Message from the Deans
The Faculty offers extensive undergraduate, graduate and research higher degree study options through the Bachelor of Commerce and Melbourne Business School suite of programs, as well as the Melbourne Business School MBA. We’re proud to be consistently ranked as a leading university around the world for research and teaching.
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. The Faculty and Melbourne Business School subscribe to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative founded by the United Nations, a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools globally, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver responsible and transformative change in the future.
The Faculty of Business and Economics along with the Melbourne Business School has over 60,000 alumni in over 100 countries. The Faculty of Business and Economics alone has over 50,000 alumni from all over the world.
The Faculty has been influencing policy design, corporate governance and business practices globally for over 90 years. Our aspiration is to become one of the leading global providers of business and economics education and research. Read more about our rich history.
Message from our Deans
It is a privilege to work with world class academics and professional staff, the brightest students, alumni and other stakeholders, that make up the vibrant community of business and economics at the University of Melbourne.
Our reputation and rankings remain strong, yet there is so much more potential to join the world’s top universities in business and economics. We are committed to enhancing our applied research outcomes, expanding our curriculum and bolstering our connections with industry to help shape the world of business and economics in Australia and internationally.
The global economy is becoming increasingly competitive and business and economics education must be responsive to this dynamic environment. Our curriculum is continually informed by research and industry insights to be bold, rigorous and global in outlook.
Producing industry ready graduates and through impactful research, our Faculty informs and advances the policy and practice that underpins the ever evolving business, economic and social environment in which we live.
Dean, Professor Paul Kofman
Professor Paul Kofman is Co-Dean of the Faculty with responsibility for all faculty matters. Professor Kofman is also Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce and a Professor of Finance.
Dean, Professor Ian Harper
Professor Harper is Co-Dean of the Faculty and Dean of Melbourne Business School. He is one of the country's most influential economists and also sits on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia.