UQ MBA ranked best in the world for outstanding student quality five years in a row

22 January 2021

The University of Queensland (UQ) Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has again proven itself as an international heavyweight, ranking number one for the fifth year in a row for its quality of students according to The Economist MBA global ranking.

The annual ranking also named the UQ MBA in the top 50 overall MBA programs in the world, and number one in Queensland.

Dean and Head of UQ Business School at the time, Professor Michael Brünig, said the ranking reflects both the world-class and regional stature of the UQ MBA.

“UQ Business School has built a competitive international reputation for the excellence of our MBA program and continues to attract the brightest calibre of students,” said Professor Brünig.

The Economist MBA ranking is a testament to the work and continuous program refinement from our teachers, designers and industry partners; to produce an MBA degree that equips graduates with a competitive edge as leaders who are capable of exceeding during global disruption.”

UQ MBA students rank #1 worldwide for quality

The prestigious ranking surveys MBA alumni from 2018 to 2019, capturing their feedback on several critical success factors, including career opportunities, salary progression, personal education, networks and student quality.

It’s the metric of ‘student quality’ that the UQ MBA continues to lead internationally, claiming the number one global position for the fifth consecutive year – overtaking renowned international business schools worldwide.

UQ MBA Director, Dr Nicole Hartley, said the program recruitment focuses on attracting a diverse cohort.

“We work hard to ensure our MBA candidates are surrounded by some of the brightest minds in business, who challenge and support each other, becoming a strong network post-degree,” said Dr Nicole Hartley.

UQ MBA Director, Dr Nicole Hartley

“Our MBA student experience goes beyond that of a traditional program, offering a range of social change and industry projects, networking opportunities, mentoring and the support of a dedicated MBA careers team.”

“Despite challenges the pandemic posed, we’ve been able to offer an enriched online and face-to-face learning experience, implementing cutting-edge learning approaches that ensure our graduates embrace transformation and professional growth even during mass disruption,” said Dr Hartley.

MBA applications are open now until 30 November 2022. Learn more about the UQ MBA: business.uq.edu.au/programs/master-business-administration-mba