March 8, 2017

MBAX jumps to 4th in the world in the Online MBA Rankings

The Financial Times (UK) Online MBA Rankings 2017 have today recognised AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s MBAX program as the 4th best in the world, climbing four places since last year. In 2015, the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW Sydney partnered with AGSM to develop a specific social impact specialisation – MBA (Social Impact) – which is offered as part of the MBAX program.

The MBAX is the only Online MBA delivered by an Australian university to feature in the annual list. Director AGSM and Deputy Dean UNSW Business School, Professor Julie Cogin, said the positive uplift reflects the strength of AGSM’s Digital Strategy and our investment in educational technologies to ensure a rigorous online learning environment is created.

“MBAX is an innovative program that entered the prestigious Financial Times rankings for the first time in 2016. We have a strong digital heritage and are continually building on our online course content, making it easily accessible through various educational technologies.

“Being placed 4th in the world reflects the world-class online learning environment we have been delivering for more than 20 years. We are now taking the quality online learning experience further with our Digital Strategy that will provide state of the art services such as a new digital campus platform, which will be launching soon.

“Our vision is to maximise educational outcomes for our MBA candidates and create an environment where all members of our community can connect. This means that whatever your study mode, online, face to face or a blend of the two you can digitally connect into the AGSM ecosystem to accelerate your learning by connecting with other candidates or alumni located across the globe.”

Professor Kristy Muir, CEO of the Centre for Social Impact said “It’s a testament to the innovation and rigour that AGSM brings to its programs that the MBAX is ranking so strongly. It’s particularly encouraging for CSI as we can see the social impact stream becoming more accessible to future social change leaders around the world. We are proud to be a part of the MBA (Social Impact) and proud to be working with AGSM.”

The FT Rankings have strict entry criteria and are based on a survey that consists of two parts; one that evaluates alumni salary and experience on the program, and the other, information about the school. The alumni surveyed this year were the 2014 MBT cohort, a program that was revised and renamed to MBAX in 2015.

For more information and to view the full rankings table, visit Online MBA Ranking 2017


For further information:
Janine MacDonald
(Director, Public Affairs, UNSW Business School)
Telephone: +61 (2) 9385 5895 | M: +61 (0) 478 492 110
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