Why AGSM Ranks Among The Best Online MBAs In The World

Employability has been singled out as a key factor in the Australian Graduate School Of Management’s (AGSM) fourth-place ranking in a list of the best online MBAs across the globe.

AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s fully online MBAX was also the top ranked Australian management school to feature in the influential Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2021 Global Online MBA rankings.

QS ranked online MBA programs from 57 global management schools in ten countries and interviewed nearly 38,000 employers for the survey.

Online MBA programs are then ranked across four key indicators: Faculty and Teaching (35%); Employability (30%), Class Profile (30%) and Class Experience (5%).

AGSM MBAX scored 87.3 out of 100 for employability, eclipsing to the global mean score of 46.6.

Professor Nick Wailes, AGSM Director and Deputy Dean at UNSW Business School, said: “The confidence employers have in AGSM graduates indicates our programs are equipping leaders with the skills and confidence required to not only keep pace with progress – but to be prepared for the new world of hybrid work”.

“The AGSM MBAX has once again been recognised as one of the top ranked Online MBAs in the world.

“Our programs are designed and facilitated by experienced academics and leading industry practitioners who 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.

“We are always changing and evolving this program. We are always looking for what problems need be solved and that helps us proactively collaborate with industry to ensure our programs equip leaders to make an impact in their organisations.”

The result means AGSM maintained its ranking from 2020.

Five Australian online MBA programs featured in QS 2021 Global Online MBA rankings. Macquarie Business School placed 19th, Deakin Business School placed 29th, LaTrobe Business School placed 31st and Curtin University placed 45th.

“We are delighted that the Macquarie Business School’s Global MBA has been listed in the top 20 online MBA programs globally by QS, and we are particularly proud to be ranked number one for class experience,” said Professor Erin Knight, Executive Dean of Macquarie Business School.

“We are committed to delivering innovative, flexible and future-focused business education and this top-20 ranking recognises the high-quality online product that is the Global MBA.”

Spain’s renowned IE Business School topped the list and scored a perfect 100 score for employability.

Imperial College Business School in the UK received a 99.20 score and took second place while Warwick Business School in the UK came in third.

Doug Estwick
Doug is an author for MBA News and Fixed Income News Australia. Doug has been a media and communications professional for more than 10 years, including working as an editor for News Corp's Quest Newspaper group.