Melbourne Business School cements place in FT top 50

 | January 30,2012 11:13 am IST

The FT rankings, released show a steady three-year increase, with MBS at No. 46 - up seven places from 2011.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business was No. 1 globally. Melbourne Business School was the only school in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding new entrants, to climb in the 2012 rankings. 


Melbourne Business School Dean Professor Zeger Degraeve said: “This ranking is a tribute to the passion of MBS’s faculty, professional staff, students and alumni. It confirms the School’s uncompromising commitment to excellence, diversity and quality in research and teaching, internationalisation and female participation. 


“These are strengths that MBS is building on in our new 12-month full-time MBA, which MBS is launching in September.”


Key points - Melbourne Business School in the rankings:

• Ranked 12th globally on international mobility of graduates, outperforming the global top 3 schools, which ranked 58th, 54th and 40th respectively

• Ranked No. 1 in Australia – and globally, ranked equally with Cambridge (No. 26) – for faculty research published in academic and practitioner journals

• Highly ranked for diversity with comparatively high proportions of female and international faculty members and female and international students 


Deputy Dean, Programs, Associate Professor Jennifer George, said: “While rankings are never the whole story for a business school, this exciting result confirms Melbourne Business School’s reputation as a place where diversity and research excellence come together to spark creativity and ideas, and shape tomorrow’s business leaders.”


The full report is available on the FT website.