UQ MBA rated best in the world for outstanding student quality

5 November 2019

The University of Queensland (UQ) Master of Business Administration (MBA) has again proven its place as a world-class degree, ranking number one internationally for its quality of students according to The Economist MBA Ranking, conducted annually.

The Economist has also named the UQ MBA as one of the top overall MBA programs in the Asia Pacific region, retaining its second place position.

Dean and Head of UQ Business School, Professor Michael Bruenig, said the ranking reflects the global and regional competitiveness of the UQ MBA.

“UQ Business School has built an international reputation for the excellence of our MBA program and continues to demonstrate itself as a leader in the Asia-Pacific region, attracting a world-class standard of student,” said Professor Bruenig.

“The Economist MBA ranking is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teachers, program designers and industry partners; to produce an MBA degree that equips graduates with a competitive edge as leaders of the future, capable of creating change on a global scale.”

The prestigious ranking surveys MBA alumni from 2017 to 2018, capturing their feedback on several critical success factors, including career opportunities, salary progression, personal education, networks, salary and student quality.

It was the Education Experience section that the UQ MBA shined in, particularly the metric of ‘Student Quality’, which the program ranked number one for globally – overtaking internationally renowned business schools, such as Harvard Business School, Wharton and Booth School of Business.

UQ MBA Director, Dr Nicole Hartley said the program is known on a worldwide platform for the calibre of high-quality students it attracts.

“The outstanding student cohort we see year-on-year ensures that candidates are surrounded by some of the brightest minds in business, who challenge each other and become a strong support network post-degree,” said Dr Nicole Hartley.

“This year we’ve concentrated on enhancing the MBA student experience with strong connections to industry via a range of industry and social change projects, networking events and the support of a dedicated MBA careers team.”

“We’re excited to continue the momentum forward in 2020, implementing cutting-edge learning approaches that are focused on enhancing the student experience, and ensuring our graduates are best equipped for their role as future business leaders and influencers,” said Dr Hartley.

Applications for the next 2020 MBA intake close on 30 November.

Media: Emma Pryor, (07) 3346 4506, media@business.uq.edu.au

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