Inaugural ranking by The Economist puts the Business School in top spot

26 May 2017
Reaffirming our global reputation
The University of Sydney Business School’s international reputation for excellence has been affirmed by the highly respected news magazine, The Economist, in its ranking of Master of Management programs.

The Economist rated the University of Sydney Business School’s flagship postgraduate program, the Master of Management (CEMS), No. 1 in Australia, 3rd in the Asia-Pacific region and 35th in the world.

The move by the Economist, which has long ranked MBA programs, to also survey the pre-experience MMgt courses (average work experience of students limited to one year), acknowledges their growing popularity worldwide.

The results for the Business School at a national and international level, closely mirror those published last September by the London based Financial Times in its annual review of MMgt programs.

The Master of Management (CEMS), delivered by the global CEMS Alliance of 30 elite schools including the University of Sydney Business School, was ranked ninth in the world by The Economist.

The Dean of the Business School, Professor Greg Whitwell, described the latest result for the School’s MMgt and its CEMS program as “outstanding”. 

“This new ranking helps to solidify our place amongst the world’s leading providers of quality management education,” Professor Whitwell said. “More importantly, it is recognition of our commitment to providing students with the skills to lead in an increasingly challenging world.”

The Business School’s success in the Economist’s inaugural MMgt ranking attests to our program’s pre-eminence as the best in class.
Professor John Shields

“The Business School’s success in the Economist’s inaugural MMgt ranking attests to our program’s pre-eminence as the best in class,” added the Business School’s Deputy Dean (Education), Professor John Shields.

“Underpinning our success is a growing recognition amongst employers and recent graduates alike that a high quality Masters qualification offers a fast track to challenging, exciting and well-rewarded leadership opportunities in the business field,” Professor Shields said. 

The Business School’s Associate Dean (Graduate Management), Associate Professor Philip Seltsikas, also attributed the School’s ranking success to its close relationship with industry partners. 

“Our MMgt uniquely integrates our industry and corporate partners with an innovative and future-focussed management curriculum,” Associate Professor Seltsikas said. 

“MMgt programs are growing in popularity because employers are recognizing the role that Business Schools have to play in preparing the next generation of global leaders. The demand for Master of Management graduates is on the rise.”

Welcoming the Business School’s ranking result, Associate Professor Seltsikas said that it provided “prospective students with the confidence that our program is of the highest possible quality and can lead to outstanding career prospects post-graduation”.

Only the world’s top 40 MMgt programs were included in the Economist’s rankings based on a range of academic, cultural and career criteria. 

In a series of “sub-rankings” the Business School was placed at 15th in the world for its culture and the effectiveness of its alumni network; 19th for its program content, academic staff and facilities and 23rd for the post-MMgt salary of recent graduates.