Griffith Business School’s MBA program has been ranked fifth in the country in the 2019 AFR BOSS MBA Ranking, retaining its position in the Top 5.
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor David Grant said the school was proud to have performed so well in what is a fiercely competitive field.
“Griffith Business School has now been ranked in Australia’s top 5 ranked MBAs for three consecutive AFR BOSS MBA Ranking rounds,” he said.
“We take the responsibility of developing the next generation of leaders seriously and this result is proof our efforts have not gone unnoticed.
“This is arguably the most robust MBA ranking assessment in the country so to remain in the Top 5 for the past six years is an excellent result.
“It is also worth noting that this is the first time our Accelerated Online graduates were eligible for the Student Survey, which contributes heavily to the total ranking.”
The Griffith MBA is offered online, on-campus at South Bank and Gold Coast, or as a combination of both modes. More than 1700 students have graduated with a Griffith MBA.
Griffith’s MBA prioritises purpose beyond profit and explores MBA subjects through three strategic values: responsible leadership; sustainable business practices; and a focus on the Asia Pacific region, creating cutting edge, creative, industry leading professionals.
Sydney based Kristine Luszczynski said Griffith’s MBA offered everything she needed.
“I did a great deal of my own investigation into all tertiary education organisations that offered the MBA and I had very specific criteria,” she shared.
“As I worked long hours it had to be something I could complete online. As someone who previously attended University over 20 years ago, it had to have an efficient and supportive Student Service division.
“Embarking on an MBA seemed daunting at the beginning so I needed to be sure that the teaching staff were accomplished in their own right but also supportive of my efforts.
“As I was coming from a teaching/not for profit background, elements of sustainable business practices and responsible leadership were crucial to my education and to propel my career within this industry.
“I also investigated their rankings and I was very impressed to discover that Griffith Business School is one of the leaders of business education – this cemented my choice.”
Griffith Business School MBA graduates are pursuing endeavours both in Australia and globally.
MBA grad Tim Polson recently moved to Singapore to take up a role as Business Development Manager at Klaveness Digital, which offers a logistics platform for industrial companies which source raw materials by sea.
“All enterprises associated with maritime logistics are under pressure from governments, other enterprises and society as a whole to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions,” he said.
“Maritime logistics leaders of tomorrow will need to consider sustainability in every commercial decision.
“The Griffith MBA’s sustainability-focus has given me the ability to develop commercial solutions that are sustainability-centric and aim to make a genuine positive impact on the planet and society.
“The MBA directly contributed to being hired by a successful tech startup whose goals include reducing supply chain wastage, reducing inshore carbon emissions from ships through supply chain optimisation and improving trade capabilities for rural Queenslanders.”
Professor Grant said demand for a Griffith MBA was growing consistently.
“We continue to experience strong growth in MBA applications each year in a very competitive market,” he said.