The Monash MBA climbs to 73rd globally in the QS 2021 Global MBA Rankings

24 September 2020

2017 MBA Class visiting Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea,
September 2018

The Monash MBA program has risen 16 places in the prestigious QS Global MBA Rankings.

"This lift in the rankings reflects our continued commitment to gender balance in student cohorts, our focus on thought leadership, and the career advancement of our students and recent graduates," says Monash Business School's Director of MBA Programs, Professor Patrick Butler.

The QS World University Rankings’ methodology is compiled using five metrics to evaluate program performance: Employability (40 per cent weighting); Return on Investment (20 per cent weighting); Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes (15 per cent weighting); Thought Leadership (15 per cent weighting); and Class & Faculty Diversity (10 per cent weighting).

Released on 23 September, 2020, the latest global rankings place The Monash MBA 35th globally in Gender Diversity. The Monash MBA achieved gender balance across its MBA and GEMBA cohorts back in 2018, says Professor Butler.

"The Monash MBA program also ranks 42nd in the world in the Thought Leadership category.  Our success in thought leadership is largely attributed to the impactful research of our faculty and the MBA’s focus on industry engagement and leadership development.

"Enabling students to develop critical executive capabilities, particularly in the consulting projects delivered to industry clients, the Monash MBA leadership and teamwork programs are integrated into all our MBA modules."

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