- 2018



Commencement year

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Contact details

Graduate Student Office: Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400, Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357, Email: buseco-postgrad@monash.edu



Business, ethics and society investigates and activates the role of business as ethical and social leaders. The specialisation equips students with an understanding of the theoretical foundations and practical issues of internal and external ethical and societal forces that businesses face, respond to and activate. Business, ethics and society especially develops students' critical engagement and leadership capabilities to manage diversity, inclusiveness, and work and life. These capacities are developed within a strong context of ethics and corporate responsibility, and the domestic and international environments in which organisations operate. The specialisation prepares students for active managerial roles within organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.


Students complete:

  1. two of the following units (12 points) not already completed in Part B:
    • MGF5020 Business ethics in a global environment
    • MGF5030 Corporate social responsibility
    • MGF5991 Professional development - Career dynamics
    • MGF5992 Professional development - Self and relationships
  2. the four following units (24 points):
    • MGF5130 Managing diversity and inclusion
    • MGF5928 Leadership theory and practice
    • MGF5220 Managing work and life
    • MGF5640 Cross-cultural management communication

    Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following degree:

  • B6005 Master of Business

Students in other degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.