The Financial Times (UK) Online MBA Rankings 2017 have recognised AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s MBAX as the 4th best in the world, up four places since last year.
It is the only online MBA delivered by an Australian university to feature in the annual list.
Professor Julie Cogin, Director AGSM and Deputy Dean UNSW Business School, said the jump in rankings reflected the strength of AGSM’s digital strategy and investment in educational technologies to ensure the creation of a rigorous online learning environment.
“MBAX is an innovative program that entered the prestigious Financial Times rankings for the first time in 2016. We have a strong digital heritage and are continually building on our online course content, making it easily accessible through various educational technologies," Cogin said.
“Being placed 4th in the world reflects the world-class online learning environment we have been delivering for more than 20 years. We are now taking the quality online learning experience further with our digital strategy that will provide state-of-the-art services such as a new digital campus platform, which will be launching soon.
“Our vision is to maximise educational outcomes for our MBA candidates and create an environment where all members of our community can connect. This means that whatever your study mode – online, face to face or a blend of the two – you can digitally connect into the AGSM ecosystem to accelerate your learning by connecting with other candidates or alumni located across the globe.”
AGSM’s Online MBA is also ranked 2nd in the world for research, a jump up three places from last year, and 6th for International Mobility.
“We are thrilled to be ranked 2nd in the world for research. This reflects recent initiatives such as the appointment of dedicated AGSM Fellows, who are putting research and expertise at the forefront of AGSM,” Cogin said.
AGSM has performed strongly in other rankings, including the FT (UK) Global MBA Rankings 2017, where AGSM was ranked 54th among the top 100 MBA programs worldwide (up 12 places from 2016, and 21 since 2015). QS also recently listed AGSM among it’s “global elite”, placing it among the top 45 business schools.
“Our recent ranking results and strong uplift over the last few years cements our place among the world’s best business schools. The AGSM has a distinguished history and as we celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2017, our community of alumni, students and faculty can be proud that we continue our commitment to preparing great people to achieve great things, while providing a content-rich, technologically enabled learning environment.
“Having the prestigious Financial Times recognise the value of our students’ investment in our Online MBA is very rewarding and affirms our global reputation.”
The FT Rankings have strict entry criteria and are based on a survey that consists of two parts; one that evaluates alumni salary and experience on the program, and the other, information about the school. The alumni surveyed this year were the 2014 MBT cohort, a program that was revised and renamed to MBAX in 2015.
For more information and to view the full rankings table, visit Online MBA Ranking 2017