For the first time, AGSM@UNSW Business
School’s two-year MBA has been ranked among the top 10 worldwide by Forbes.
In the bi-ennial ranking, released today,
the Full-Time MBA was ranked 8th and is the only Australian MBA program to
feature. The top 10 include London Business School (UK) HEC Paris (France),
IESE (Spain), CEIBS (China) and Esade (Spain).
The rankings assess MBA programs in three categories
– US Schools, International One-Year MBA and International Two-Year MBA.
Forbes rankings have a unique approach to assessing MBA outcomes, based on
the program’s financial “return on investment”. Schools are ranked solely on
their “5-year MBA gain”, i.e. the net cumulative amount the typical alumni
would have earned after five years by getting their MBA versus staying in their
“The AGSM Full-Time MBA program has again
ranked among the world’s elite global management schools,” said Nick Wailes,
Director AGSM and Deputy Dean UNSW Business School.“Good career outcomes are
fundamental to our programs – and financial return on investment is one of the
ways we can measure their success.”
“We are equally invested in ensuring our
graduates are equipped to contribute to a progressive society,” Wailes said.
“We recruit a diverse cohort of highly motivated MBA candidates and deliver a
contemporary program that sets them up to make an impact – to enhance their
career opportunities, move into a new industry, or start their own business.”
"The AGSM Full-Time MBA was a life-changing
experience that expanded my perspectives of the world and provided me with
tools and frameworks to face my current and future endeavours," said
Renata Fanti, a Senior Associate for the
Commonwealth Bank and AGSM MBA 2017.
"As an international student arriving
in Sydney without local connections, the intimate atmosphere at AGSM allowed me
to expand my networks and helped when I was applying for my current job in one
of Australia’s largest financial institutions," she said.
AGSM enters the Financial Times (FT) and
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global MBA and Online MBA Rankings annually and the
Forbes Global MBA Ranking bi-annually. These international rankings of the
world’s leading management schools and global MBA programs places AGSM in elite
company and establishes our reputation as a world-class MBA program.
Domestically, AGSM re-entered the AFR BOSS Executive MBA Rankings in 2019 after
an absence of six years.