AGSM @ UNSW Business School is ranked 44th globally and within the top 10 executive education open program providers in the Asia Pacific region in the Financial Times 2018 Executive Education Rankings.

This result is up from 2017, consolidating AGSM's position as a leader in management education and executive business leadership development in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Professor Nick Wailes, AGSM Director and Deputy Dean of UNSW Business School, said: "This strong result demonstrates our commitment to excellence across our programs. Today's leaders need to draw on a wide and constantly adapting skillset that integrates deep technical and industry expertise with broad professional experience."

Our programs are designed and facilitated by industry thought leaders alongside university faculty. This combination helps learners build individual and organisational capabilities essential for success and sustainability, he said. "We continuously improve our programs, this year introducing micro-credentials for executive education achievement, another innovation that reinforces our position as the learning partner of a new generation of leaders."

AGSM Executive Education programs ranked highly for quality of faculty and programs (30th), course design (38th) and aims achieved (38th) representing both personal and professional attainment of goals and the likelihood participants would recommend AGSM to others.

About the Financial Times (UK) Global Executive Education survey

Now in its 20th year, the annual ranking is recognised as one of the most prestigious worldwide. The survey evaluates open-enrolment programs. The ranking is based on the satisfaction of participants and businesses; the quality and suitability of the programs, the coherence of what is being offered and teaching excellence.

AGSM scored highly in:

  • Female course participation (47%): demonstrating AGSM's drive towards equal opportunities across all programs and a diversity in business leadership.
  • Faculty diversity: ranked within top 25 percentile for the diversity of school faculty according to nationality and gender.
  • Faculty: ranked 30th globally for quality of the teaching and overall presentation of coherent programs.
  • Course design: ranked 38th globally for flexibility of courses and appropriateness of class size, structure and design.
  • Aims achieved: ranked 38th globally to the extent in which personal and professional expectations were met, and the likelihood participants would recommend the program to others.

For more information and to view the full rankings table, visit the Financial Times 2018 Executive Education Rankings site:


Alison Brown
Head of Brand & Communications
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