Melbourne Business School MBA ranked best in Australia by The Economist
Melbourne Business School's MBA program has been ranked the best in Australia, and one of the top 10 in the world for networking, by The Economist.
The Economist's Which MBA? report lists the top 100 MBA programs at business schools around the world on criteria including career opportunities, personal development and salary improvement.
This year's report saw Melbourne Business School rise to number 23 from 27 worldwide, and take the top spot in the Asia and Australia region.
Deputy Dean Paul Dainty congratulated the School community on the achievement.
"We have consistently risen in these rankings in recent years, which is a marvellous result that reflects the hard work of our staff as well as our students," he said.
In particular, the School was ranked number 8 in the world for the potential it gave students to network – a sentiment echoed by 2018 graduate Carol Liu.
"Melbourne Business School career services and the School’s alumni network were crucial to landing my first post-MBA role," she said.
"The careers team opened a door for me to be interviewed at GNC Group Consulting, part of Grant Thornton Australia, a first-rate company with strong alumni connections."
Carol praised the School's alumni relations team for helping to connect current students with past graduates during their studies.
"MBS runs a variety of activities that offer students a chance to come together with alumni such as the monthly networking drinks and the mentorship program," she said.
"It’s a great way for current students to capture more career and industry insights, and for alumni to stay connected with the School network."
Deputy Dean Dainty said the potential for networking grew naturally out of the fact that students stayed connected with the School after graduating.
"There's a special sort of community around Melbourne Business School. I think it comes from the fact that people here are truly committed to and engaged with what they do in a way that doesn't always occur at other institutions," he said.
"Partly it's because we're lucky to have amazing individuals here, and partly it's about what we do as a School to foster a culture of respect, collaboration and passion. We are working hard to make Melbourne Business School a place that people want to be. That includes students, staff and alumni."