THE Master of Business Administration degree offered by Curtin University’s Graduate School of Business has been ranked 80th in the world in a survey published by The Economist. The rankings, established by the Economist Intelligence Unit, rely on responses to surveys of faculty, students and recent alumni, as well as data provided by the university. Three Australian universities were ranked in the top 100 – Monash University at 43, Curtin at 80 and Macquarie Graduate School of Business at 84. Curtin’s ranking of 80th was up from 91st last year. Curtin said the EIU ranking followed The Australian Financial Review’s BOSS magazine rankings, where Curtin ranked first in Western Australia and fifth in Australia. Graduate School director, professor Robert Evans, said much of Curtin’s success could be put down to its new careers service, which was developed and implemented this year. “The Curtin Business School postgraduate career development program includes individual CV and career counselling, career seminars, a careers expo, and a weekend at Rottnest with a focus on opportunities,” he said. The GSB is a multi-disciplinary, semi-autonomous, graduate school offering an internationally accredited MBA program and masters in leadership and management.