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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMBA
CRICOS code001461G
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

MBA programs

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1166


Course coordinator

Associate Professor Peter Reed


This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills across a range of business disciplines to provide managers and 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.


The Master of Business Administration aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding across a broad range of business and management disciplines and be able to provide multi-discipline based solutions that are relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge of the application of organisational management and leadership concepts to masters level.

Professional recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found at


The course structure has two main components:

  • a set of core units in the key areas of business and commerce
  • six open electives.


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

(b.) students must complete a further six graduate-level units (36 points) 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:

  • arts management
  • business law
  • corporate finance
  • design management
  • entrepreneurship
  • events/sports management
  • fund management and treasury
  • general management and industrial relations
  • global business
  • health care management
  • human resource management
  • information technology
  • international business
  • investment banking
  • marketing
  • operations management
  • pharmacy management
  • public sector management
  • risk management
  • rural health
  • taxation.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Business Administration early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study.


Master of Business Administration