You’ll also meet guest speakers including business leaders and our own Industry Fellows and Adjunct Professors.
You will learn from your teachers but also from the experience and insight of your classmates. With students drawn from a wide range of industries, you can be sure of interesting, informative, and diverse classroom discussion.
Because the UQ Business School MBA is only open to students with meaningful work experience, good GMAT scores, and excellent English, everyone is able to contribute at a similar level. In fact, UQBS ranked #1 in the world for average work experience in The Economist's ranking of the world's top 100 MBA programs.
UQ Business Schools received more than 60 applications each year for the Accelerated and Streamlined 24 month program. In 2012, the School made only 37 offers and 27 students accepted and commenced the program.
In 2012, the School received more than 160 applications for the Flexible programs, made 120 offers, and welcomed 102 students into the program.
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MBA Graduate 2008
“Choosing to do a UQ MBA is one of the best decisions I have ever made…
With 10 years of project management experience I was ready for a career change. I wanted to become a management consultant — work on more strategic and fulfilling projects across a number of industries — alongside professional and inspirational people.
It became increasingly evident that further education was necessary to make that change happen. Completing the UQ Business School MBA had an immediate positive impact on my career. I found myself in the enviable position of being approached by four large and prominent consulting firms. I had the luxury of choosing the one that suited me best.
Since then I have worked on very exciting and challenging assignments that have both stretched and rewarded me at the same time. I love my new role.
My UQ MBA has given me a career change, more money and a better lifestyle. I believe the UQ MBA will continue to open doors for me in the future.”
MBA Graduate 2008
“I started studying the MBA to enable a career change into a more strategic, dynamic role in management consulting. This has led into an exciting leadership role in the financial services industry.
The MBA programme offered me a view on how a range of business functions interact and impact organisations enabling more holistic analysis and decision making.
Completing the UQ Business School MBA has been of great benefit in my career through both the knowledge gained through class delivery and interactions with other students and through the range of ongoing learning and networking opportunities offered to alumni.
Demonstrating continual investment in your own learning and development is increasingly seen as a “ticket to play” and the MBA is a prime example.”
UQ Business School academic staff juggle many competing demands on their time – from consulting with corporate clients to conducting ground-breaking research. They also attend international conferences and participate in the School’s Senior Staff Development Program to ensure they are always at the top of their game.
Some of the experts who have recently taught MBA students are introduced below.
Professor Stephen Gray
Some students dread the MBA finance course and are hugely relieved when they find that Professor Gray’s lucid, intelligible explanations enable them to grasp the key concepts relatively easily. Many find their confidence boosted by their good results in Professor Gray’s classes – an effect that seems to last well beyond their graduation ceremonies.
Professor Gray is a sought-after consultant in his field of corporate valuation. He has recently provided a cost-of-capital analysis for a well-known aviation brand, expert testimony for a high profile communications sector court case, and ‘reasonable returns’ calculations for public utility companies.
His most recent publication was co-authored by UQBS Honours graduate David Costello and UQBS statistician Alan McCrystal.
The diversification benefits of Australian equities will be published in the Financial Services Institute of Australia’s quarterly Journal of Applied Finance (JASSA). Download article.
Dr Tim Kastelle
One of the most popular MBA and Executive Education presenters, Dr Tim Kastelle is an innovation expert with a knack for finding great metaphors and models that help students and clients understand the complexities of the innovation process.
Dr Kastelle is a blogger of note with more than 20,000 executives from 100 plus countries following his daily posts sharing practical innovation ideas. With topics ranging from ‘Why your great idea will fail’ to ‘Designing espresso innovation’, the blog has fuelled ongoing discussion about effectively managing the innovation process.
Dr Kastelle’s most recent publication was written with co-authors Mark Dodgson (UQBS), and John Matthews and Mei-Chih Hu (both Macquarie Graduate School of Management).
The Evolving Nature of Taiwan’s National Innovation System was published in Research Policy 37: 430-445.
Visit Tim Kastelle's blog on The Innovation Leadership Network
The MBA teaching team
MGTS7801 Management Frameworks
MGTS7802 International Management
ACCT7804 Accounting and Business Analysis
ECON7012 Business Economics
FINM7805 Financial Management
MGTS7806 Relational Marketing and Communication
MGTS7807 Operations Design
MGTS7808 Services and Systems
MGTS7809 Strategic Human Resources Management
MGTS7810 Leading People and Teams
TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership
MGTS7803 Integrated Strategic Analysis
UQ Business School/Wharton Global Consulting Practicum