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FT rankings reaffirm Business School’s international standing

12 Sep 2016

The Business School’s international reputation for cutting edge business education has been reaffirmed in key global rankings published by the highly respected London based Financial Times.

The Business School’s flagship Master of Management program has been ranked at number one in Australia, in the top five in Asia and in the top 50 programs of its kind in the world for the 4th consecutive year.

The Business School entered the FT rankings in 2013 and remains the only Australian tertiary institution to qualify for a place amid strong global competition.

“This is another outstanding result and a testament to the high quality of our flagship management education program,” said the Dean, Professor Greg Whitwell. “It is recognition of our commitment to providing students with the tools to lead in a highly complex and challenging world.”

Deputy Dean (Education), Professor John Shields, believes that the Business School’s “continued strong showing in the FT rankings reflects the program's outstanding educator talent, future-focussed management and leadership curriculum, and turbocharged peer learning culture”.

“Our Master of Management students are the pick of the pre-experience cohort; a cohort that thrives in on-shore and off-shore work integrated learning opportunities designed to accelerate their progression to leadership roles and entrepreneurship while still in their mid-20s,” Professor Shields said.

Welcoming the rankings result, the Business School’s Associate Dean (Graduate Management), Associate Professor Philip Seltsikas, also referred to the “quality” of the School’s Master of Management program saying that it opened up outstanding career opportunities for graduates.

Associate Professor Seltsikas went on to talk of the “strong support” of industry partners as an important factor in the program's success.

“It is the quality of our corporate connections and the way we embed these into our degree programs that truly sets us apart,” he added.

Amongst other things, the prestigious FT rankings are based on salary levels achieved by graduates, their international career prospects, the gender balance within the student cohort, the program’s corporate partnerships and perceptions of “value for money”.

Along with the University of Sydney Business School, the top schools included Switzerland’s University of St Gallen; HEC Paris; Essec Business School in Paris; Rotterdam School of Management; London Business School; Milan’s Università Bocconi; The Indian Institute of Management; Stockholm School of Economics; and Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Antai.