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Melbourne Business School


School Data

Annual Tuition: $85,470 AUD

Full-Time Enrollment: 40

International: 82.5%

Mean Age: 30

Median GMAT: 703

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 650-780

Female: 37%

Male: 63%

The profile was last updated on September 28, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact our general manager.

Application Deadlines:

Early round: 31 August 2017
Round 1: 31 October 2017
Round 2: 15 January 2018
Round 3 (international closing date):  31 March 2018
Round 4 (late applications – domestic only):  20 April 2018


The school offers the oldest MBA program in Australia. MBS is a fantastic choice for domestic Australians looking to join an upper-echelon group of business leaders in both Australia and internationally. The school still retains its place as the number one destination for an MBA in Australia as a result of its largely positive domestic and international reputation.Melbourne Business School, which taught its first class in 1963, offers four paths to an MBA. The first and most common of these is the full-time MBA program, which was shortened from 16 to 12 months in 2014. The program is capsulated in various modules, with the first six months being core material and the latter six months being comprised of the student’s choice of electives. The average age for entering students is 28, each with approximately five years of work experience. In addition to the full-time program, MBS also offers a two-year part-time MBA program, an 18-month executive MBA taught at Mt. Eliza, and a 14-month senior executive MBA program.Often referred to as “Australia’s Cultural Capital”, Melbourne has been consistently rated the World’s Most Liveable City by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for years. Considered the center of Australia’s sporting and entertainment, Melbourne also serves as the center of business education, with the elite Melbourne Business School nestled in the heart of the city.

Rankings Analysis:

Poets&Quants’ latest ranking of the MBS MBA as being the 24th ranked MBA in the world (outside the U.S.) speaks volumes about its program. Poets&Quants combines the results from all of the most influential rankings in the world. In these rankings, it is the highest ranked business school in Australia and one of the highest ranked in the Asia-Pacific region.

Contact Information

200 Leicester St.
Melbourne, Australia 3153
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From Melbourne Business School:

Home to Australia’s first MBA and executive education programs, Melbourne Business School pioneered the development of business education in Australia.

This spirit of innovation and pursuit of excellence continues today across our suite of degree and executive education programs and our research and teaching which develop the skills and knowledge of business leaders at all levels and delivers measurable impact for organisations.

Our students and clients also benefit from the connections, support and insight that come from our global alumni community of more than 16,000 business leaders in more than 90 countries – Australia’s oldest and strongest business school network – and our strong ties with global businesses.

We’re the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics, jointly owned by the business community (55 per cent) and the University (45 per cent), with our leadership reporting to an independent board of directors that includes top CEOs and academics.

Melbourne Business School holds AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS) accreditation, and our programs are ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and AFR Boss magazine. The University of Melbourne is Australia’s highest ranked university, positioned No. 33 globally in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016.

Our suite of MBA programs (Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Master of Business Analytics, Executive MBA and Senior Executive MBA) are an intensive experience, designed for maximum career impact. Fast paced and challenging from multiple perspectives, it gives you more than the traditional MBA toolkit. While fully developing your business knowledge, you also gain an adaptive mindset and the ability to absorb and apply learnings, build resilience and develop a tight network of inspiring and encouraging peers.

Our Executive Education programs empower you with the insights, skills, knowledge and behaviours to become a more effective manager and leader. Combining academic theory with today’s best business practices, our programs are taught by faculty who work directly with business on a daily basis. So, you’ll gain relevant, world-class knowledge and skills you can apply immediately.

We believe the role of business education is to make valuable impact, which is why we always measure and track our effectiveness within organisations and use this data to continually optimise our programs.

Immerse yourself in the world’s most liveable city, where you will thrive in a vibrant multicultural community and advanced economy with easy access to Asian markets. Our MBA program will transform how you think about yourself and the world and empower you to become a global leader.