War hero credits MBA for transition from battlefield to corporate suite

9 Dec 2016

He may be one of Australia’s most decorated servicemen, but University of Queensland graduating student Ben Roberts-Smith said he faced the fear of failure while studying.

Today he becomes Australia’s first enlisted Victoria Cross recipient to complete a degree after receiving the honour.

Mr Roberts-Smith graduates with a Master of Business Administration, a qualification he says was integral to his transition from a distinguished career with the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) to becoming General Manager of Seven Network Queensland.