The University of Wollongong’s Sydney Business School has cemented its reputation for providing world-class education after a global magazine recognised its Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) as among the best in the world.
In its annual MBA rankings, CEO Magazine has ranked UOW’s Sydney Business School EMBA as the best in Australia and 30th best in the world, while the Master of Business Administration (MBA) was recognised as one of the top qualifications nationwide.
The magazine’s ranking system takes into account a number of benchmarks that are of interest to potential students, including quality of faculty, class size and diversity, professional development, and opportunities for work placement.
Professor Charles Areni, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, said the rankings acknowledged UOW Sydney Business School’s commitment to providing students with exceptional training and skills that will set them apart in the business world and attract potential employers.
“We are tremendously proud of the quality of our EMBA and MBA programs at UOW Sydney Business School, which provide an educational experience that enhances the business acumen and leadership capabilities of our students,” Professor Areni said.
“The world of business is fast-paced and ever-changing, and our qualifications will enable them to reach the next level of the career, whether that is in Australia or globally, with the confidence and skills to make an impact.”
UOW Sydney Business School’s EMBA was ranked 30th from more than 270 business schools around the world while the MBA was ranked in Tier One globally.
Professor Areni said the MBA is designed for professionals who want to take the next big step to advance their careers, while the EMBA is targeted at executives with the ambition and drive to continue growing in already established careers.
“In the EMBA and MBA, students develop a portfolio of key managerial competencies that range from strategic analysis and decision-making skills through to an appreciation of global business challenges, complemented by people, economics, financial, and marketing analysis skills,” Professor Areni said.
CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings were launched in 2012.
The results come on the back of UOW’s strong performance in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Global MBA, released in November, which puts the University at seventh in Australia for its global MBA program.