AGSM MBAX ranks in the top 10 globally for online MBA programs

| 22 Mar 2021

AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s MBAX has ranked first in Australia and 10th in the world in the Financial Times 2021 Global Online Rankings released today.

“MBAX is the first program of its kind in Australia and we are the only school outside of the US and Europe to feature in these rankings. This is a testament to the veracity of our program and the high-calibre candidates we attract,” said Professor Nick Wailes, AGSM Director and Deputy Dean, UNSW Business School.

AGSM MBAX ranked second in the world for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

“We are committed to continuously improving our programs to reflect the role of leadership in an accelerating world. We have introduced a whole of program and whole of school approach to integrate responsible management at AGSM. We have new courses specifically designed to develop responsible management practices and have refreshed our core curriculum to ensure social responsible practices are incorporated into all business practices. In fact, 35 per cent of the credits in the core curriculum are dedicated to CSR, ethics, social and environmental issues,” said Dr Michele Roberts, AGSM Academic Director.

Students, on average, experienced a 33 per cent salary increase upon graduation with AGSM ranking 4th for career progression, 5th globally in value for money and 8th for career services. 

“The MBAX is designed to provide students with the same high quality education experience they get in our other MBA programs, but with the added flexibility of studying online. Strong growth in enrollments and performance in the rankings suggest we are achieving both these aims and we are very proud of the outstanding students it attracts and the success of our alumni,” said Professor Nick Wailes.

With a diverse cohort and teaching staff, AGSM MBAX ranked 10th for international mobility. 

“Enhancing global leadership capability has never been more important. AGSM MBAX ranked 10th for international mobility. This reflects not only the diverse backgrounds of the students we attract, but the diversity of thought and experience that thrives in our unique program,” said Professor Nick Wailes.

It also had the fourth highest percentage of female students (38 per cent) enrolled in the program and 41 per cent of the faculty were female. Additionally, international faculty stood at 73 per cent.

“AGSM intentionally recruits a diverse, experienced cohort of highly motivated MBA candidates. This makes a huge difference to the overall experience, especially in online discussions. In a typical class you have 20 – 30 experienced professionals with deep experience from across a diverse range of industries and functions. We equip our graduates and stakeholders to find better ways to create sustainable economic and social value, and we are very proud of that,” said Dr Roberts.

“There is also a great network to tap into and just as in our face-to-face programs, we see our online students leveraging this network effectively. In the MBAX, we have a common core and offer specialisations in technology, change, social impact, finance and medical technology and pharmaceuticals. This means that students who might be interested in one specialisation still have the opportunity to study with and learn from someone with a different background,” said Dr Roberts.

To find out more about the AGSM MBAX program, click here.