was also awarded the Deans Commendation Project Prize 2012 with a mark of 85% for her MBA project on  ‘An Empirical Exploration of the Role of Non Senior Managers in the Strategy Making Process.’

Joanna Moore receiving her award from SBS Dean Professor Susan Hart


Joanna began her MBA in 2010 but delayed her project and graduated in July 2012. She is currently working in a commercial role with with Nautronix Limited in the oil and gas sector in Aberdeen which she joined following completion of her MBA. Her role primarily involves drafting of proposals for system bids and tenders, drafting, reviewing and negotiating all and any contracts entered into by the organisation and managing pricing, sales forecasts and export controls.

Prior to undertaking the MBA, Joanna worked as a Solicitor and gained several years legal and commercial experience working in Scotland, London and Australia largely managing a broad variety of high value complex projects and transactions across multiple jurisdictions, further involving negotiating, drafting and managing a range of commercial contracts, bids and tenders in addition to suppliers and sub-contract arrangements.

Joanna explains why she decided to take the Strathclyde MBA:

“I undertook the MBA as I wanted to build on my existing business acumen and commercial insight, with a view to moving into a more commercially focused role. Through the MBA I have developed enhanced skills in a number of areas, including the ability to work effectively with teams from different functional backgrounds, in risk management, in building strategy and managing change, and in implementing and tracking key performance indicators against business objectives. ”

Many Congratulations to Joanna on being awarded Best MBA Student 2012!