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August 29 2008

Five stars for UniSA MBA

UniSA MBA awarded five starsUniSA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is now the highest ranked in the State and among the country’s top ten with a five-star rating in the 2009 Good Universities Guide released this week.

The rankings are determined by the Graduate Management Association of Australia based on its assessment of the standard and value of a program, and are considered one of the nation’s most highly regarded guides to MBA selection.

The Good Universities Guide announcement follows the Australian Financial Review’s BOSS magazine’s latest ranking of MBA programs which rated the UniSA program seventh nationally.

MBA Program Director in UniSA’s International Graduate School of Business Bob Gilliver said he was thrilled about this latest recognition.

“I am delighted that our MBA, a flagship program of the University, has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the Good Universities Guide,” he said.

“The fact that our MBA is now the highest ranked MBA in South Australia - both by the Good Universities Guide and by BOSS magazine – is a credit to the work of all our academic and professional staff in developing a program of the highest standard.

Gilliver says that the strength of the program is its focus on flexibility and practical application – qualities which resonate strongly with the business world.

“The five-star ranking further recognises the benefits of our practical and student-focused approach to helping students become better managers and future business and community leaders,” he said.

“We also build maximum flexibility into our study modes that fit with people’s lives. Students can complete their MBA, while working and balancing their personal lives, through a combination of night classes, intensive sessions, on-line courses and overseas studies.”

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Høj is equally thrilled with the news and says the five-star ranking is a reflection of the University’s commitment to excellence.

“I am pleased and proud that UniSA’s MBA program has received such an honour,” Prof Høj said.

“It is a terrific reflection of the dedication and effort by both academic and professional staff at the International Graduate School of Business to develop such a quality MBA program.

“It is a great reward for the School’s efforts and a fitting tribute to the application focus of teaching staff in delivering a program that really helps our students become better managers.”

MBA students are available for interview.

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