In a Class of Their Own

A revealing history of Melbourne’s business community and the pursuit of excellence
In 1955, the dust of war had settled, and times were changing. Melbourne’s business leaders knew they needed talented managers to take advantage of emerging global opportunities; so they started a summer school for executives.

Ten years later, Australia’s first MBAs were graduating from the Melbourne Business School, and Australia’s first female MBAs were in their final year.

Today, MBS is recognised internationally for its quality programs, diverse and influential alumni network and supportive business partners. 

In a Class of Their Own tells the story of 60 years of innovation, town and gown co-operation and a highly motivated community of men and women who sought and achieved excellence in business.

About the author
Mary Sheehan is a professional historian, member of the Living Histories group, contributor to the Encyclopedia of Melbourne (2005) and author of several previous books, including A Profession’s Pathway: Nursing at St Vincent’s since 1893 (2005) and A Federation of Pilots: The Story of an Air Pilots’ Union (2010), which she co-wrote with Sonia Jennings.

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