Griffith’s Online MBA Shortlisted For Reimagine Education Awards

Griffith University has been put on the awards shortlist in a global competition designed to identify the most innovative, novel approaches to higher education.

The competition, known as the 2017 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards, shortlisted Griffith for their Accelerated Online MBA in the ‘MBA & Executive Education Award’ category.

Griffith MBA Director Associate Professor Chris Fleming welcomed news of the Reimagine Education shortlisting.

“We continue to meet the demands of the 21st century MBA student through flexibility in terms of delivery and innovation in terms of the digital resources that students can access,” he said.

“Griffith University offers a world-class MBA program and it is fitting we are recognised in this kind of global education setting.”

Griffith’s MBA is made up of 12 courses, each running for six weeks, allowing students to focus on one course at a time and still graduate in two years.

Their online component emphasises the ability for students to study in their own time at their own pace, where they network with students and staff and develop knowledge of modern business practices through the latest audio and visual interactive learning tools to.

Launched in 2014 after a partnership was formed between QS Quacquarelli Symonds and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reimagine Education Awards were created to motivate new ways of thinking within the education sector by giving great ideas earned recognition on a global platform.

Universities, K12 educators, and ed-tech startups alike apply for the competition, sharing in common the desire to improve teaching, learning, or employability outcomes.

The awards contain 17 categories including MBA & Executive education, E-learning, ethical leadership, nurturing employability and teaching delivery.

Griffith will now be determined on their ability to demonstrate how their online program’s delivery ensures that MBA students receive the highest-quality teaching and learning possible.

The nomination comes on the back of recent successes for the ground-breaking program.

Griffith’s MBA placed 16th overall in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking last month and first in the Asia-Pacific region. In August a Griffith MBA team was placed in the top seven of the Global Business Challenge for its sustainable solution to the ‘fossil-fuels to renewable energy’ quandary.

The winner of the MBA & Executive Education Award will receive US$5,000 in Amazon Web Services Credits, while US$50,000 in funding will be awarded to the 2017 Reimagine Education Overall Winner.

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