Study abroad program
Students from schools that are not one of Melbourne Business School’s exchange partners may be eligible to study at the school as study abroad students with the permission of their home institutions.
Melbourne Business School is a member of Partnerships in International Management (PIM), an international consortium of business schools. PIM facilitates the international exchange of MBA or masters degree–equivalent students among its member institutions, encourages the development of joint ventures and cooperation among faculty members and researchers.
Study abroad students come to MBS in term one or three for a six–week period (either the first or second half of each of the terms listed below) depending on the availability of subjects offered during this shorter period. Students should arrive in Melbourne no later than one week before the commencement of term.
Term 1 commences
|6 February 2012|
|Term 1 finishes||27 April 2012|
|Term 1 examinations||28 April - 5 May 2012|
|Academic holidays||6 May - 20 May 2012|
Term 3 commences
|10 September 2012|
|Term 3 finishes||30 November 2012|
|Term 3 examinations||1 - 8 December 2012|
|Academic holidays||9 Decmember 2012|
Information on student visas can be found at the Australian Immigration Website www.immi.gov.au
Housing and cost of living
MBS does not have any on–campus accommodation; however there are many accommodation options for students near the School. Melbourne Business School maintains a list of these options and can assist exchange students with finding a suitable place to stay.
|Item cost per week||$|
|Text books||100 per subject (approx)|
|Health insurance (OSHC)||A$147.50* single for A$295* family|
|Total cost per week (approximately)||510|
*This covers students for a period of 5 months and is mandatory.
Each term, MBS usually offers several electives from each of the following categories shown below. All electives are open to exchange students (subject to meeting prerequisite requirements).
- Finance & accounting
- International business management
- Strategy, competition & governance
- Public sector management
- Organisations, human resources & managerial development
- Technology & operations management
- Entrepreneurship & innovation
Detailed information about subjects is available here.
Assessment & grading
Subjects are assessed through a combination of individual and group assignments, examinations, contribution to class discussion and presentations. At the beginning of term students are notified how each subject will be assessed.
Except in a few cases, where subjects are marked on a Pass/Fail basis only, the following system of grades is used for the assessment results of assignments and written examinations:
Links to further information
- About Melbourne Business School
- About Melbourne
- MBS Location
- Video Chronicles
- Profiles of MBS students
Study Abroad Co-ordinators
200 Leicester Street
Tel +61 3 9349 8203
Fax +61 3 9349 8133