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Monash University

Master of Business Administration/Master of Business Law

Course code: 3183 ~ Course abbreviation: MBA/MBL ~ Total credit points required: 120 ~ 2.5 years full-time, 5 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This double-degree course aims to provide a broad-based foundation in business and management while providing existing and aspiring managers with the opportunity of developing specialist knowledge and expertise in business law.

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; develop specific knowledge and skills in business law; further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities; describe theoretical and practical issues in a range of business law areas; analyse legal problems arising in business practice; develop skills in research, interpersonal communications, negotiation, ethical decision-making and analysis in a business law context; critically analyse legal issues of current importance to the business sector and formulate a considered view on the basis of sound research skills.

    Course structure

Course requirements

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

(b) students must complete 10 units (60 points) from the Master of Business Law degree as follows:

(i) six units (36 points) chosen from the following of which at least four must be at 5000-level:

(ii) four elective units (24 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties
  • a research option is available with permission of the course coordinator. Students enrolling in the research option will be required to complete a Minor Thesis equivalent to between one and four elective units.

    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