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Master of Business Administration/Master of Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management

Course code: 3839 ~ Course abbreviation: MBA/M.CorpEnvSustainMgt ~ 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 corporate sustainability professionals with the opportunity of developing specialist knowledge and expertise in sustainable development.

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 corporate environmental and sustainability management; further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.

    Course structure

Course requirements

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

(b) students must complete (60 points) from the Master of Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management as follows:

(i) students must complete four units (24 points) as follows:

  • BTX4100 Corporate environmental responsibility
  • ENV4020 Perspectives on environment and sustainability
  • ENV437E Corporate sustainability management
  • ENV441E Sustainability measurement

(ii) students must complete the remaining 36 points of elective units from the following themes:

  • business development
  • environmental management
  • organisational behaviour
  • project management
  • environment and law
  • international development
  • international trade
  • GYM5460 Minor internship project* (12 points), or GYM5470 Major internship project* (24 points)

    *Students intending to undertake am internship project must gain a distinction average or above in MCESM core and elective units, or permission of the course coordinator. For students who have not attained a distinction average, an additional 12 or 24 points of coursework electives may be substituted for the final project 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 coordinators

Associate Professor Peter Reed, Dr Rebekah Brown