Accreditation and Rankings

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

QS World University Subject Rankings 2018

Ranked No. 1 in Australia, 8th globally for Social Sciences and Management

Ranked equal No. 1 in Australia, equal 10th globally for Accounting and Finance

Ranked No. 1 in Australia, 14th globally for Business and Management Studies

Ranked No. 1 in Australia, 23rd globally for Economics and Econometrics

QS World University Rankings 2018

The University of Melbourne ranked 7th globally for graduate employability.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017

The University of Melbourne ranked No. 1 in Oceania (No. 33 globally; No. 23 in the world for Social Science Category).

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017

The University of Melbourne ranked No. 1 in Australia and 39th in the world, it is the first Australian university to reach the Top 40.


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

The Faculty of Business and Economics Annual Report and Outlook includes information on Academic Programs, Research, Distinctions and Awards, Department Profiles and Staffing.

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