Monash MBA climbs 16 places in global rankings

Monash University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) has climbed 16 places in the QS 2021 Global MBA Rankings to 73 in the world.

The Monash MBA now ranks in the world’s top 28 per cent out of 258 MBA programs from 40 countries.

In the Oceania region, the Monash MBA ranks 3rd, a position it has held for the past three years.

The results come after Monash University ranked in the top 5 per cent of universities overall in the QS World University Rankings 2021, rising three places to 55th globally.

Monash Business School’s Director of MBA programs, Professor Patrick Butler, said the latest results cemented Monash’s reputation as a world-leading institution for executive learning.

“The Monash MBA is focused on producing the next generation of top-tier leaders, whether they be corporate heads of business, leaders of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or start-up entrepreneurs,” Professor Butler said.

“Our MBA programs are dynamic and agile, equipping today’s executives with the business acumen and social skill set to not only lead but also drive positive change in the evolving global business economy.”

The Monash MBA has global reach, partnering with universities and business schools worldwide, including the Shanghai-based China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), which has campuses in Beijing, Zurich and Accra.

Monash prides itself on a diverse cohort; the 2020 MBA intake comprises an equal split of men and women from 11 countries, with 17 industries represented. The sectors with the highest concentration of MBA students are construction, manufacturing, and medicine and allied health.

In addition to intensive theoretical study, the two-year program also involves experience-based modules, consulting projects, overseas learning and industry engagement opportunities.