NARRATOR: This week the Financial Times newspaper released its annual ranking of full time MBA programs and we were very pleased indeed to see that the AGS MBA is there as the Australian School of Business ranked 32nd in the world, this is a seven places improved from last year and an improvement on the year before but very pleasing indeed that we have been rated so high in the AGS MBA program.
The Financial Times survey is based largely on the performance of students who graduated three years ago from our programs so this is the class of 2005 and a large part of the measure depends on their success on increasing their salary, the performance they’ve had in the organizations they work for and a number of others like that so the success of our ranking has been driven largely by the success of the class 2005.
This is a very good indication that our students have done well in the very turbulent markets overtaking particularly in the last year so we are very pleased indeed that the result of the MBA that they have been successful in their careers.
It’s also a good sign because there are new classes in the aegis of the MBA who started a couple of weeks ago who look very similar who move to us about three years ago and so we have equal confidence in the success particularly as we’ve been able to enhance and develop our MBA in the recent times.
So altogether, we’ve been very happy indeed with this excellent outcome and we look forward in the success of the Financial Times ranking going forward.