Monash Business School, Australia – redefining the future of business

“I found that I gained more respect in my professional life due to my association with Monash and my studies as a Masters student. Studying refreshed my enthusiasm and confidence in my knowledge and ability to advise businesses on employment matters.” – Robyn Anderson, Master of Business Law, Monash Business School, Australia

Standing among the top one percent of business schools worldwide, students, academics and alumni of Monash Business School are reshaping the business landscape. This prestigious ranking is due to triple accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA) – three of the most influential bodies in business education. Monash Business School is an enterprising centre of teaching and research excellence with a truly international focus.

The School is set in Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, consistently ranked one of the world’s most liveable cities. Home to around 4.6 million people and 175,000 international students, Melbourne is considered to be the ‘education state’ but is also renowned for its arts and culture, vibrant nightlife and dining scenes. Melbourne is a city for outdoor enthusiasts with its bike trails, parks, sports facilities and safe swimming beaches. Within a short drive you will find award-winning wine regions, the surf coast and ski resorts of the Victorian high country.

The Business School is the biggest of the 10 discipline-based faculties that make up Monash University – Australia’s largest university and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  The School operates on four of the university’s campuses in and around the city of Melbourne to provide maximum choice and flexibility for its diverse population of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.

Head of Monash Business School, Professor Colm Kearney says, “Throughout our work, we believe we can have a discernible impact in helping to make our world a better place. We recognise that today’s business problems are often complex and multi-dimensional, with origins and impacts beyond the domain of business.

“We challenge our staff, students and graduates to seek out opportunities to positively shape the future of business thinking.  Our deep disciplinary expertise across seven academic departments, together with our specialist research centres in global business, health, finance, and development and sustainability, address the greatest challenges of today.

“For our students, we pride ourselves on teaching excellence and providing a first-rate education.  Around the world, more than 100,000 Monash Business School graduates pursue their careers in every walk of life across 124 countries – many occupying influential and leadership positions in business and government, and in their national and local communities.”

The Business School’s extensive graduate program covers all areas of contemporary business education from Banking and Finance to Accounting, Management, Marketing, Business Law, Actuarial Studies, Economics, Econometrics, International Business and Human Resources Management.  The Business School also offers one of the most challenging and dynamic MBA programs in the country, as well as extensive leadership and executive education programs.  The breadth and depth of graduate study options available have the potential to ignite a brand-new career direction, or help experienced professionals secure a more senior-level role.

“The course in Applied Econometrics at Monash was very well-structured and personally tailored to cater for each individual’s background, strengths and areas of interest,” says Michael Clark, Monash Business School alumnus and Quantitative Analyst at NAB – one of Australia’s big four banks.

“I apply all I learnt during the program in my job… [where] I have to determine what factors contribute to businesses defaulting on loans,” he adds. “The depth of knowledge I gained from the various subjects in my course has given me greater confidence in my work.”

As an international academy of learning, Monash Business School welcomes and supports high-quality students from around the world.  The International Scholars Grant represents a stand-out feature of the Monash Business experience. These merit-based grants of AUD$10,000 are awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students (excluding MBA) from a diverse range of sectors and cultural backgrounds. All international students are assessed at the time of course application, so there’s no need to spend time on extra paperwork and submissions.

There is a growing demand from employers that graduates of all levels have key life and career skills such as leadership, communication, complex problem solving and intercultural competence.

To support scholarship students, Monash Business School offers an extensive Professional Development Program, on top of an expansive array of internships and industry projects that integrate business theory with industry practice. Business study tours, international exchange, English language support and careers advice further support students to develop important marketable skills, essential for future career development.

“Monash Business School courses are internationally recognised and our graduates are highly sought-after by the world’s top recruiters,” explains Professor Kearney.  “The Monash Business School 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.  We look forward to welcoming you to our School.”

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