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Master of Business (Commercialising Science and Technology)

Course code: 3840 ~ Course abbreviation: MBus(CommSci&Tech) ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

The key element of this course is that it is specifically developed to assist students in the commercialisation of leading edge medical/scientific or technology projects.

The course comprises units from the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Business and Economics, and introduces students to the concepts of business, commercialisation planning, intellectual property and patents, marketing, innovation, law, economics, contemporary management and organisational issues.

These units are designed to challenge, stimulate and develop professional management performance by applying a broad combination of theoretical and practical approaches to the management of complex organisations.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: develop research of significant interest to business community; extend their knowledge, expertise and skill through the application of research to business problems and issues; develop their ability to carry out independent research and gain experience in the design and implementation of research.

    Course structure

Course requirements

Students must complete 10 core units (72 points):

  • AFX9004 New venture financing and accounting
  • BMS5011 Pathways from science to wealth (12 points)
  • BMS5020 Commercialisation project (12 points)
  • BTX9020 Business law
  • ECF9530 Economics
  • LAW7119 Patents for inventions
  • LAW7223 Overview of intellectual property
  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations
  • MKX5123 Marketing innovation planning
  • MKX9160 Foundations of marketing

    Contact Details

Graduate School of Business: telephone +61 3 9903 1400; email:

Course coordinator

Mr Max Coulthard