Aussie MBAs Aplenty In CEO Magazine’s 2024 Global MBA Rankings

Australian MBA programs performed extremely well in the latest global ranking, with 11 different business schools achieving the coveted Tier 1 ranking.

CEO Magazine has been showcasing top business schools from around the globe since it first launched in 2008. In 2012 the publication launched its annual Global MBA Rankings, profiling MBA, Executive MBA programs.

This year, participation is up 13%, as CEO Magazine ranked 139 schools, offering 284 different programmes (92 online, 69 EMBA and 123 full-time and part-time MBA programmes) in 24 countries. The growth in the number of schools offering online MBAs was most noticeable, with 16 new programmes entering the rankings.

Australian MBAs securing Tier 1 ranking include Central Queensland University, Griffith University, La Trobe University, Macquarie Business School, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, Torrens University, University of South Australia, University of Western Australia, University of Wollongong (Sydney Business School), and Victoria University.

In the online MBA Rankings for 2024, Macquarie Business School ranked 16th, Griffith University ranked 18th, the University of South Australia was 19th, Torrens University was 22nd, the Australian Institute of Business was 25th, La Trobe was 33rd, Central Queensland University was 40th, Victoria University was 42nd, Swinburne was 61st, and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) was 73rd.

In the Global Executive MBA (EMBA) Rankings for 2024, the University of Wollongong (Sydney Business School) ranked 20th, RMIT University ranked 36th.

Among the top performers was Griffith University which secured a Tier 1 ranking for its flagship MBA and was ranked #2 for Online MBA programs in Australia.

MBA Director, Professor Stephanie Schleimer said: “This is a fantastic result that showcases the sustained, overall quality of our Online MBA program and teaching excellence both nationally and globally.”

“We are immensely proud to remain the only Queensland university awarded in this category. Our global standing is further solidified as we take the 18th position internationally for Online MBAs.”

The complete CEO Magazine 2024 Global MBA Rankings can be accessed in the latest edition of CEO Magazine and on their website. To view the rankings online, please visit CEO Magazine Rankings 2024. The rankings were updated on 27th March 2024.

Ben Ready
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (