Melbourne Business School, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

    Melbourne, VictoriaLocation
    SchoolSchool type
    EStd 1954established year

    Melbourne Business School Melbourne Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    Melbourne Business School is a graduate business school located in the city of Melbourne, Australia. It has over 800 students and 80+ academic staff members. The purpose of this prestigious organization is to unleash ideas and leaders for a sustainable future. Accredited by the AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS), Melbourne Business School (MBS) was founded as a private graduate business school of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

    Melbourne Business School offers the country’s first internationally ranked MBA program. It also offers programs in Marketing, Business Analytics, and 24 short professional programs. It is the top business school among the universities of Australia as per the rankings of the Times Higher Education and the Financial Times.

    Covid-19 updates

    • Students will have a blended mode of learning in the first half-year 2021 with some subjects delivered offline on-campus, some a combination of both online offline, and some subjects to be delivered fully online.
    • Almost all the assessments this semester will be held online with an exception of campus-based subjects.
    Melbourne Business School Campus


    University Type Private
    Establishment 1963
    Programs Offered MBA, Masters in Business Analytics and Short Courses, Doctoral Degrees
    Scores accepted GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL
    Mode of Study Full Time, Part Time, Online, Executive, Senior Executive
    Academic Calendar Semester Based
    Tuition Fee (AUD) 55,000-89,500
    Financial Aid Scholarships Available

    Melbourne Business School Rankings

    Melbourne Business School has been ranked

    Ranking agencies Category Ranks
    QS Ranking World university rankings #20
    QS Ranking EMBA-Asia pacific #8
    QS Ranking   EMBA-Global #34
    THE ranking World university ranking #31
    Financial times Global MBA ranking #87
    Shanghai ranking Academic rankings of world universities #35
    The economist ‘Which MBA?’ #24

    Melbourne Business School Campus

    • Melbourne Business School’s main campus and head office are in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. MBS operates with three locations in Melbourne, Sydney, and Malaysia.
    • It has two research centers; the Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Impact (APSIC) which was established in 2008 and the Centre for Business Analytics (CBA) founded in 2014.
    • There are over 200 student clubs and associations open to MBS students at the University of Melbourne.
    • The Giblin Eunson Library is specific to MBS students at the University of Melbourne.

    Melbourne Business School Residence

    • There are 11 residential colleges, six university accommodations, and one residence hall outside the residential colleges.
    • Amenities include lounges, Wi-Fi, gym facilities, game rooms, TVs, study rooms, 24-hour computer room, music practice room, cafe, laundry, common rooms, communal kitchens, bike storage, vending machines, courtyards, and rooftop gardens.
    • Room furniture includes a bed, wardrobe, desk and desk chair, fan, lockable cupboard, vacuum cleaner, and a full-length mirror.
    • There are accessible rooms for disabled students in some accommodations at the University of Melbourne for MBS students.

    Melbourne Business School Programs

    • There are four major masters program offered by MBS - MBA, International Business, Business Analytics, and Management and eight doctoral research degrees.
    • Around 13 Masters are offered in Finance, Marketing, Actuarial Science, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise, etc., as well as two graduate diplomas in Economics and Actuarial Science.
    • Short courses offered at MBS include three management programs, 12 leadership programs, two change programs, four strategy programs, and one marketing, finance, and human resource programs.
    • MBS also offers a dual degree in MBA and Marketing.

    Melbourne Business School Application Process

    International applicants can apply for Melbourne Business School admissions by April 30, 2021, for the September 2021 intake.

    • Application Portal: University of Melbourne online application
    • Application Fee: 100 AUD
    • Admission Requirements: Recognized bachelor degree or its recognized equivalent, Two Letters of References, Research Proposal (for graduate research students), two years of experience (if required), GMAT/GRE (750+), interview (if required), copy of undergraduate transcripts, CV, personal statement, WAM of 70% or higher (if applicable), and program-specific requirements.
    • Supporting Documents: Copy of Passport, Bank Statements, Health Certificate
    • English language test requirements:
      • IELTS: 7.0 (6.5 for International Business and Management)
      • TOEFL IBT: 102 (79 for International Business and Management)

