Why Middle Eastern students should study at Monash Business School
Source: Monash Business School Australia

Every student dreams of going to a great university. One with dedicated, passionate lecturers and inspired learning, coupled with a range of personal and professional experiences that offer solid preparation for future careers. It’s a big plus if this comes with the exciting experience of studying and living abroad.

For students from the Middle East, no school fits this description better than Monash Business School Australia.

Located in Melbourne, Monash Business School is recognised among the top one percent of global business schools with the prestigious ‘triple accreditation’ from the world’s most esteemed accreditation bodies – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

When it comes to rankings, Monash Business School has an impressive track record. The QS World University Rankings 2018 ranks Monash 29th worldwide for Business and Management Studies while the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 names it 22nd in the world for Business Administration. Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2019 by Subject: Business and Economics ranks it 43rd globally.

According to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Report (2015-2016), Monash Business School has earned five-star ratings (well above world standard) for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability; Econometrics; and Marketing, as well as four-stars (above world standard) for Applied Economics; Banking; Finance and Investment; Business and Management; Commerce, Management; and Economics.

Professor Di Cook, from the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics can list Monash Business School’s many perks, professional or otherwise, setting it apart from others in the region and the world. One highlight, according to Cook, is the Business School’s impressive research culture.

“Monash Business School is very progressive and very supportive of research. It is different from many other business schools across the globe in that it has a social conscience and a mission to improve society generally…The research that’s happening today in universities will have a direct impact on the lives of the future.”

Preparation to thrive in the workplace

Monash Business School boasts an extensive offering of undergraduate and graduate coursework and research programs. For undergraduates, this covers all areas of contemporary business education from Business Administration, to International Business, Accounting, Economics, Marketing and Management, as well as a range of double degree options including Engineering, IT, Science and Law.

Prospective graduate students can choose from an array of master’s degrees to further their expertise and career opportunities ranging from Accounting, Finance and Business to Project Management, Economics and Global Business.

Whether it’s the Bachelor of Accounting or Master of Advanced Finance you pursue, Monash Business School will open your eyes to broader perspectives. Lecturers are available every step of the way to help students develop practical, industry-based applied theory, together with important soft skills, urging them to embrace new ways of thinking to forge creative solutions, make better decisions and lead with confidence.

It’s an education philosophy that ensures Monash Business School graduates are highly employable. For example, its focus on soft skills means students are equipped with the very quality employers seek, as reflected in the 2018 Financial Times MBA Skills Gap survey. The survey, which seeks to provide a snapshot of the skills most in demand, showed companies now prioritise people and problem-solving skills over more specialised expertise.

Melbourne: Australia’s most liveable city

From great healthcare to a vibrant lifestyle, Melbourne hits all the right notes. No surprises then that it’s consistently ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit Liveability Index 2018. No other cities in traditional study abroad favourites like the US or UK feature in the top 10. On top of this, the 2018 QS Best Student Cities also ranks Melbourne 3rd in the world, behind only London and Tokyo.

In this multicultural setting, you’ll experience what it’s like to live in a truly cosmopolitan city, enriched by its long history of welcoming migrant cultures.

Muslim students and residents have plenty of options when it comes to dining, culture and lifestyle. For food, Sydney Road in the suburbs of Brunswick and Coburg serves up a large selection of halal cuisine. The city’s supermarkets also carry various halal-certified products and there are many halal butcheries around town.

Halal food is also available on campus. In addition, several Islamic student societies run various activities, including Islamic study circles, Arabic classes, lectures, seminars and social gatherings. Prayers and Iftar events are also held during Ramadan and Eid.

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Within the Business School, Muslim students can access a range of facilities and services, including the Religious Centre which conducts Friday prayers and hosts worship and meeting events for all religious groups on campus.

Finding prayer areas in Melbourne isn’t difficult either, given the numerous mosques and facilities available – even in the workplace and across the university campus.

Monash University is steadfast in ensuring its diversity and openness to the world. In response to last year’s executive Order by US President Donald Trump, which restricts citizens of various countries from entering the United States, President and Vice-Chancellor, Margaret Gardner AO responded:

“Monash aspires to the internationalism that is fundamental to excellence in education and research.  Inclusion, openness and respect are fundamental to the University’s values and realisation of our aspirations.”

“Our diversity is among this University’s greatest cultural assets. I would like to assure every member of our community that openness, inclusion and respect for difference will always be core to Monash.”

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