MGSM’s MBA ranked number one in Australia, 56 in the world by Financial Times

25 January 2016

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has once again been ranked Australia’s top business school according to the Financial Times (FT). The School has also improved its global ranking, moving up 12 places to #56 worldwide.

MGSM is one of only three Australian business schools to make the prestigious top 100 along with the UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and Melbourne Business School (MBS). All three schools improved their positions in the rankings this year with AGSM moving up 9 places to #66 and MBS moving up 3 places to #87.

Professor Alex Frino, Dean MGSM, said: “Australian schools should be proud of their performance as a whole. Education continues to be an important export for Australia and results like this improve the country’s reputation overall.

“Over the past year, MGSM has experienced the effects of this boost firsthand. Since entering the rankings, we’ve had 50% plus growth in international enrolments. Perhaps more importantly, is the quality of international students that have flooded MGSM with applications.”

According to Professor Alex Frino, MGSM’s outstanding result reflects the School’s ongoing commitment to providing students with the very best opportunities, which sets them up to achieve at the highest levels in their post-MBA career.

MGSM also climbed the rankings for research performance and the international mobility of its graduates.

“In these areas we have made significant effort by increasing our number of global partnerships with leading institutions and hiring the best financial, business, management and leadership minds to produce world-first research,” said Professor Frino.

“These improvements have paid off. This year, MGSM improved 10 places in research performance, and we were the only school to improve our international mobility ranking – we are now ranked 40th globally, up 14 places,” he said.

In 2015, Professor Frino introduced a MGSM Board of Advice consisting of Chitra Ramkrishna, CEO of the National Stock Exchange Group India; Maureen Jensen, Chief Administrative Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission; Kim McKay, AO, CEO of the Australian Museum; Sir James Mirrlees, Nobel Laureate and Professor at the Chinese University Hong Kong; Professor Yu Yongda of Tsinghua University; and the Hon Andrew Rogers QC, Former Supreme Court Judge.

“I have assembled this group of highly experienced and respected professionals to discuss big picture issues, including the school’s vision and goals, the opportunities I am considering, our plans to get there and any obstacles we may face. They will be playing a key role in mentoring the school’s future progress,” said Professor Frino.

“With such talented professionals at the helm and a truly great ranking, I think I have every reason to be proud of our School and look forward to the year ahead.”

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