UQBS rated in global top 50 by Economist magazine

7 Oct 2011
The Economist

The University of Queensland Business School (UQBS) has been named as one of the top 50 worldwide in The Economist’s 2011 ranking of full-time MBA programs.

UQ Business School has risen from number 81 in last year’s ranking to reach number 46 this year. It was one of only two in Australia to be rated in the global top 50, the other being the University of Melbourne Business School. The Economist ranking of full-time MBA programs is regarded as one of the most influential and authoritative in the world.

The ranking is the latest accolade for UQ Business School. Earlier this year it was ranked in the top two MBA providers in Australia by Financial Review BOSS Magazine, along with Melbourne. Most recently it was awarded a 5 star rating – the highest possible - by Australia’s most influential rating body, the GMAA, for the seventh year in a row. It was also awarded 5 stars for its corporate links, size of management faculty and academic qualifications.

Iain Watson, Dean & Head of UQ Business School, said: “We are delighted to have improved our position so significantly in these key rankings, which reflects our growing status and credibility within the business community. UQ Business School is renowned for its research capabilities, and we ensure we keep our teaching relevant and up to date by employing lecturers who are actively involved with the business world. However we continually look for ways to enhance our offering and the outcomes for students.”

The UQ Business School MBA covers the key areas of contemporary management practice. Graduates possess a comprehensive working knowledge of management operations, have an integrated view of contemporary business issues, and demonstrate the communication and leadership skills essential to the management role.

UQ Business School offers three different MBA options to suit students’ lifestyle and work commitments. There are two structured options - the Accelerated MBA involves 12 months of full-time study, while the streamlined MBA, which is only available to domestic students, can be completed in 24 months alongside their day to day job. There is also a flexible part-time option that gives students as much time as they need up to a maximum of seven years.

To view the results see http://www.economist.com/whichmba.

For further information about UQ Business School visit www.business.uq.edu.au, email mba@business.uq.edu.au or telephone: +61 7 3346 8100.