Australian MBA Rankings

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MBA rankings for Australian MBA courses are developed by a range of organisations and institutions. Rankings help students decide which MBA course suits them. Some take a global perspective while other take a more local or regional perspective. Below are the major rankings for Australian MBAs.


AFR Boss MBA Rankings

The Financial Review Boss ranking has been published biennially since 2007. All Australian business schools are invited to participate and are provided an overview of the methodology and invited to give feedback.

The University of Sydney has trumped all comers in the 2019 AFR BOSS MBA Rankings, taking top spot for both its flagship MBA and Executive MBA programs.

The University of Sydney Business School’s $63,000 MBA ranked best with alumni for Overall Satisfaction and Value for Money. The ranking s are determined using a range of factors based on surveys from the schools and alumni.

Adelaide Business School, QUT Business School and the University of Adelaide all jumped two places from their 2017 ranking to come in second, third and fourth respectively. Griffith Business School rounded out the top five.

The University of Queensland fell from second to eight and Melbourne Business School dropped out of the list all together.

2019 AFR BOSS MBA Rankings

Rank 2019School2019 Fees (Domestic)Students
1The University of Sydney Business School$63,00097
2Adelaide Business School$61.50065
3Queensland University of Technology$59,85052
4University of South Australia$49,650122
5Griffith Business School$51,750169
6Monash Business School$68,00052
7Macquarie Business School$80,000164
8University of Queensland$66,840156
8Central Queensland University$31,20035
10University of Western Australia$73,500153

 

The University of Sydney also top the rank of top Executive MBAs, ahead of 2017 winner QUT Business School. AGSM @ UNSW Business School had the third ranked EMBA with Bond Business School and Sydney Business School rounding out the top five.

2019 AFR BOSS Executive MBA Rankings

2019 RankSchool2019 Fees (Domestic)Students
1The University of Sydney Business School$97,50017
2Queensland University of Technology$70,84851
3AGSM @ UNSW Business School$80,640222
4Bond Business School$82,50010
5Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong$70,22431

 


FT Top 100 Global Australian Rankings

The MBA programs from Melbourne Business School (61st, down from 66 in 2018) and Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at UNSW Business School (70 up from 63 in 2018) were joined this year by Macquarie Graduate School of Management, which ranked 74. Macquarie returned to the FT rankings after missing out on a place in 2018.

The Global ranking by FT is considered one of the most prestigious MBA ranking systems in the world and lists the world’s top 100 MBA programs evaluated on criteria including career outcomes, student satisfaction, faculty research and diversity.

This year’s global list was once again headed by Stanford Graduate School of Business, which was followed by Harvard Business School which took second place after ranking fifth in 2018. Insead took third place on the rankings followed by University of Pennsylvania: Wharton and China’s Ceibs.

Australian placings on the Financial Times 2019 Global Ranking of MBAs


The Economist Rankings

Three Australian business school made their way onto The Economist’s list of the world’s best MBA providers.

Out of 100 schools around the world Melbourne Business School, the University of Queensland Business School  and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management all ranked in the top 50 at 23rd, 79th and 49th place respectively.

The same three schools also made The Economist’s top 100 MBA ranking in 2017, with the most notable change coming from Melbourne Business School, which jumped four places to 27th.

School 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Melbourne Business School 38 27 40 43 34 27 23
University of Queensland 27 14 16 16 10 16 38
Macquarie University 61 55 49 28 46 49 79
Curtin University 46

 


QS World University Australian Rankings

Two Australian MBAs — Melbourne Business School (3rd) and the AGSM at the University of New South Wales (5th) — have made it into the top MBAs in Asia, according to the latest rankings by QS Top MBA. Globally, Melbourne Business School MBA was ranked 34th and AGSM 39th.

A further four Australian MBAs – MGSM Macquarie University, UQ Business Business, University of Western Australia and Bond University – were ranked inside the top 200. Deakin University, RMIT, Wollongong (Sydney Business School), La Trobe Bsiness School and and Victoria Graduate School of Business were all in the top 250.

Harvard (United States), INSEAD (France), HEC Paris (France), Stanford (United States) and London Business School (United Kingdom) were the top five schools globally.

The MBS report showed an average class size of 52, an average student age of 28, with 50% of students and international and just one-in-five students female. AGSM’s average class size was 44, average student age was 30, 63% were international students and 30% of students were women.

Business School Australian Rank Asia Pacific Rank
Melbourne Business School 1 3
AGSM MBA, University of New South Wales 2 5
MGSM Macquarie University 3 14
UQ Business School (University of Queensland) 4 15
UWA Business School (University of Western Australia) 5 16=
Bond University 6 21-26
Deakin University 7 21-26
RMIT University 8 21-26
Wollongong (Sydney Business School) 9 21-26
La Trobe Business School 10 27+
Victoria Graduate School of Business 11 27+

 


 

Forbes Australian MBA Rankings

AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s two-year, full-time MBA program has cemented itself as among the best in the world, securing eighth spot on the latest bi-ennial Forbes MBA rankings.

For the first time, AGSM@UNSW Business School’s two-year MBA has been ranked among the top 10 worldwide by Forbes. It comes a week after AGSM @ UNSW’s Executive MBA secured third place in the AFR BOSS MBA rankings.

The AGSM program was the only Australian MBA program to feature in the Forbes ranking. The top 10 include London Business School (UK) HEC Paris (France), IESE (Spain), CEIBS (China) and Esade (Spain).

The rankings assess MBA programs in three categories – US Schools, International One-Year MBA and International Two-Year MBA.

GMAA Five Star MBA Rankings

gmaa rankingsThe Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) awarded seven Australian MBAs a 5 star ranking in 2017, with Queensland business schools once again dominating the list.

The seven school awarded 5 stars were Griffith UniversityQueensland University of Technology (MBA & EMBA)University of AdelaideUniversity of QueenslandUniversity of South Australia and University of Wollongong.

Wollongong makes its debut on the 5-star list while Deakin University and Latrobe lose their 5-star ranking.

The GMAA rankings provide the country’s best business schools with a means of quantifying the success and calibre of their postgraduate programs, which helps not only the institution in terms of allowing it to set benchmarks and aspirations for itself, but potential students seeking to maximise their learning outcomes.

One of the aims of the assessment is to assist prospective student in their choice of institution / program by looking at programs from two perspectives – attractiveness and educational quality.

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