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Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Melbourne Business School enters top 10 world rankings

Melbourne Business School’s full-time MBA program has been ranked ninth in the 2016 Bloomberg Business Week International MBA ranking, up 14 places on the previous year.

Melbourne Business School enters top 10 world rankings

Professor Zeger Degraeve (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Professor Zeger Degraeve, Dean of Melbourne Business School, said the school is the only Australian institution to be included on the prestigious list.

“We’re delighted to be ranked by Bloomberg among the top ten international full-time MBA programs, with this result following improvements in the School’s performance in both The Financial Times and The Economist rankings earlier this year,” Professor Degraeve said.

The 2016 Bloomberg Business Week International MBA ranking measures the experiences of students from the school’s most recent graduating class, of alumni who graduated in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and of employers who hire the school’s graduates.

“Since 2012, we have transformed our school, adopting a one-year MBA program, enhancing our careers service to better support graduates, increasing the quality of our candidates, boosting our faculty and research and overhauling our internal processes,” Professor Degraeve said.

“For example the average GMAT score for our full-time MBA students has increased from 635 to 705; we’re placing students into careers at leading firms such as McKinsey, Uber, Microsoft, E&Y, Intel and Bain & Company; we have grown enrolments across all our programs and increased the size of our faculty by 28 per cent.

“Our students are at the heart of this approach. We want every Melbourne Business School student to have an excellent experience that helps them achieve career success—and our Bloomberg ranking is one measure that shows we are doing this.”

About Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Founded in 1963, they are a leading provider of management education in the Asia Pacific region. The business school has graduate programs that meet the needs of business professionals at critical stages of their careers. The school’s portfolio ranges from programs for new graduates and early career professionals, to budding entrepreneurs and those taking the next step to lead organisations.

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Friday, January 16th, 2015

Master of Marketing Communications at the University of Melbourne

Developed in consultation with industry, the Master of Marketing Communications at the University of Melbourne prepares you for a career in the rapidly evolving integrated marketing, communications and digital environment. The program combines the communications expertise of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and with the marketing rigour offered by Melbourne Business School, and is taught by industry experts.

This vocational program has been designed to help integrate your skills in the marketing and communications disciplines to help you adapt to the changing industry of the digital age. Graduates will emerge as creative and reflective practitioners who are equipped to face dynamic industry challenges with practical skills in content marketing, advertising, public relations and strategic communications.

To maximise your industry exposure, an internship, Applied Syndicate project and Advanced Practice subjects taught by industry experts will be offered as part of the program. You’ll address challenges and explore a range of contemporary issues through individual and team-based opportunities.

The Master of Marketing Communications will develop future executives and professionals with disciplinary-specific knowledge and interdisciplinary expertise.

Careers in marketing communications

The Master of Marketing Communications prepares students for careers involving persuasive public communications and engaging with audiences across a variety of digital platforms such as content marketing, advertising, media campaign strategy, social media and public relations.

In the first 1-3 years of your career, you can expect to work in positions such as

  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Digital Brand Officer
  • Content Marketing Coordinator
  • Junior Advertising Executive
  • Public Relations Advisor
  • Media Campaign Consultant
  • Marketing Coordinator

With 5-10 years’ experience, you can expect to progress to roles such as

  • Communications Manager
  • Senior Public Relations Consultant
  • Social Media Manager
  • Campaign Strategy Director
  • Senior Account Manager
  • Integrated Marketing Campaigns Executive

Program: Master of Marketing Communications
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years

Apply to the University of Melbourne!

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Melbourne Business School launches new Master of Business Analytics

The University of Melbourne is offering a new Master of Business Analytics via Melbourne Business School. The degree is an intensive one-year program designed to equip graduates with advanced skills in business analytics.

University of Melbourne Business School

Study business at the University of Melbourne

For those with a passion for working with data and academic success in quantitative subjects such as completion of an undergraduate degree in accounting, maths, statistics, physics, engineering, finance, actuarial science, econometrics, this is the ideal post-graduate program to accelerate their careers.

“A demand survey by AT Kearney conservatively estimates that more than 1,600 jobs will be created in the field of business analytics over the next two years in Australia alone,” said MBS Dean, Professor Zeger Degraeve.

“Big data and advanced analytic systems have brought game-changing shifts to the way information is acquired, analysed, stored and used. Businesses have told us that they are keen to make use of the competitive advantages that complex data can offer.

“However, there is also a worldwide shortage of skills in this area. We have partnered with leading businesses to deliver a program that both addresses this gap and provides students with the opportunity to fast track their careers in this exciting new business frontier.”

Associate Professor Jenny George and Professor Ujwal Kayande have been instrumental in designing the new Master of Business Analytics program to meet the demands for better understanding and utilising data in various business applications.

