Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and 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 titleMBus(Sci&Tech)
CRICOS code065006A
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Caulfield Student Services

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Peter O'Neill


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course can be studied intensively over one year.
  • Some units may need to be undertaken at Clayton campus.


The key element of this course is that it is specifically developed to assist students in the management and commercialisation of leading edge medical/scientific or technology projects.

The course comprises units from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Business and Economics, and introduces students to the concepts of business, accounting, finance, commercialisation planning, intellectual property and patents, marketing, innovation, law, economics, contemporary management and organisational issues.

These units are designed to challenge, stimulate and develop professional management performance by applying a broad combination of theoretical and practical approaches to the management of complex organisations.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates 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 who are able to provide discipline-based solutions to business

(d.) have advanced knowledge to master's level as well as develop a range of essential business skills to assist in the commercialisation of scientific and technical research to enable them to plan, implement and manage such projects


This course consists of ten compulsory units.


Students must complete:

  • ACF5903 Accounting for business
  • BTF5903 Law and business decisions
  • BFF5904 New venture finance
  • ECF5953 Economics
  • LAW7433 Patenting for commercialisation
  • MGX5001 Commercialisation project (12 points)
  • MGX5011 Pathways from science to wealth (12 points)
  • MGF5600 Managing innovation
  • MGX5992 Personal development - managing self and relationships
  • MKF5916 Foundations of marketing

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Business (Science and Technology) early may apply to graduate with the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study.


Master of Business (Science and Technology)