CQU Delivers MBA Program In One Of Australia’s Closest Neighbours

CQUniversity is broadening its MBA horizons by delivering programs at a new campus in Jakarta as part of a plan to develop an Indonesian presence.

The university opened its Jakarta centre in Sopo Del Office Tower in March 2020. The MBA program in Jakarta has expanded in 2021 and is provided in partnership with the local Universitas Bakrie. It’s designed to create opportunities for students in Australia and Indonesia to work collaboratively.

CQUniversity MBA Director and Associate Professor Michael Segon students working on projects across international borders was currently only possible virtually for now, but the university was anticipating study tours and face-to-face group projects in future.

“Our students in both Indonesia and Australia are looking to grow global careers, and CQUniversity’s MBA is enabling that to happen,” he said.

“Australia’s major trading partners are now in our region, and Indonesia is an emerging economy in that space,

“This MBA builds on a long-standing and strong relationship between both countries.”

CQUniversity opened its Jakarta centre in Sopo Del Office Tower in March 2020.

A/Prof Segon said the small Jakarta-based student cohort was a group of practicing business managers, with considerable work and life experience.

Meanwhile, CEO Magazine announced its annual Global MBA Rankings recently with CQUniversity retaining Tier One rank overall, and earning a top 50 spot at 41 in the Global Online MBA Rankings.

A/Prof Segon says the course emphasises interaction and connection for students.

“Managers need to interact with their teams, and with their stakeholders, both face-to-face and increasingly in virtual settings,” he said.

“Employers are telling us that the ability to interact and demonstrate 21st century skills is paramount – and we have designed the core of this MBA to deliver those key aspects, including emotional intelligence, decision making, leadership and integrity.

“Our mixed-mode MBA ensures that students are getting that vital experience through their studies, and how they work with their student peers.”

Doug Estwick
Doug is an author for MBA News and Fixed Income News Australia. Doug has been a media and communications professional for more than 10 years, including working as an editor for News Corp's Quest Newspaper group.