Griffith claims top-five spot in 2018 worldwide MBA rankings by Corporate Knights

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Climbing up the Corporate Knights 2018 Better World MBA ranking, Griffith Business School’s MBA program, which is also available online, has taken out the 4th place, worldwide.

Toronto-based media and research company Corporate Knights was established in 2002 and focuses on ‘clean capitalism’, an economic system which incorporates social, economic and ecological factors.

Griffith’s MBA has climbed up an impressive 12 places in this year’s ranking, which compared 141 business schools from across 25 countries.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business) Professor David Grant says: “This is a terrific testament to the quality of our MBA, the quality of the staff teaching on it and also the research that is going on across the School”.

Corporate Knights considered five key aspects in order to determine the top 40 MBAs to make the cut. Each of these factors was assessed against the schools’ operations and given a different weighting.

The five deciding factors included:

  • Research - the number of institutes and research centres doing sustainable development research (10 per cent)
  • Curriculum - the proportion of a school’s core MBA courses which integrate sustainable development themes (30 per cent)
  • Faculty research - including publications and citations (50 per cent)
  • Diversity - which included gender (5 per cent) and race (5 per cent)

The importance placed on sustainable development themes and research played a big part in Griffith’s high position in these rankings, with the university’s MBA program renowned for its teachings in socially responsible and sustainable corporate practices.

“We are delighted to have been ranked as #4 globally in this year’s Better World MBA ranking,” said MBA acting director Associate Professor Stephanie Schleimer.

“Corporate Knights’ acknowledgement of the Griffith MBA’s commitment to sustainability, corporate social responsibility and diversity – and our place as the only Australian university to make the Top 40 in this area – is a welcome and appreciated affirmation that our priorities in this program are in the right place.”

As well as sustainability, Griffith’s MBA program also places a strong focus on responsible leadership. The University recently teamed up with The Courier-Mail’s Queensland Business Monthly in an annual scholarship aimed at finding the business world’s next generation of progressive, conscientious leaders. Corporate Knights Inc. Chief Executive Mr Toby Heaps said “This ranking shows which business schools are stepping up to the plate to unleash the power of business as a force for good in our world,”

“We applaud all of this year’s Top 40 Better World MBA school winners for their leadership.”

Further information on the Better World MBA ranking can be found on Corporate Knight’s website.

If you are interested in studying this award-winning MBA online with Griffith University, take a look at the degree summary and application process.

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