Griffith secures #1 spot in the Better World sustainable MBA ranking for 2nd year in a row

Griffith Business School’s sustainable MBA program has ranked number one in the Corporate Knights 2021 Better World MBA Ranking for the second year running. 

Again, Griffith’s sustainable program has been identified as the top program against a suite of 147 MBA programs from around the world, demonstrating our continued commitment to creating visionary future leaders with responsible leadership values. 

Compared to business schools in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and more, Griffith University was assessed favourably . Having previously ranked in the Top Five for two years before coming first in 2020, Pro Vice Chancellor Business Professor David Grant said the number one ranking was testament to the quality of Griffith’s MBA.

“The journey towards number one position has been a long and sustained effort by the school and we are committed to ensuring our vision, mission and values remain at the forefront of our MBA offering,” he said.


How are sustainable business programs assessed?

The Better World MBA Ranking recognised the Griffith MBA for its focus on sustainability courses throughout the program, faculty research and diversity among faculty staff.

In 2019, Corporate Knights discovered a noticeable uplift in faculty research and core courses focusing on sustainability. The demand from students to train for meaningful work and for employers to help solve serious social and environmental threats to businesses increased dramatically in 2020.

“Every MBA should be a sustainable MBA, and the Better World business schools are showing us how,” Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights, said.


How does Griffith teach a sustainable business model?

The Griffith MBA sustainability focus comes from putting values first via responsible leadership within the school. According to Pro Vice Chancellor Business Professor David Grant, “The Griffith MBA is values driven, with a core focus on responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and an Asia-Pacific perspective”.

“This is what has driven its success and made us renowned for producing talented graduates of impact and influence”, he said.


Study an MBA online with Griffith and transform your career

A Griffith MBA can accelerate or revolutionise your career trajectory, empowering you to practice values based leadership. MBA Director Associate Professor Stephanie Schleimer said Griffith MBA graduates are highly sought after, and many make substantial career changes as a result of their MBA studies. She said Griffith’s MBA program attracted talented leaders from all sectors of the industry, including government, services, engineering, mining and more.

“Our current student group represents leaders from over 70 different industry sectors across Australia, which means that our graduates become leaders of change in almost every industry sector in the nation”, said Professor Schleimer.

“We look to develop responsible leaders with the highest levels of integrity and ethical behaviour.”


Learn the skills of a future leader

Our online MBA teaches you the skills you really need in a world with an increasing focus on corporate responsibility and sustainability. You will discover the latest thinking on all aspects of running a successful business today, including ‘Finance for Responsible Value Creation’, ‘Developing Values-based Leadership’ and ‘Marketing for a Better World’


Enrol now for our 100% online sustainable MBA program

When you study an MBA online with Griffith, you don’t need to wait - we have six intakes each year and an accelerated flexible model so you can keep working while progressing your career.

Learn more about Griffith’s MBA by booking in a call with an Enrolment Advisor for personalised advice and application guidance.


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