The Australian Institute of Business (AIB)'s MBA programme has taken the #1 spot in a recent top business school ranking by CEO Magazine.
AIB achieved the top position for Australian MBA programmes, marking the fourth consecutive year that the business school has participated in the ranking, and taken place among the top four business schools in Australia.
It also placed 5th in the world within the global online MBA rankings, the highest ranked Australian programme on the list, which was dominated by European and American MBAs.
This is the first time that AIB has been ranked first in Australia, with this year's ranking placing the business school above many other well-known Australian education providers including Griffith University (#5), RMIT University (#6) and Deakin University (#7).
AIB Joint-CEO, Joel Abraham, said that as the largest MBA provider in Australia, AIB's rankings provide further validation of the high standard and popularity of the 12 Month MBA and AIB's commitment to delivering industry-relevant practical education.
"As the theoretical model offered by traditional universities becomes more outdated with each year, AIB's graduates, who have studied with the practical method of Work-Applied Learning (WAL), can rest assured that their qualification will be held in good stead around Australia and the world," Mr Abraham said.
"I am extremely proud to say that as a company we have gone from strength to strength, recently celebrating our achievement of becoming the Most Influential Brand in Australia on LinkedIn in 2015 and the third Most Influential Education Brand on LinkedIn globally in early 2016," he said.
"This well-deserved ranking is a testament to the achievements of the institute, its students, graduates and staff, and proves that the practical learning model taught at AIB far exceeds the traditional, theoretical model taught at most other institutions."
The MBA Rankings were compiled based upon key performance indicators considered to be of interest and value to potential students. Thus, the learning environment, class sizes, tuition fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, and gender make-up have been given considerable weight.
SOURCE: CEO Magazine (UK)