“This ranking is a nod of acknowledgement to the attention to detail now associated with the Griffith MBA,” program director Associate Professor Nick Barter said.
“In developing and improving our MBA we are always conscious of what the modern student needs. We’ve tailored our MBA for those who know what they want and just want to go out and get it.”
The rankings are compiled by the International Graduate Forum and are designed to present a 360-degree view of the world’s leading business schools. The Griffith MBA is placed sixth in the top tier of Australian programs, and is the only Queensland program to feature in the top 10.
It also makes the grade in the Online MBA Rankings, ranked ninth on a global table led by European University. The top five online rated programs are based in Europe. Griffith is joined by the Australian Institute of Business and Deakin University in the top 10.
“This acknowledges our move last November to take online education to the next level when the online MBA program was the first of 12 sophisticated new online programs to be rolled out at Griffith,” Associate Professor Barter said.
On the global front, the Griffith MBA shares 17th place with Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
The International Graduate Forum assesses schools based on key performance indicators of interest and value to potential students. These include class sizes, student work experience, faculty-to-student ratios and international diversity.
It also factors both academic and professional faculty qualifications into the ranking which ultimately aims to help schools understand what students want.
“Students now want to start their studies on their terms, whenever and wherever they want. Equally, they want to quickly build the knowledge, skills and ability to progress full-time careers. Griffith’s MBA is delivering on all these fronts.”
Three core values – responsible leadership, sustainable business practice and global orientation – already set the Griffith MBA apart.
The latest CEO Magazine ranking builds on a very successful 2014 for the Griffith MBA, when enrolments increased by more than 50% on the previous year.