Sydney University's Master of Management ranked first in Australia

13 September 2021
Employer reputation sees Sydney rise in global business rankings
The University of Sydney Business School has ranked first in Australia in two recent global rankings of the Master of Management program.
Management students on stairwell

Master of Management students on the Abercrombie Building staircase.

This year’s Financial Times’ rankings saw the University of Sydney Business School climb four places since last year, scoring above average for career progress of Master of Management alumni.

Similarly, the QS Business Masters Rankings saw the University of Sydney’s Master of Management rising two places since last year’s rankings. The program is now ranked first in Asia and 26th in the world. This year a total of 159 programs were assessed

Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean of the Business School, credited the rankings success to high-quality work of staff, students and partners.

“Business schools and universities are key to building future leaders with well-rounded experience. For this reason, top employers around the globe are headhunting our graduates,” said Professor Whitwell.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit industries and graduates to varying degrees, but we take great pride in the critical thinking skills that our graduates demonstrate on a daily basis.”

Employability at the heart of Sydney’s success

In less than a year, our students gain skills, know-how and expertise employers desperately look for in today’s highly precarious job market.
Associate Professor Betina Szkudlarek

The QS Masters in Management rankings are released annually and this year, covered programs from 33 countries. 

More than 53,000 employers, 27,000 alumni and 42,000 academics were surveyed on five indicator groups that make up the rankings.

The University of Sydney Business School indicators on employer reputation, value for money and alumni outcomes all rose since the 2021 rankings by over three percent.

The strengths of the program are mirrored in the Financial Times ranking. Sydney ranked 18th in the world for career progress, which measured changes in the level of seniority and the size of the company at which alumni work.

Program Director of the Master of Management, Associate Professor Betina Szkudlarek, said: “We design the program in close collaboration with numerous industry leaders. In less than a year, our students gain skills, know-how and expertise employers desperately look for in today’s highly precarious job market.”

“This strong ranking result is a reflection of the staff that work on the program, and the ability of the Business School to successfully integrate business leaders into the classroom,” said Lance Graham who is the Program Manager.

Last month, the Business School released a new report on the experience of students who participated in work-integrated learning programs.

The Job Smart Edge employability program for international students received a top recognition in the prestigious QS Reimagine Education awards last year.

Job Smart Edge was the overall winner of the Global Education Award for its comprehensive program to provide international students employability skills for their future careers. 

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