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.
Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 2017 and 2016
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
Course progression map
Master by coursework
1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
This course normally takes 1.5 years full-time to complete but if you have relevant entry qualifications you may receive credit and be able to complete the course in 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent.
You have a maximum of 5 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Mode and location
Master of Management
Graduate Certificate of Business
Graduate Diploma of Business
Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.
These course outcomes are aligned the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will:
- be critical and creative scholars who:
- produce innovative solutions to problems
- apply research skills to business challenges
- communicate effectively and perceptively
- be responsible and effective global citizens who:
- engage in an internationalised world
- exhibit cross-cultural competence
- demonstrate ethical values
- 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
- have advanced knowledge to master's level in management.
The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Mastery knowledge and Part B. Application studies. All students complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for Part B or a combination of the two.
Part A. Mastery knowledge
These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of core management disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialisation to provide discipline-based solutions to management.
Part B. Application studies
The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. You will consider the role of the manager and the application of management theory within organisations, whatever your context. Various models of leadership and management will be considered including emerging views that address complexity in contemporary organisations.
The course comprises 72 points structured into two parts: Part A. Mastery knowledge (48 points) and Part B. Application studies (24 points).
- If you are admitted at entry level 1 you complete 72 points, comprising Part A and Part B.
- If you are admitted at entry level 2 you complete 48 points, comprising Part A.
Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit and complete the higher credit-point option.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-b6009.pdf) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Part A. Mastery knowledge (48 points)
You must complete:
a. Six units (36 points):
- MGF5670 Leadership
- MGF5680 Managerial problem solving and decision making
- MGF5690 Services and operations management
- MGF5960 Organisations: people, purpose and structure
- MGF5972 Managing organisational change
- MGF5976 Strategic management
b. Two of the following units (12 points):
- MGF5300Not offered in 2019 Governance
- MGF5610 People management and work in a global context
- MGF5923 Public policy
- MGF5927Not offered in 2019 Public management
- MGF5261 Talent management and professions of the future
- MGF5551 Human resource management strategy and analytics
- MGF5920 Work and employment relations
- MGF5985 Human resource management
Part B. Application studies (24 points)
You must complete either a. or b. below:
a. Four units (24 points) of electives at either Level 4 or 5 from the Faculty of Business and Economics or across the University as long as you have the pre-requisites and there are no restrictions on admission to the units
Units can be identified using the browse unitsbrowse units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) tool and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code. You may need permission from the owning faculty to enrol in some units taught by other faculties.
b. Three research pathway units (24 points):
- MGX4000 Introductory management research methods
- MGX5901 Research report (introduction)
- MGX5900 Research report (12 points)
Note: If you are intending to enrol in the research report you require permission. You must have completed a minimum of 24 points of coursework study, including MGX4000 and achieved a minimum average of 70 percent, to progress to the research report. You should discuss this option with the course coordinator prior to enrolling.
You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in this master's course:
- Graduate Certificate of Business after successful completion of 24 credit points of study with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above
- Graduate Diploma of Business after successful completion of 48 credit points of study with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.
Progression to further studies
Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a higher degree by research if you are admitted at entry level 1 completing the research pathway a program of study (24 points). If you are admitted at entry level 2 you will normally already have an honours degree, however, if you are in this group and wish to complete a research thesis in human resource management you should discuss the option with the course coordinator.