The La Trobe qualification now ranks among Australia's top five – after Melbourne, UNSW and ANU – and ahead of Monash. It is also the second consecutive leap in the MBA's Asia rankings, from 23rd last year and 32nd in 2012.
The MBA – which also ranked second in Victoria in the last AFR-Boss survey – was launched in 2012 with a new focus on responsible management and professional skills.
QS MBA rankings are mainly based on the employability of graduates. They use global surveys of employers to identify MBA programs from which they prefer to recruit students.
Offered at City and Country Campuses
La Trobe Business School delivers the MBA from its Melbourne City Campus in Collins Street. It also offers the only face-to-face MBA program in regional Victoria, at Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton and Mildura, as well as on line.
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Professor Leigh Drake said La Trobe aimed to maximise employment benefits for MBA students.
'Employers told us they wanted MBA graduates with strong professional skills as well as academic knowledge. Our program delivers this. So we are delighted by evidence from global employers that they value our students so highly.'
MBA Director Professor Amalia Di Iorio added: 'The La Trobe MBA now ranks alongside some extremely prestigious schools – schools that charge considerably more for their programs.'
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