08/10/2009 - 00:00

Curtin rates in MBA rankings

08/10/2009 - 00:00

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CURTIN University is the sole Western Australian representative in a list of top 100 MBA programs around the world, compiled by the intelligence division at The Economist.

CURTIN University is the sole Western Australian representative in a list of top 100 MBA programs around the world, compiled by the intelligence division at The Economist.

Based on an initial selection of 135 leading business schools, Curtin's business school MBA program ranked 93rd globally.

The University of Melbourne's business school runs the top ranked Australian MBA program, according to the data, coming in 17th globally. It also had the top ranking MBA program in Asia and Australasia.

The Economist uses the views of students and alumni (20 per cent weighting) and data supplied through a questionnaire (80 per cent) to determine the rankings.

The UWA Business School was not included in the rankings because it did not have the required number of full-time MBA students. A spokeswoman for the business school said a lot of its MBA students studied part-time on top of their work commitments.

Last year, the UWA Business School received the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) international business accreditation.

Business schools with large numbers of international students - who are required to study full-time - tended to meet the criteria to participate in the rankings.

Four Australian business schools were included in the rankings: Melbourne Business School (17th); Macquarie Graduate School of Management (55); Monash University (59); and Curtin (93).

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