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 code0105
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMMgt
CRICOS code001466B
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Tui McKeown


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


The focus of this course is directed toward the development of management capabilities in the context of changing and dynamic organisational environments. It is aimed at career professionals with work experience who hold an undergraduate degree and who seek to strengthen their career progression, enhance their management knowledge and skills, and therefore improve opportunities for themselves and their organisations. The course is suitable for those who have experience in their field and who occupy or aspire to management positions in business, government, community, service and non-profit organisations and is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, intellectually demanding and up-to-date understanding of management concepts.


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 of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to master's level in management.

Credit for prior studies

Students may be eligible for credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of the course requirements for previous graduate level studies. Credits or exemptions up to a maximum of 24 credit points may be granted for a honours degree level qualification in business.

Maximum credit allowed

36 credit points

Professional recognition

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


The course has three main components:

  • six core management units
  • two management elective units
  • four electives.

An optional research pathway is available.

Students complete one of the following structures as determined by any credit granted for prior studies. Students who have completed an:

  • honours degree must complete units from (a.) and (b.).


Students must complete:

(a.) six core units (36 points):

  • MGX5670 Leadership
  • MGX5680 Managerial problem solving and decision making
  • MGX5690 Services and operations management
  • MGX5960 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX5972 Managing organisational change
  • MGX5976 Strategic management

(b.) two units (12 points) from the following list:

  • MGF5300 Governance
  • MGF5360 Strategic management in the public sector
  • MGF5370 Policy analysis
  • MGF5440 Public sector financial management
  • MGF5923 Public policy
  • MGF5927 Public management
  • MGF5610 People management and work in a global context
  • MGX5261 Human resource management issues
  • MGX5551 Strategic human resource management
  • MGX5631 International human resource management
  • MGX5920 Work and employment relations
  • MGX5985 Human resource management

(c.) one of the following options (24 points);

(i.) four units (24 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties

Graduate-level electives can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; postgraduate units are those that commence with the number 5. Students must be able to meet any unit prerequisites.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

(ii.) the following research pathway* units:

  • MGX5000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX5901 Research report (introduction)
  • MGX5900 Research report (12 points)

* Students intending to enrol in the research report require permission. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 points of coursework study, including MGX5000 and achieved a minimum average of 70 per cent, to progress to the research report. Students should discuss this option with their course coordinator prior to enrolling.

Progression to further studies

This degree may serve as a pathway to a higher degree by research. Students considering a research degree are advised to consult a course coordinator prior to making an application.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Management 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


Master of Management