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2022 update:
We are delighted to announce that QUT Business School has again ranked amongst the top Custom Education providers
in the latest Financial Times global rankings. This year QUT ranked at #66, one of only two Australian Universities to place in the top 100!

Thank you to all our clients and learners for trusting us to drive transformation in a purposeful way. We thrive on making an impact through education and are humbled to know this impact is being experienced by so many.

Thank you, also, to all our wonderful educators who design and deliver the most amazing of programs, as well to the wider team who offer support in a multitude of ways.

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QUT actively supports corporate and government organisations with digital strategy and staff capability and this week was again recognised by inclusion in the UK Financial Times 2020 global rankings for client customised education programs.

For the third year in a row, QUT Business School has ranked in the top 85 universities globally, this year at #82, in recognition of the quality programs delivered to our Corporate Clients. QUT is one of only two universities in Australia, and the only one in Queensland to be included on this list. Leading the rankings are European and American universities.

QUT Graduate School of Business  & QUTeX Executive Director, Bob O’Connor, said “We aim to offer real-world programs that deliver tangible results and inspire new ways of thinking, challenging mid-level and senior executives to transform their leadership performance and key decision making. To be included in this latest ranking proves we are meeting that goal.”

The ranking is highly sought after, and we at QUT feel quietly proud of this achievement. To be recognised as offering a service that is not only highly valued by our customers, and to appear alongside leading names such as UCLA, BI Norway, Milan Polytechnic, University of British Columbia Copenhagen and University College Dublin is quite an honour.

We work closely with our clients to ensure we meet their needs.  Having QUTeX as their corporate education partner means that we can harness the capability of our researchers and academics and apply it to the client organisation’s key challenges and opportunities.  We are very proud of our partnerships with business, the public sector and non-government organisations, and feel very connected to the goals and objectives of the organisations we serve.

The ranking is compiled using data from the business schools themselves plus responses from their corporate clients based on the quality of preparation, programme design, teaching methods and materials, faculty, new skills and learning, follow-up, aims achieved, facilities, value for money and future use. Let me take a moment to thank our corporate clients and partners who took part in this survey, we appreciate your support.

At QUT we believe we are the university for the real-world, and value life-long learning not only with individuals but also with our corporate partners.
If you would like to explore a partnership with QUTeX call 3138 5253 or email

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Brett comes to QUT with a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors. He has led large agencies in Health, Natural Resources and Mining, as well as holding senior roles in the consulting industry. Early in his career he managed manufacturing businesses and held roles in environmental science management. Brett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Queensland, majoring in Accounting. He added to this with a Masters in Administration (focused on Change Management), and a PhD focused on competition policy frameworks in national and provincial governments. As a Professor of Practice with QUT, Brett coordinates and contributes to many of the leadership subjects in the Graduate School of Business, including the Business Leadership Practicum and Personal Leadership and Change in the EMBA and MBA programs. He also facilitates leadership development and coaching activities with corporate clients including several large businesses in the retail and manufacturing industries, as well as large public sector agencies, particularly those with commercial or “self-funded” operations. Brett is also a Chief Investigator for QUT’s Centre of METS Business Innovation (CMBI) and contributes to research there. In addition, Brett is often sought after to review research in the fields of mining and resources generally, as well as engage with corporate leaders in this area, particularly on the topics of government regulation and leadership development. He is also very interested in progressing institutional strengthening activities in developing countries, and is currently supporting research into aged care and disability support services in Vietnam. Brett loves sport and devotes much of his “free time” to coaching (largely Rugby League and Cricket), as well as supporting the development of sporting expertise, particularly in back office functions and high performance systems (a major focus of his early consulting career).

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