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The Griffith MBA: Creating leaders like no others

Leadership: it's there in every MBA. But this isn’t every MBA. With each subject built on core values necessary for success in a sustainable, equitable economy, the Griffith MBA is like no other.

This is the world’s leading sustainable MBA. These are the leaders the world needs right now—leaders for a brighter future.

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Choose Griffith

With a Griffith MBA, you’re choosing a high-quality MBA from a world-class university. Our MBA is placed among leading national and global MBAs with a focus on sustainability and values-driven leadership. But don’t just take our word for it.

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#1 overall globally

Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking in 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24 as the world’s most sustainable MBA.

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High student satisfaction

#2 for student satisfaction and #5 overall in the Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings.

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#2 Online MBA in Australia*

*CEO Magazine Online MBA rankings 2024.

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Excellence in Student and/or Alumni Engagement

2023 Engagement Australia Excellence Award winner for MBA for life program.

Corporate knights: top 40 better world MBA 2023 - 2024
Ceo Magazine: Tier one global MBA rankings 2024

The Griffith MBA: forming leaders of the future.

Make it matter

We’ve taken MBAs to the next level so you can change the way you shape the world, personally and professionally. With a focus on values and sustainability, Griffith provides an MBA like no other.

High-quality teaching

Every Griffith MBA teacher combines considerable industry experience with extensive formal education, including a PhD. This means they know how to practice in the business world and understand its theory. You'll benefit from their experience and expertise to make better business decisions.

Authentic assessment and no exams

Whether you choose to study online, on campus, or both, you’ll benefit from peer learning and group collaboration and will be supported by the latest audio and visual interactive learning tools to network with students and staff. There are no exams, so you’ll be graded on practical assignments that you can use in your current or future roles, including writing business plans, developing workplace scenarios and formulating financial plans.

Professional entry pathways

If you don't have an undergraduate degree but do have a wealth of work experience, you may be eligible for professional entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management. You can choose to study on-campus, online or a combination of both.

Study to suit your lifestyle

At Griffith, we offer two ways to study with us. The first is fully flexible and can be studied online, face to face or a combination of both in a standard 12-week trimester, either part-time or full-time. The second is our online accelerated program, delivered part-time, with each course delivered over 6 weeks.

Guaranteed relevance

Your MBA is future-proofed with access to our MBA for Life program. Extend your learnings beyond the classroom and have access to the very latest industry insights for life.

MBA study abroad and international internships

Our fully flexible MBA presents opportunities to study abroad, including our Asia-Pacific Study Tour, international exchange opportunities and the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program. WIL offers a range of experiences, including internships and projects, some that can be completed online.

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The Griffith MBA Difference

Welcome to the world’s leading sustainable MBA. The Griffith MBA was the first of its kind to underpin course teachings by three core values all intrinsically linked to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. At Griffith, we’re a recognised world leader in responsible business education.

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Responsible leadership

Developing responsible leaders who demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and ethical behaviour.

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Sustainable business practices

Creating value through social, financial and environmental approaches that lead to sustainable business and communities.

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Asia-Pacific perspective

Preparing global citizens, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Personalised Q&A Sessions

Book a 30-minute chat with our MBA advisers to have your course and application questions answered.

MBA stories

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Make a positive impact to make it as a lea…

The bottom line for today’s leaders is you cannot achieve profit without purpose. Future-proof your leadership skills now with a focus on sustainability.

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What will your leadership legacy be?

Society demands that today’s leaders ask themselves what kind of world they want to leave for the next generation, and how they can drive their organisations to make a positive impact – or risk g…

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How to make study work for you

‘Busy’ is the buzzword of our days and weeks, but then suddenly a few years go by in a blur of work and kids, and you start to ask yourself “are my days just full or are they fulfilling?”. Going…

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Why you can't afford not to start your MBA

Like any good business deal, you want to make sure you get out what you put in – and then some. For MBA graduates, further study is paying off in quantifiable areas like higher salaries, plus inv…

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How to make money and make a difference

Landing a leading role in strategic communication and transformation has been just one of many benefits for Queensland Business Monthly (QBM) Responsible Leadership Scholarship recipient, Mark Ry…

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Five leadership habits you can learn to ad…

Can you really lead a team while staying true to yourself? Absolutely, you can and should, suggest Professor Peter Jordan and Associate Professor Luke Houghton, two of Griffith’s leading leadersh…

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Lead your way with a unique MBA

Create a greater professional purpose that aligns with your personal values when you study our unique Griffith MBA, focused on sustainability, and responsible and ethical business leadership.

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Do you need a degree to do an MBA?

Did you know around a third of our Griffith MBA students have no previous university qualifications? Instead, they join us from broad professional backgrounds, enriching their own and their peers…

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When is the best time to start an MBA

Many of our MBA students tell us they wish they’d started sooner. With potential benefits including higher salaries, job promotions, and greater professional and personal satisfaction, the best t…

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Accounting to counter greenwashing

Recycled products, environmental rebates, carbon neutrality and ethical supply chains are among common corporate sustainability claims. Many such statements are now under the microscope as part o…

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Talking 'bout your generation

How can leaders make sustainable decisions that create value now and for the long term? Professor Nick Barter, course convenor of Sustainability and Systems Thinking in the Griffith MBA, says it…

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Five tips for a happy team

An organisation’s value depends upon its people, but is it possible to keep everyone happy? A people-first focus isn’t about pleasing everybody all of the time, but leads to greater productiv…

Retha Du Plessis

“I decided to go back and study because I realised I was very experienced in HR but did not have much experience in or knowledge of general business practices and culture. That is what motivated me initially. Griffith University changed the way I view the working environment. My Griffith MBA also provided me with an opportunity to get involved in organisations and activities not necessarily part of my 'day job.' The opportunity to make a difference presented itself at a networking night when I crossed paths with the CEO and the HR Board Director of Suited to Success/Dress for Success. This organisation helps people overcome barriers to employment by providing styling services, resume tips and interview tricks. The skills I learnt in my MBA are so transferable, so why not use them in a way that helps people?”

Retha volunteered for Suited to Success/Dress for Success for six months as the organisation navigated a restructure, and now, alongside her full-time position as a HR Director, she volunteers as a Board Director.

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More scholarships than ever before!

From 2024 Griffith will be offering over 1000 scholarships helping students to cover living and education expenses.

Scholarships are free to apply and offer support for academic achievement, relocation, First Peoples, sports achievement and others. One application form, all scholarships considered.

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Career outcomes

Become the type of leader the world needs right now

Our MBA graduates pursue many paths, from rising up the ranks in their existing careers, changing focus completely, or starting their own business venture. With our MBA values of responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and global orientation intrinsically linked to the success of our graduates, you'll be prepared to meet the business challenges of the 21st century and make your work matter.

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