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Monash University

Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton


Whether operating in the corporate, government or non-profit sectors, organisations worldwide highly value managers that are able to multi-skill, work well with people, operate across an entire organisation and see the bigger picture.

The Management discipline reflects upon and responds to the external and internal challenges and demands currently faced by managers. Rapid growth in new technologies, intense global competition, the elimination of industry boundaries and the opening of previously closed global markets have characterised the start of the new millennium. As a consequence, the skills necessary to deal with this complex and varied range of factors are necessarily complex and varied themselves.

The discipline content focuses on flexibility and agility at an individual and organisational level. It does so by exploring the fundamentals of individual, group and organisational behaviour and performance, organisational dynamics and the importance of self-awareness, learning and self-management. It also focuses on leadership, change, learning and strategy.

Students will develop an understanding of leadership theory and practice, the means by which change is initiated and supported, the methods for creating, disseminating and applying knowledge, and the theory and application of holistic, systemic and non-linear thinking. The discipline allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required to integrate the demands of maintaining internal stability within the organisation and adaptive capability in the external environment.

Related disciplines:

Students may be interested in the following disciplines which have some relationship to Economics:

  • Econometrics
  • Economics

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Relevant Courses

  • 1822 Executive Certificate in Business
  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business
  • 1741 Graduate Diploma of Business (Management)
  • 3845 Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce
  • 0171 Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce
  • 0028 Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 3164 Master of Business Management
  • 0105 Master of Management