AGSM ranks in top 10 in QS 2018 Global Online MBA Rankings

Friday, 29 June 2018  Media Alerts

​The AGSM @ UNSW Business School's online MBA has been ranked in the world's top ten in the inaugural QS Global Online MBA Rankings.

The AGSM MBAX ranked 8th out of 50 global online MBA programs from around the world. AGSM is the only school outside of USA to rank in the top ten.

The online MBA at AGSM is one of the most established online MBA programs in the world, and builds on two decades of experience in online delivery of courses.

It is also unique amongst online MBAs. Students have the flexibility to learn where they want and when they want, but can also incorporate intensive face-to-face courses into their program. Through the MBAX, students can also specialise in Technology, Change, Social Impact, and Finance. The MBAX (Finance) was introduced this year in response to demand from business.

"There are several benefits derived from long term experience in online delivery," said Professor Nick Wailes, AGSM Director and Deputy Dean of the UNSW Business School. 

"Our MBAX programs are designed and facilitated by experienced academics and leading industry practitioners. They know how to ensure that students are successful in this mode of learning and are able to immediately apply what they learn in the program to their work. 

"Our background and experience means that we are well positioned to innovate and take advantage of new technologies that can enhance student learning as they emerge. We are constantly evolving our model to make it the best possible learning experience," he added.

The 2018 QS rankings consider six core indicators. AGSM scored higher than the global mean scores in four out of the six including Employability (81.6%); Establishment in Online market (97.9); Class Experience (84.7); and Diversity (76.9). The Employability score is based on responses from tens of thousands global employers across all industries and sectors over the last five years. The Diversity metric is calculated based on the number of nationalities represented in the most recent class and the percentage of students who are female.

"The AGSM MBAX attracts high quality candidates from very diverse backgrounds and this quality and diversity significantly enhances the learning experience of students in the program. Its pleasing to see this reflected in the QS rankings both in terms of the classroom experience and employability," said Professor Wailes.

Earlier this year, AGSM ranked 39th in the QS Global Full Time MBA Ranking and 37th in the world for the QS Global Executive MBA Rankings. 

For more information and to view the full rankings table, visit the QS 2018 Online MBA Rankings site: https://www.topmba.com/mba-rankings/online-mba-rankings/2018


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