Griffith MBA enrolments are on the rise again with 94 students starting the 2014 program.
This represents more than a 50% increase on the 2013 total of 61, which itself was a 22% jump on the previous year.
The upward trend in student numbers comes on the back of the digitisation of the MBA program and a series of awards and initiatives during the past 12 months.
“Students like to choose their own study path, whether they turn up for lectures, whether they pick them up through lecture capture. Balancing life, work and study is paramount and we cater for this in our delivery of the MBA program.
“This is a business school for the 21st century which is progressing in terms of its style of delivery.
“The fact that our assessments are very authentic and more closely aligned to the lives and work of the students is a key factor too.”
Dr Barter also pointed to a strong 2013 when the Griffith MBA was brought to greater public attention after a string of noteworthy successes.
The Griffith MBA was ranked inside Australia’s top 10 in the 2013 Financial Review BOSS Magazine MBA survey in September, and 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.
Also in 2013, the CEO Institute announced an Educational Alliance with Griffith University, establishing a pathway for alumni to become part of an exclusive global network of Certified CEOs.
“This all complements the three core values of the Griffith MBA, responsible leadership, sustainable business practice and global orientation, which set our program apart. This result is the culmination of a number of events and the work of numerous people over many years.”
Dr Barter highlighted the progressive set of values established by Griffith Business School focusing on responsibility, sustainability and Asia-Pacific, and the work of Professor Malcolm McIntosh and the team at the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise to reinforce these values through the MBA program.
“The reinvigoration of the curricula and values, through the work on flexible delivery carried out last year, plus the efforts of the marketing teams in creating distinctive advertising and following up prospective students have also contributed significantly.”