The University of Ballarat (UB) is a multi-sector university with campuses located at Mt Helen, the historic SMB and Camp Street Campuses in Ballarat and at Horsham, Stawell and Ararat. UB was established in 1870, making it the third oldest educational institution in Australia. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and is funded by the Australian Government.
The university offers a range of degree programs, from bachelor level to doctoral level, in the areas of Humanities, Psychology, Social Sciences, Education, Business, Nursing, Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences, Engineering and more.
The School of Business has a network of international partners in teaching and research including universities in China, France, Malaysia, Germany, Denmark, UK and the US. It offers a set of undergraduate degrees and postgraduate programs such as the MBA, MComm, MBM, MPA, DBA and PhD programs. The MBA degree requires one year (3 semesters) of full-time study or the part-time equivalent, specialisations are offered in Health Services Management, Human Resource Management, and Marketing.
University of Ballarat is one of Australian Top Universities in relation to Learning & Teaching.
- It is the only Victorian university to receive a maximum five-star rating for teaching quality. It also receive a 5-star rating in the category of non-government earnings; and four stars for getting a full time job, access by equity group and cultural diversity (The Good Universities Guide 2010 edition).
- 42nd among top universities in Oceania (Ranking Web of World Universities, July 2009).
- Awarded the maximum five-star rating for cultural diversity and non-government earnings; and three stars for international enrollments and access by equity groups (The Good Universities Guide 2009).
- Placed in the top 10 of Australian universities for teaching performance, according to data by the Federal Department of Education, Science and Training (2005).
- Awarded 5 star rating for 'Educational Experience' and 4 stars for 'Graduate Starting Salary' (Good Univ Guide 2004).