13 September 2013

The University of Queensland Business School has been ranked number one in Australia for its MBA program in the Financial Review BOSS MBA survey.

This year’s survey has seen the Business School rise to the top position after ranking in second position in 2011.

The survey, conducted every two years by the Financial Review Group and published in BOSS magazine, is Australia’s only independent national ranking of MBA programs.
UQ Business School Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths said the ranking was the latest accolade for the UQ Business School MBA program.

It has also been ranked number one in Asia Pacific by The Economist, and was this month awarded five stars – the highest possible – for the ninth consecutive year by the Graduate Management Association of Australia.

“We were thrilled with the results from this year’s BOSS survey and to have been acknowledged as the leading MBA provider in Australia,” Professor Griffiths said.

“Our MBA is recognised as world-class and this rise to the number one position is a testament to the quality of our program and our unwavering commitment to providing an MBA that delivers the best possible outcomes for our students and for business at large.”

MBA Program Director Dr Sarah Kelly said UQ MBA students experienced globally-relevant thought leadership from internationally recognised researchers, consultants and industry partners.

“ Their MBA journey is built through a variety of exposure from the classroom to the field, through international immersions, community volunteer schemes, mentoring by our global alumni network, and the opportunity to apply learnt skills by consulting to industry.”

The UQ Business School MBA program has a number of key features that help to set it apart and provide enhanced value to students.

These include specialist skill development via the uniquely designed ‘Leadership Capability Framework’, opportunities to augment international business skills through a joint partnership with the world-renowned Wharton School in Pennsylvania, and the chance to collaborate with non-profit organisations via the School’s Social Economic Engagement Program.

The MBA program also provides flexibility, offering students three different study options and the opportunity to choose the model that best suits their lifestyle and work commitments.

The Accelerated MBA involves 12 months of full-time study, while the Streamlined MBA can be completed in 24 months, alongside a job.

There is also a flexible part-time option that enables students up to seven years to complete the MBA.

To find out more about the UQ Business School MBA program, visit www.business.uq.edu.au/mba

About UQ Business School

The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and amongst the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, it brings together over 130 subject experts with over 7,500 students and offers 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 also 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. For further information see www.business.uq.edu.au

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 number 1 in Australia and Asia Pacific 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 in the Financial Review BOSS MBA survey.

• Has been ranked in the world’s top 50 universities for executive education by the Financial Times.

• The 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 ix major fields of business research in the Australian government’s ERA assessment.

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UQ Business School
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