    Melbourne Business School Cost of Attendance

    The cost of attendance at the Melbourne Business School is tabulated below:

    Fees Estimated amount per annum (AUD)
    Tuition and fees 55,000-89,500
    Accommodation 19,000-38,000
    Health insurance 1,330
    Food and groceries 4,160-7,800
    Bills (electricity, gas, water, internet) 60–80
    Phone 15–20
    Transportation 40
    Leisure 50–100
    Miscellaneous 1,000
    Total 80,655-137,870

    The tuition fee for different programs is tabulated below: 

    Program Cost (AUD)
    Full-time MBA 89,500
    Executive MBA* 103,500
    Senior Executive MBA* 12600/course
    Master’s in Business Analytics 55000
    Master in International Business 71,373

    * Includes Books and Paperwork, accommodation, Meals on campus, Partner institution fees.

    Melbourne Business School Financial Aid

    Melbourne Business School has invested up to 2.7 million AUD towards financial aids for students. It offers over 1200 scholarships and awards. International students can apply for scholarships, grants, student jobs, and external aids.

    • Dean's International Management Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to full-time MBA international students. It covers the full tuition fees of its awardees. The application deadline is March 31.
    • Clemenger BBDO Scholarship: Eligibility- Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Master of Marketing; Amount:50,000 AUD; Application Deadline: November 30.
    • Helen Macpherson Smith Fellowship: Eligibility- Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA; Amount: 25,000 AUD; Application Deadline: August 31
    • Applicants can also apply for external scholarships such as -
      • Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Awards: This is an award sponsored by the Australian government to international students to pursue coursework or research work in Australia. The award covers tuition, travel insurance, and allowance, monthly stipend, etc.
      • Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships: This is a scholarship given to international students in commonwealth countries to pursue a master's degree. These awards are usually nine in number and cover tuition, accommodation, and travel.

    Melbourne Business School Alumni

    Alumni benefits include:

    • Career advancement helps.
    • Discounted public memberships at the university libraries
    • Exclusive access to the university's journal services.
    • 10% discount for courses at the Confucius Institute
    • 5% discount on total bill at Melbourne Dental Clinic
    • Networking with the MBS alumni network of over 10,000 members around the world.

    Notable alumni:

    • Margaret Jackson –Australian executive
    • Ahmed Fahour –Australian Businessman
    • Bill Shorten –Member of Australian Parliament
    • Roman Quaedvlieg - Commissioner of the Australian Border Force

    Melbourne Business School Placement

    • Since the quality of education at Melbourne Business School is magnificent the placements are also matched. The institute provides a large number of placements. It has reported 88% placements in 2017-18.
    • Popular employers and placement companies at MBS include Bain and Company, Aconex, UberEats, Air Force, Commonwealth Bank, KraftHeinz, Deloitte, Jetstar, and L’Oreal, etc.
    • MBS organizes industrial internships, regular recruitment events, CEO classroom visits, and class subjects that connect students with the senior leaders and managers of some of Australia's most dynamic companies.
    • According to emolument, MBS Executive Management and Change graduates earn 164,001.50 AUD annually. Melbourne business school graduate salary-by Degree:
    Degree Average salary (AUD)
    MBA 161332.58
    Masters in finance 146904.46
    BBA 136411.29
    $ 34,0101st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 30

    Application Deadline

    LOR | SOP

    ENTRY Requirement

    Degree Available


    6.3 / 10
    $ 41,8001st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    May 30

    Application Deadline



    6.7 / 10
    $ 42,3501st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Oct 31

    Application Deadline

    $ 34,8261st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Nov 15

    Application Deadline



    6.5 / 10
    $ 31,6181st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Sep 01

    Application Deadline



    8.7 / 10

    Melbourne Business School Overview

    Insitution type
    University of Melbourne
    Student Population
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $87,000 / Year

