The AGSM Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program has been ranked as the leading full time MBA in Australia and among the top 40 MBAs worldwide in the Financial Times (UK) 2008 rankings.

This is the ninth consecutive year the AGSM MBA Program, which is delivered by the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, has ranked in the top 100 MBA Programs worldwide.

Professor Wai Fong Chua, Acting Dean of the Australian School of Business said: "AGSM MBA graduates are making great strides in their careers by applying what they learnt in the AGSM MBA Program to the workplace. This outstanding result reflects the exceptional quality of AGSM MBA students, the relevance of the program to today's workplace, the quality of our faculty, and the career success of AGSM alumni.

"The AGSM MBA was ranked 39 in the world, an improvement of ten places since last year. The main driver of the overall ranking score is the career success of alumni, especially salary progression.

"The Financial Times survey MBA alumni who graduated three years ago, so AGSM alumni who graduated in 2004 participated in the current survey. These alumni have an average salary of $US 122,349 and a 96 percent average salary increase three years after graduation.

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