Griffith MBA achieves five-star GMAA ranking for another year

Griffith Business School Building, Gold Coast campus
Griffith Business School Building, Gold Coast campus

Griffith University has again been recognised for its commitment to delivering outstanding educational experiences and outcomes following the unveiling of the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) five-star rankings for 2017.

Building on the success of last year’s result, the University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has once more attained one of the GMAA’s coveted top ratings, less than 10 of which have been issued across the country this year.

Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor David Grant said that the consecutive five-star rankings continue to strengthen the Griffith Business School’s reputation as a highly respected hotbed of innovation and excellence in its field.

“We are exceptionally proud to see the Griffith MBA again recognised as a market leader by the GMAA,” Professor Grant said. “The program’s consecutive five-star rankings in 2016 and 2017 are indicative of its comprehensive and progressive scope, in line with the University’s aim of fostering outstanding graduates who go on to have remarkable careers.”

“This result is a testament to the work of our dedicated staff and their drive to ensure that our graduates are well prepared to thrive and excel in the competitive, high-pressure contemporary business environment,” he added.

The GMAA rankings provide the country’s best business schools with a means of quantifying the success and calibre of their postgraduate programs, which helps not only the institution in terms of allowing it to set benchmarks and aspirations for itself, but potential students seeking to maximise their learning outcomes.

Courses deemed eligible for consideration are assessed on the dual values of attractiveness — specifically, the standard of facilities and program features that would attract students — and educational quality, being the likelihood the program will yield high-quality practical results for its graduates in pursuit of their careers.

It’s been a stellar year for Griffith’s MBA, with the program being shortlisted for the 2017 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards, which itself follows further recent highlights including the program’s top-20 global placing — as well as earning the #1 spot for the Asia-Pacific region — in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA rankings.