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3844

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
CRICOS code079669B
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3844
Contact details

Caulfield Student Services

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357

Email: enquiries.caulfield@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Dr Nell Kimberley

Notes

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

Description

This course provides an innovative and industry-focused graduate program, with a strong emphasis upon personal development, corporate governance and social responsibility. It will suit a wide range of prospective students including candidates without prior studies in business seeking foundation business skills, as well as mid-career professionals seeking to update their knowledge in traditional business disciplines or to extend their skills. The program also offers the option of completing a specialisation in vital areas of business practice such as information technology, marketing, risk management and supply chain. Students can expect to graduate from this program with a distinctive set of personal and technical skills which will enable them to assist businesses confront the increasing social and environmental constraints ahead. It can also provide a research pathway for students interested in higher degrees by research.

Outcomes

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 (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

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 contemporary business issues and be able to provide balanced solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to master's level of the social context of business activities

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. Credit or exemptions up to a maximum of 24 credit points may be granted for bachelor degree level qualification in business and a further 24 credit points may be granted for honours degree level qualification in business.

Maximum credit allowed

48 credit points

Structure

The course has three main components:

  • a set of six core units which provide a foundation in the key areas of personal development and corporate social responsibility
  • a specialisation from those list in the 'Areas of Study' or six units from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • elective units

Areas of study

Requirements

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in business must complete twelve units (72 points) from sections (b.), (c.) and (d.).

Students who have completed an Honours degree not in a relevant discipline must complete twelve units (72 points) from sections (a.), (b.) and (c.).

Students who have completed an Honours degree with a major in business must complete eight units from sections (b.) and (c.).

Students must complete 16 units (96 points) as follows:

(a.) four units (24 points) from the following:

  • ACF5903 Accounting for business*
  • BTF5903 Law and business decisions
  • ECF5953 Economics
  • ETX5900 Business economics and statistics
  • MGX5962 Foundations of management
  • MKX5955 Marketing and the international consumer

* This unit is a pre-requisite for a unit in the Project management major.

(b.) (i.) one unit (6 points) from the following list:

  • MGX5991 Personal development - critical thinking and communication
  • MGX5992 Personal development - managing self and relationships

(ii.) one unit (6 points) from the following list:

  • MGF5020 Business ethics in a global environment
  • MGF5030 Corporate social responsibility

(c.) six units (36 points) in a postgraduate specialisation from one of those listed under 'Areas of Study', or six units (36 points), at least four units (24 points) of which must be from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

(d.) elective units from any of the 'Areas of Study', or from the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to pre-requisite requirements.

These units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) 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.

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 Business 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.

Award(s)

Master of Business