Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics

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Faculty of Business and Economics - Monash University
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Established 1958
Dean Professor Colm Kearney
Academic staff 150+
Students 16,000+
Location Melbourne, Australia
Affiliations Group of Eight
Website buseco.monash.edu.au

The Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University, Melbourne is the largest university faculty in Australia. It is home to over 16,000 students and staff.[1] In teaching, it offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees.

The Faculty's teaching and research are spread across most of Monash University's campuses, including Clayton, Caulfield, Malaysia, Gippsland, Peninsula, Berwick, South Africa and Prato. The Dean of the Faculty is Professor Colm Kearney.

History[edit]

The current Faculty structure is the result of the amalgamation of the Monash University Faculty of Economics, based at the University's Clayton Campus, and the David Syme School of Business, based at what is now the University's Caulfield Campus. Traditionally, the Clayton Campus was strong in economic research, but underperformed in industry training. Conversely, the David Syme School was one of Australia's leading business schools in professional training, but lacked a strong research base. The early 1990s merger, though opposed by some at the time, was seen as a way to bring together these parallel areas of expertise.

MBA program[edit]

The Faculty is particularly well known for its Master of Business Administration. Based in the Faculty's Graduate School of Business, it is consistently ranked the best MBA in Australia.[2] In recent years, The Economist has ranked the Monash MBA as the best in Australia, 2nd best in Australasia, and 43rd in the world.[2] In the category of personal development, it was ranked 2nd best in the world.[2]

Monash is one of only 3 MBA programs in Australia to have accreditation by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA).[3]

Alumni[edit]

The Faculty has produced many graduates who are currently leaders in their fields, including:

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