Financial Times Ranks MBS Australia’s Best For Second Time

The FT 2018 Americas and Asia-Pacific top 25 business school rankings has named Melbourne Business School as the best in Australia for the second year running.

The rankings measured schools by the quality and breadth of their offerings, including MBA and executive education programs.

Melbourne Business School Dean Professor Ian Harper said business schools needed to offer a broad range of education solutions beyond the traditional MBA degree to keep up with the demands of the modern workplace.

“What we’re hearing from industry is that it’s becoming harder for people to take time out from their careers to devote to furthering their education. We’re changing to keep up with that,” he said.

“We’ve led the way in Australia in terms of developing high-impact MBA programs that actually fit into people’s lives, and I expect the demand for customised education in the office that aligns with the organisation’s goals will increase in the coming years as well.”

Melbourne Business School was the only Australian institution to rank in the top 10 of the FT’s Asia-Pacific category, alongside leading schools from India, China, Japan and Singapore.

“This achievement reflects the quality of not just our famous MBA program, but the customised leadership programs we create with organisations across Southeast Asia and Australia,” MBS Asia Regional Manager Jeffery Soong said.

“Most people think of our main campus in Melbourne, but we actually work across the entire region.

“We also have offices in and Sydney and Kuala Lumpur where we work with clients like TNB, RHB Bank, UOB and Sarawak Energy to develop education solutions to help them reach their goals.”

Ben Ready
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