Accreditation and Rankings

Independently published world rankings consistently place the University of Melbourne as a leader in business and economics research and teaching.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016

The University of Melbourne ranked No. 1 in Oceania (No. 33 globally; No. 22 in the world for Social Science Category).

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2015

The first Australian university in the Top 50 Economics subject ranking; The University of Melbourne ranked No. 1 in Australia (No. 40 Globally).

QS World University Rankings 2014-2015

The University of Melbourne ranked first in Australia and 18th in the world for graduate employability.

QS World University Subject Rankings 2015

Ranked No. 1 in Australia for Business and Management Studies (15th in the world), and Economics and Econometrics (24th in the world).


The Faculty of Business and Economics and Melbourne Business School hold Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation.


Facts and Figures

Bachelor of Commerce
Total number of students* 5,444
Local students 2,674
International students 2,770
Master of Management and Specialist Masters
Total number of students* 2,267
Local students 578
International students 1,688
Average age 25
Female 1,335
Male 932
Countries represented 50
MBA Suite of Programs
Total number of students* 790
Countries represented 26

*Figures based on Semester 2, 2014 enrolment data.

Teaching and Research Staff by Category, 2014
Professor 115
Associate Professor 63
Senior Lecturer 83
Lecturer 104
Tutor/Senior Tutor (Permanent) 17
Total 382