The Griffith MBA has been shortlisted for the inaugural Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2014.

The fully-flexible MBA program is among three finalists selected in the Blended Learning category of an event that puts innovation in education on a world stage.

MBA Director, Associate Professor Nick Barter, will attend a gala presentation night at the Wharton School in Philadelphia in December when the winners will be announced.

“This prestigious competition highlights the world’s leading innovations in higher education and it is a great honour for the Griffith Business School to be shortlisted,” he said.

“We have thoughtfully developed the MBA program at Griffith to meet the emerging needs and ambitions of the modern student and this nomination reflects the success of that work.”

More than 400 submissions from 43 countries were received for the first Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards, an indication of its immediate strong standing on the international landscape.

Reimagine Education aims to share innovative ideas and approaches to teaching by bringing together some of the world’s leading minds in this area.

Griffith University is taking an increasingly innovative approach to how programs are delivered, with emerging student expectations to the forefront. This is demonstrated by a sophisticated new online MBA program rolled out in November.

A“Modern-day students expect their education in a mode that suits them,” Academic Provost, Professor Adam Shoemaker(left), says.

“Griffith University aims to meet these demands on a domestic and international scale with high quality program initiatives, and the development of the Griffith MBA online program makes it an increasingly attractive degree in this context.”

The three day Reimagine Education event, from December 8-10, will endeavour to explore the full range of ground-breaking innovations being developed in higher education.

Associate Professor Barter will make a 10-minute presentation on the Griffith MBA during his time in Philadelphia.

TheGriffith MBAranks inside Australia’s top 10 in the Financial Review BOSSMagazine MBA survey, and took out the Learning and Teaching category at the Green Gown Awards Australasia in 2013.