Griffith MBA enrolments up 50% in 2014

The new$37 million Griffith Business School building is due for completion in mid 2014.
The new$37 million Griffith Business School building is due for completion in mid 2014.

Griffith University MBA enrolments are on the rise again with 94 students starting the 2014 program.

This represents more than a 50% increase on the 2013 total of 61, which itself was a 22% jump on the previous year.

The upward trend in student numbers comes on the back of the digitisation of the MBA program and a series of awards and initiatives during the past 12 months.

“We know that a fully flexible mode of delivery is crucial to the modern-day MBA student,” MBA Director, Dr Nick Barter said.

“Students like to choose their own study path, whether they turn up for lectures, whether they pick them up through lecture capture. Balancing life, work and study is paramount and we cater for this in our delivery of the MBA program.

“This is a business school for the 21st century which is progressing in terms of its style of delivery.

“The fact that our assessments are very authentic and more closely aligned to the lives and work of the students is a key factor too.”

Dr Barter also pointed to a strong 2013 when the Griffith MBA was brought to greater public attention after a string of noteworthy successes.

The Griffith MBA was ranked inside Australia’s top 10 in the 2013 Financial Review BOSS Magazine MBA survey in September, and also retained its 5-star rating from the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA).

The Griffith MBA took out the Learning and Teaching category at the Green Gown Awards Australasia, also in September.

In May, Griffith Business School launched the MBA for Life and the MBA App, initiatives designed to keep people in business tuned into the latest industry thinking and developments.

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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 (rgcmm.com.au).