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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 Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMBusMgt
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)3 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357



  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
  • Part-time study only


This course is designed for graduates who seek a masters program, which focuses on the application of theory into business contexts relevant to practising professionals. The course covers contemporary issues relevant to practitioners operating in a local, national or international organisational environment.


The Master of Business Management 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 of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to masters level in contemporary management theory and, be able to apply this to a range of organisational settings within their own workplace, through reflective and innovative approaches to business practice.


The course structure has two main components:

  • a set of core units in management
  • six open electives.


Students must complete:

(a.) six core units (36 points):

  • MGG5810 Cultural values and management practices
  • MGG5820 Management development for global business
  • MGG9370 Management theory and practice
  • MGG9371 Strategic management
  • MGX5461 Contemporary issues in globalisation
  • MGX9850 Human resource management

(b.) six graduate units (36 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics or any faculty of the University.

Recommended elective units

Additional degree requirements:

  • students must study a minimum of four 5000-level units.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Business Management 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 of Business (Management) after successful completion of 48 points of study.


Master of Business Management