Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Course code0028
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMBA
CRICOS code001461G
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT

Full-time study only.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Malaysia)

Students studying at the Caulfield campus may choose to complete this course in one year of condensed study in intensive day and weekend mode. Alternatively, students can complete the program over two years, allowing them to continue to work while studying.

Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

MBA Program

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4355

Fax: +61 3 9903 2718


Course coordinator

Professor Robert Brooks


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


NOTE: This course has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2014. For details of changes, please consult the Handbook change registerHandbook change register (

This course aims to develop graduates who are global and socially responsible management and business practitioners. The MBA develops leadership and personal capabilities, and provides an integrated approach to business challenges and issues alongside conventional discipline-based academic subjects. The course seeks to build capabilities relevant to contemporary business challenges by emphasising innovative management practices, and an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of businesses and organisations. The Monash MBA experience brings together early career professionals who bring insight and ambition to the program, creating an environment where learning from co-students is a key component.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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 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 knowledge of the application of organisational management and leadership concepts to master's level.

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


The course 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):

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

  • MBA5708 Managing people/MBA5608 Managing people for competitive advantage in Asia
  • MBA5720 Corporate sustainability/MBA5620 Sustainability strategy for contemporary organisations
  • MBA5740 Managing innovation/MBA5640 The Entrepreneurial and innovative organisation
  • MBA5703 Managerial economics/MBA5603 Economics for managers
  • MBA5704 Accounting/MBA5604 Financial and management accounting for decision making
  • MBA5705 Business finance/MBA5605 Business finance
  • MBA5715 Strategic marketing management/MBA5615 Entrepreneurial marketing
  • MBA5707 Data analysis/MBA5607 Evidence based decision making

(c.) a study tour and group experiential 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:

  • 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.

Note: Exit awards do not apply to Monash University Malaysia unless the awards have been approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. For information on the exit awards approved at the Malaysian campus, please contact the respective schools at Monash University Malaysia.


Master of Business Administration