Our MBA has been ranked top three in Australia and eighth in the global Top 20 MBA by CEO magazine in its January 2015 rankings.
Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) course continues to perform well in rankings due to our excellent lecturers, small class sizes, student diversity, value-for-money and international study options.
The program is delivered through the College of Business’ postgraduate arm – the Victoria Graduate School of Business (VGSB).
MBA Coordinator Dr Colin Drake said our continued high award ranking over several years recognises our commitment to providing students with a solid grounding in the business skills and knowledge that 21st century employers look for in astute leaders. These business skills employers are looking for include:
- commercial acumen
- creative thinking
- adapting to change
- interpersonal skills
- drive for continuous improvement.
CEO magazine MBA rankings
CEO Magazine’s Global Ranking 2015 is published by the International Graduate Forum (IGF). It puts together annual MBA rankings based upon key performance indicators important for prospective MBA students.
Factors considered in the rankings and benchmarking include:
- staff qualifications(academic & professional)
- student diversity
- student work experience
- class sizes (including ratio of student to staff)
- staff qualifications – both academic and professional.
The 2015 rankings from the CEO magazine for the VU MBA include:
- Ranked third in the Australian MBA in CEO rankings
- Ranked eighth Global MBA in CEO rankings.
Our MBA course
Our MBA students come from business and non-business backgrounds. They are encouraged to network with their range of classmates to apply their learning to real business situations.
"There is real value in pursuing an MBA as a springboard to a better job, promotions and increased earning power. We believe that an MBA should also be accessible and affordable to those who really want to get ahead in today’s competitive working world."
Established in 1992, the MBA is taught in the heart of Melbourne’s business district at our City Flinders Campus, and is available full-time over one-and-a-half years (two years from 2015) or part-time over three years. Many of our MBA students are already full-time professionals whose existing commitments are accommodated through flexible learning.
The MBA offers elective specialisations in accounting, business administration, enterprise resource planning, finance, human resource management, logistics and supply chain management and marketing.