The University of Western Australia Business School’s MBA program has been ranked number one in the Oceania region for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes, 6th in Oceania overall and 101-110 globally in the QS World University Rankings 2021 Global MBA Rankings.
The rankings place UWA MBA graduates as the highest earners in Australia. At an average age of 34, UWA MBA graduates earn an average salary of $198,982 per annum, three months after completing the course –$20,000 more per year than the next-highest earners.
“MBA students have multiple opportunities to network with UWA Business School Board members throughout their course, in addition to receiving individual career coaching and mentoring through the MBA Career Services Manager.”Professor Peter Robertson
The rankings also place the UWA MBA program second in Oceania for return on investment and sixth for thought leadership.
Professor Peter Robertson, Dean and Head of the UWA Business School, said the rankings highlighted the quality of UWA’s MBA program.
“They confirm UWA’s position as an educational institution for budding executive leaders, entrepreneurs and those pursuing career changes or career progression,” Professor Robertson said.
“MBA students have multiple opportunities to network with UWA Business School Board members throughout their course, in addition to receiving individual career coaching and mentoring through the MBA Career Services Manager.”
Professor Allan Trench, UWA MBA Programs Director said the personalised approach supported students and helped them develop skills highly sought after by employers.
“These latest rankings are a strong indication of how valuable the UWA MBA is to the earning power of our alumni,” Professor Trench said.
“Our MBAs and graduates have told us they value the personalised approach we give them in terms of career mentorship, networking opportunities, and practical projects.
“We have received feedback that the MBA degree offers flexibility and adaptability, preparing them well for the workforce and jobs of the future.”
UWA graduate Juan Soto went through the MBA program and said the MBA had boosted his career prospects.
“The knowledge and experience has helped me in my career, including achieving my goal of starting a small business of my own whilst still working full-time for an employer,” he said.
The UWA Business School Board that supports UWA MBA students is chaired by Diane Smith-Gander (Wesfarmers and AGL), and includes Jimmy Wilson as Deputy Chair (CBH Group), Mark Barnaba (Reserve Bank of Australia Board), John Van Der Wielen (HBF Health), Meg O’Neill (Woodside Energy), among others.