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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMCorpEnv&SusMgt
CRICOS code047764A
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Course coordinator

Dr Wendy Stubbs


This is an innovative masters program designed to meet the growing need for skilled professionals that have competencies in both business and environmental/sustainability management and who understand the nexus between the two. It is vocationally oriented and flexible, to accommodate students who have only business or environmental backgrounds, people with significant industry experience, and people wishing to move into the field. It includes a research component, which can be completed as a workplace or internship. The program draws on the faculty's highly regarded research program in corporate sustainability and socially responsible investment.


Students successfully completing this course will have:

  • a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • advanced analytical skills
  • a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.


This course consists of four 6-point core units (24 points) and 48 points of additional units, which will include electives, and for those who qualify, can include research and internship project units.

Students must complete a minimum of 24 points at level five and have the option of focussing their electives according to defined themes - business management, environmental management, organisational behaviour, project management, environment and law, international development and international trade - or choosing electives from across these themes.


Core units

* This unit is only for students that have some legal background.

Research and internship project units

  • APG5776 Minor internship project (12 points)
  • APG5777 Major internship project (24 points)
  • APG5778 Research project (12 points)
  • APG5779 Geography major research project (24 points), or APG5780 Geography minor research project and APG5781 Major research project

All students planning to undertake a final project must gain a distinction average or above in core and elective units in the course, or permission of the course coordinator. For student who have not attained a distinction average, an additional 12 points of coursework electives may be substituted for the final project units.

Elective units

Contact the School of Geography and Environmental Science for details of elective units available.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may apply to exit after successful completion of:

  • 24 points with course 2527 Graduate Certificate in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management
  • 48 points with course 2528 Graduate Diploma in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management


Master of Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management