The new program aims to produce graduates who will be business-savvy data analysts so it includes a practical business component comprising of a five-week project.

The Master of Business Analytics students will help companies such as ANZ Bank, AT Kearney, Brightstar, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), Roy Morgan Research, SEEK, Suncorp, Telstra and Woolworths solve real business problems they might be facing.

With classes commencing in January 2015, the innovative new program will be delivered at Melbourne Business School as a full-time, one-year program with some modules run in collaboration with the University of Melbourne’s Computer Science and Information Systems faculty.

About Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Founded in 1963, they are a leading provider of management education in the Asia Pacific region. The business school has graduate programs that meet the needs of business professionals at critical stages of their careers. The school’s portfolio ranges from programs for new graduates and early career professionals, to budding entrepreneurs and those taking the next step to lead organisations.

The goal of the Master of Business Analytics is to equip its graduates with the capabilities to apply data analytic techniques to a variety of business problems. The knowledge and skills required to apply data analytic techniques to business problems are multi-disciplinary, drawing on mathematics, statistics, computer science, and business and economics. The course will cover foundation and advanced data analytic techniques, as well as frameworks for applying those techniques to a variety of business contexts.

Program: Master of Business Analytics
Location: Carlton, Melbourne​
Semester intake: January
Duration: 1 year

Apply to the Melbourne Business School!

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

University of Melbourne entrepreneurial program ranked in top 25 in the world

The University of Melbourne’s in-house entrepreneur incubator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP), has been ranked 13th in the world by the leading Swedish-based UBI Index.

The Director of Research at the UBI Index, Dhruv Bhatli, described the MAP as an exceptional program.

University of Melbourne Business School

Study business at the Melbourne Business School

“It performs really well on our global benchmark especially on access to network and competence development indicators,” he said. “Furthermore, MAP’s clients have a higher survival and growth rate and perform much better than the global average.”

MAP Manager Rohan Workman said there is a vibrant culture of entrepreneurship in Melbourne that is starting to be recognised globally.

“We’re exceptionally pleased that our hard work over the past two years has been validated by the UBI Index,” he said.

The UBI Index ranks more than 300 university-affiliated business incubators in 67 countries in three performance categories, including value to the ecosystem, value to startup clients and attractiveness of the incubator program.

In total, more than 60 program components were used to compare incubation programs, with the MAP performing highly in both access to a high-quality network and coaching services.

Of the world’s top universities (as ranked by the Times Higher Education Ranking) only the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Accelerator Program and Georgia Tech’s Venture Lab were in the list.

Mr Bhatli said successful entrepreneurial programs require broad support.

“This proves our hypothesis that creating a competitive business incubation program requires a clear focus from the university,” said Bhatli.

MAP is part of the Carlton Connect Initiative at the University of Melbourne.  More information can be found at map.eng.unimelb.edu.au

University of Melbourne Graduate School of Business & Economics

The  University of Melbourne Graduate School of Business & Economics provides business education of the highest quality, with a focus on programs for recent graduates and for specialist professionals. The Melbourne Institute ranked the university as having the leading Australian business and economics school, based on performance in areas including publications, citations, research grants and peer assessment.

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Friday, May 10th, 2013

University of Melbourne holds strong in world rankings

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world.

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Find out more about studying at the University of Melbourne

The QS World University Rankings recently released its 2013 rankings by subject, and by country. As always, the University of Melbourne has maintained its high ranking. See below for Melbourne’s ranking by subject—in Australia and in the world.

Arts

English Language and Literature: #2 in Australia and 13th in the world

Linguistics: #1 in Australia and 6th in the world

Engineering & Technology

Computer Science & Information Systems: #1 in Australia and 13th in the world

Chemical: #1 in Australia and tied 12th in the world

Civil & Structural: #5 in Australia and 29th the world

Electrical & Electronic: #2 in Australia and 32nd in the world

Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing: #1 in Australia and 25th in the world

Life Sciences & Medicine

Agriculture & Forestry: #4 in Australia and 42nd in the world

Biological Sciences: #1 in Australia and 14th in the world

Medicine: #1 in Australia and 9th in the world

Pharmacy & Pharmacology: #4 in Australia and tied 25th in the world

Psychology: #1 in Australia and 7th in the world

Natural Sciences

Chemistry: #1 in Australia and 23rd in the world

Earth & Marine Sciences:#3 in Australia and 36th in the world

Environmental Sciences: #2 in Australia and 18th in the world

Geography: #2 in Australia and 12th in the world

Social Sciences & Management

Accounting & Finance:#1 in Australia and 7th in the world

Communication & Media Studies: #1 in Australia and 9th in the world

Education: #1 in Australia and 3rd in the world

Law: #1 in Australia and 5th in the world

Politics & International Studies: #2 in Australia and 10th in the world

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

University of Melbourne Master of Management Student Wins Inaugural Award

University of Melbourne Master of Management student, Melanie Alforque, was recently proclaimed winner of a new and prestigious award at the University.

