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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


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


The risk management specialisation recognises the fundamental importance of risk management in today's commercial world and seeks to provide graduates with extended skills in the strategic and process applications of risk management. This specialisation will prepare graduates for the increasingly complex risk management issues faced when employed in many areas of business and government. The range of units undertaken will greatly assist those seeking employment in managerial positions where risk management is an expanding field of practice. The management of risk is an evolving discipline that builds on current knowledge in a diverse range of activities. It is an extension of existing knowledge and experience and is increasingly being embedded as a fundamental business requirement by principle and legislation. Risk varies from strategic to process; the specialisation focuses on the enterprise implementation of the management of risk.


To complete the risk management major in the Master of Business, students must complete:

Six units (36 points) from the following list:

  • AFF5011 Issues in risk management
  • AFF5021 Case studies in risk management
  • AFF5031 Principles of risk transfer
  • AFF9020 Introduction to risk principles
  • AFF9770 Risk financing and treasury management
  • BTX5031 Insurance law for corporate insurance programs
  • BTX9030 Law and Business Decisions
  • ETX9520 Quantitative methods for risk analysis

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357

Email: buseco-postgrad@monash.edu

Relevant courses

3844 Master of Business