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Business School again Australia's number one in FT world rankings

10 September 2018
Master of Management ranked first in Australia for sixth year
The highly respected London-based Financial Times (FT) has ranked the University of Sydney Business School's flagship Master of Management (MMgt) Australia's number one program of its kind for the sixth consecutive year.

The FT's  much anticipated rankings also place the School’s MMgt program at number five in Asia and again in the world’s top 30.

The Dean, Professor Greg Whitwell, has described the “thrilling” results as “affirmation of the Business School’s world class status and its ability to consistently perform at the highest level”.

“Our place in the top 30 is particularly pleasing when viewed in the context of the thousands of MMgt programs now offered by universities around the world,” added Deputy Dean Professor John Shields.

The consistently strong performance of our MMgt program reflects an equally consistent investment in quality of the learning that the program affords students,” Professor Shields said. “Importantly, our program blends standard education with global emersion particularly in relation to business in China.”

These thrilling results are an affirmation of the Business School’s world-class status and its ability to consistently perform at the highest level"
Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean University of Sydney Business School

“The Master of Management has opened up so many opportunities for me and I am so excited to see it ranked number one in Australia yet again.” Henry Chan, current Master of Management student


“Beyond state-of-the-art content in management, the focus of the program is on honing young leaders capable to solve problems, deal with ambiguity, work in diverse teams and cope with the dynamically changing workplaces of the future,” said the School’s MMgt Program Director, Associate Professor Betina Szkudlarek.

“In an intensive one-year program, the brightest students from a diversity of backgrounds from law and arts to engineering and business, work in interdisciplinary contexts to learn how to make a positive difference in organizations and transform the way we do business,” added the School’s Associate Dean (Programs), Professor Rae Cooper. 

Professor Whitwell referred to a “focus on industry engagement, experiential learning and employability” as he commented on the School’s second place in the FT’s ranking of Universities based on the “careers progress” made by their MMgt graduates.

“Our program equips pre-experience students to succeed in a dynamic and rapidly changing global environment,” he said.

“Naturally, dynamic companies which are expanding quickly are keen to employ and promote graduates who can make a significant contribution to their success.”

Beyond state-of-the-art content in management, the focus of the program is on honing young leaders capable to solve problems, deal with ambiguity, work in diverse teams and cope with the dynamically changing workplaces of the future.
Associate Professor Betina Szkudlarek, Program Director, Master of Management

The FT this year ranked 100 of the world’s leading business School, up from 95 last year.

Along with the University of Sydney Business School, the world’s top 30 includes Switzerland’s University of St Gallen; HEC Paris; Rotterdam School of Management; Stockholm School of Economics; University College, Dublin; London Business School and ESADE Business School in Barcelona.

The CEMS Master in International Management Program (MiM), which is offered by an alliance of 31 business schools globally, including the University of Sydney Business School, was ranked by the FT this year at 9th in the world.

“Our MMgt ranking and the CEMS result are also an indication of the quality of our academics who are creating programs that are noteworthy for their innovation, as well as the quality and diversity of our students and the enthusiasm and drive they generate,” Professor Whitwell concluded.

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