Flinders University is the first South Australian university to receive accreditation from the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA), reflecting a reinvigorated Flinders MBA offering and placing the program in the upper echelon of business courses internationally.
Flinders is only the third university in Australia to receive AMBA accreditation.
Professor Phyllis Tharenou, Vice-President and Executive Dean of Flinders’ College of Business Government and Law, says AMBA represents the gold standard in global recognition of business programs.
“Flinders University is delighted to be accredited under the prestigious AMBA accreditation process as it is one of the highest standards for MBA programs in the world and confirms the rigour and excellence of the Flinders program.
“The Flinders MBA applies cutting edge technology and offers one of the most flexible MBA programs in the country, delivered via online, blended, intensive and face-to-face options. We’re true to our word when we say this high standard, industry-driven program is ‘an MBA that’s made for you’.
“Being accredited by AMBA provides prospective students, employers and businesses with confidence of the world-class credentials afforded by the Flinders MBA, and the opportunity for graduates to become part of the esteemed AMBA alumni network” Professor Tharenou adds.
Dr Ezaz Ahmed, Flinders MBA Program Director says a hallmark of the Flinders MBA is its high admissions standard, which demands that applicants have minimum working experience, academic qualifications and a mandatory interview with the MBA Director.
“These professionals are not necessarily from traditional business environments; from nurses to engineers, the Flinders MBA assists a new class of aspiring leaders and managers to expand their influence within their organisations and beyond. Refecting our commitment to gender equity, Flinders Business actively seeks female candidates for the MBA program and is delighted that nearly 45% of its students are women.
“Our graduates possess an essential range of abilities, from solid foundations in business and management, through to an ethical approach to strategy and expansion. Flinders MBA students are equipped to produce “next practice” rather than only delivering “best practice” in managing and leading businesses, organisations and industries.
“The curriculum of the Flinders MBA is influenced by industry and supported by an active advisory group led and managed by industry experts who bring a future focused, industry perspective to course content. Our instructors are in turn engaged with a number of industry bodies as members, advisors and experts, bringing back valuable industry insights to our MBA program.” Dr Ahmed says.
The Flinders MBA further closes the gap between students and industry, with access to more than 200 organisations facilitating student placements. Flinders New Venture Institute (NVI) at Tonsley encourages students to start new businesses, and promotes entrepreneurship with innovative ideas.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is an international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. It is the only professional membership association that connects MBA students and graduates, accredited Business Schools and MBA employers throughout the world.