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Melbourne Business School


School Data

Annual Tuition: $85,470 AUD

International: 70%

Mean Age: 30

Average GMAT: 705

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 640-770

Female: 37%

Full-Time Enrollment: 51

Male: 63%

Application Deadlines:
Early Round: August 31st, 2016
Round 1: October 21st, 2016
Round 2: January 15th, 2017
Round 3: March 31st, 2017
Round 4: April 22nd, 2017
Application deadline for international candidates is Round 3

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.

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.

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.

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:

The University of Melbourne is one of the world’s truly outstanding universities. Melbourne Business School (MBS) is established, owned and led by corporate Australia and the University – with ongoing involvement and support from the business community across its programs.


In a class of highly motivated individuals with a track record of achievement and supportive faculty who are leaders in their fields, you will be challenged and stretched to unlock your potential. As Australia’s premier business school, we rank as the only Australian University in the world’s Top 50 (The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities), No. 40 MBA globally (the Economist 2014) and No. 68 MBA globally (Financial Times 2014).

Melbourne Business School, which taught its first class in 1963, offers four paths to an MBA.

  • Full Time MBA – Our one-year, full-time MBA is 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.
  • Part Time MBA – Our flexible part-time MBA is designed for busy professionals. As a part-time student, you will get immediate results as you apply what you learn to your current role and workplace, enhancing your career as you study.
  • Executive MBA – Designed for managers with the ambition to challenge for greater responsibility and more senior positions, the Executive MBA (EMBA) program provides the right platform to enhance executive capabilities. Completed over 18 months, it consists of 17 x 4-day weekend residential modules and one week-long overseas module in Asia. You return to your workplace between these weekends to apply your new insights, knowledge and skills, providing immediate return on investment for you and your employer throughout the program.
  • Senior Executive MBA – The Senior Executive MBA (SEMBA) is specifically designed to address the challenges of long-term study commitment. The program is an innovative management development program for executives with at least 10 years’ senior management experience. It comprises 10 x 9-day modules over an 18-month period, but the structure demands only five weeks away from work in each of two calendar years. Seven modules are based in Melbourne; three are overseas in Asia, Europe and North America.

Why choose Melbourne?

The world’s most liveable city for the sixth consecutive year (Economist Intelligence Unit), Melbourne is culturally diverse, famous for its writers’ and comedy festivals, food and fashion, sports and active lifestyle. Enjoy living here and experience the best Australia has to offer.