Griffith University’s acclaimed MBA program has improved its placing in the annual CEO Magazine Global Online MBA rankings, earning equal third in Australia and joint #11 overall.
The Griffith MBA has also retained its overall Tier One ranking for all offerings.
The result reflects Griffith’s growing impact and influence in the highly competitive online MBA market, and represents a rise of five places from 2018’s result of #16 globally (fourth in Australia).
The improvement demonstrates the Griffith program meeting student needs and the requirements of a rapidly changing labour market, Acting MBA Director Associate Professor Stephanie Schleimer says.
“Now, more than ever, the world needs leaders that believe in transforming how we think about doing well in business; with socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and economically inclusive practices,” Associate Professor Schleimer said.
“Griffith’s MBA offerings are the forefront of the movement creating positive and lasting impact for the community here in Australia, a fact that is demonstrated by our improved rankings in 2019, and of which we are most proud.”
Associate Professor Schleimer highlighted the growth of the online MBA, providing aspirant professionals with a flexible, self-driven way to upskill and improve their own career prospects.
“We know that undertaking an MBA while working full-time can be a daunting and demanding prospect, which is why the online MBA is such a valuable offering for so many of our students,” Associate Professor Schleimer said.
“Not only does it allow students to study at a time and pace that best suits them; it also provides the same opportunities as the on-campus model to engage and collaborate with fellow professionals, develop new skills and foster valuable networks that will help carry the Australian business world into the future.”
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor David Grant congratulated the MBA team on the result, and highlighted the diverse ways the program helps its students achieve remarkable outcomes in their careers.
“The Griffith MBA is founded on the principles of responsible leadership, sustainable practices and a global orientation,” Professor Grant said.
“Its courses canvass a variety of areas reflecting those values, and provide the necessary skills and knowledge for students to succeed in all facets of the changing business world, including fields such as finance, economics, data analysis, international business and entrepreneurship.
“I would like to acknowledge our wonderful MBA team and congratulate them on a hard-earned result for their tireless efforts in delivering and refining the program, which continues to grow in impact and influence both here in Australia and abroad.”
Griffith’s MBA is delivered over a two-year period (part-time), with six intakes available – in January, March, May, July, August and October – each year.