11 Australian Universities have had their MBA programs featured on the 2018 MBA Rankings Report by QS Top MBA.

This ranking was determined based on 172,000 responses to their QS Global Academic Survey and 158,000 responses to their Employer Survey. 13 criteria are reviewed across 5 key areas:

  • Employability (40%) – Asks employers from which schools they prefer to hire. The score also includes employment rate, 3 months post graduation.
  • Return on Investment (20%) – While QS admits this is one of the hardest metrics to measure, they look into the 10-year change in graduate salaries against the average salary changes.
  • Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes (15%) – Reviewed schools of 49,000 CEOs, executives and board members at companies including the Forbes 2000, FT Global 500 etc.
  • Thought Leadership (15%) – Includes citations per paper, the percentage of faculty with doctoral degree etc.
  • Class & Faculty Diversity (10%) – ratio of female/male students and faculty, international faculty and international mix of students.

Globally Ranked Australian MBAs

Why Only 11 Business Schools Are Featured

It is important to note that there are a large number of private institutions that do not meet criteria to be present in QS Top MBA ranking.


Congratulations to all Australian top ranked MBA programs.

Source: QS Top MBA 2018 Rankings

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