    Melbourne Business School comparison

    Melbourne Business SchoolLondon Business SchoolSydney Business School, University of WollongongAustralian Graduate School of Management
    ranking (overall)# 87 Financial Times 2021
    # 80 Financial Times 2020
    # 61 Financial Times 2019
    # 2 Financial Times 2021
    # 595 US News 2021
    # 897 Center for World University Rankings 2021
    -# 79 Financial Times 2021
    # 88 Financial Times 2020
    # 70 Financial Times 2019
    programsPG Programs -7
    PG Programs -4
    Doctorate Programs -7
    UG Programs -2
    PG Programs -16
    UG Programs -35
    PG Programs -16
    Doctorate Programs -8
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   87000 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 23890 USD Per Year
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    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   16185 USD
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    Hostel + Meal - 15365 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   28980 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   26199 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 34182 USD Per Year
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    collegedunia score- Out of 104.2 Out of 10- Out of 10- Out of 10
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    Admission & dates

    Round 1 Deadlines

    August 31

    Application deadline

    Round 2 Deadlines

    November 30

    Application deadline

    Round 3 Deadlines

    April 30

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $87,000 / Year
    On Campus
    Cost of Living
    $23,890 / Year


    Times Higher Education logo

    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #40


    Financial Times logo

    Financial Times

    RANKED  #87


    Nearest Ranking

    College Rating

    Based on 7 Students Rating

    7.6 out of 10
    8.2/10Social Life


    6.5 /10

    I always wanted to get admission in this college because of the reputation and education quality. An application fee was filled by me for which I even had to pay $100. Other than this my GPA of 9.1 in graduation helped me a lot in successful admission.

    Course Curriculum :

    It was constructed in such a lovely manner and delivered in a rather adaptable manner. It had given me advanced marketing knowledge and experience, enabling me to take on management leadership roles. I had mastered all of the transferable skills needed to become marketing expert.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 extracurricular
    6.7 /10

    I had heard a very nice reviews of this college from my cousin who lives in Australia. To get admission I had to fill the application form plus even paid the application fee of $100. My graduation score of 8.1 GPA was also considered by them during admission process.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum was very vast and included all the important subjects. All the subjects were designed in a way to provide practical experience. Practical sessions were also conducted time to time on regular basis.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.8 /10

    I came to know about the Melbourne Business School through my one of my cousin brothers. He also did his masters from there and he was the one who told about the great placement opportunities along the well organized infrastructure. I applied for four other universities than this. I got two other admission offers. My brother already lived there, which gave me an idea about the location so I preferred this university. I submitted my online form at the official website portal and paid $100 for it.

    Course Curriculum :

    My Marketing program is teaching me about the changing nature of theory and practice, including cutting-edge concepts and practical tools and techniques for marketing analysis, planning and execution. Also, it is boosting leadership potential by helping us understand the dynamics of modern business and introducing us to important subjects including leadership, ethics, accounting, managing people and economics.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.7 /10

    As I was searching for a university abroad for my master's program, I came across Melbourne Business School. I decided to apply here after I got know that it is among the prestigious schools for business related program and after doing a degree program from here, I'll be presented with so many career opportunities. Also, the university was guaranteeing to equip us with our goals, leading with ethics and integrity and to push our fields further. For the admission process, I paid $100 as the application fee as I submitted my online admission form.

    Course Curriculum :

    Our program of Management equipped us with foundational business training, as well as specialist training in organizational management. At the time I was done with the program, I gained strong understanding in managing innovation and change, motivating and leading people, developing strategies for national and global markets, and developing customer-orientated organizations.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    6.3 /10

    I got to know about this university through an article on the newspapaer and it stated that it is one of the best universities for international student and upon research, I found that thay offer very career oriented and skill based learning, all the reviews said so, hence I decided to apply here. My GPA of 7 helped me to get admitted here. I was required to submit an online application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    A full-time MBA attracted me from across the world, wanting a challenging and practical experience in the heart of Australia's most vibrant city. I could choose to study over two years, embracing the full MBA experience and allowing more time for internships and exchange opportunities, or fast-track to get back to my career sooner.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 extracurricular
    200 Leicester St, Carlton VIC 3053

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    Bus Station

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    Readings Carlton0.64 km
    Chemistry in Australia0.68 km
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    Readings State Library1.03 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Melbourne Central1.01 km
    Emporium Melbourne1.24 km
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