NHH in Norway is one of four top European business schools where the Master's students can study in their second year.
NHH in Norway is one of four top European business schools where the Master's students can study in their second year.
14 May 2014

Future international business leaders will be able to gain a double postgraduate degree – one from The University of Queensland and one from a top European business school – under a newly launched innovative program.

ESSEC Business School in Paris, the Norwegian School of Economics, Aalto University in Finland and Italy’s Bocconi University have teamed with UQ Business School to offer the new double Masters degree.  

Students undertaking the Master of Global Management would spend the first year at UQ and the second year at a European partner school, said UQ Business School Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths.

“This program will broaden our students’ horizons across the business, political and social spheres,” Professor Griffiths said.

“The Master of Global Management will launch international business careers and expose students to a quality global peer network.

“We live in a truly global age. UQ Business School is committed to developing future leaders with the ability to thrive in a multicultural environment and lead positive change in the global community.

“The new program recognises the value of a European degree on the world business stage – and allows students to gain two degrees in a reduced time.”

Students in the program will undertake internships, working inside “highly innovative businesses” in Australia and Europe.

“This will provide them with outstanding practical experience to further develop their global business skills,” Professor Griffiths said. 

About UQ Business School

The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of Australia’s top business schools and among the leading institutions worldwide. The Brisbane-based school brings together more than 130 subject experts and 7500 students, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs and executive education across the range of business disciplines.

UQ Business School is renowned internationally for the quality of its research, and it provides contract research and consultancy services to organisations throughout the world. The teaching – research – consultancy loop is central to its success, ensuring that the school maintains its position at the forefront of academic knowledge while staying closely attuned to modern business requirements.

Fast facts

  • UQ Business School was the first in Australia to meet the standards of the world’s two most influential accrediting bodies - the US-based AACSB International and Europe’s EQUIS.
  • Its MBA program has been ranked 14th globally by The Economist, identifying it as the leading MBA outside of Europe and North America.
  • The MBA program has also been ranked number 1 in Australia by The Australian Financial Review BOSS MBA survey.
  • The UQ Business School MBA course has been awarded the highest possible rating of five stars for nine years running by Australia’s most influential rating body, the GMAA.       
  • The School was classed as above world standard in its six major fields of business research in the Australian government’s Excellence in Research Australia assessment (2012).

Contact: Associate Professor Damian Hine, Program Director - Master of Global Management, UQ Business School, ph +61 (0)7 3346 8162, d.hine@uq.edu.au