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Top Development Programs by Australian Schools

This article is part of the "2017 Ranking of MBA Development Programs." This year, in addition to the analysis by industry and functional area, we shed light on the popularity of programs as perceived by students in different regions of the world.

British Petroleum Future Leaders Programme, Deutsche Bank Associate Internship Programs and Medtronic Leadership Development Rotation Program were the top programs as perceived by Australian Schools.

Noteworthy is that all the Development Programs are full-time with an exception of three internships: Deutsche Bank Associate Internship Programs, Coca-Cola MBA Internships, and Johnson & Johnson International Recruitment & Development Program Internship. This could be thanks to the attraction campaign for this program from the J&J virtual events that is organized every year (through :-)).

Four programs are located in the Healthcare Industry, three in Energy & Utility, one in the Financial Services, one in Information Technology, and one in Consumer Products.

Among the top 10, we have:
- 4 General Management with various functional rotations: British Petroleum Future Leaders Programme, Medtronic Leadership Development Rotation Program, IBM General Manager Leadership Program, Johnson & Johnson International Recruitment & Development Program Internship
- 3 with a Commercial focus: Chevron MBA Commercial Development Program, GlaxoSmithKline Esprit Commercial Programme MBA Global Development Program, and Coca-Cola MBA Internships
- 2 with a Financial focus: Deutsche Bank Associate Internship Programs, and Siemens Finance Excellence Program
- 1 with an Operations focus: Johnson & Johnson Procurement Leadership Development Program


#1 British Petroleum
Future Leaders Programme
As a world leader in the oil and gas industry, BP operates at every stage of the energy lifecycle. In this highly competitive and constantly changing international market, we need leadership to help us stay ahead of the industry. Our Future Leaders Programme (FLP) is a 4 year global rotation programme which takes enthusiastic, talented people from a range of professional backgrounds and gives them...

#2 Deutsche Bank
Associate Internship Programs
Our Associate Internship Program is aimed at MBA students who already have significant work experience and a passion to learn more. Join us for the opportunity to work on live deals and deliver projects of exceptional value. You'll join our team for 8-10 weeks during the break before your final year of study.

#3 Medtronic
Leadership Development Rotation Program
Our Leadership Development Rotation Program (LDRP) is designed specifically for highly talented MBA candidates who have a strong desire to test the limits of their abilities and enhance their leadership potential. The LDRP puts you in the middle of the action - in strategic positions with...

#4 Chevron
MBA Commercial Development Program
Chevron's MBA Commercial Development Program offers the opportunity to apply your skills and ingenuity to real world issues that face our business and influence how the world receives energy. The two-year program is designed to develop commercial expertise at Chevron by placing you in...

#5 Johnson & Johnson
Procurement Leadership Development Program
The Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is two-year, non-rotational program designed to develop global-minded leaders to enable growth - for, with and through the business. Our comprehensive curriculum provides exposure and immersion across our range of businesses, and includes...

#6 IBM
General Manager Leadership Development Program
The IBM General Management Leadership Development Program (GM LDP) offers an exceptional opportunity to lead and excel while working with the best and brightest in business today. IBM's defining value has been the IBMer - people who apply innovation and imagination to fuel a smarter planet and make the world a better place.

#7 GlaxoSmithKline
Esprit Commercial Programme
The four-year Commercial rotational programmes provide development opportunities for individuals who will take on stretching challenges and projects, all with the ultimate aim of positively impacting the lives of patients and consumers. Depending on your interest and experience, our programmes are based in each of our three businesses; Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.

#8 Siemens
Finance Excellence Program
Our two-year Finance Excellence Program lets you experience life in strategic and operational finance functions internationally. You'll learn all there is to know about finance within Siemens while completing various challenges across our 10 different divisions, from Power & Gas to Digital Factory and Siemens Financial Services.

#9 Coca-Cola
MBA Internships
Being an intern means more than getting involved in the day-to-day running of the company. As an intern, you'll get exposure to real projects and challenges in a vibrant environment and gain real world experience. And you'll work with the brightest and best in the industry and participate as a member of the workforce of the world's most recognized brand.

#10 Johnson & Johnson
International Recruitment & Development Program Intern
IRDP can support your career goals through a personal development plan that includes hands-on assignments at the local, regional, and/or international level, along with structured training and personal interaction with leaders. The emphasis is on meaningful responsibilities as an integral member of a cross-functional team. has thousands of students from 107 business schools searching its Development Programs Directory (thanks to their schools' memberships). The analyses of the students interests allows to discover the trends and the most popular programs worldwide, broken down by region, industry and function in several articles.


Posted on June 15, 2017