The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) offers the 10th best online MBA program in the world according to the Financial Times’ rankings for 2021.
The rankings were based on surveys from schools and alumni who completed their online MBA in 2017 and measured factors including salary increase, value for money, career progress and career services.
Students from AGSM’s MBAX, on average, experienced a 33 per cent salary increase with the business school ranking fourth for career progression, fifth globally in value for money and eighth for career services.
AGSM graduates on average were earning US$134,277 three years after completing their online MBA.
AGSM Director and Deputy Dean of the UNSW Business School Professor Nick Wailes highlighted how it was the only school outside of the US and Europe to feature in FT’s rankings in 2021.
“This is a testament to the veracity of our program and the high-calibre candidates we attract,” Wailes said.
“We are committed to continuously improving our programs to reflect the role of leadership in an accelerating world.
“We have new courses specifically designed to develop responsible management practices and have refreshed our core curriculum to ensure social responsible practices are incorporated into all business practices.
“The MBAX is designed to provide students with the same high quality education experience they get in our other MBA programs, but with the added flexibility of studying online.
“Strong growth in enrollments and performance in the rankings suggest we are achieving both these aims and we are very proud of the outstanding students it attracts and the success of our alumni.”
Warwick Business School retained top spot for the fourth year in a row, with alumni commanding an average of $207,725 three years after graduation. The school also ranked highest for career progression.
More schools than ever took part in this year’s FT rankings for online MBAs at 30.