Alforque was awarded with the 2012 Graduate Student Association Student of the Year Award. The award, the first of its kind at the University of Melbourne, celebrated those graduates who have excelled and made visible contributions, standing out in the graduate community as role models.

The Master of Management student was presented with her award by the Governor of Victoria, His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov.

University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics Dean, Paul Kofman, said he was proud that the inaugural winner of the award was from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

“Melanie is a shining example of a graduate student who has managed to be involved in all aspects of the student experience, developing her business skills and knowledge not just inside the classroom, but for the benefit of the wider community,” he said. He added that Alforque had consolidated her skills learned as an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts with graduate-level business and economic study.

She was cited as an inspiration to the graduate student community through her passionate work as a student ambassador and an integral member of student clubs. For example, Alforque helped in forming the first Microfinance Club in Australia in 2010 and in 2011, she played a leading role in the growth of the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative as its president.

In that role, the Master of Management student co-ordinated international student-led consulting projects in Ghana, Kenya, Cambodia and Laos. In addition to volunteering for the Melbourne Connect Program, she is a member of the Faculty’s Graduate Ambassador Team, regularly promoting the University to prospective students.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

University of Melbourne Business Students Earn Experience Tutoring Maths

Students in the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics, have volunteered to teach school kids maths at The Huddle, the community outreach extension of Australian Rules Football Club North Melbourne.

The tutoring program, run by the Commerce Student Centre within the Faculty of Business and Economics, saw the AFL Club North Melbourne and the Faculty of Business and Economics come together to provide maths tutoring to local high school students at North Melbourne’s Learning and Life Centre.

Every week over a university semester, Bachelor of Commerce students volunteered to tutor the high school students in maths.  In an online video describing both tutor and student experiences during the 2012 program, Dr. Sonja Hood, general manager of The Huddle, said the chance for young people to get maths tutoring from the students in the community was too good to pass up.

“It offered an amazing resource for the young people in our local area and also an amazing opportunity for those business students to test their skills and to really reinforce their own learning and to give something back to their community,” she said.

But it’s not just the high school students who benefit from the learning – it’s the University of Melbourne Bachelor of Commerce students themselves. Communication, building relationships and explaining abstract concepts helps to hone their skills, as well.

The Commerce Student Centre in the Faculty of Business and Economics works in close collaboration with The Huddle in providing maths tutoring. If students in the Faculty of Business and Economics feel intimidated about the prospect of tutoring, the Commerce Student Centre and Faculty Centre for Excellence in Learning for Teaching offer a tutor training program. From there, the University of Melbourne students are invited to a training session at The Huddle.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Program of the Month: Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees are offered at Australian University Business Schools and are recognized around the world. In Australia, MBA programs are offered to students interested in developing skills in leadership and management, as well as fundamental business areas such as finance, marketing and organizational behaviour.

Many programs offer students the opportunity to develop skills in analysis, teamwork and communication. In most MBA programs, students are able to explore their own interests via elective course study in areas such as health, finance, human resources or information technology. The following Australian universities, which OzTREKK represents, offer Master of Business Administration programs:

 

Bond University Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 Year
Entry Requirements:  Applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong GPA, and a minimum of three years of work experience. If applicants do not meet these requirements, a GMAT score of at least 580 and an interview may be required.

 

James Cook University Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1.5 Years
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline. While it is also preferable to have several years of work and management experience, it is not a compulsory entry requirement for the degree.

 

Macquarie University Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 Year
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree, and have a minimum of five years managerial/professional work experience, or have a minimum of two years of work experience and a GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Monash University Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 2 Years
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree with at least a 65% average, and have five years of relevant work experience, with at least three years working in a managerial position.

University of Melbourne Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 16 or 20 months
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree, have a minimum of two years of full-time post-graduation work experience, and a 550 GMAT score or above.

University of Newcastle Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 Year
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have a recognized bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma, or a recognized graduate certificate; or, the applicant should have a recognized diploma and two years of work experience; or have a 550 GMAT score or above.

University of Queensland Business School
Course: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 Year
Entry Requirements: Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree with a 4.5 GPA on a 7.00 scale, have at least three years of relevant work experience, and a 550 GMAT score or above.

 

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What is the GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-adaptive standardized test in Mathematics and the

English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. Business schools in North America commonly use the test as one selection criterion for admission.

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