University of Queensland MBA ranked among world’s best

The University of Queensland Business School has scored serious acclaim for its MBA, which has been ranked as the 14th best Master of Business Administration in the world in The Economist's 2013 MBA rankings.

The University of Queensland Business School has scored serious acclaim for its MBA, which has been ranked as the 14th best Master of Business Administration in the world in The Economist's 2013 MBA rankings.

The Economist's annual rankings gauge the feedback of students who graduated within the past three years, taking into consideration such measures as graduate outcomes and perceptions of their experience throughout the MBA program. In the same rankings, UQ’s MBA ranked 27th last year and 46th in 2011, and its continued soar up The Economist's rankings now puts it as the top MBA provider outside Europe and North America for the second year running. 

The UQ Business School is the only entity in the Asia-Pacific in the global top 15, rubbing shoulders with Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, London Business School, and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. The UQ MBA also ranked number one in Australia in the 2013 Australian Financial Review BOSS MBA survey. 

“The MBA's outstanding performance in this year's rankings reflects the School's solid commitment to teaching excellence, the great level of engagement with alumni, our ability to attract high calibre students across multiple industries, and the strong partnerships with our industry stakeholders,” UQ Business School Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths said. “This success is due to the hard work of so many people, and places UQ Business School on the international stage alongside some of the world's elite.” 

MBA Director Dr Sarah Kelly said the result reflected the School's focus on continuous improvement and delivery of a quality, innovative program that produced outstanding business leaders with integrity. 

“The program is designed to build upon classroom learning through unique field experiences, including industry consulting, work with the non-profit sector and international immersions,” Kelly said.

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