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USP MBA Programme Ranked Fourth In Oceania

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The endeavours of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Business and Management reached a significant milestone as it ranked fourth in the Executive MBA category in Oceania by the Eduniversal Ranking 2024 Best Masters.

The Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking comprehensively evaluates Masters and MBA programmes globally and stands as the sole platform assessing individual master courses across 56 diverse fields of study worldwide.

USP is the only other University alongside the University of Hawai’i at Manao, the University of Otago in New Zealand and seven others from Australia that ranked in the Top 10 – 2024 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking for MBA in Oceania.

Professor Gurmeet Singh, the Head of USP’s School of Business and Management, said, “This ranking is profoundly significant for USP, affirming our strong position in the Oceania educational landscape. It underscores our dedication to delivering an exceptional education and competing robustly on a regional scale”.

“The implications of this ranking for our MBA programme are extensive: it enhances the programme’s attractiveness to prospective students worldwide, potentially improves job prospects for our graduates and attracts more interest from top employers, fosters pride and boosts morale among our current students, faculty, and alumni, encouraging continued excellence and innovation and enhances overall quality, ensuring it meets the expectations of ranking agencies and stakeholders,” Professor Singh added.

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The SBM Head of School also stressed the significance of the MBA programme in that it extends beyond regional borders, impacting the global academic and business landscapes as it provides a unique regional insight, promotes cultural proficiency, and emphasises sustainability with diverse networking opportunities.

USP also scored in the top 10 Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings in Oceania in three other Masters programmes; its Master of Commerce in Management & Public Administration was ranked seventh, ninth in the Master of Science in Climate Change and ranked 10th in the Master of Business Administration (Full-time).

According to Eduniversal, the Executive MBA is designed to improve and expand the managerial skills of participating professionals who occupy positions of responsibility in leading companies and organisations.

USP’s MBA programme is accredited by the Association of MBA (AMBA). Established in 1967, AMBA is committed to raising the profile of business education and quality standards internationally for the benefit of business schools, MBA students and graduates and alumni, employers, communities, and society.

USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, expressed his gratitude to the hardworking staff of SBM and the MBA programme for their dedication and commitment to maintaining the high standard of delivering the internationally accredited MBA programme.

“I am proud of the achievement of our MBA programme; competing with internationally renowned universities in the region and being the only University from Fiji to rank in the Top 10 Executive Masters in Oceania is indeed a major milestone.”

“USP has become and will continue to be an institution that works towards meeting the evolving development and educational needs of the Pacific and its people,” the USP Vice-Chancellor said.

The Eduniversal Group is a global leader in higher education information with widely recognised academic rankings that have helped hundreds of thousands of students search for the right programme globally.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Martial Guiette said, “We will continue to bring inspired people together to ensure Eduniversal remains at the forefront of what we do: encourage the proliferation of academic excellence, support international exchange and improve the mobility of students and faculty”.

This ranking will undoubtedly boost the USP MBA programme to produce appropriately educated and skilled people who will positively contribute to a prosperous and well-informed region requiring an agile, highly productive knowledge economy.

It also marks a milestone for the USP MBA programme and confirms the university’s commitment to excellence and to continue providing transformative education recognised regionally and globally.

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