Demand soars for business school teaching as COVID-19 bites

30 June 2020

There has been a jump in demand for places at business schools as workers chase qualifications and job-related courses, with popularity particularly rising for online demand.

Student, Jarryd Lacey enrolled in a UQ online course to upskill during COVID-19

The trend has been strong at in Queensland, particularly at UQ Business School, where there has been a 338 per cent rise in enrolments for a 10-week online course on leadership and a 90 per cent jump in demand for a short course on tourism.

Demand was strong for traditional MBAs, as well as an 80 per cent rise in applications for the Master in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management and a 39 per cent increase in applications for the online Master of Leadership in Service Innovation.

Dean of the Business School, Professor Brünig said to the Australian Financial Review

"Lots of people are nervous because of COVID and they've got a lot of spare time. We saw the crisis start to unfold and decided to give something back to the community."

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