The University of Queensland Business School’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has ranked first in Australia and the Asia-Pacific and 16thin the world in the 2017 Economist MBA rankings.
UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s full-time MBA program was in a class of its own, with The Economist recognising it as a clear league leader outside the United States and Europe for the sixth consecutive year.
“Our strong performance in this highly respected ranking is undoubtedly the result of the hard work and dedication of staff, students and alumni, and we look forward to further growing and shaping the program into the future,” he said.
Only three Australian universities were placed among the world’s top-50 MBA programs in the ranking, which considers student outcomes based on student feedback and post-MBA achievements including salaries for the three years after completing the program.
“The fact that we did so well is particularly impressive given the slide in the Australian dollar and the resources sector downturn.”
UQ Business School MBA Program Director Associate Professor Tim Kastelle said the MBA program was designed to help people achieve their ambitions.
“This ranking is an excellent reflection of the fact that it is successfully doing so.”
UQ’s MBA program has also earned a five-star Graduate Management Association of Australia rating for the 13th year running.
UQ MBA applications for semester one 2018 close on 30 November 2017.