Melbourne Business School has created the most significant change in the MBA model in more than 50 years with the introduction of its new 12 month full-time program.
Designed and delivered by international thought leaders with the support of leading businesses, the new program will focus on integrated learning to provide a holistic view of business in the real world.
Professor Zeger Degraeve, Dean of Melbourne Business School, said the program will prepare the next generation of global business leaders.
“Melbourne Business School’s MBA program has been uniquely designed by thought leaders to create business-ready graduates who are equipped with current knowledge, skills and experience in the space of 12 months,” Professor Degraeve said.
“Organisations confront business challenges and changing market conditions on a daily basis, and the approaches that best answer these challenges centre on ‘learning by doing’ and a host of methods that suit our students’ different learning styles.
“This is precisely the mix we are bringing to our new full-time MBA program. We have blended our academic rigour with the experiential learning that our Executive Education is renowned for, to offer a diversified learning menu.”
The program will adopt an Action Learning framework for students to apply coursework in real-world scenarios, and will offer a personalised and intimate learning experience for the immediate application of learnings.
“Learning isn’t confined to the lecture; it’s venturing out in the field, working alongside companies and understanding the impact of decisions at the cutting edge,” Professor Degraeve said.
Students have the freedom to tailor their elective program based on their aspirations, and will enjoy a ‘global’ experience by learning and networking with peers from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.
Opportunities also exist for international exchange with schools such as London Business School, Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School, University of Chicago and National University of Singapore.
“Shortening the program to 12 months (from 16 months or two years) will not overburden students – instead, it allows for a smarter way of learning in a shorter time,” Professor Degraeve said.
“Most importantly, students will still enjoy the diversity and real life learning offered in the Melbourne Business School experience.”
Melbourne Business School is consistently ranked in the top tier of MBA schools in Asia Pacific by international business media, with the quality of its teaching recognised around the world.
“Our school’s academics come from more than 14 countries, and those delivering the program are considered leaders in their field and in developing new business thinking,” Professor Degraeve said.
“Many graduates have enjoyed enhanced employment opportunities and significant salary increases, highlighting the appeal and value of the Melbourne Business School to MBA students and businesses alike.”
Melbourne Business School accepts applications and makes offers on a rolling basis, allowing prospective students the opportunity to submit their application at any time prior to the closing date.
To qualify for the one-year MBA program, applicants must have an undergraduate degree and minimum of two years of full-time work experience upon completion of undergraduate studies.
Applications can be submitted online at www.mbs.edu/apply. For more information contact Melbourne Business School on +61 3 9349 8200 or visit http://mba.mbs.edu.