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Sydney University's Master of Management ranks first in Australia

23 September 2020
Master of Management rises six places in new rankings
The University of Sydney Business School's Master of Management has again ranked first in Australia in the QS Business School Rankings, placing it among the top 30 programs globally.

Released today, the prestigious QS Business Masters Rankings saw the University of Sydney’s Master of Management improve its position by six places since last year, placing it 28th in the world.

Despite the challenging circumstances that the global pandemic has presented, we have not resiled from our commitment to provide an outstanding student experience.
Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean of the Business School

International competition rose this year, with QS assessing 148 programs in total for the annual ranking compared to 134 last year.

Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean of the Business School, said he was heartened by the result, which demonstrates the high-quality business and management education for which Sydney is known.

“The contribution that business schools and universities make in building future leaders with well-rounded experience has never been more important,” Professor Whitwell said.

“Despite the challenging circumstances that the global pandemic has presented, we have not resiled from our commitment to provide an outstanding student experience.”

Employability and diversity key to success

This year more than 27,000 alumni from 30 countries were evaluated for the QS Business Masters Rankings.

There were five key indicator groups against which programs were scored including employability (35 percent), value for money (20 percent), thought leadership (20 percent), alumni outcomes (15 percent) and class and faculty diversity (10 percent).

The University of Sydney Business School ranked above the global average across all indicator groups.

Program Director of the Master of Management, Associate Professor Betina Szkudlarek, said: “We have developed strong relationships with many top employers over the years.

"This means our students are given unique hands-on learning opportunities, which are critical to boost their employability, especially in the increasingly competitive job market.”

Almost 38,000 survey responses from employers were analysed for the employer reputation component of the rankings.

Earlier this year the Business School enhanced its work-integrated learning programs and award-winning job-readiness programs, which are available to students this semester.

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