FT Rankings Reveal Rise In Business School’s Global Status

130314-FT-rankingsThe University of Sydney Business School’s global standing has improved dramatically over the past year according to a key global ranking published by the London-based Financial Times.

The Business School’s flagship Master of Management (MMgt) program now stands at 39th in the world, up from 47th in 2014. It also remains in the top five in Asia and the only Australian MMgt program to appear in the Ft’s ranking.

“This is absolutely brilliant news,” said Professor Greg Whitwell, the Business School’s Dean.

“To rise eight places in a world in which global competition between business schools is becoming ever more intense, is truly a remarkable achievement,” he said.

Amongst other things, the 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 perception of “value for money”.

“Our dramatic rise in this important global ranking evidences both the quality of out MMgt program and the outstanding career progress and opportunities for our graduates,” said Association Professor Philip Seltsikas, the Business School’s Associate Dean Graduate Management.

A total of 80 schools in 23 countries appear in the 2015 FT rankings.

The University of Sydney Business School is positioned in the top 40 with a range of leading institutions including HEC Paris, Essec Business School, the Rotterdam School of Management, the London Business School and Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University.

“The FT Rankings for our MMgt and the CEMS MIM, as well as the number one BOSS ranking for our GEMBA is a clear external validation of what we already knew; the University of Sydney Business School is truly a world-class institution,” said Professor Whitwell.

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