The Griffith MBA has ranked inside Australia’s top five in the 2015 Financial Review BOSS Magazine MBA survey.
Climbing five places since the 2013 survey, the Griffith MBA now sits at number four in the highly-respected biennial survey.
“This is a ringing endorsement of the outstanding quality and clear focus of our MBA,” new Griffith MBA Director, Associate Professor Chris Fleming, said.
The results of the survey were published today (Friday) in the September edition of BOSS Magazine. Six Queensland universities feature in the nation’s top eight, but Griffith’s MBA is the big mover inside the top 10, surging to number four.
“Our program is set apart from others because of our three core values which have remained constant as the program has been restructured and updated to meet the needs of modern, digital-savvy students,” Associate Professor Fleming said.
The core values of responsible leadership, sustainable business practice and a global orientation with an Asia Pacific focus are integral to how the Griffith MBA is delivered.
“We infuse our business leaders with these values, which are integrated through all of the MBA courses from sustainability to economics.”
Associate Professor Fleming paid tribute to his predecessor Professor Nick Barter who ‘revolutionised’ the program.
“He initiated the move towards flexible learning, authentic assessment and a sustainable focus which has undoubtedly been appreciated by students who are clearly getting the experience that they want through the Griffith MBA.”
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Professor Michael Powell, welcomed the news and congratulated Chris Fleming, Nick Barter and the Griffith Business School team.
“Today’s outcome reflects our hard work to ensure the Griffith MBA is an attractive and relevant option for graduates seeking to shape and progress their careers,” he said.
“The program has evolved and moved with the times to include features that distinguish it from others while still offering value for money in a competitive modern market.
“I’m delighted to see this recognised in the latest BOSS Magazine rankings.”
BOSS Magazine surveys MBA alumni on a wide range of categories including quality of teaching, mode of delivery, networking opportunities, value for money and how well students are prepared for the prevailing economic conditions.
“The Australian business community holds the Financial Review in very high regard, so to be recognised on this stage is a major achievement for our MBA,” Associate Professor Fleming said.
He also commended the efforts of program convenors, teaching staff and Griffith Business School administrators “who have created the best educational experience for our students”.
The Griffith MBA jumped from 13th to 9th in the 2013 rankings and has maintained the momentum in the latest assessment.
During that time the program delivery has evolved with a sophisticated new 100% online MBA program launched last November which allows students to start their studies when and where they want.
Students continue to have the opportunity to complete an MBA that is fully flexible with the opportunity to attend face-to-face coursework or through a mix of online and face-to-face.
Students can also enhance their global perspective through the annual MBA Asia Pacific Study Tour and international exchange options.
Current MBA students and MBA alumni also have access to the MBA for Life program to help them keep their knowledge of trends and development in the business world up to date.
The Griffith MBA is the highest-ranking Australian MBA in the Aspen Institute’s Centre of Business Education’s most recent Beyond Grey Pinstripes Global 100 list.