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Hitting it for six: Aussie cricketer takes on University of Southern Queensland’s MBA

Australian Women’s Cricket Vice-Captain Rachael Haynes’ career has taken her from the backyard pitch to stadiums all around the world.

And while she’s representing the country in the sport that she loves, she is also hitting the University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ’s) Master of Business Administration (MBA) for six. 

Set to finish her studies and graduate at the beginning of next year, Ms Haynes said she absolutely loved her experience on and off the field.   

“After the excitement of our team turning fully professional, I wanted to also ensure that I was preparing myself for life after sport,” Ms Haynes said.

“I could be in India one month, UK the next – so I really needed to find a course that was going to support me through that type of environment and allow me to be flexible.

“The best thing about the University of Southern Queensland’s MBA is that I can continue to do this anywhere in the world.

“Performing at the top level of the game, it’s also nice to have something else to think about away from the game.”

But like all things in 2020, the pitch has looked a little different this year.

“The University was so helpful in enabling me to start semester one at a later date, and allowing me to ultimately finish off my final subjects for the course,” she said.

It’s no wonder Ms Haynes’ enjoyed studying her MBA, with CEO Magazine’s 2020 Global Online MBA Rankings placing it in their Tier One ranking.

Based on fact-based criteria, the monthly magazine gives insights into the world’s leading Master of Business Administration courses.

There is no “nervous nineties” from Ms Haynes as she looks to the future – as in true “red-inker” fashion, Ms Haynes hopes to give back to sport.

“I’m excited to graduate and see what the future holds,” she said.

“I’m really passionate about sport and I want to contribute in another way once I retire.”

Howzat for a good innings. 

Find out more about the University’s Master of Business Administration.

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Australian Women’s Cricket Vice-Captain Rachael Haynes is hitting USQ’s MBA for six. (Image Credit: Getty Images)