AGSM @ UNSW Business School ranks 8th in Asia Pacific and 33rd globally in the QS 2022 Global EMBA Rankings

AGSM @ UNSW Business School part-time MBA Executive has again ranked among the world’s top Executive MBA programs in the global Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2022 EMBA Rankings released yesterday. 

Overall, the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) ranked 33 globally – up 3 places from last year, and 8 places from 2020. It also ranked 8th in Asia Pacific in the rankings - up one place from the 2021 rankings. 

The 2022 QS rankings this year increased the number of global Executive MBA programs of whom it assesses key performance metrics to 191. The result puts the AGSM in the top 17 per cent of programs globally. 

“The 2022 Global QS rankings show that AGSM's MBA Executive program continues to excel as one of the world's top programs for those wanting to make an impact in an increasingly complicated world,” said Professor Nick Wailes, Senior Deputy Dean and Director AGSM @ UNSW Business School. 

“Not only has the school continued its upward trajectory in the rankings, achieving high results in areas such as thought leadership and diversity; it has done so in an increasingly competitive environment.”

“We are continually updating and finessing our MBA programs so that leaders with a passion for making a positive impact can do so in a way that addresses the wider world’s changing needs.”

The QS Global EMBA Rankings consider five key performance indicator groups: Career Outcomes, Diversity, Employer Reputation, Executive Profile, and Thought Leadership. AGSM ranked 24th in Thought Leadership with an earned score of 80.3 out of 100 – around 34 points ahead of the global average.

“At AGSM, we are fortunate to work alongside some of the foremost minds in executive leadership and management,” said Professor Wailes. 

“From considering how to ethically integrate AI in organisations to coming up with better ways of facilitating responsible management practices, our candidates have access to an internationally recognised faculty who can help them apply these tenets of thought leadership to real-world problems.”

“Whether MBA candidates are looking to enhance their career prospects, or develop the skills to launch a new enterprise, these teachings ensure that they can go on to do so with a mindset of meaningful impact.”

As well as Thought Leadership, AGSM scored 83.1 for Career Outcomes, which is greater than the global average of 59.7 and the Asia-Pacific average of 61.1. AGSM received a score of 64.5 for Diversity, which is more than the global mean of 55.9 and more than the Asia Pacific score of 55.5.

AGSM also received a score of 63.6 for Employer Reputation, which is more than the global mean of 48.7 and more than the Asia Pacific score of 45.7.

“We’re increasingly hearing from our industry contacts that they are seeking the type of leaders who make decisions that don’t just profit business, but the planet as well,” said Professor Wailes. “Findings like this make it clear that our approach of encouraging leaders to have that sustainable and responsible mindset is one that is resonating with employers.”

This is the QS global ranking for Executive MBA programs includes data collected from schools, students, academics, and employers. A total of 48 countries, 53,792 employers and 42,639 academics were surveyed globally for the 2022 QS EMBA Rankings.

See also: The QS 2022 Global MBA Rankings

See also: The QS 2022 Online MBA Rankings

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