AGSM @ UNSW Business School Open and Custom executive education programs once again ranked among the world’s best in 2019 latest Financial Times Rankings. AGSM ranked 36th globally in the combined rankings for Open and Custom programs. AGSM is the only Australian school to be included in the combined annual rankings of the world’s best executive education programs. 

Magnus Gittins, Director Executive Education said, ‘’We are continuously improving our programs to deliver a world-class experience. This year we are developing contemporary leadership programs to be added to the Short Courses portfolio; including Leading Digital Transformation, the Directors’ Colloquium and a new course for high-potential, emerging leaders. AGSM Short Courses are designed to equip leaders with practical, experiential learning to make an impact in today’s accelerated world. Reinforcing our position as the learning partner for a new generation of leaders to further develop their education”.  

AGSM’s Open Programs, for direct enrolment, are ranked 40th globally, up four places from 2018. AGSM is the only Australian school to feature in the rankings of the world’s top 50 Executive Education Open Programs.  AGSM’s Custom Programs ranked 43rd globally making AGSM number three in Asia-Pacific. This is AGSM’s first time participating in the Custom Rankings in four years. Schools that feature in both Open and Custom rankings are eligible for the combined ranking with the top 50 schools are calculated according to an equal weighting of the total scores achieved in the both rankings, rather than an average of ranking positions. 

 “AGSM is creating contemporary learning experiences for all our program participants and alumni that ensure enduring impact. We do so through short courses for individuals, customised programs for organisations, award programs and a comprehensive program of alumni networking events,” said Gittins.

AGSM scored highly in: 

Custom Programs:

  • Follow up: ranked 4th globally out of 80 business schools, demonstrating AGSM’s focus on helping customers become effective leaders when returning to their organisations after course completion
  • AGSM is the highest scoring returning entrant for these rankings: This is AGSM’s first time participating in the Custom Rankings in the past four years. This result reflects AGSM’s continuous improvement for AGSM Short Courses portfolio, as AGSM consistently receives strong and positive feedback from our clients who have completed our programs.

Open Programs:

  • Female course participation (50%): demonstrating AGSM’s drive towards equal opportunities across all programs and a diversity in business leadership
  • Follow up: ranked number one in Asia-Pacific in terms of connecting Executive Education clients with Executive Education community after course completion
  • Facilities: ranked number one in Australia for an adaptive learning environment for quality, convenience and access to supported resources

“AGSM has access to the greatest business minds, innovators and disruptors in Australia, the region and across the globe. We provide participants with objective and evidence-based learning experiences, all informed by state-of-the-art research” said Gittins.  “We see the potential for leaders to thrive and feel great about exercising their leadership in this changing world, it’s all about keeping our leaders at the forefront of today’s accelerated world.”

About the Financial Times (UK) survey

Now in its 21st year, the Financial Times annual rankings are recognised to be the most prestigious worldwide. These Executive Education rankings feature the top 80 business schools in customised and open-enrolment executive education programs and are based on the satisfaction of participants and businesses based on the quality of course design, follow up, faculty, teaching methods and facilities.  

For more information and to view the full rankings table, visit the Financial Times 2019 Executive Education Rankings site.