What are the best MBA schools in Australia?

What are the best MBA schools in Australia?

Australian universities continue to be in the lead when it comes to offering business degrees, with 11 of these institutions making it into the Tier One spot in the 2020 Global MBA Rankings.

CEO Magazine’s rankings place heavy importance on the institution’s quality of faculty, followed by its international diversity and class size.

The institution’s accreditation, faculty to student ratio, price, international exposure, work experience, professional development, gender parity, and delivery methods are also considered in the ranking.

 In no particular order, the Australian universities which made it to Tier One are as follows:

  • Griffith University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie Business School
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Adelaide
  • Torrens University Australia
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Wollongong (UOW) Sydney Business School
  • Victoria Graduate School of Business

The University of Southern Queensland is the lone Australian institution to make it to Tier Two.

Other MBA program offerings also recognised

Aside from making it to Tier One, Macquarie Business School’s Global MBA Program is also the leading Australian institution offering an online MBA degree with a global rank of sixth place. Globally, the EU Business School ranked first place.

Macquarie’s Global MBA program only began in 2019. It is offered in partnership with Coursera, an online learning platform, in a bid to make the program more accessible and inclusive for students.

The program’s courses include live video sessions as well as collaborative group projects done online.

Banking on the flexibility of the program to suit the needs of the students, Coursera also makes it possible for students to access their course materials through their mobile app.

Macquarie is followed by the University of Australia and La Trobe University, which ranked eighth and 12th place in the Global MBA Rankings category, respectively. La Trobe shares its place with the University of Bradford School of Management.

Griffith University, which ranked fourth among Australia and 16th globally, credited its sustained performance on focussing on the quality of its teaching. The University shares its spot with US-based Georgia WebMBA.

Associate Professor Stephanie Schleimer, Griffith MA program director, said they seek to teach their students to convert good practices into innovative and strategic practices which can set themselves apart from other businesses.

Associate Professor Schleimer also said that their teaching focusses on responsibility and sustainability as well.

Other Australian universities’ placements in the Global Online MBA Rankings are as follows:

  • Torrens University Australia – 20th place
  • RMIT University EMBA – 21st place
  • Swinburne – 36th place
  • Victoria Graduate School of Business  – 41st place,  sharing the ranking with University of Pittsburgh: Katz
  • University of Southern Queensland – 52nd place
  • University of Newcastle – 53rdplace

Meanwhile, only three Australian universities made it to the Global Executive MBA Rankings, with Swinburne University of Technology being the leading institution in the region. Swinburne, which ranked 5th place, is followed by RMIT University, which had placed 29th worldwide.

UOW’s Sydney Business School, the last on the list, ranked 38th globally.

UK-based City University: Cass ranked first globally.