The Financial Times (UK) 2018 Online MBA Rankings have today recognised AGSM @ UNSW Business School's Online MBA (MBAX) program as the 8th best in the world.  

Director AGSM and Deputy Dean UNSW Business School, Professor Nick Wailes, said the MBAx is responding to two major trends: the desire by prospective students for greater flexibility and their interest in combining a world class MBA with an area of specialisation.

"For busy working professionals, the opportunity to study where and when they want is increasingly important," he said.

It's the only Online MBA delivered by an Australian university to feature in the annual list.

"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."

He said AGSM continues to enjoy very strong enrolment growth in MBAX in each of the specialisations on offer: technology, change and social impact. "This year we will be expanding the specialisations we offer in this program to include a finance specialisation," he said. "This focusses on the needs of executives inside organisations that are preparing themselves for senior commercial roles. It will help provide them with the background in corporate finance that they need to successful make this transition."

AGSM@UNSW Business School has been involved in online learning for over 20 years and uses its understanding of adult learning to continue to evolve our learning model. "For those students that want a world class MBA but don't have the opportunity to attend face to face classes we have created a high-quality learning environment that allows them to build their skills and knowledge but also provides an opportunity to interact with other students and to build their personal and professional networks."

AGSM's Online MBA ranked 6th for value for money, with an average of a 28% average difference in alumni salary on graduation from the MBA to now, and 6th for International Mobility.

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.

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