Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

MBA Program

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4355

Fax: +61 3 9903 2718


Course coordinator

Associate Professor Amanda Pyman


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The Monash Master of Business Administration (MBA) aims to produce graduates who are hybrid, global, socially responsible and transformational leaders. The MBA program develops leadership and personal capabilities, and provides a holistic approach to business challenges and issues alongside conventional discipline-based academic subjects. The program seeks to build leadership capabilities relevant to contemporary business challenges by emphasising innovative thinking and an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of management as a professional practice. The Monash MBA experience brings together experienced management professionals, creating an environment where learning from co-students is a key component, supplemented by inputs from alumni and industry figures.


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


The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units in critical thinking, strategy and leadership
  • a set of fundamental units in key business disciplines
  • an independent strategic corporate project.


Students must complete:

(a.) four integrating core units (24 points):

  • MBA5005 Strategic management
  • MBA5500 Negotiation and managerial judgement
  • MBA5510 The strategic environment of business
  • MBA5530 Critical thinking for problem solving

(b.) eight fundamental core units (48 points):

  • MBA5008 Managing people for competitive advantage
  • MBA5520 Creating sustainable organisations
  • MBA5540 Creating innovative organisations
  • MBA9003 Business economics
  • MBA9004 Interpreting accounting information
  • MBA9005 Corporate finance
  • MBA9006 Strategic marketing
  • MBA9007 Business insights from data analysis

(c.) an independent strategic corporate project (24 points):

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