Melbourne Business School’s marketing program was ranked third in the world this week after being recognised by international rankings body Financial Times.
Dean of Melbourne Business School, Zeger Degraeve said the result is thanks to years of hard work and determination.
“For Melbourne Business School to be named by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top-three business schools for marketing is a tremendous achievement, and reflects the strength, passion and commitment of our marketing faculty.
“We’re also very pleased to again see an improvement in our FT Global MBA ranking, to be now ranked 76 – up 11 from last year – which makes us one of the top-10, most- improved schools,” he said.
“This result follows our top-10 international MBA ranking by BloombergBusiness Week and top-20 international ranking by Poets and Quants in December last year and confirms that Melbourne Business School is among the top one per cent of MBA programs worldwide.”
Mr Degraeve said the school could now see major benefits from the improvements made Changes at our School
Since 2012, Melbourne Business School has experienced a number of changes including the implementation of a one-year MBA program, enhancing careers services to better support graduates, increasing the quality of candidates, boosting faculty and research, and overhauling its internal processes.
Mr Degraeve said all of these investments to the school are noticeably starting to paydividends.
“Since 2012 the average GMAT score for our Full-time MBA students has increased from 635 to 705, and we’re placing more students in careers at leading firms, such as McKinsey, Uber, Microsoft, EY, Intel and Bain & Company,” he said.
“We’ve also increased the size of our faculty by 28 per cent and are growing our degree program enrolments.
“Our students are at the heart of this investment – we want every student to have an excellent Melbourne Business School experience that helps them achieve career success.
“All top-tier Australian business schools have again posted improvements in their FT rank in a highly- competitive global MBA environment – a strong endorsement of the quality of providers of business education in Australia and a demonstration of why Australia continues to be an attractive destination for MBA study,” Mr Degraeve said.