UQ Business School among world’s top-50 in executive education

9 May 2011
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The University of Queensland Business School (UQBS) has been ranked by the Financial Times in the world’s top-50 schools that provide executive education programs.

Only two Australian schools were ranked in the Top 50 Financial Times Executive Education 2011 Open Ranking, announced today (Monday 9 May), with UQ Business School ranked at 47.

UQBS Director of Corporate Education Dr Jim Nyland said it was an “extraordinary achievement” for the school, given this was the first time UQ Business School had applied for the ranking.

“This is the most authoritative international ranking for corporate education and this achievement reflects the outstanding work of UQ Business School,” said Dr Nyland. “The ranking is primarily based on feedback from participants on their experience of our programs and the Financial Times ranking is generally regarded as world class as well as world famous.

“A key part of our success has been not just in the quality of our programs but also in the quality of our UQ Downtown venue, where we are able to deliver the majority of our Open courses in what is one of Brisbane’s signature buildings and also an innovative site for learning.”

UQBS Dean and Head of School Professor Iain Watson said the ranking was another milestone in developing the School' s international standing after its MBA program was ranked in the top 100 worldwide by The Economist last year.

“These results demonstrate that our course participants are highly satisfied and gaining huge benefit from our corporate education programs,” Professor Watson said.

“It is a testament to our team’s efforts over the last five years to continually link in with business, government and industry to provide the most relevant, innovative and prestigious courses possible.”