Macquarie University’s Graduate School of Management has been ranked Australia’s leading MBA school by the Financial Times.

The world’s seminal rankings indicator also put the Sydney school at number 68 globally.

MGSM’s MBA program came in at number one in Australia (68 globally), followed by UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management (75) and Melbourne Business School (90).

Professor Alex Frino, Dean of MGSM, says it is all about building a network.

“We have made significant innovations to our MBA program by increasing our number of global partnerships with leading institutions, attracting the best financial, business, management and leadership minds to our school and producing world-first research,” said Professor Frino.

“We are also offering more internships, living case studies with multinational corporations and attracting leading thinkers from CEOs to Nobel laureates to ensure our students are continually exposed to the leading ideas, theory and practice in management education.”

The FT rankings are determined by evaluating a number of factors including the gender balance and international spread of students as well as a student’s pre- and post- MBA salary.

“Increased engagement with alumni and building a truly connected community across our 16,500 graduates, both in Australia and overseas, is a reason for the result.

“We are committed to providing our students with the very best opportunities which sets them up to achieve at the highest levels in their post-MBA career.”

“Launched in 2014, our Women in MBA program, which sets out to achieve gender balance in our MBA cohort, has been pivotal to our success by offering greater diversity in the classroom environment.”

“The result gives us every reason to be proud of our School,” said Professor Frino.