Once again, the University of Adelaide’s MBA program has been rated as one of the best in Australia. Last month, the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) released its 2014 results, awarding the University of Adelaide’s MBA program a ‘5 STAR’ rating (the highest possible rating awarded) based on its overall score relative to other Australian MBAs. In 2013 it was also awarded a 5 star rating.
Since 2002, the GMAA, in partnership with Hobsons (the producer of the Good Universities Guides), has been ranking Australian MBAs using one of the most comprehensive ranking methodologies. GMAA applies a weighted model to data collected on 50 items which cover areas such as the calibre of academic staff, links with the business community and overseas MBA schools, entry (hurdle) requirements for prospective students as well as the program content and length. MBA programs are then ranked according to the overall quality score achieved.
Without a doubt the MBA market is increasingly competitive, with over 50 MBA programs on offer in Australia, providing different features and modes of study. Our ability to achieve a 5 star rating in such a competitive environment is a great outcome. Navigating through all the different choices can be daunting to prospective students. Over the last three years, the Adelaide MBA program has undergone some significant exciting changes such as the introduction of the ‘leadership journey’, an overarching program of residential workshops where students have the opportunity to reflect on what they have learnt and how this applies to their own leadership journey.
For the above reasons, the Adelaide MBA continues to attract high calibre students. For me it continues to be a privilege to teach such great students in our Adelaide MBA program.
Dr. Chris Graves, CA
MBA – Accounting for Managers