Griffith University Leads Australian Charge In Latest CEO Magazine Online MBA Rankings

Griffith University’s online MBA program has just missed a top ten place in the latest global ranking of MBA programs, with a total of eight local online MBA providers making it into the top 60 list compiled by CEO Magazine.

Out of 239 programs worldwide, the Griffith MBA has moved up eight spots since last year, ranking 13th in the world.

University of South Australia (15th), Macquarie Business School (17th), Torrens University Australia (=18th), Australian Institute of Business (20th), Victoria University Business School (=27th),  La Trobe University (28th), Central Queensland University (=29th) and RMIT University (36th).

Europe’s EU Business School, Switzerland’s SBS Swiss Business School and Spain’s OBS Business School were the top three ranked online MBA programs.

CEO Magazine has been showcasing top business schools from around the globe since it first launched in 2008 and this year reached out to business schools across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and BRICS, ranking data from 121 schools offering 239 different programmes in 24 countries.

Griffith MBA Director Associate Professor Stephanie Schleimer.

Griffith MBA Director, Professor Stephanie Schleimer, said it was an outstanding achievement for the award-winning program.

“Over the last decade we have put a lot of effort into creating an online learning journey for our students that is of extraordinary quality, so this ranking success is a true testament of the learning experience we created,” Professor Schleimer said.

The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) was among a swag of local business schools to retain their Tier 1 global status for another year, as well as ranking 5th in Australia and 20th worldwide in the online MBA category.

Other Australian providers awarded Tier 1 status include Griffith University, La Trobe University, Macquarie Business School, RMIT University, Torrens University Australia, The University of South Australia, the University of Western Australia, the University of Wollongong Sydney Business School, and Vicotria University.

AIB has the largest MBA program for domestic students in Australia in 2021, with 1,717 enrolments

AIB’s CEO, Jo Thomas said AIB’s improved ranking was validation of AIB’s status as a world-class MBA provider and their commitment to continuous improvement.

“We are thrilled to have received this recognition from CEO Magazine,” said Jo Thomas. “Not only does this accomplishment validate the hard work and dedication of our staff and faculty, but it also gives prospective students a reliable way to cut through the noise and choose the right program for them.”

AIB’s Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, Mulyadi Robin said: “The CEO Magazine Rankings are an important independent trust indicator for prospective students and employers seeking to recruit top talent. They holistically review MBA programs in terms of their quality, as it considers everything from the student’s educational experience through to class sizes, faculty quality, and the support provided to the students and graduate employability.”

Ben Ready
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