Will Bosisto and Alex Ross are taking their first steps in transitioning out of playing state cricket full-time by studying the Master of Business Administration with Kaplan Business School under the Australian Cricketers’ Association and Kaplan Australia scholarship scheme.
After coming off contract with South Australia, Will has begun exploring a potential career in mortgage broking given he has a passion for helping people realise their dreams of owning their own home.
“Mortgage broking is a field that allows me to build relationships and problem solve with people, to deliver a highly beneficial service at no cost to the client,” says Will.
“I’m passionate about helping people by saving them time and money and relieving some stress on the biggest financial decisions of their lives.”
Will’s transition into further study has begun so well that he was recently recognised as a high achiever by the Academic Dean of Kaplan Business School.
The right-handed batter maintains hope of playing cricket professionally again and says it’s the flexibility of Kaplan Business School’s online courses that have allowed him to balance his time.
“The flexibility has been the best aspect of studying so far. It’s allowed me to manage my time efficiently whilst prioritising cricket training.
“The ACA has been a tremendous support too, supplying study and course grants to allow me and other players to pursue passions outside of the game. They are an invaluable support for all cricketers,” he said.
Alex, who was on contract with the Sydney Thunder during the BBL season while undertaking his MBA, is another to attest to the flexibility with study provided by Kaplan Business School.
“I could work my study around games and training without judgement or criticism; the lecturers have been very accommodating,” says Alex.
Alex is using the MBA as an opportunity to narrow his focus onto what might be the right pathway for him as he continues his transition away from state cricket.
“I’m not 100% sure where life after cricket will take me, although I know this course will leave me in excellent shape for a successful transition.
“I do envisage further, more specific study in relation to the career pathway I choose, he said.”