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A focus on ‘people management’ propels CQUni up the MBA rankings

Published:04 September 2017

CQUniversity's MBA is the leading MBA course when it comes to Australia's regional universities and now sits in the Top 10 of all MBAs across Australia.

The program has leaped from 13th to ninth in the Australian Financial Review's BOSS Magazine's biennial rankings.

Quality MBA programs should focus on producing better people managers and leaders, not just those competent in the technical fields of business.

That’s according to CQUniversity Dean of Business and Law, Professor Lee Di Milia who is celebrating his MBA program’s leap.

“We are focused on developing leadership capacity and critical thinking skills in our students. We model and teach reflective practice to encourage students to re-evaluate their typical response patterns to consider the situation at hand,” Professor Di Milia says.

CQUniversity offers its MBA in face-to-face mode at its Melbourne Campus or via the flexibility of distance education, with two compulsory residential schools each year.

The University is celebrating its MBA ratings surge by offering 10 part scholarships for the program.

Professor Di Milia says CQUni’s MBA ensures graduates have skills in people management, leadership, change management, communication, and emotional intelligence.

"The MBA also addresses the key technical skills required of managers and leaders in areas such as marketing, finance and accounting," he says.

"It then integrates this knowledge and interpersonal capability in a strategic business capstone residential.

“CQUni’s MBA is designed for experienced and emerging professionals who want to take their already successful careers to the next level.

“If you have ambition, drive and vision and are a budding entrepreneur, our MBA will help you succeed in starting a new enterprise or advance to a more senior or leadership role.

"We believe that the CQUniversity MBA, given its ranking, certifications and price point is perhaps the best value proposition in the market today."