From the Head

In just over 50 years, Monash University has grown in size, status and reach to become a deeply internationalised, enterprising and inclusive academy that is known throughout the world for its excellence in education and research.

Today, the Monash Business School is amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide that hold the prestigious 'triple crown' of quality accreditations by the three main business school accrediting bodies: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the international Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Our 14,000 students from almost 100 countries are immersed in an inclusive supportive collegiate environment in which we have embedded the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI). Monash Business School students learn that a combination of intellectual rigour and curiosity, practical business and professional skills, and progressive thinking about global citizenship and social justice are today's requirements for successful careers.

Our graduates are highly sought-after by the world's top recruiters. Based on surveys of 2,500 international recruiters from 20 countries, Monash consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in Asia and Oceania, and 33 in the world, in the Global Employability University Ranking published by the London Times Higher Education and the New York Times. Our 84,000+ alumni pursue their careers in every walk of life across 113 countries – many occupying influential and leadership positions in business and government, and in their national and local communities.

Today's business problems are often complex and multi-dimensional, with origins and impacts beyond the domain of business. In addition to our deep disciplinary expertise across seven academic departments, our multi-disciplinary research centres in global business, health, and development and sustainability address the great challenges of today. Our world-renowned skills in quantitative analysis and modelling underpin our capacity to help shape the future of business thinking.

We thrive on engaging with our communities near and far, and with business, governments and international agencies throughout the world. There are many ways for us to connect across a range of activities. Please accept my personal invitation to get involved and experience the energy and transformative thinking that permeates the Monash Business School.

Professor Colm Kearney
Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and Head, Monash Business School.