Melbourne Business School
|Melbourne Business School|
|Dean||Professor Zeger Degraeve|
Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the graduate business school of the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The School offers an MBA program, specialist Masters programs, a doctoral program, and executive education programs. The MBS Head Office and main campus are in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton, walking distance from Melbourne's Central Business District, in a complex designed by Daryl Jackson.
- The School’s Mt Eliza Executive Education is located in a heritage property at Mt. Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula.
- It has offices in Pitt Street, Sydney, and George Street, Brisbane, as well as a program inquiries office in Beijing.
Melbourne Business School (MBS) began in 1954 when the University of Melbourne offered Australia’s first residential executive education program in the summer of that year. Its first Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree was awarded in 1965, which was also the first MBA degree awarded in Australia.
During the 1980s, MBS was awarded the status of a National Management School by the Australian Government and the Graduate School of Management was established within the University of Melbourne.
In 1989, it was re-organized again, this time as the Graduate School of Management Ltd: a non-profit company limited by guarantee and managed by a Board of Directors which includes the chairs and directors of leading Australian corporations. This organization structure has helped create a major link between the university and those who have a responsibility for management. It is currently co-owned by the University of Melbourne (45%) and Australian businesses (55%).
In 2004, Melbourne Business School Limited merged with Mt Eliza Business School, which was also been established in 1954, becoming the largest management education business school in Australia. 
In July 2009, the school announced that it was the subject of a proposed merger with the Graduate School of Management at the University of Melbourne. However, the proposal was decided not to proceed following opposition from MBS member in September 2009.
Centres of Excellence
The Asia Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre
The Asia-Pacific Centre for Leadership for Social Impact (APSILC) was established in 2008. Led by Professor Ian O Williamson, MBS's Associate Dean International Relations, its mission is to develop the business capabilities of Indigenous Australians and boost capacity in the not-for-profit sector. APSILC runs MURRA, an business skills master class for Indigenous business leaders. It also assigns students to emerging social enterprises as part of The Crunch program by Social Traders.
Melbourne Business School has been ranked in the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBAs since 2005 and The Economist Top 20 in the World. MBS was placed as the second best business school in the Asia-Pacific in the 2010 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report. Since 2008 it has been ranked #1 for Executive Education in the Asia-Pacific region. It has recently ranked all-time high of 17 in the World in the latest 2010 The Economist MBA ranking although at the same time slipping from 52 to 63 in the 2010 Financial Times Rankings. It also ranked at Number 2 for most preferred school by recruiters in the Asia-Pacific, in a survey done by QS Top MBA. Melbourne Business school also ranked at number 3 in the regional MBA rating for Asia-Pacific in QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2012.
- Brent Chapman, founder of Majordomo, MBA 2003
- Ahmed Fahour, CEO of Australia Post, MBA 1993
- Christine Kilpatrick, CEO, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Senior Executive MBA, 2007
- Margaret Jackson,former chairman Qantas, MBA 1982
- Katie Lahey, Former chief executive, Business Council of Australia, Senior Executive MBA 1988
- Michael Phelan, Chief Police Officer, Australian Federal Police, Senior Executive MBA, 2009
- Bill Shorten, Australian politician, MBA 2001
- John Elliott, Former CEO of Elders IXL and Carlton & United Breweries (now Carlton & United Beverages)
- Paul Rizzo, Group Managing Director of Telstra, MBA 1969
- Ross Oakley, Former CEO of the AFL
- Adam Garone, Founder, Movember, Master of Marketing 1999
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of MBS Ltd:
- Chairman, Peter Barnes, Director, News Corporation; Chairman, Ansell
- Ross Barker, Managing Director, Australian Foundation Investment Company
Non-Executive Director, Baker Medical Research Institute
- Tony Burgess, Chairman, The Melbourne Foundation for Business and Economics
Member, CPA Australia; Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Director Diversified United Investment Ltd; Vice Chair, St Vincent’s Institute Foundation. Appointed 2013
Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Companion in the Order of Australia Director, Melbourne Theatre Company, Grattan Institute, LH Martin Institute, Asialink Appointed: 2013
- Professor Zeger Degraeve, Dean of Melbourne Business School
- Associate Professor Douglas J. Dow
- Dr. Jackie Fairley, CEO, Starpharma Holdings
- Peter Jopling QC, Barrister
- Annette Kimmitt, Ernst & Young
- Professor Paul Kofman, Co-Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne
- Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins AM
- Graeme Liebelt, former CEO, Orica
- Ari Mervis, MD SABMiller Asia Pacific, CEO Carlton & United Breweries
- David Peever, MD Rio Tinto Australia
- Scott Tanner, CEO, Bank of Melbourne
- Frank Zipfinger, Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
- According to MBS reports, the school has students from over 20 countries and exchange programs with 40+ business schools in Asia, Europe, and the US.
- In 2007, MBS changed its tagline to GLOBAL. BUSINESS. LEADERS.
- MBS has received formal international recognition of its programs with full EQUIS accreditation from 2006. Equis reaccreditation was awarded for five years in 2011. MBS was accredited by AACSB International in 2011.
- The School's Case Study Services catalogue currently has over 400 Australian case studies.
- The School has been ranked in the Top 100 Global MBAs and as the top business in school in Australia by the Financial Times since 2005. 
- Since 2008, MBS-Mt Eliza has been ranked #1 in Executive Education in Australia by the Financial Times. 
- Della Bradshaw (29 October 2012). "Melbourne Business School makes peace with university". Financial Times.
- Trounson, Andrew (30 October 2012). "Uni, business school link to woo Asia's middle class". The Australian.
- Trounson, Andrew (30 October 2013). "Seven years on, a Melbourne Business School deal". The Australian.
- Worthington, Kerri (3 December 2012). "Indigenous corporate mentorship opening doors". SBS. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
- "What does The Crunch involve?". www.socialtraders.com.au.
- "QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2009 North America".
- "QS Regional MBA rankings -MBS".
- Karvelas, Patricia. "People in Politics: Bill Shorten". The Australian. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
- Damast, Alison (30 November 2012). "B-School Startups Q&A: The King of Movember". Business Week.
- "MBS Ltd Board". www.mbs.edu. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
- "Melbourne Business School achieves global EQUIS quality accreditation status". www.mbs.edu. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
- ^ Source: Conferring of Degrees, University of Melbourne, March 2007.
- ^ Melbourne Business School (2007). MBS Facts & Figures. Retrieved 22 February 2007.
- ^ Financial Times. FT Global MBA Rankings.
- ^ Melbourne Business School (2009). Proposed Merger. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- ^ Melbourne Business School (2009). . Retrieved 14 November 2009.