QUT Business School

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QUT Business School
QUT Business School Logo.jpg
Established 1989
Dean Professor Robina Xavier (Exec. Dean)
Location Brisbane, Australia
Website www.qut.edu.au/business

The QUT Business School is one of six faculties at the Queensland University of Technology. It is home to the QUT Graduate School of Business, as well as four-discipline focused schools; the School of Accountancy, the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, the School of Economics and Finance, and the School of Management.


Parliament House in Brisbane, Queensland

The school is located at the Gardens Point campus in the central business district of Brisbane, in the state of Queensland, Australia. Gardens Point is situated next to Queensland Parliament and the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. The School offers courses which are available on or off campus, or through a combination of both.

Accreditation and Rankings[edit]

QUT Business School is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, making it the only triple-accredited school in Australia and one of only 55 in the world.

QUT ranked 195 in the World University Rankings in 2007, the rankings were released by The Times Higher Education Supplement. QUT is also ranked 10 in the Australian Universities National Ranking in 2007. This was compiled by the Melbourne Institute which is an applied economic and social research centre under the University of Melbourne.

The Business school was the first in Queensland to be included in the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBA programs. In January 2004, it was ranked 3rd in Australia and 82nd overall.[1]

QUT Graduate School of Business[edit]

In 2009, there were over 1,000 postgraduate students enrolled across the Faculty. Courses offered through the QUT Graduate School of Business include a Master of Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, the discipline based Masters of Business, Graduate Certificate in Business, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

The MBA program is delivered in seven week teaching periods and there are six in a calendar year. The MBA can be completed in one calendar year full-time or two calendar years part-time. Students study a broad range of core units and may concentrate in a particular area with their elective options.[2] The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration can be completed in two teaching periods full-time or four teaching periods part-time. Students who complete the GCBA can articulate into the MBA.

The Doctor of Business Administration program consists of units from the MBA program followed by units in research methodology and several research projects. The DBA differs from the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by incorporating a practical, business focus to the research and courework components.[3]

Panorama of the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

The Masters of Business program is delivered on a 13 week, semester basis and can be completed in 18 months. The Master of Business is for students that want to study a particular discipline, such as accountancy, advertising, or applied finance.[4] From 2009, a more flexible approach to learning will take place by offering a combined offering of internal contact hours, online studies and internal intensive study for some units.

Students may articulate from the Graduate Certificate in Business, which takes one semester full-time to complete, to the Master of Business. Students may also articulate to the Master of Business (Advanced) program, which takes one semester full-time equivalent study to complete in addition to the Master of Business.


Students who enter either the MBA or Master of Business programs may exit with a Graduate Certificate after approximately one semester full-time equivalent study. Students may also articulate from the Graduate Certificate program to the Masters and then the advanced Masters or MBA (Major) with full advanced standing (credit).

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Coordinates: 27°28′37″S 153°01′41″E / 27.47694°S 153.02806°E / -27.47694; 153.02806