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Global Executive MBA tops AFR BOSS rankings

11 September 2015
Leadership-oriented program receives number one MBA ranking for the second consecutive time

The University of Sydney Business School’s Global Executive MBA has again been ranked the nation’s leading executive education program by the Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine.

The Business School's five-year-old leadership-oriented program also topped the magazine’s first biennial Executive MBA (EMBA) ranking in 2013.

BOSS announced the results, in what it described as the "increasingly popular executive MBA" in Friday's edition of the magazine.

The Business School's Director of Executive Education Associate Professor Robin Stonecash, described the outstanding result in consecutive student survey-based MBA rankings as "absolutely fabulous".

"This is a clear indication that the students who took part in the BOSS survey really value their degree," Associate Professor Stonecash said.

Explaining the success of the Business School’s Global Executive MBA (Global EMBA), Associate Professor Stonecash said that it was truly experiential and truly global in nature. "We do not take students on a tour of universities abroad, we work with businesses and we work on real projects," she said.

EMBA programs are generally intended for an older, more experienced student cohort, drawn from managers usually senior to those joining MBA programs.

The Business School's 18-month Global EMBA consists of five, two-week modules, two of which are undertaken in Australia. The others are delivered in California's Silicon Valley, Bangalore, India and southern France in cooperation with local businesses.

"We are seeking to turn our students into self-aware leaders with the confidence and the ability to impact on society through their business or their community activities," Associate Professor Stonecash said.

In welcoming the BOSS ranking result, she also revealed that the Business School's Global EMBA program is currently under review "with the aim of further improving learning outcomes for students".

View the 2015 AFR BOSS EMBA rankings.

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