USQ’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been rated as one of the best value for money programs in Australia according to a new report.
The MBA rankings, conducted by The Australian Financial Review and published in BOSS magazine, placed the University in the number three spot for value.
USQ Head of School for Management and Enterprise Professor Peter Murray said the MBA program had been designed for candidates to gain a competitive edge and learn about change and sustainability across global markets.
“Providing a good-valued flexible program that allows students to study online and in their own time is a stand-out feature of our MBA,” Professor Murray said.
“The USQ MBA is focused on qualifying students for a wide range of public or private positions nationally and internationally.”
Carissa Reck graduated with a MBA in 2017, and the value, real-world content and flexibility of the program was the major reasons she chose USQ while she worked full time.
“The MBA Program was great, a good combination of value, a well-recognised qualification, contained all expected theoretical content and also had real-world application examples and assessments,” she said.
“I was able to take what I was learning and immediately apply it in the real world.”
USQ’s MBA program has a number of key features that help set it apart and provide enhanced value to students.
These include being able to specialise in focused areas in addition to the traditional business courses, an emphasis on high quality teaching with personalised support, relevant and innovative curriculum and strong industry networks.
USQ also took first positon for graduate income in the 2018 Good Universities Guide.
The guide, which uses Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching data, found the median salary for USQ graduates was $61,000, the highest in Australia.
It also revealed 82.5 per cent of USQ graduates found full-time employment within four months of finishing their course, well above the national average of 69.5 per cent.