New link to global network for MBA graduates

Nick Barter leans against red wall
Griffith MBA Director, Dr Nick Barter.

Griffith MBA graduates will complete their university studies with an extra string to their bow following a new link with a globally-renowned business leadership body.

The CEO Institute has announced an Educational Alliance with Griffith University, establishing a pathway for alumni tobecome part of an exclusive global network of Certified CEOs.

The CEO Institute is the only global certification body for chief executive officers, and through the alliance the Griffith MBA degree will be recognised for the purposes of Certified CEO Certification.

“This is a great opportunity for our alumni to value-add to their professional development through the CEO Institute’s resources for continuous professional development,” MBA Director, Dr Nick Barter, said.

“It is a significant point of difference in a very competitive education environment. It will allow our graduates to gain exclusive access to the broader business world and its knowledge of leading and evolving business practices.”

The CEO Institute was founded in 1992 as a peer-to-peer membership organisation for chief executives to connect and learn from each other.

It aims to inspire business leaders to continuously improve their professional and personal lives by creating environments where they can meet, communicate openly and share insights.

The CEO Institute link comes at the end of a very progressive year for the Griffith MBA.

After ranking inside Australia’s top 10 in the 2013 Financial Review BOSS Magazine MBA survey in September, the Griffith MBA also retained its 5-star rating from the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA).

The Griffith MBA took out the Learning and Teaching category at the Green Gown Awards Australasia, also in September.

In May, Griffith Business School launched the MBA for Life and the MBA App, initiatives designed to keep people in business tuned into the latest industry thinking and developments.