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Program summary
Length: 1 year
Location: Melbourne
Type of program: MBA
Study pace: Full-time

Program description

A prestigious & highly-regarded full-time MBA

MBS full-time MBA

The full-time MBA program offered by Melbourne Business School is one of the most highly-regarded and prestigious MBA courses in the world. It is internationally recognised for its high quality teaching using a wide variety of methods. The program is academically rigorous, with a wide range of electives.

The Melbourne MBA has been designed to promote career development and help students build their personal and leadership skills. Through this process, they extend their technical knowledge and gain access to networks vital to being a successful manager.

Melbourne Business School focuses on cutting-edge management themes in a well-structured, pro-active and collaborative study environment, using cases and teaching materials focusing on Australian, Asian and global issues.

The Melbourne MBA is the start of a lifelong process of career development and advancement which combines what has been learnt in the classroom with the extensive and valuable global network of contacts that are formed. It is therefore not surprising to find Melbourne Business School alumni in the top echelons of business and government administration around the world.

The MBA curriculum is comprised of ten compulsory and ten elective subjects, making a total of twenty subjects for the degree.

Full-time students have the option of completing the program in either sixteen or twenty months. The School accepts new students into the full-time MBA in January and September each year.

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Return on investment

A Melbourne MBA is an investment in the future, one which pays huge dividends for graduates throughout their working lives, and opens doors leading to new career opportunities.

But what sort of return on investment can you expect? The average results for our Year 2002 – 2004 Graduates were:

Average starting salary package: AUD $105,800

Average salary increase compared to pre-MBA: 31.5%

Career Management Program

A major factor ensuring you get a substantial ROI is our Career Management Program. This program, which is integrated into the curriculum, is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and contacts to manage your career effectively. The program includes: self-assessment and career goal identification; skills building and networking; and job search. The desired outcome of the program is not only a satisfactory job placement, but also effective career management skills that you will draw upon throughout your life.

The MBS experience

The Melbourne MBA is a practical, ‘hands-on’ business course. It is hard work, but also stimulating and rewarding. Teamwork, group assignments, participation in class discussions and real business issues are strong features of the Melbourne MBA.

Teaching styles – real-life learning

Faculty use a variety of methods in the classroom. Traditional lecturing is used where necessary. However, much of the teaching involves case discussions or experiential activities where students express their own experiences and opinions. Case studies provide students with real-life business problems to analyse and discuss in class. Experiential learning – learning by doing – means that students participate in practical activities, and experience the ambiguities that managers face. Project work takes students out of the classroom and into businesses to analyse and report on current management issues.

Study commitment

A full-time student should expect to spend three hours a week in class per subject. In addition, five or six hours a week per subject will be spent on private study or group work. This additional time commitment will vary depending on academic or professional background and the nature of the assessment in the subjects studied.

Assessment – gauging your progress

The Melbourne MBA has high academic standards, and all subjects have a variety of continuous assessment tasks. While requirements vary, each subject is generally assessed using a combination of individual and group assignments, in-class tests, class participation and formal examinations.

Expenses / Tuition Fees

The 2010 full time MBA program fee is AUD$59,000 ($2,950 per subject)

Fees include the University’s Amenities and Services Fee but exclude textbooks and other study support materials. Students should budget for at least AUD$150 per subject to cover these.

The subject fee and total course fee are applicable to 2010. These fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted to take into account cost increases.

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Melbourne Business School: MBS

Global. Business. Leaders.

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is one of the largest business schools in the Asia Pacific for management education and executive development, with four locations in Australia and one in China. Melbourne Business School offers a range of degree and executive...


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Melbourne Business School: MBS

200 Leicester Street
3053 Melbourne

Phone no: +61 3 9349 8788

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