MBS MBAs most employable, MGSM highest paid

131014 alumni graduates cap and gown 324x308Melbourne Business School produces Australia’s most employable graduates while Macquarie University’s MGSM graduates are raking in nearly $US150,000 after graduation, according to a new survey of employers.

The QS Global Business Schools Report 2013/14 provides an alternative to traditional MBA rankings by highlighting the value of MBA programs around the world according to the qualification’s end consumer: the MBA employer.

The report is based on 4,318 responses from recruiters who actively hire MBAs, making it the largest survey of its kind.

Despite having six schools in the top 20 in Asia-Pacific region Australia had no schools in the list of 33 Elite Global schools.

However, not making the Elite Global list has not hurt Australian MBA graduates hip pocket with the strength of the Australian dollar delivering local MBAs “stellar salaries”.

Macquarie University has one of the highest figures of any business school in the world at $US143,583, while graduates of three other Australian schools stand to earn in excess of US$100,000: University of New South Wales AGSM MBA Programs, Melbourne Business School, and Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong.

Asia-Pacific Rank

Business School

Avg salary on
Graduation (USD)


Melbourne Business School



University of NSW (AGSM)



Macquarie University (MGSM)



Australian National University (ANU)



Sydney Business School







Ben Ready
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (rgcmm.com.au).