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Monash University

Master of Business Administration

Course code: 0028 ~ Course abbreviation: MBA ~ Total points required: 96 ~ 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills across a range of business disciplines to provide aspiring managers with the abilities to effectively manage or participate in the management of an organisation. In addition to providing a broad business and management foundation, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) also provides the ability to build up a specialist base within its elective offerings. Students undertake a masters degree with appropriate core skills and then have a wide choice of units to suit their own personal needs.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: provide managers and aspiring managers with an educational experience that will enable them to become outstanding leaders within organisations; develop knowledge and skills across a broad range of business disciplines to enable students to effectively manage and lead an organisation; further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete 10 core units (60 points):

(b) students must complete six elective units (36 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • the elective units may be selected from any departments of the faculty or from other faculties of the university
  • the elective units may be from within a field of particular interest to the student to create a professional track in areas as diverse as: fund management and treasury, investment banking, international business, business law, taxation, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resource management, technology management, events/sports management, global business, rural health, law practice management, pharmacy management, risk management, infrastructure engineering, corporate finance, investment advisory, operations management, information technology, public sector management, arts management, design management, general management and industrial relations, health care management, health informatics, medical practice management, eco-business, transport and traffic.

    Exit point

Students can exit early from this degree under the following conditions:

  • Completion of eight units - Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

    Professional recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Contact details

MBA programs: telephone +61 3 9903 1166; email:

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Peter Reed