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Top 10 MBA Programs in Oceania 2021

By Linda M

Updated September 24, 2020 Updated September 24, 2020

The QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 have been released today, ranking business schools from around the world. The rankings are also split up into regions: Europe, Asia, Oceania, Latin America, US and Canada.

MBA programs were ranked based on the indicators of employability, entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, return on investment, thought leadership, and diversity. You can find out more about the rankings’ methodology here.

The top 10 business schools in the Oceania MBA Rankings 2021 are:

QS Global MBA Rankings 2021: Top MBA Programs in Oceania

Oceania Rank

Global Rank




Melbourne Business School



AGSM at the University of New South Wales Business School



Monash Business School



MGSM Macquarie



UQ Business School



University of Western Australia Business School



ANU College of Business and Economics



UTS Business School



University of Otago Business School



UniSA Business School

 10) UniSA Business School

  • Tuition: US$42,354
  • Students in class: 107
  • Percentage of female students: 44 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 29 percent

Kicking-off the top 10 is a brand new entry – the University of South Australia (UniSA). The UniSA MBA focuses heavily on entrepreneurship across sectors, including business and government. The school received the second-highest score for diversity.

9) University of Otago Business School

  • Tuition: US$36,300
  • Students in class: 10
  • Percentage of female students: 30 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 95 percent

At ninth place in the Oceania rankings is Otago, the only New Zealand based school on the list. The Otago MBA takes between 15 and 24 months to complete, depending on elective choices. The program is highly international, with exchange partnerships with over 20 b-school worldwide, including Kelley School of Business and Copenhagen Business School.

8) UTS Business School

  • Tuition: US$58,728
  • Students in class: 74
  • Percentage of female students: 45 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 44 percent

Next is UTS Business School, another new entry in the Oceania rankings. The two-year MBA is a 16-month program featuring six core subjects and ten electives that allow students to tailor their curriculum. The school receive a high score for diversity.

7) ANU College of Business and Economics

  • Tuition: US$50,446
  • Students in class: 13
  • Percentage of female students: 38 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 30 percent

The MBA at Australia’s National University is based in the nation’s capital, Canberra. The 18-month program received a high score for thought leadership. High-performing students with a distinction (70 percent plus) grade average can extend their MBA by undertaking a 24-unit optional thesis component. On successful completion, they are awarded an MBA (Advanced).

6) University of Western Australia Business School

  • Tuition: US$56,617
  • Students in class: 352
  • Percentage of female students: 36 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 46 percent

In sixth place is the University of Western Australia Business School, whose 12-month MBA received the highest score for return on investment in the Oceania rankings. Students have the opportunity to take part in Global Collaboration modules with teams around the world, in locations such as Stanford University and ESADE Business School.

5) UQ Business School

  • Tuition: US$33,120
  • Students in class: 18
  • Percentage of female students: 39 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 100 percent

Halfway through the list is the MBA from the University of Queensland Business School, which earned a high score for diversity. The program is based around 12 core courses that cover key business topics and integrate theory with practice, as well as a final intensive course to prepare them to solve business challenges.

4) MGSM Macquarie

  • Tuition: US$56,051
  • Students in class: 39
  • Percentage of female students: 42 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 85 percent

Just missing out on a top three spot is the MBA at MGSM Macquarie in Sydney, Australia. Throughout the 24-month program, students have the opportunity to study at the school’s campuses in Hong Kong and Sydney. MGSM received a high score for diversity.

3) Monash Business School

  • Tuition: US$61,656
  • Students in class: 49
  • Percentage of female students: 47 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 35 percent

Kicking-off the top three is Monash Business School. The Monash MBA takes 22 months to complete and is highly international, earning a good score for diversity. Monash MBA students graduate with a portfolio of completed consulting projects in strategy, technology, new venture start-ups and international business.

2) AGSM at the University of New South Wales Business School

  • Tuition: US$60,535
  • Students in class: 46
  • Percentage of female students: 50 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 70 percent

Earning the silver medal in the Oceania rankings is the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales Business School, which scored highly for diversity and thought leadership. The AGSM MBA is an innovative and experiential program with a global alumni network of over 65,000 members.

1) Melbourne Business School

  • Tuition: US$66,781
  • Students in class: 39
  • Percentage of female students: 39 percent
  • Percentage of international students: 77 percent

Top of the Oceania rankings table is the MBA at Melbourne Business School, which received high scores for return on investment, thought leadership and employability. The 12-month program offers students a plethora of international study opportunities, with partner schools including Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, HKUST, and Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

This article was originally published in September 2020 .

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Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 

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