Griffith Secures Top World MBA Ranking For Fourth Year In A Row

For the fourth consecutive year, Griffith University’s Business School (GBS) has ranked number one overall in the Top 40 Corporate Knights’ 2023 Better World MBA ranking.

The ranking recognised Griffith’s Master of Business Administration Program (MBA) as a world-class, values-led educator which imparts holistic purpose in tomorrow’s leaders.

This year, Corporate Knights measured Griffith’s MBA curriculum against the top 100 MBAs in the 2023 Financial Times Global MBA ranking, the Princeton Review Best Green MBA, the Top 40 from the 2022 Corporate Knight’s Better World MBA ranking’, and all current PRME Champions’.

GBS MBA Director Professor Stephanie Schleimer said the win is recognition for Griffith’s highly regarded MBA program.

“This year, the program has been compared to the world’s most progressive MBA programs and the Griffith MBA came out on top once again!” Professor Schleimer said.

“I am overjoyed by this achievement because it’s a celebration of our unique curriculum and how we embrace sustainable values in all our core courses.

“The ranking also measured the impact of Griffith MBA graduates this year, finding 48 per cent of recent graduates from our fully flexible MBA are influencing society through values-led roles.

“I would like to thank our wonderful staff who work passionately to continuously improve all aspects of the MBA program and who genuinely care for our Griffith MBA community.”

This year’s Better World MBA ranking considered 209 business schools across the world – 50 more than last year – and focused on one metric: what proportion of the core (mandatory) curriculum addresses concepts of sustainable development.

While the ranking, first conducted in 2010, has historically considered the diversity of faculty and the proportion of its research devoted to sustainability issues, this year’s methodology goes back to basics, asking a simple question: what is being taught?

It credits all core content relating to environmental, social and governance performance, with topics ranging from biodiversity to carbon pricing, Indigenous consultation, child labour, corruption reduction and employment equity.

Secondary consideration (for a bonus of up to 10%) was given to the percentage of recent graduates who have landed in impact organizations – defined as non-profits, Corporate Knights Global 100 or Clean 200 companies, and any company deriving the majority of its revenues from sustainable activities.

The results demonstrated consistency among the high achievers. Half of the top 10 schools on this year’s list appeared in last year’s top 10, and the top school, for the fourth year in a row, is Griffith Business School. At the same time, seven entirely new schools joined the top 40 list.

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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).