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UniSA Business School placed in the 1% of Leading Business Schools

Top 1% of Business Schools world-wide

The UniSA Business School has had a strong start to 2017, with a number of accreditation and ranking announcements bolstering our position nationally and internationally. As a valued member of the UniSA Business School community we’d like to share the news with you and hope that you feel equally as proud of our new, as well as our longer standing, achievements. Our continuous improvement efforts and successes on the global stage form part of our contract with you, our global network of alumni, to always work to enhance the value and prestige of your University of South Australia qualification.

EQUIS—the EFMD Quality Improvement System—is recognised as the world’s leading international accreditation for business schools. Only 170 business schools across 42 countries have been awarded this accreditation, which acknowledges a commitment to excellence in all areas, including high academic quality and professional relevance, strong links with industry, an international orientation, and an appetite for innovation.

The UniSA Business School has the honour of holding EQUIS accreditation longer than any other Australian institution. First accredited in 2004, in late March, we received confirmation of reaccreditation for a further three years. This assures our place in the elite 1% of business schools globally. We also hold a 5-star rating in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Stars for Business Schools, further strengthening our global reputation.

Our flagship MBA program is no stranger when it comes to recognition either. In April, CEO Magazine ranked our flagship MBA program as a Tier One MBA, showing that it continues to grow from strength to strength. This ranking comes just months after the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) — one of the nation’s most rigorous and highly-regarded MBA ranking schemes—awarded our MBA a 5-star ranking for its ninth consecutive year, one of just two MBA programs in Australia to reach such a milestone. Further, the Australian Financial Review’s BOSS MBA Rankings has ranked our MBA in the top 10 for student satisfaction, graduate satisfaction and value for money since its inception—a ranking we are in the process of renewing for 2017.

Released in March, the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 included a new subject area of Hospitality & Leisure Management where we ranked number one in the state and 27th internationally. We also continue to be ranked in the top 20 nationally and top 150 internationally for Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, and Law.

And at the institutional level, the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s universities aged under 50 years has also placed UniSA at number 32 in a global field of 200—a rise of 25 places. The results put UniSA at number four in Australia—the youngest and highest ranked in the nation, and the biggest mover.

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We are currently preparing our submission for the 2017 BOSS MBA ranking round and require a minimum of 55 recent MBA alumni to complete the survey by Monday 19 June 2017 to be eligible. While rankings and accreditations are significant for the MBA program itself, they are particularly valuable to our graduates in maintaining and building marketplace credibility and prestige of the qualification, both in Australia and internationally.

If you graduated from your MBA program between 2014 and 2016, you are eligible to complete a short five to seven minute survey about your MBA experience. All eligible entries will go into the draw to win a $4999 Raymond Weil watch.

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