The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) continues to punch above its weight with a graduate employment rate that tops those of Australia’s best ranked universities.
ICMS’ graduate employment rate of 73.9% is better than both Australian National University (ANU) at 71.3% and the University of Melbourne, measured at 61.1%.
ANU was ranked the top Australian University in the 2021 QS World University Rankings Survey*, and the University of Melbourne was the top ranked Australian university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021**. Whilst ICMS was not part of either of the above ranking systems, it can be compared like for like with universities and colleges across the country in the QILT survey, which is funded by the Australian government.
The ICMS graduate employment rate is higher than that of both of these top-ranked public universities.
“It’s an honour for ICMS to be ranked by QILT alongside Australian universities that have been rated at the highest level by prestigious global ranking systems, and to see evidence in areas in which we excel, such as graduate employability,” ICMS CEO Rowan Courtney-O’Connor said.
Graduate employability refers to the percentage of students who find work after their studies. ICMS, with campuses in Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW and in the city of Sydney, offers a career-focused higher education that virtually ensures students are employed before they graduate thanks to the career-focused ICMS eco-system which includes a mandatory internships built into each degree and course.
With over 1000 industry partners, the internships allow students to widen their professional network, build their resume and impress future employers while they are still studying.
“It is interesting to compare our graduate employment rate alongside these Australian universities, in a national survey of which we are all a part, as a means to illustrate how ICMS punches above its weight in the national higher education landscape,” Courtney-O’Connor said.
“We believe our strong focus on industry training as a key component of our academic degrees and courses pays off for our graduates as they find their footing in their chosen career sooner than students from other leading universities and colleges.”
The graduate employment rate percentages are provided in the latest graduate statistics from the national Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2020 Survey.
Full-time employment is defined by QILT as the proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
Full-time employment relates to graduates employed for 35 hours or more per week. Overall employment relates to graduates employed for one or more hours per week.
Employment outcomes data on the QILT website includes responses from Australian resident graduates only. Data is displayed separately for graduates from undergraduate and postgraduate coursework level degrees***.
The ICMS graduate employment rate remains consistently high due to the ICMS personalised educational experience which prepares graduates for professional success. How does ICMS prepare graduates for employment?
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