Melbourne Business School enters top 10 world rankings

Professor Zeger Degraeve
Melbourne Business School Dean Zeger Degraeve.

Melbourne Business School’s full-time MBA program has been ranked ninth in the 2016 Bloomberg Business Week International MBA ranking, up 14 places on the previous year.

Melbourne Business School Dean Zeger Degraeve said the School is the only Australian institution to be included on the prestigious list.

“We’re delighted to be ranked by Bloomberg among the top 10 international full-time MBA programs, with this result following improvements in the School’s performance in both the Financial Times and The Economist rankings earlier this year,” Professor Degraeve said.

The 2016 Bloomberg BusinessWeek International MBA ranking measures the experiences of students from the School’s most recent graduating class, of Alumni who graduated in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and of employers who hire the School’s graduates.

“Since 2012, we have transformed our School, adopting a one-year MBA program, enhancing our careers service to better support graduates, increasing the quality of our candidates, boosting our faculty and research and overhauling our internal processes," Professor Degraeve said.

“For example the average GMAT score for our Full-time MBA students has increased from 635 to 705; we’re placing students into careers at leading firms such as McKinsey, Uber, Microsoft, E&Y, Intel and Bain & Company; we have grown enrolments across all our programs and increased the size of our faculty by 28 per cent.

“Our students are at the heart of this approach. We want every Melbourne Business School student to have an excellent experience that helps them achieve career success – and our Bloomberg ranking is one measure that shows we are doing this.”

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