Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; 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 area of study.

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


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


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.


Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce

To complete the management major in the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce, students must complete:

Five compulsory units (48 points):

  • MGX4000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX4100 Perspectives and paradigms in management theory
  • MGX4200 Data analysis for organisational research
  • MGX4300 Contemporary issues in management
  • MGX4400 Research thesis (24 points)

Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominees, of the Department of Management.

Other relevant courses

For the units required for any other course in this area of study, refer to the list of relevant courses below.

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
  • 3845 Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce
  • 0171 Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce
  • 0028 Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 0105 Master of Management