La Trobe Business School’s Master of Business Administration has been ranked 17th in the world and 2nd in Australia in the Corporate Knight’s 2023 MBA rankings, which recognise the world’s most sustainability focused MBA programs.
Dean of the La Trobe Business School, Professor Aron O’Cass, said the ranking reflects the program’s mission to create positive social impact and sustainable futures.
“Our MBA program aims to instill holistic purpose in tomorrow’s leaders by ensuring they have the skills and values to build a more inclusive economy that benefits society and the natural world,” Professor O’Cass says.
“We continue to support access, diversity and inclusivity while undertaking world-class research that aims to address the global forces shaping our world and make a difference to some of the world's most pressing problems, including climate change, securing food, water and the environment, building healthy communities, and creating a more just and sustainable future.”
MBA Program Director, Associate Professor Geraldine Kennett, said the ranking strengthens La Trobe Business School’s reputation as a world-leading university for business studies.
"The heart of our MBA program is a strong foundation in responsible leadership, complemented by a specialisation in governance. This is all anchored in the context of business's role in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals," Associate Professor Kennett says.
“Our MBA program attracts professionals who work in or wish to transition to the for-purpose sector, including government and not-for-profit organisations, as well as those seeking to work in purpose lead private sector organisations.”
“Our MBA program prepares leaders for a range of industries. Many of our alumni have found fulfilling careers in diverse sectors such as community banking, health and wellbeing, and public policy and government.”