When CEO Magazine released their 2017 Global MBA rankings, only one Australian university made it into the top ten list for online MBAs.
La Trobe’s online MBA was ranked number nine in the world, graded by CEO Magazine against criteria like quality, diversity, accreditation, price, professional development and delivery methods.
“We are delighted to see La Trobe’s Online MBA program getting the recognition that it rightly deserves,” La Trobe University MBA Director Dr Andrew O’Loughlin said.
“The MBA team have worked extremely hard and it is testament to their commitment and hard work that such a new program has been recognised.”
CEO Magazine’s ranking system was designed to be “entirely geared and weighted to fact-based criteria”, which would cuts through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark.
La Trobe’s online MBA is a 12 month course and can be completed from anywhere in the world.
La Trobe MBA Deputy Director Dr Susan Kella said the program’s subjects were carefully and specifically designed to facilitate online learning.
“We do recognise that online learning requires a different style of engagement.
“We have excellent facilitators with industry experience. Live interactive sessions each week add to the richness of the educational experience,” she said.
La Trobe was also recently recognised for the first time in the QS World University Rankings, prior to CEO Magazine’s accolades.
Further to the rankings, La Trobe’s online MBA offer two additional educational experiences, Dr Keller said.
“Our Capstone Boardroom Simulation provides an opportunity for students to illustrate learning in a ‘real-life’ boardroom situation.
“It is designed to challenge, stretch and validate the students’ learning experience,” she said.
“While our MBA Career Development Portfolio, facilitated by an industry career consultant, helps students develop and profile their career and leadership skills.”
La Trobe shared the top end of the list with the likes of EU Business School, SBS Swiss Business School, IE Business School, University of Otago Business School, University of Utah, Nebrija Business School, Temple University, The Open University, Rochester Institute of Technology, MIP Politecnico di Milano and Bradford University’s School of Management.