Financial Times Rank CEMS MIM No.1
21 Sep 2009
International Business newspaper, The Financial Times, has rated the CEMS MIM as the number one Master's in Management program in the world for the first time, with the MIM also emerging as the top program for combined international results.
This positions the Master of Management program offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney - the only Australian organisation admitted to the Community of European Management Schools* - among the top business schools in the world.
The CEMS MIM has never left the top three of the ranking but this year represents its first appearance as the world's top Master's in Management programs.
This year's ranking confirms once more the multinational, multicultural essence of the CEMS alliance, with a first place finish for combined international criteria for the fifth consecutive year. The strength of the organisation as a whole is underlined by the appearance of 13 CEMS member schools in the top 50.
François Collin, CEMS Executive Director, sees this result as both a resounding endorsement of the CEMS mission since its foundation and also confirmation of the excellence of the organisation today.
"We have never been in doubt as to the originality and excellence of the Management model the CEMS alliance offers", Collin said "This year's number one place in the world and the omnipresence of CEMS member schools within the ranking confirms two things: that we look for and accept only the best, high-potential students onto the program, and that the strength of our academic members and direct involvement of corporate partners in the programme are amongst the main reasons behind the excellence of the alliance today".
The University of Sydney, Master of Management, Program Director, Associate Professor Nick Wailes said it was a well deserved result for an outstanding program.
"This outstanding result is a testament to the high quality of students, enthusiastic corporate engagement and thorough educational content of this program and we're delighted to have contributed to these international rankings."
The result also confirms that the global nature and professional dynamism of CEMS and the CEMS MIM contributes to the sustained high rate of international mobility for graduates.
François Collin sees corporate curricular involvement and the diverse career paths taken by CEMS alumni as the main explanations for this: "Our alumni continue to evolve in a range of sectors, from Consumer Goods and Consulting, through to Banking, Industry and High Technology. Their contact with multinational companies from the very start of the MIM is instrumental to this as they graduate with the skills and tools required to succeed. They are taking diverse career paths, are actually on better pay conditions than in previous years and have the international profile to be able to change and adapt to change with greater ease than most."
* Now known as The Global Alliance in Management Education