Melbourne Business School attracts the best business practitioners and researchers to help emerging leaders take their organisations into the future.
In our classrooms, students from all corners of the globe work together under pressure to collaborate, grow and challenge themselves.
For innovation you need creativity, critical thinking, competition, collaboration and communication. These are the essential drivers of a modern knowledge economy, such as the one we're developing here in Melbourne.
IAN HARPER AO
Dean, Melbourne Business School
Co-Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
Mr Barker has been a managing director of some of Australia’s leading investment companies, including the Australian Foundation Investment Company, Mirrabooka Investments and AMCIL Ltd, and now serves as a non-executive director on their boards.
CHAIR: INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Over thirty five years of corporate finance experience in Melbourne, New York and London. Founder and Chairman of Flagstaff Partners, an independent corporate finance advisory firm. A Governor of The Ian Potter Foundation.
One of Australia’s leading economists, Professor Harper is Dean of Melbourne Business School, Co-Dean of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics, a Reserve Bank board member and former Deloitte partner.
A former Egon Zehnder managing partner, CEO in Australia and US strategic planning head at GE Energy, and owner of IrelandAdvisory, Mr Ireland is now a partner at Maritana Partners. He is also a Summer Housing, Opportunity International director and AusCycling People Committee chair.
Mr Johanson was a long-time chair of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and member of the Australian Government’s Takeovers Panel. He continues to chair the Australia India Institute @ Delhi and Australian Friends of Asha for Slums charity.
A global executive for over 25 years, Ms Johns is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of explosives and fertiliser giant Incitec Pivot. She is also a founding member of the Australian Climate Leaders Coalition.
CHAIR: FINANCE, RISK & AUDIT
Ms Kimmitt chairs our Finance, Risk & Audit Committee and has been a Board Member since 2011. She filled senior roles at MinterEllison and EY for nearly 14 years, is a non-executive director of Mirrabooka Investments Ltd and a former Airservices Australia non-executive director.
Professor Kofman is Co-Dean and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics. He is a co-author of “A Matter of Trust: The Practice of Ethics in Finance”.
A 13-year partner of global consultancy McKinsey & Company in Melbourne, Mr Leitch is CEO of Australia’s premier retailer of musical instruments and pro audio gear, SoundBay, and remains a McKinsey Master Faculty member, training associate partners.
Mr Lord was once chairman or director at Foster’s Brewing, Elders Resources and sporting clubs Hawthorn Football Club and Melbourne Victory. He’s now owner of Belgravia Group and founder of UXC and Judo Bank.
Professor Martin worked in senior strategy and operational risk roles, including for Credit Suisse in Singapore and London, before completing his PhD in Madrid and joining our School to teach strategy on our MBA programs.
After senior roles at the University of Cambridge, Professor Maskell is now University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor. The infectious diseases expert has co-founded four biotech companies and sat on capital investment fund and FTSE250 company boards.
Former World Vision Australia CEO, Ms Rogers has also been a strategic growth and digital leader at ANZ bank. She is currently dutyof.care Executive Director, Mentor List Managing Partner and an angel at Scale Investors.
A former Director of Bain & Company and Chief Executive of Bank of Melbourne, Mr Tanner now Chairs the Committee for Melbourne, ASX-listed company GrowthOps and heads SMT Advisory Services, which he founded.
Dr Williams is an economist with more than 30 years’ experience, including in current roles such as a Commonwealth Grants Commissioner and the Deputy Chair of the Essential Services Commission of South Australia.
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN; CHAIR: PROPERTIES & FACILITIES
A partner for over 40 years at top commercial law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques, now King & Wood Mallesons, for whom he still consults, Mr Zipfinger is also chairman of green technology company, Vecor.
Executive Leadership Team
DEAN, MELBOURNE BUSINESS SCHOOL, FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Professor Harper is one of Australia's most respected and influential economists. As Dean of Melbourne Business School, he is leading the organisation into a new era of innovation and collaboration with business.
Professor Beaton-Wells is one of the world’s leading competition policy and law academics, and a former Associate Dean of Melbourne Law School. She is responsible for overseeing all operational aspects of the organisation.
Ms Bell is responsible for overseeing the delivery of our suite of world-class degree programs and short courses and providing support to students to ensure their learning experience meets and exceeds expectations.
ASSOCIATE DEAN, FACULTY
Professor Çelen supports our academic faculty from top global business schools to produce research and teaching that enhances our reputation. He also represents them in our dealings with the University of Melbourne and business community.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CORPORATE SERVICES
A chartered accountant, Australian Institute of Company Directors fellow and former Walter and Eliza Hall Institute CFO with deep business change experience, Joel provides strategic financial advice and leads our finance, information services, facilities and client services teams.
ASSOCIATE DEAN, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Associate Professor Feldmann, an economist, oversees the processes and continuous improvements of our MBA program suite, ensuring that our offerings reflect current market demand and are student-centric, academically rigorous and globally competitive.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MARKETING
Ms Forrester leads the delivery of our marketing and communications strategy through public events and media relations that help our faculty share their expertise, and coordinated marketing and advertising campaigns that strengthen our brand.
ASSOCIATE DEAN, BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Responsible for academic oversight of our Master of Business Analytics degree, Professor Kayande also engages with industry as Director of the Centre for Business Analytics, making him a key figure in the business analytics landscape.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING GROUP
Dr Koslowski leads a team of future-focused learning and digital experts to ensure we remain at the forefront of how business programs are designed, delivered, structured and experienced for organisations as well as individuals.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PEOPLE & CULTURE
A key driver in helping Melbourne Business School and its people realise their potential, Ms Parthimos aligns our cultural and people needs with the School’s strategic objectives to attract and retain the best talent.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CLIENT & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
With extensive industry experience, including senior roles with PwC, SEEK and KPMG, Mr Smith is responsible for deepening partnerships with our business and government clients to help them unlock the power of their people.
Melbourne Business School is a public company, limited by guarantee, and jointly owned by business (55 per cent) and the University of Melbourne (45 per cent). As the University’s graduate school in business and economics, we’re run as a not-for-profit to provide Australia’s best business education experience.
Remunerations and Nominations Committee
Finance Risk and Audit Committee
Properties and Facilities Committee
Melbourne Business School is committed to the highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior.
In supporting a culture of honest and ethical behavior, corporate compliance and good corporate governance, the School has embedded a Whistleblower Policy encouraging the reporting of any undesirable conduct by any personnel associated with Melbourne Business School, through a formal process and protection policy.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Policy
The purpose of this Policy is to facilitate the protection of the health and safety of persons attending Melbourne Business School, by requiring them to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Annual Financial Reports
Download the Latest ReportAnnual Financial Report 2020
MBS-Consolidated-Statutory-Accounts-2020.pdf | 1.05MB | PDF
MBS-Consolidated-Statutory-Accounts-2019.pdf | 2.25MB | PDF
MBS-Consolidated-Statutory-Accounts-2018.pdf | 3.48MB | PDF
MBS-Consolidated-Statutory-Accounts-2017.pdf | 2.95MB | PDF
MBS-Consolidated-Statutory-Accounts-2016.pdf | 2.10MB | PDF