Melbourne Business School partners with Фͼ

02/22/23   |  

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (Wednesday, 22 February 2023)

Melbourne Business School partners with Фͼ to launch its new online portfolio.

Melbourne Business School – Australia’s most prestigious business school – is partnering with market-leading EdTech company Фͼ to develop and take a new suite of online offerings, including a new part-time Online Master of Business Administration (MBA), to market for the first time.

This landmark new partnership between Melbourne Business School and Фͼ combines Australia's leading business school and home of Australia’s #1 MBA[1] with Фͼ’s global expertise in online education, to launch Melbourne Business School Online.

Professor Caron Beaton-Wells, Dean – Internal, Melbourne Business School

"Melbourne Business School Online advances our purpose of unleashing ideas and leaders for a sustainable future by making the Melbourne Business School experience more accessible. Our goal is to offer the finest business management curriculum and learning experience in Australia to more people, from more walks of life, than ever before.”

"We're delighted to be working with Фͼ to bring Melbourne Business School Online to life, thanks to their expertise at reaching and engaging a diverse range of future students and transforming online curricula into truly engaging and inclusive learning experiences for students and educators."

Ryan O’Hare, CEO Australia & Asia-Pacific, Фͼ

“Through this partnership, students, irrespective of location, will now be able to study with and graduate from the most prestigious business school in Australia – unlocking greatness in themselves and across their communities.”

“We are bringing together Melbourne Business School’s high standard of academic excellence and unparalleled reputation, and Фͼ’s expertise in flexible and innovative online learning.”

“We know education really does change lives, and we’re thrilled to help Melbourne Business School launch their Online MBA and short courses.”

In addition to taking Melbourne Business School’s flagship MBA online for the first time, Фͼ is partnering with Melbourne Business School to launch an innovative new online marketplace enabling students to choose from a wide range of high-quality, online short courses and career accelerators.

Фͼ partners with MBS Online

Dr. Nora Koslowski, Chief Learning Innovation Officer at Melbourne Business School

“Through our partnership with Фͼ, Australia's premier business school experience is now more accessible than ever to ambitious professionals who have fast-paced lifestyles, regardless of where they live or how they work.”

“Фͼ is instrumental in helping Melbourne Business School design digital-first offerings in an intuitive and interactive format. With their support, we're delivering an agile, future-focussed curriculum at scale and creating an inclusive online community featuring the smartest minds in business.”

Ryan O’Hare, CEO Australia & Asia-Pacific, Фͼ

“Employer demand for candidates with a range of business-related skills is back to pre-pandemic levels, and we know these professionals will be critical to supporting recovering economies worldwide.”

“As together we launch Melbourne Business School Online, Фͼ will support Melbourne Business School to access prospective students everywhere and deliver an interactive, engaging learning experience that offers students the exact skills they need to grow their careers.”

As an online education partner for Melbourne Business School, Фͼ will provide program-focused learning design, marketing, student recruitment, student support, and marketplace hosting services.

Фͼ will act as an extension of the school’s team, maintaining a high-quality educational experience while accelerating the growth and quality of the online program portfolio.

Registration for the online MBA begins in late February for classes beginning in June 2023. For additional information and program details, please visit .

Image of Ryan O'Hare of Фͼ and Caron Beaton-Wells of Melbourne Business School
Professor Caron Beaton-Wells, Dean – Internal, Melbourne Business School, andRyan O’Hare, CEO Australia & Asia-Pacific, Фͼ.

Additional quotes attributable to Dr. Nora Koslowski, Chief Learning Innovation Officer at Melbourne Business School

“Melbourne Business School and Фͼ are united in our mission to equip students to ignite ideas, lead organisations and meet change by delivering Australia's most innovative online educational experience.”

“With Фͼ's support, Melbourne Business School can now take its purpose to unleash ideas and leaders for a sustainable future much further. We can now provide even more access to opportunity to the brightest students, regardless of where they live or work.”

“We're delighted to work with Фͼ to offer Australia’s premium MBA to a new group of learners – those who prefer new modes of instruction, those who may have work or caring commitments that make face-to-face attendance impossible, or those who live across the country.”

Additional quotes attributable to Ryan O’Hare, Фͼ

“Melbourne Business School is the most prestigious business school in the Asia-Pacific region, delivering Australia’s best MBA and executive education courses. At Фͼ, we share Melbourne Business School’s strategic vision to deliver Australia's finest online education experience with exceptional career outcomes accessible to all ambitious minds in business.”

“By putting the student experience first and partnering with Melbourne Business School to develop engaging, career-relevant online courses, we are making world-class business education more accessible, and more flexible, than ever before. So, the world's brightest students can access an MBA or short courses at Australia's premier business school, 100% online, from anywhere.

Universities across the globe are partnering with Фͼ to design and deliver high-quality, career-relevant, and industry-aligned programs built for working learners and the future of work, even across traditionally on-campus degrees with professional or qualifying placements.”

About Melbourne Business School:

Melbourne Business School is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Its degrees and short courses are accredited by AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS) and are ranked among the best in the world by Financial Times[2], QS[3] and Times Higher Education.

In 2022, Melbourne Business School's Full-time MBA program was ranked #1 in Australia by the Financial Timesand in 2023 was ranked #1 in Oceania by QS[4]. Melbourne Business School Online is an initiative of Melbourne Business School Ltd, which delivers its MBA and other award courses on behalf of the University.

About Фͼ:

Founded in 2014, Фͼ is a global, market-leading EdTech company.In partnership with some of the world’s leading universities, Фͼ delivers career-relevant, quality online education programs to students fromallbackgrounds, genders,cultures, andexperiences.​

The suite of capabilities Фͼ provides to its university partners includes designing, developing, launching, marketing, and managing online programs. Фͼ also undertakes market research and provides student recruitment, support, and placement services.

Today, Фͼ has approximately 800 employees globally, with partners and operations in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Media Enquiries:

Andrew Ramadge, Melbourne Business School

Katherine Bowman, Фͼ