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26 March 2021

There he was at Dawson Mine, 185km south-west of Gladstone and one of the oldest open-cut coal operations in central Queensland.

It’s the sort of mine that peppers regional Queensland, where 240-tonne trucks haul coal to be railed to the coast and exported.

And it’s there that Adam Chater, working as a superintendent at the mine, wondered how on earth he was going to study an MBA almost 200km from the closest university.

Adam – raising two young kids in Central Queensland – needed a flexible enough course to fit around work demands, family life and location.

“I was looking at MBAs and QUT sparked my interest because of their focus on entrepreneurial pursuits rather than just big business,” he said.

“But I had young kids so I had to work out how to do it in a way where I was not required to go to Brisbane or go to a campus.

Read Adam's full story in MBA News

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