La Trobe University’s Graduate School of Management was among 149 schools from 22 countries that submitted data for the 2011-2012 edition of Pinstripes. Over six thousand course descriptions and a further six thousand abstracts of faculty research were considered by the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education which runs the initiative.
In this year’s ranking, La Trobe University achieved a ranking of 98 among the Aspen Institute’s Top 100 MBA programs in the world.
The Executive Dean of La Trobe University’s Faculty of Law and Management, Professor Leigh Drake, acknowledges the ranking as a very significant achievement for the Graduate School of Management.
‘The inclusion of our MBA in the Aspen Institute’s rankings is another powerful endorsement of a program that continues to achieve global recognition,’ says Professor Drake.
It is testament to the quality of business programs offered at La Trobe and the commitment of the Faculty to producing socially and environmentally aware work-ready graduates.’
Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Management, Dr Suzanne Young sees the ranking as an important recognition of La Trobe’s commitment to equity, sustainability, ethics, globalisation and development.
‘The Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking recognises this new paradigm in highlighting how academic institutions prepare students to meet these business challenges across coursework, research and activities that prepare MBAs for social, ethical and environmental stewardship,’ says Dr Young.
‘The ranking of the La Trobe University MBA attests that students can leave the University with the best possible business education.’
Professor Tim Marjoribanks of the Graduate School of Management says, ‘this international recognition is a visible signal for both current and future MBA students and that La Trobe University will provide them with the education required to become responsible leaders.’
‘It is important to recognise that business success can no longer be measured by financial outcomes alone, but must also be measured by the contribution of businesses to social and environmental sustainability,’ says Professor Marjoribanks.
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