Joined: Oct 21, 2009
690 Q44 V41
This review is for Melbourne
Program August Intake
Class of 2017
The program is an intensive 1 year program which is fantastic for those not wanting to take a two year break. I went into the program to expand the level of knowledge in various aspects of business to prepare me for more challenging roles Inwas aiming for and it definitely met my expectations. Coming in with a background in finance, I was very pleased with the wide ranging curriculum and surprised by how much I enjoyed certain subjects like marketing and strategy that I had not had previous exposure to. MBS also offers a wide range of electives as well in the second half of the year, that are shared with the part time cohort and provide you with additional opportunities to meet and learn from new people.
The school offers multiple options for you to get involved with things like social/special interest clubs, networking events and mentor programs. Throughout the year you’ll be sure to bond with your cohort of fellow students as you spend so much time together and will learn lots from each other as well. My cohort had a great diversity of people both geographically and of skill set.
I recommend future applicants of any business school consider Melbourne as an option. While it is further away from Europe and North America, I’d say it’s one of the top schools in the region and the culture and experience you’ll have is top notch. Having spoken with multiple MBAs at top US schools, there is little difference in curriculum. Australia is a great country to explore as well and a very large portion of my cohort stayed as they loved it so much.
As is the goal of this site, work on your GMAT for a good score but if you didn’t do as well as you wanted it’s still worth applying. If you have a compelling story of growth or reasons for wanting to pursue the MBA you could find yourself joining the new class soon.
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