UQ's MBA program tops rankings

23 June 2022

The University of Queensland’s Master of Business Administration has been ranked Australia’s number one MBA program.

The Economist’s 2022 full-time MBA ranking has also scored UQ first in the world for student quality for the sixth consecutive year, second overall in the Asia Pacific and in the top 50 overall MBA programs worldwide.

Professor Tyler Okimoto
Professor Tyler Okimoto

Deputy Dean of UQ Business School, Professor Tyler Okimoto, said the results are a testament to the international quality of the program, and the outstanding candidates and graduates it nurtures.

“Our world-class MBA program attracts the best and the brightest calibre of candidates,” said Professor Okimoto.

“The UQ MBA team and partners are deeply committed to excellence and continuous improvement of the student educational experience, producing leaders of international quality who can navigate unexpected organisational challenges. 

“It’s gratifying to see the hard work of our faculty, staff, students and alumni being recognised by The Economist - one of the most prestigious global MBA rankings.”

The ranking process involves surveying recent MBA graduates and capturing their feedback on critical success factors including career opportunities, salary progression, personal education, networks and student quality.

The UQ MBA has claimed the number one global position on the metric of student quality for the sixth year in a row, ahead of top universities in the world such as Harvard and Wharton.

The program also recorded one of the highest percentages of job-seeking graduates with a job offer three months after graduation.

UQ MBA Director Associate Professor Nicole Hartley said the program has a strong focus on recruiting a diverse cohort, as well as strong industry partnerships that tackle real-world problems in the face of disruption.

Associate Professor Nicole Hartley
Associate Professor Nicole Hartley

“We work tirelessly to ensure our MBA candidates are surrounded by peers with diverse experience from a broad range of sectors, who challenge and support each other and become a strong network during - and after - their degree,” said Dr Hartley.  

She said despite the pandemic, the program has been able to offer an enriched learning experience online and face-to-face, so graduates can embrace transformation and professional growth during ongoing disruption and uncertainty.  

“We also foster our MBAs to build connections with a broad alumni network and provide opportunities for one-on-one mentoring, as well as life-long access to our dedicated MBA careers and development team,” Dr Hartley said.

“I believe it’s this personalised approach that prepares our graduates for that next meaningful career transition.”

UQ MBA applications are open now to commence study in 2023. 

Media: UQ Business School, Emma Pryor, e.pryor@business.uq.edu.au, 0421 772 888.